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73 pounds bite the dust! Thank you Sparkpeople!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I can't believe the transformation since December 19th! I just keep shaking my head. I am so, so glad I took pictures because there are some days I get up and don't feel like anything has changed. I know that it has, I can look in the mirror and see differences, but still that little demon is still there. To be honest, I'm not sure that evil thing ever goes away, but I am glad that I have hard core proof that I am changing!

Emotions are a funny thing. Some days I feel thin and glamorous, other days not even close. I am tempted to turn to food still to meet those deep, perplexing needs, but more than not I stop myself now. No, friends, this time, I really, really don't want to have to re-lose this weight. I was literally suffocating on my fat! I even noticed with this last ten pounds in particular that I have lost and re-lost them FOUR TIMES in my life!!! Enough is enough.

I am so thankful to God for this site. A long while ago I lay in bed crying and carrying on about how heavy I was once again. I felt like the Lord wanted me to start searching the internet for answers, that's how I stumbled across sparkpeople. The first attempt with this site, I was not successful. Not because sparkpeople was doing anything wrong, but because I, Rachel, did not want to really change. Sure I lost a handful of pounds, but within six months I quickly gained that back and then some.

No, it wasn't until this past December that I really meant business. I prayed again after a long pause from this site, and sure enough, God brought it to my mind again...sparkpeople. What can I say, I guess the Almighty himself likes these guys, lol, or at the very least he knew it was going to be the key I needed to successfully lose this much weight. Be encouraged please. Wherever you are on this journey, you can do this, even if you fall a hundred plus times, if you are trying, you are falling FORWARD. Sometimes it's a timing issue, sometimes it's a choice, but it always is worth the fight. YOU are worth the fight!

Remember that, eh, oh and yea, I'll see you at the finish line!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHAKESALOT 9/16/2013 4:27AM

    AWESOME!!!!!! emoticon YOU ARE DOING AMAZING!!!!! emoticon Very proud of your determination!! Keep pushing, you ARE doing it!!

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PATRICIAAK 9/16/2013 12:02AM


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JESSERS22 9/15/2013 7:40PM

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MAMISHELI53 9/15/2013 8:33AM

    Great job, sis!
Once you reach goal, you have to maintain - that's been my weak point. Some of the weight came back on - got some of it down, then some of that came back on - but not near as much as before. Kinda like a ping pong ball! Spark is a great resource, and it's been a wonderful community!

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    You are doing great! Great blog too. Very encouraging.
Look at that difference in your body! Woohoo!

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TAICHIDANCER 9/14/2013 8:56PM

    Great job! You are an inspiration to us all.

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LITTLERLINDA 9/14/2013 7:44PM

    You are so inspirational and so positive. That's not to say you don't struggle because I'm sure you do, but you overcome and do an amazing job of it. I keep hoping that one day I will experience the same success as yourself. I'm so proud of you! Keep going strong!

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JUDITH316 9/14/2013 6:29PM

    emoticon emoticon you are amazing, keep up the great work, you are looking great, I cheer you on with your successful weight loss program! emoticon emoticon

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CALENSARIEL 9/14/2013 6:11PM

    Boy howdy! You are starting to look very svelte there, girlfriend! Amazing pictures! You'll get there.

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FISHGUT3 9/14/2013 5:08PM

    great job

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JACKIE15108 9/14/2013 5:06PM

    Congratulations on your weight look fantastic!
And thanks for the inspiring blog also. I am so happy I found Sparkpeople too.

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BRENJET 9/14/2013 4:46PM

    Congratulations! You look FANTASTIC!!! What a fabulous accomplishment. Besides the amazing weight loss, my favorite part of the pics are all those sneakers and work out shoes in the background of the after pics. A testament to all your hard work. I thank God every day for Spark people too!!!

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ATHLETELORI 9/14/2013 4:32PM

    You look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. I am back at SparkPeople after quitting several times. This time, I'm committed to staying. I will see you at the finish line!

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STUARTDM 9/14/2013 4:30PM

  You are truly amazing! Keep up the great work. You have really inspired me today...thank you.

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SUSANELAINE1956 9/14/2013 4:28PM

    Amazing pictures! You are looking so great. I think with time you will feel different consistently. I've been working at losing my weight for 3 1/2 years, and I notice in the last few months that I finally feel the way I look. I think time will make all the difference, and I think this is probably especially true for those of us who had to lose the weight more than once. More and more I just get that feeling that I am getting slimmer. You are doing great. emoticon

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