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The Finish Line


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

January 1st, 2013 I hopelessly created a Spark People account - it felt forced and cliche. It was late; I guessed my measurements and weight, telling myself I'd take care of everything seriously the next day, because I needed to "talk". Getting to the blog portion required establishing everything else first (as you all know) and I wasn't ready to face "everything else".

Here's the opening to that blog:
"It's 9 o'clock on January first. I haven't decided if this is poetic justice or alarmingly cliche yet, so the overwhelmingly cynical approach I take to this might be overbearing for those of you optimistic beginning folks."

January 2nd I stepped on the scale only to find I was 15 pounds off on my guess (in the less desirable direction). I was 28 years old and 25 pounds at 5'4". That discovery usually would deter me from continuing, but for some reason I proceeded with the measurements and recording. Then I faced the truth of trackers and the dreaded BMI. I was in a dark, very unhappy place and the only person could see it was me.

And so the ambitious goal was determined: 75 pounds before September.

This morning - August 28th 2013 - I did it. I am 150 pounds and layers of emotion lighter. My knowledge has improved - calories, nutrition breakdown, exercise - but more importantly my self-worth is developing. I'm learning to take a step back, reflect, and when necessary re-evaluate. And it's because I care about myself - something I couldn't say 7 months ago. So while I'm not finished losing weight, I have reached the finish line I made with originally no intention of reaching and it feels good.

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JAHINTZY 8/29/2013 10:49AM

    Holy wow lady! that is some impressive change over 9 months! While I haven't matched your pace I hope to come close to achieving a similar transition - thank you for showing me it's possible :) Well done, cheers to you!

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GOING-STRONG 8/28/2013 10:36AM

    Just outstanding my friend! The World is your oyster!

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BREWMASTERBILL 8/28/2013 8:48AM

    Wow, 150 pounds in less than 9 months? No words other than 'awesome'.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/28/2013 8:22AM

    I am so very proud of your achievement.
So very glad that you are PROUD of YOU, too.
The work you have done shows !
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YOU can reach your next goals.
I have faith in YOU !
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LYNNIERN 8/28/2013 8:18AM

    So proud of you and your accomplishments!
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LMB-ESQ 8/28/2013 8:11AM

    emoticon You look great!

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JESTERJAY65 8/28/2013 8:00AM

    Inspirational ... Thank you. I needed that. I have started 273 times so far and never managed to make the goal. Your commitment helps me see that there is hope. Cheers!!

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CSKIES1 8/28/2013 7:56AM

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EVIE4NOW 8/28/2013 7:56AM

  Congrats. May your success continue!

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