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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Weigh-in today: 219

For twenty-plus years I've been lying on my driver's license, but now, at least for today, I weigh less than what's on my driver's license (220).

Woo-hoo.

This has been a short-term goal for me: to weigh what it says on my license.

My goal for the 5% Spring into Summer Challenge is 217. There are two weeks left in the challenge. I've been at this for 21 weeks and lost 35 pounds. That's about a pound and a half a week, so I should be able to make it.

Of course, I'm only about a third of the way toward a "normal" weight and BMI. I'm 5'8 and "they" say I should weigh 165. But, this slow and steady weight loss is the way to do it, right?

I am going on vacation for eleven days (a driving trip to several different places in Arkansas and Missouri). I have packed healthy snacks, I know what to order in restaurants, and I plan to walk every time we change drivers.

I am very grateful to SparkPeople and the Beautiful Butterflies and ESPECIALLY MY SISTER MLH148 for all the help and support and knowledge and encouragement. Before SparkPeople I NEVER counted calories or fiber or sodium. I had not been consistent about moving-every-day FOR YEARS. And I really, really hated and felt guilty about the way I looked and felt.

But now I am choosing something different now.

Woo-hoo!
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LINWASH23 6/23/2013 6:24PM

    Wow, that is great and I know you feel so good. Enjoy your vacation. emoticon

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MLH148 6/23/2013 7:58AM

    WOW! 35 pounds! You need to post a new picture from vacation so we can all see the change! So proud of you. (so are Sean, Kevin, Terence, and Mother with whom I've shared your success! --nb those are 3 of our 5 siblings)

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MNABOY 6/22/2013 9:16PM

    Have fun in Arkansas, it is fun of opportunities to walk and view beautiful sights.

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KIM___ 6/22/2013 8:09PM

    I've forgotten what I told them on my license (and I'm NOT checking) but I think I may have fudged a bit, too. Hmm, might end up making that a short term goal of mine, too.

Great work!

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PEGTIGER 6/22/2013 8:03PM

    Congratulations on the weight loss!

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RASPBERRY56 6/22/2013 7:53PM

    Could never understand why *weight* is on driver licences to begin with - my state had the good sense (for a change!) to stop that practice years ago!

Congratulations on achieving your goal - keep up the good work!

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LJBKENT 6/22/2013 7:44PM

    Congratulations on your success so far. Have a super vacation!

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