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Celebrating 80lbs Down & Size 16 SHORTS!

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

First off, I apologize for being this highly obnoxious happy person that is celebrating everything! emoticon It is probably getting old, so I do apologize for that. I celebrated Onederland last month, this month I've been celebrating having one chin, you know, the finer things in life! But when you are on a journey to lose more than 100 pounds, it is a long hard road. If you don't take pride in all the little accomplishments, and continue to find new ways to motivate yourself, it is really hard to keep going.

I have never been big on the reward system, not because I don't think it's a great system (it's awesome), but it just was never a big deal to me. I bought myself some spiffy stuff for 50 pounds down, because in my entire life history of losing weight I never passed 40 lost. But after that, celebrating with my Spark Friends kind of became the reward. Instead of going out to buy something, I could post and celebrate with my closest Spark Friends and that would be enough!

This morning I weighed in at 191.8 which gave me my 80 pounds lost trophy. On a whim I decided to try out these size 16 shorts I bought that couldn't even zip up. On July 30th I posted the pic on the bottom, and the pic on top is today!



Sorry for the creepy pose, I was trying to show they were actually buttoned! Can I also say that I have not worn shorts in public in over 10 years, because I felt I was "too fat" to wear them. It took me a long time to realize I should never be ashamed of my body, no matter what it looks like, and I can wear whatever I feel comfortable with. I live in Los Angeles where it's often over 100 degrees, and would always wear jeans because I was simply too embarrassed. I have gone from a size 24 to a size 16 and I am going to wear these shorts, pasty legs and all, with PRIDE! emoticon

I just want to let anyone out there know, that there is nothing special about me. No matter how much weight you want to lose, you CAN lose it! You just have to be consistent, to dust yourself off when you fall down and get back to work. I've hit numerous plateaus and weeks of regaining 10 pounds, but you just have to keep pushing and keep turning it around. Turn to your Spark Friends for help and support when you are down, and turn to them to celebrate when you hit a milestone! Celebrate loud and celebrate often! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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DIANNEMT 11/4/2013 3:58PM

    Congrats to you!!

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NASFKAB 11/2/2013 8:11AM

  great news awesome

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GRAMPIAN 10/22/2013 6:25AM

  Well done! emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 9/17/2013 12:55AM

    Awesome,,,,great blog

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MRSRIGS1 9/13/2013 3:51PM

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150ORLESS1 9/10/2013 6:12PM

  C emoticon Congratulation on your weight lost. I've only lost 15 pound this year and that feels major to me. I can't imagine the feeling I would have if I lost 80 pounds. I only have 44 pounds to go to reach goal. You are an inspiration to me.

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ADVENTURESEEKER 9/10/2013 3:05AM

    Way to go!

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RENATA144 9/9/2013 6:45PM

  Go Steph Knee Go !!! You earned it !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 9/9/2013 9:55AM

    Congratulations!!!!!! I was like you, I spent years never wearing shorts even through the most miserably hot and humid summers. It was so FREEING to feel comfortable wearing shorts again - and yours look great!! Also, I couldn't agree more about "celebrate loud and celebrate often" - we all deserve to! :) Fabulous blog, you keep celebrating!

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GEMINIGEM6 9/8/2013 7:52PM

    Congrats girl!

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LADYBIRD82 9/8/2013 11:24AM

    GREAT JOB, LOVE TO BE SURPRISED ABOUT HOW SMALLER CLOTHES FIT. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK emoticon emoticon

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 9/7/2013 7:01PM

    Congrats on the new size! I have been trying to talk myself into wearing shorts now too after 15 years of pants only.

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CORNERKICK 9/7/2013 1:59PM

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NANA-B-FITZ 9/7/2013 11:04AM

    Wtg
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MRSP90X 9/7/2013 2:24AM

    emoticon emoticon That's awesome!!

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ROXYCARIN 9/7/2013 12:19AM

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EMTCHICK109 9/7/2013 12:09AM

    That is awesome! Congratulations on loosing 80 lbs. What an accomplishment!



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DREAMING_THIN 9/6/2013 11:15PM

    So inspiring! Especially someone who is starting out where you began. Congrats!

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PKCTTS 9/6/2013 10:32PM

    emoticon I love your creative thinking, we could probably all find reasons to celebrate if we gave it a try. Thanks for the motivation!

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CRYSALLIS1 9/6/2013 9:41PM

    I like your idea of what to celebrate. We all understand those seemingly silly little milestones. Keep up the great work.

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TWIDDLYDE 9/6/2013 9:20PM

    Well said and celebration well deserved!!
Congratulations!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 9/6/2013 8:49PM

    No need to apologize for celebrating your accomplishments. You have every reason to do that!

Way to Go! Looking good!

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DONNELDA22 9/6/2013 8:14PM

    Can you hear the clapping and the cheering? Keep up the good work. emoticon

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CAITLYNHIE1 9/6/2013 7:18PM

    WAY TO GO !!!

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BOODIGGETY 9/6/2013 6:17PM

    Look at those skinny legs girl! You look great Steph! And I love the painting of the dog in the background too. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5KGRANNY 9/6/2013 6:11PM

    I actually think you have incredibly nice looking legs!!!!! Congrats on your victory!!! I hope you have a many many more!!! BTW I look forward to hearing your victories. You make us all proud!!! emoticon

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BLINGQUEEN:O) 9/6/2013 5:31PM

    Wow! YOU are a SPECIAL PERSON! So inspiring! Congrats!

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RUNNINGYOGINIRE 9/6/2013 2:26PM

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SGFLAUTIST 9/6/2013 1:50PM

    That's fantastic! Congratulations! emoticon

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SPARKLERS30 9/6/2013 12:19PM

    WOOT WOOOOO!!! Great job! emoticon

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SILVER_WOLF1221 9/6/2013 11:58AM

    emoticon That's awesome that you've not only lost weight and have kept it off through numerous different set backs, you kept pushing. You've also gained more confidence in yourself which is priceless! You go girl! You are a major inspiration!

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JESSYJAINES 9/6/2013 11:50AM

    Awesome! You deserve every kind word you get, every pound you lose. I bet those 16's feel great. emoticon

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LABEAUTEVRAIE 9/6/2013 11:48AM

    Get it girl, you look FABULOUS! :) BE PROUD, ALWAYS!

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PSIMSON 9/6/2013 10:36AM

    You are amazing! You've worked so hard for your accomplishment - show off those "pasty legs" with pride!

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AMAZINGAMY14 9/6/2013 10:06AM

    Whoop! whoop! you are amazing! Way to go!

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DEIDRESH 9/6/2013 9:56AM

    way to go!!!!! Woop Woop! emoticon

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JKPONYGIRL 9/6/2013 9:46AM

    you're awesome! keep going! emoticon

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IMAGINE46 9/6/2013 9:44AM

  You go girl! And keep shouting about it. It's well deserved. emoticon emoticon

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TUPPERWARE1 9/6/2013 6:57AM

    Congrats.The shorts thing is a big deal.I also can't get past the 40lb mark.
WTG!!! emoticon emoticon

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LEZASEDAI 9/6/2013 3:59AM

    You are awesome! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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CICELY360 9/5/2013 10:49PM

  Good blog

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I have worn shorts even though I was probably not the one to look at!! I love them and right now need to find smaller ones but so far haven't. Still looking!!

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MONKEYSTAR28 9/5/2013 9:28PM

    I will keep the celebration up for you! You are rockin this! Keep up the amazing work and wear those shorts with PRIDE!! emoticon

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TOKIEMOON 9/5/2013 9:27PM

    NEVER apologize for victories, big or small, How awesome to fit in your shorts - and yes you should never feel embarrassed about your appearance. I'm so happy for you, wish you were here to hug in person! emoticon emoticon

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