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I NEVER thought...

Friday, July 19, 2013

Well, I have made some major progress. I actually lost 40 pounds and am getting closer and closer to my goal.

I started thinking about what I have accomplished so far, and how much progress I've made, besides just losing 40 pounds.

I can run. I can run without stopping. AND I like it again. AWESOME.

I'm getting better muscle tone again! I'm noticing muscles and definition of muscles and that was really nice to see.

What I also thought about recently.

I NEVER thought that I would be this overweight that losing 40 pounds didn't put me AT my goal weight. I never ever thought that.

Once I DID get that large... I NEVER really thought I'd make it here. I mean, I dreamed of it and wanted it and strived, but after my last failed attempts to get to THIS weight (let alone my goal weight) I just NEVER really thought I'd get here. Take THAT pessimistic attitude! I kick you out!

It is so funny how time can distract us from where we were.

I NEVER thought that I would want to enjoy my healthy, delicious salads that I have for lunch. I LOVE THEM!!! I mean, I always liked salads, but was a bad eater!!!

I NEVER thought that I would start to see my abs coming back.... but there they are!

I NEVER thought that I would look forward to working out again, but I do!!!

Now, I NEVER want to think of going back to that person. NOW, I want so much more to be the best me I can be.

I NEVER thought I'd get this far. But here I am!
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CECE0330 7/24/2013 3:57PM

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BEEANDHAM 7/24/2013 1:13PM

    So inspiring! Your post reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway." -Earl Nightingale

Being the best you has a ripple effect and as you've said before, you're family is starting to catch on, so keep up the amazing work!!! emoticon

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STEFIGURL 7/19/2013 10:03PM

    YOU ARE AWESOME, Mama!! So happy for you, Jen!

love,
stephi

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BRADMILL2922 7/19/2013 5:07PM

    Not only are you losing weight but you have made the whole lifestyle change which in the end is the most important thing because the numbers on the scale will follow! Keep up the good work!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/19/2013 3:31PM

    But you did it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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EG8383 7/19/2013 3:05PM

  I think the word never needs to be be like the word can't...our of our vocabulary! We can and we will always BE as long as we keep working at our goals daily. Congrats on the -40 lbs and being closer to your goal weight! WTG! =D

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