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Monday, July 15, 2013

Well, I've done it. I've lost 70 pounds. I started this journey at 245 pounds. Today, I stand at 174.8. It has taken me four years but I have lost 70 pounds.



What does it mean to have lost 70 pounds? On the one hand it's just weight. On the other, it's so much bigger than that. 70 pounds is roughly the weight of my 8 year old nephew. 70 pounds was holding me back.



70 pounds ago I had plantar fasciatis, unbearable acid reflux and knee pain. 70 pounds ago, I worried that no one wanted to sit down next to me on the bus for fear that I would squish them. 70 pounds ago I could not wear high heels for more than an hour at a time. I was ashamed of my appearance on a daily basis. What's worse, I felt certain that I could not change, that I would lose my struggle with my weight, that I would some day die as a result of it.



Losing weight is not easy. Keeping it off is harder. But it is so worth it.





I have another 20 pounds to go before I get to my goal. I have traveled so far already and sometimes the road seems just too long. I want to just have a seat and rest.

But I won't quit. I can't. I know how much there is at stake. My ultimate goal is still ahead and I will achieve it.
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SAGEBRUSHSEA 8/3/2013 12:09AM

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MTN_KITTEN 7/23/2013 1:07PM

    You are my hero! As I start my own journey to lose 100 pounds I will be checking on you often.
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ICEANGEL0531 7/23/2013 11:08AM

    Congratz.....you're looking good!

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MONTREAL12 7/23/2013 10:43AM

  emoticon emoticon An amazing achievement! You're an outstanding inspiration; especially to me who tends to see this sixty that I need to lose as an insurmountable wall. Thank-you for your timely post. emoticon emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 7/22/2013 2:45PM

  Oh my, what a big improvement! You look and few terrific!!!! Yippee, hurray. My sis ( 1GodisMyRock1 ), lost a bit over your goal. She had some of the same health problems and is older, and she did it. That should encourage you. I'm so proud of you and happy for your improved life.

The change is appearance, is actually icing on the cake, because feeling energetic and well is awesome!!!!!

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ANGGEL40 7/21/2013 9:31PM

    You look AMAZING emoticon emoticon

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CURVYGURL8 7/21/2013 12:29AM

    Congrats!!

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CURVYGURL8 7/21/2013 12:27AM

    Congrats!!

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SKINNYMISSKASEY 7/20/2013 5:13PM

    Fantastic! You look great girl!!

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LOTUSFLOWER 7/20/2013 1:29PM

    Congratulations, you are (and look) amazing!!!!!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 7/19/2013 5:01PM

    Great job, you look amazing

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JRRING 7/19/2013 3:15PM

  gorgeous girl!!!

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BANDMOM2012 7/19/2013 12:29PM

    Loved this today :)

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STAYCXL-NOMORE 7/19/2013 10:52AM

    You look amazing , great job !!
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JANEMARIE77 7/19/2013 10:48AM

    go girl go you are amazing just remember and think about how hard it was just to bend over and tie your shoes. That always makes me want to keep going you are so worth it

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LOUTOKALAU 7/18/2013 4:41PM

  you look amazing!!! Congrats on all your hard work!!!

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MANILUS 7/18/2013 1:26AM

    Great work, keep it up!!!!

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    You look amazing! great job!!!

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MARYONAMISSION 7/17/2013 3:32PM

    You are AMAZING! Thanks for the motivation and inspiration. This blog made me happy and reminded me that with hard work I can do it too.
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You are an inspiration. Congratulations

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CLIMBERS_ROCK 7/17/2013 11:40AM

    emoticon emoticon Now the real work begins. Maintaining. Good luck.

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INTRIGUEDKI 7/17/2013 10:38AM

    Congrats! You are looking amazing! Excellent Job.

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 7/17/2013 9:25AM

    I am so envious of you. I lost more weight in a shorter period of time, but I think you have learned more about what it takes to really change your lifestyle than I did! Good for you. You look fantastic and I have no doubt you will lose that last 20 pounds, even if it takes the rest of your life!!

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KAYLOU6 7/17/2013 8:50AM

    WOW, that is one hard o do however amazing mission. Congrats, happy for you!!



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SANDYCRANE 7/17/2013 7:01AM

    You look great. Congratulations for never giving up. You did it.

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    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. You are the STAR. emoticon

Glad you won't quit and you are right that the hardest part is KEEPING IT OFF.

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MARYJEANSL 7/16/2013 10:47PM

  Congrats! You look fantastic!

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    Congratulations! Keep it up, you can do it!
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