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Saying Goodbye to Another Person

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

When I was in Arizona, I was talking about my weight loss with one of my coworkers. We were talking about my plan, and then I told her how much (95 pounds at that time) I had lost. Suddenly, her jaw drops and she goes, "Oh my gosh, you lost me!"

Today, I weighed in and was happy to see the dial stop at 168 (especially since my body seemed to have a hold on the weight this week). A 2 pound loss - but this 2 pound loss means more than just that.

I have now lost 100 pounds. I have literally lost another person in weight. I am at my lowest ever adult weight (well, I have been for some weeks, but each week is a new number that excites me). I can't even remember when, as a teenager or tween, I was at this weight.

This time last year, I never would have thought I could lose TEN pounds, much less ONE HUNDRED. This time last year, I had given up hope that I could EVER be within a healthy body weight range. This time last year, I was buying clothes from the Plus Sized section, bemoaning the boring colors and styles. This time last year, swimming and charity bike rides were out of my reach. This time last year, the only thing I could think about was ice cream and fattening iced coffee drinks.

But now, I HAVE hope. Now I HAVE confidence in myself. Now I KNOW I can lose the weight and more importantly get healthy. I am doing things I never thought possible - exercising and enjoying it. Buying cute clothes. Living a healthier, happier, more active life.

I am just SO BLESSED that I have so many wonderful people rooting for me, helping me along. My sister, who provides added motivation and confidence. My parents, who are constantly accommodating my diet. My health coach who cheers at every lost pound - even when I thought it no big deal. And my SparkFriends, who have been A-FREAKING-MAZING about supporting and motivating me.

I never thought it would be possible - and with that attitude, I was right. But I took a chance on myself, dared to have hope. I found a plan and stuck with it, even when I wanted nothing more than to eat all the foods that were bad for me. It wasn't easy or fun - but the results have been SO WORTH IT. Because I AM WORTH IT. Because I AM IMPORTANT.

So goodbye, 100 pound person!! Glad to have you gone FOR GOOD!
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EFFRAYECHILDE 8/15/2013 7:42AM

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MIAMIRN 7/24/2013 4:13AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! You are so awsome!!!!!

I was looking for an inspiring post and I found it and more!

I really needed to read what you had to say. Somehow, if you can do it, then I can, too. I'm just starting to lose this week. I found just the right meal plan after seeing a nutritionist. I am also a member of SparkCoach. I don't give up. Like you, one day, I will be half the person I am today! Lol. It's not much, but it's a great deal for me to lose. I read your struggle and your determination. I read your hopes and dreams and I read your joy and happiness.

Your post is perfect! I hope you post often. I'd like to read about you.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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BANDMOM2012 7/19/2013 11:44AM

    Great blog today :)


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CARNETTE2 7/16/2013 7:49PM

    Thank you for such an inspiring read! I hope to be there someday also. emoticon

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SJKENT1 7/16/2013 3:17PM

    You "dared to hope". What a great quote!!! emoticon for you!!!

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MELIS_24 7/15/2013 10:59PM

    WoW fantastic job! emoticon emoticon

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PRINCESSAA12 7/15/2013 2:05PM

    congratulations!

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PESKIGIRL 7/15/2013 1:32PM

  Wow, a whole person... amazing. You're such an inspiration!
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IMAGINE46 7/15/2013 12:47PM

  Awesome post. Very inspiring. Thank you and congrats!

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ZHIOVAL 7/15/2013 10:49AM

    I was reading your post as I drink my fattening iced coffee drink and my eyes popped out lol. How did you get rid of this habit? This was a great post, you are so inspiring!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 7/15/2013 9:51AM

    great post

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ICEANGEL0531 7/15/2013 9:05AM

    How awesome are you! Congrats!!!

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MISSLISA1973 7/14/2013 6:38PM

    Way to go! emoticon

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SMILEY3826 7/14/2013 2:16PM

    congratulations!

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FRENCHSEAMS 7/14/2013 9:43AM

    That is pretty amazing. Slow and steady wins the race. emoticon

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JUST_BRENDA 7/14/2013 3:54AM

    Amazing accomplishment!!!

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DSPURLOCK4569 7/14/2013 1:19AM

    You are truly inspirational! I admire your dedication to your life style changes and how you have done this for you! You are worth every bit of it! You go girl! I know you will get to whatever weight you decide you want to be because your mind has already decided it for you and that is half the battle. You will be helping others on their own weight loss adventures in the future!

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AJB121299 7/13/2013 10:50PM

    Kudos

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MARYJEANSL 7/13/2013 10:42PM

  Congratulations!!!

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WILDKAT781 7/13/2013 9:26PM

    you are so inspiring! thank you for posting this!!!!

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    Awesome! Very inspiring!

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SUSIEMT 7/13/2013 7:00PM

    Woo Hoo! You go girl!

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AUDISP 7/13/2013 4:12PM

    Congratulations on all your achievements!

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  Proud of you!


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SUSE326 7/13/2013 1:16PM

    As someone who as one day one of her journey, thank you so much for sharing. Congratulations on your hard work!

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    Congrats! That is really awesome! One day I hope to be where you are, lets me know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. emoticon

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AGGIETERR 7/13/2013 10:23AM

    Congratulations!!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 7/13/2013 10:02AM

    Congratulations!!! That is SO COOL. :)

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MISSILENE 7/13/2013 7:53AM

    I. Know how you feel, I m down 96! Great news for you. Keep up al te great wrk. Never go back,,,,

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    Congratulations. You look great.

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DEEGIRL50 7/13/2013 4:15AM

    What a difference a year makes! You have a great attitude!
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