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I Know I Will

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Monday, September 09, 2013




A year and a half ago, I weighed 286 pounds. I was depressed, unhealthy and literally dying from obesity. I was tired all the time, and I spent most of my days just sitting or lying around...dreaming of "someday" when I would lose the weight.

Dreams are wonderful, but they won't come true unless you do something to MAKE them come true. And on March 1, 2012, I started doing what was necessary to make my weight loss dream a reality, through healthy eating and exercising.

In the beginning, I would spend a lot of time imagining how I would LOOK when I finally lost all the weight. I loved to daydream about what it would be like to be able to shop for clothes at stores that I never dared set foot in while weighing 286 pounds. I would envision myself in a smaller body, wearing nicer clothes and even some jewelry. I thought often about how wonderful it would be to never again have to wear clothes from the Big Men's or plus sized women's departments.

In all honestly, it never occurred to me to try to imagine how good I'd FEEL when I lost the weight. It was all about looks for me, at least at the start!

But a funny thing happened on the way to my goal! There I was, with my eyes so fixed on the horizon (where my goal size awaited) that for a while I didn't even notice the awesomeness right there in front of me! But when I finally started paying attention to the changes occurring in my body, I was amazed.



Not only did each lost pound show up in the way I looked and in how my clothes fit, it also showed up in the way I FELT. It showed up in the way I moved, in my energy levels and in my self esteem. With just TEN pounds gone, I could already feel the changes that were happening. With twenty pounds gone, hubby was noticing...he even said "You move like you feel good now." And it was true...I did feel good. I felt great!

As I continue to exercise and eat right, I feel better and better all the time. I'm about halfway to goal now, and I feel like a completely different person than I did a year ago. My only regret is that I waited so long to start!

And now when I daydream about how things will be when I ultimately reach my goal weight, I don't focus too much on how I will look. Instead, I try to imagine how much better I will feel. I already feel so good, its hard to fathom that I could ever feel any better! (But I know I will!)




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LORIVIOLA 3/6/2014 10:00AM

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NASFKAB 11/15/2013 12:09PM

  inspiring

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LEESA-B 9/24/2013 3:41PM

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CAROL_31649731 9/21/2013 1:29PM

    Wonderfully worded blog! Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I'm just to that point where I'm "feeling" the difference the weight I've lost so far has made in my life. It is wonderful & keeps me going!

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GEORGE815 9/21/2013 1:15PM

    Way to go.

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SASSYTHING52 9/17/2013 11:45PM

    great blog and the body fat pic really makes you think

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FRABBIT 9/14/2013 5:36PM

  Another great blog. How did you find these great pictures and create the personalized one.

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IMTCDZ 9/12/2013 11:21PM

  Thanks! I needed to read this today. Also glad you included the body fat picture.

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KATHIC2 9/12/2013 8:18AM

  You have an awesome outlook! You inspire me to keep on.

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DEBSZOO74 9/12/2013 1:15AM

    Another great blog, Pixie! You're an inspiration to me and so many people! emoticon emoticon

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PEACEHOPE1 9/11/2013 7:45PM

    Pixie, you are such an inspiration to so many! I especially appreciate your endlessly positive spirit, and how you never give up, even in times of struggle. You are doing so great!

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GEORGE815 9/11/2013 4:39PM

    Congrats on the weight loss. Enjoy your realistic approach.

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NEWTINK 9/11/2013 3:50PM

    It takes a while to let everything sink in and catch up with us .. You have surely come a long way !!! emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 9/11/2013 2:47PM

    What was the trigger that moved you from daydream to action? I've lost my key!

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SPARKBJOK 9/11/2013 1:56PM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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OAKASHANDTHORN 9/11/2013 1:51PM

    Great blog! Very inspirational.

You have what it takes to reach your goals and maintain the results.

Happy Trails!

Martha

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REDSPIRALWOMAN 9/11/2013 11:58AM

    Yes mam. I had my own version of this experience, reminding me how we are in this together, always speaking to and for each other. Spark people! emoticon

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LESSOFBABS 9/11/2013 11:27AM

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SUECHRIS50 9/11/2013 11:09AM

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CMCGRUN 9/11/2013 5:10AM

    Awww, this is a great blog! It was a real eye opener to see the body fat picture. Eewwwwww! Our poor bodies. That's a good stimulus!!!

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G33K10V3 9/11/2013 4:53AM

    Keep the dream alive!! emoticon

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    You rock! emoticon emoticon You are worth it!

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AJB121299 9/10/2013 11:12PM

    nice

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DRTOVAH 9/10/2013 10:53PM

  thanks for sharing

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ARTISTGATOGIRL 9/10/2013 10:09PM

    I am so glad that I read your blog today before the beginning of the fall challenge tomorrow. It has motivated and inspired me! emoticon

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GAMMAH 9/10/2013 9:50PM

    Good for you! So proud of you. emoticon

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TERMITEMOM 9/10/2013 9:41PM

    emoticon Pixie, this is wonderful!

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THEIS58 9/10/2013 8:43PM

    Awesome

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MANDELOVICH 9/10/2013 8:32PM

    Another great blog! Thanks Pixie!

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TREV1964 9/10/2013 7:45PM

    Another great blog from someone I know is a winner. You are making this work and in turn remain an inspiration for the rest of us.

Cheers

Trev

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