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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!



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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

    congrats

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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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STARTINGINLIMBO 9/15/2013 8:12AM

    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 loss.....you look fantastic!
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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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