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    STEPH-KNEE   68,798
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You can just call me "OVERWEIGHT"! WOOHOO!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Okay, so my philosophy recently has been...


emoticon This journey is a long and hard one, especially when you want to lose 100+ pounds... so each victory no matter how small is a great way to get excited about this journey and keep us focused!

Today I am celebrating a big triumph on the BMI scale! With that said, I am not a big fan of the BMI scale. If you go by that chart, I mean no disrespect at all... but it definitely doesn't take into account muscles and the way our bodies are built and so it is not the end all be all for me. But on the flip side of that, when it says something in my favor, I think it's pretty darn awesome!! emoticon As of this morning I weighed 191 even, which means I am in the OVERWEIGHT category! emoticonAt my highest weight I believe it was Class 3/Morbid Obesity, so to get down into the overweight category is a dream! I am super excited for my physical on the 19th, because it'll be the first time my doctor can't say "You are still in the obese category but I'm glad you are working on it!" emoticon

My goal weight of 170 will be 102 pounds lost and that is where I'm headed and then I am going to reevaluate things. I am thinking something more like 160, all I know is that even when I am at my goal and maintaining, if the BMI wants to call me overweight even then, it won't bother me. emoticon So call me fat, call me chunky, call me chubby, call me overweight, just don't call me obese. emoticon



One more NSV for the day, I wore my size 16 (down from 24) shorts today... the FIRST time wearing shorts public in over 10 years. emoticon You know what was amazing? Nobody gave a tiny rats butt if I was wearing shorts! No one laughed or snickered, no one even really looked my way. It is sad to think I waited 10 years to wear shorts because I was afraid of what others might say or do. It is often 100+ degrees here and I would just sweat it out in my jeans... so if you can relate to this, and you aren't wearing or doing something because of what others might think, JUST DO IT! If you are comfortable wearing something that is all that matters, and everyone else doesn't care about what we do nearly as much as we think they do! I can't believe I wasted 10 years melting in the sun, but those days are over!
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INCH_BY_INCH 4/13/2014 1:17PM

  emoticon I enjoyed how you describe it. It has helped me in doing attitude change for my own journey. Thank you.

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LORIVIOLA 3/7/2014 8:01AM

    Thank you for sharing!
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TERRIJ7 2/16/2014 11:22AM

    Congratulations!

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GWINNER1 12/2/2013 10:12PM

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GRAMPIAN 11/3/2013 6:48AM

  Wonderful! emoticon

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CATNCAG 11/1/2013 12:00PM

    That's great Stephanie! U look awesome! I am so impressed - u r my hero!
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SWAN47 9/22/2013 2:36PM

    You are emoticon ! Thanks for sharing your story and I wish you continued success in your journey. I know you will reach your goal! Blessings.... emoticon

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CORNERKICK 9/21/2013 12:57PM

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JUST_BRENDA 9/18/2013 4:48PM

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Sticking with the plan has certainly paid off!

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CAROL_31649731 9/18/2013 4:24PM

    Wonderful! You have obviously worked very hard and you should be very proud!!! Enjoy those shorts! Thank you for the inspiration today!
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GEORGE815 9/18/2013 4:09PM

    Here's to wearing shorts. You don't know what you have been missing for 10 years.

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LEEW0LF 9/17/2013 9:34AM

  way to go! awesome news

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LEANMEAN2 9/17/2013 7:33AM

    Congratulations!

I love your stars.

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SUPERSYLPH 9/16/2013 9:43AM

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MISSYMOOSE71 9/15/2013 8:42PM

    Congratulations on this momentus milestone!!! You should be very proud of your progress!!!! Wahoo!!

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4RASCALS 9/15/2013 3:32PM

    emoticon on your achievements. Way to go!!

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DIETINGGARGOYLE 9/15/2013 3:13PM

    Well done and a grat attitude :-) And Garfield - he rocks!

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MRSRIGS1 9/15/2013 12:58PM

    Good for you!!! If I could just say one thing......ONLY care about what YOU think about YOU! Don't waste your time thinking about what others are thinking about you. The people who LOVE you will ALWAYS love you for you!!! The others, can go jump in the lake! emoticon

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LOTUSBURGER 9/15/2013 10:20AM

    WooHoo!!

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JAZABEE 9/14/2013 8:19PM

    Congrats on wearing shorts, your doing emoticon

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FRABBIT 9/14/2013 5:20PM

  Congratulations! Way to go! Good luck on the 19th!


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-LORI-B 9/14/2013 12:32PM

    Fantastic!

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SJKENT1 9/14/2013 8:54AM

    Awesome!! Congratulations emoticon

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MAREANNIE 9/14/2013 1:04AM

    You go, Girl!!! Congrats!!! I remember how elated I was when I went from obese to overweight!! I feel your JOY!! emoticon emoticon

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KATESQUEST 9/14/2013 12:18AM

    That's wonderful! I am still squarely (well, ...umm.. roundly?) in the morbid obesity category and was just looking at how much I need to lose to get to the "overweight" category. It seemed pretty far away! Reading your blog gave me some hope! Congrats! and Thanks!

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KML410 9/13/2013 7:27PM

    Congratulations on being OVERWEIGHT! emoticon I can't wait to get there emoticon

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AJB121299 9/13/2013 6:53PM

    nice

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LSANGANGE 9/13/2013 5:16PM

    Congratulations on your sucess emoticon

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NINA-AKANE 9/13/2013 4:44PM

    Wow! What an uplifting blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon to you!!

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SGFLAUTIST 9/13/2013 3:10PM

    I'm so happy to hear this! Congratulations!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KITTYCAT64 9/13/2013 2:39PM

    I knew you could do it. Way to go. I am so happy for you.

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KARENLEIGH32 9/13/2013 1:50PM

    Awesome! Congrats to you!!

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SUZIPAM1 9/13/2013 12:42PM

    sooo happy for you

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JAVAGAL47 9/13/2013 12:21PM

    emoticon I am so happy for you!! I remember the first time I saw morbidly obese! That was such a downer. It is always inspiring to read blogs like yours, We all need to see that we too can reach that point if we keep on track.
"Live every day so that you will neither be afraid of tomorrow, nor ashamed of yesterday."

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NICKLESPICKLES 9/13/2013 12:10PM

    Yay...great job...and overweight is just fabulous emoticon You've come a long way.

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JAVAGAL47 9/13/2013 12:06PM

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BARBARASDIET 9/13/2013 11:12AM

    yay!

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ANDREAG89 9/13/2013 10:24AM

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I smiled as I read this. What amazing accomplishments you have made on this journey - your weight, and your positive outlook!

Congratulations on this wonderful transformation!
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ANGELONE11 9/13/2013 10:17AM

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JACKIE15108 9/13/2013 8:41AM

    You're almost there!

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JADED_CHICK19 9/13/2013 8:34AM

    SO happy and proud of you! What an accomplishment..keep up the amazing work and attitude and you will be there soon!

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 9/13/2013 8:27AM

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You should be so proud of YOU!!!

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SKC123 9/13/2013 7:06AM

    Congratulations! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PENOWOK 9/13/2013 6:57AM

    Ah, but now you're looking up...don't think about wasted time, think about what today has brought to you!

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