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Day 68 Check In.../Progress pictures!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Day 68 Check In...

emoticon - 185.5 - Woohoo!!! New low weight! Only .5 down from last week, but at least I get to report a small loss to my starfish team instead of a gain! I am .5 pounds away from 60 pounds lost forever!!!

Exercise - I played a around a little on my hula hoop and jump rope tonight, but was too tired to get very far, so we're going to count that as a 0 today. I'll do better tomorrow...promise!

Calories - 1388

Fiber - 29 grams

Freggies - 6 today!

Water - 6 today

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Had a great day today with DD and her special friend from her class! We went to CiCi's pizza where I limited myself to 1 piece of pizze (no crust) and a salad with lite dressing. I have not had pizza in 8 months, and to tell you the truth, it didn't really taste that great today. I guess your tastes really do change!

We then when to Build A Bear and the kids had a great time picking out their bear and making their wishes!

We are planning to have DD's party next weekend, so we went by the skating rink to get it set up and the kids decided they wanted to skate, so they spent the rest of the afternoon skating!

Next, was dinner at mother in law's house, then home. I am completely wiped out!!!

Today is my 8 month Sparkversary! In looking back over the last several months, it is hard to imagine all the changes that have taken place! Here are just a few off the top of my head!

~ #1 goal was to lower my cholesterol - emoticon It was dangerously high when I started this 8 months ago. Now it is back within the normal range and my cardiologist is thrilled! (259 to 195)

~ #2 goal was to lose weight. Although I have not reached my healthy weight, I have lost 60 pounds from my heaviest weight and am well on my way to healthy goal.

~ I have gone from a size 24W to a 16 regular! I can actually shop in the ladies department! No more plus size for me!

~ Starting off, I could barely walk around the block. Now, since starting SparkPeople,I have participated in 4 5k's!

~ SparkFriends! I have met some amazing people on this site! I originally joined to track my food. I never dreamed the support I would find here from such wonderful people! Turns out, that has been the secret to my success! I need the support of others who share in the same goals! We have invested time in each other's lives and genuinely care about each other! I am excited to share this journey to health with you, my friends!

~ Food - I have virtually cut out all junk food from my life! What was once a daily staple rarely makes an appearance any more!

~ Water - went from drinking very little water to over 8 glasses a day!

There are countless others, but I am getting really sleepy and this is getting really long, so I'll end it here! Suffice it to say, I have totally turned my life around in these 8 months! One of the biggest changes is inside of me. I now have hope where there once was none! I can do this! We can do this!


Size 24 - 245 pounds


Size 16 - 186 pounds

Have a great night! Never ever, ever give up!!!

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Dachelle
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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 5/26/2013 8:20PM

    Congratulations!! You're doing SO well! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AUTUMNHOPE 5/26/2013 2:04PM

    OH MA GOODNESS !!!!!! I thought the one on the page was good, but the before & then the after trumps it ! You must feel like a million bucks emoticon

emoticon You are a beautiful woman, even with the weight, but your before pic looks like you are your own mother in the after. You're husband must be thrilled ! emoticon
Thanks for sharing. You're an inspiration !

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ROCKPORT9 5/26/2013 10:29AM

    You have been such a blessing to yourself and you deserve it! Yea YOU!!! Hugs, Laurel emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ADAPTOR 5/26/2013 10:17AM

    Dachelle,

This is a wonderful blog. OMG you have come so far. i hope to follow in your footsteps. Everything you have said, I have also been discovering and I agree the greatest surprise of all is the wonderful friendships I feel are developing here on this site. Look what we can all do, when we do it together in a supportive environment.

You look great! Celebrate! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 5/26/2013 8:18AM

    Wow! Wow! Wow!! You go girl!!!! You are lookin' FINE!!!! emoticon Keep up the emoticon work!!

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CYCLINGSANDY 5/26/2013 5:26AM

    emoticon looking great!

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4EVERNESS 5/26/2013 1:22AM

    Phenomenal change! You look great! Keep up the fantastic work!

Key to pizza success...CiCi's...wonderful people, nice place, lousy pizza...be grateful!!!

I wanted to jump rope, sniff sniff, but I live in a second floor apartment..so even if I lost all my weight, this would not be too considerate....pout pout.....Know anyone I can play hopscotch with? :) (Actually badminton would be fab)

You're doing great! Your family should be so very proud of you!

Have a beautiful weekend!

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NHES220 5/26/2013 12:33AM

    You look great and you should be so proud of yourself!
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MSHEL7 5/26/2013 12:26AM

    Wow, this is a wonderful blog, I am so happy for you. You look absolutely stunning, that smile is award winning. Keep taking care of you and having fun doing it.

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STAY39 5/26/2013 12:00AM

    Awesome new low weight!! So close to that 60 lb mark! I love it! You just emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon !!!

Glad you had a great day with DD! My boys loved Build A Bear! What a genius concept! Why can't I come up with a money making idea like that? Thank goodness I had those gift cards or it would've never happened!

I love all your NSVs! That list is going to be endless! Happy Sparkversary my awesomely motivating Spark friend! Have a great Day 69! emoticon

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STRONGDJ 5/25/2013 11:53PM

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So much awesomeness. You look great--healthier, stronger and cute as a button!

Congratulations, you hard work is really paying off in all those healthy dividends. You are rockin' this because you have made huge changes to your life in those wonderful 8 months! Happy Sparkversary.
DJ

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SKATER787 5/25/2013 11:19PM

    How come you weren't skating?
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