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BLC23 - Storytelling

Friday, October 04, 2013

For this weekend's challenge we need to tell a story about our journey. My journey is a rough one, full of up and downs. Since I love the quote "No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again" I have decided not to write about my past but about my future. Here is where I see myself going. The following takes place in the future :P

August 2017

Hello everyone! I can't believe it but I've still managed to keep the weight off. I am now down to 164 lbs which means I've lost almost 200 lbs!!!!! HOLY!!!! I am definitely half the women I used to be. I love that I can now take a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing, I can walk without issues, no joint pain, and best of all I can keep up with my child!

This month is my child's third birthday, how the time has flown by! Next week we are off on our first Disney cruise. We went to Disney when the baby was 5 months old and loved it. It was the first trip that I felt good about myself. Even with the pregnancy I was down to 250 lbs, 110 lbs lost. I was able to fly comfortably (without a seatbelt extender!), I didn't have to constantly worry if I would fit in a ride, I was able to walk around the park without worrying about getting tired. The cruise will be the first big vacation since then. Last time I went on a cruise I know I over ate, but this time I have the knowledge to make better choices. I know I won't be perfect but I will be better than I was at 300+ lbs. We are doing a lot of walking and unlike the first cruise I won't have issues. Plus I'm really looking forward to wearing a smaller bathing suit! I can't wait to see all the amazing photos of me much happier and healthier than three years ago.

This is my 11th year on SP and although it took me a while to get my act together, when I did it was magical. My goal of having a baby was definitely a huge part of it. I wanted to be able to have a healthy pregnancy. Since I was choosing to become a single mother I knew I wanted to become healthy so that my child would have me around for a long time. At the weight I was I was slowly killing myself with food and unhealthy habits. Now I am a totally different person and a better mom because of it. My child will never have to know what it's like to be obese, they will know how to make healthy choices and how to eat in moderation.

Anyway, thanks to everyone on SP. I know I couldn't have done it without you. Thanks to all those involved in the BLC challenges that really helped push me to do better. And thanks to Nutrisystem for helping me get back on the road to losing weight.

Love, The Future Michele
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SEAJESS 10/4/2013 12:36PM

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BRILLIANT to keep your eyes on the prize! Losing weight is hard; getting in shape is hard. There are times when the temptation to say "Fug it!" and to go for the immediate gratification right at the edge of overwhelm.

There is no point in wallowing in the past; touch lightly on it to learn and then move on.

Your beautiful vision of WHY you are working will be your life raft on rough seas.

It will be thrilling to watch you succeed!
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KATI5668 10/4/2013 12:04PM

    what a great blog..you have achieved better health & have a super attitude towards life.
enjoy your cruise & continue to celebrate the days of your life & your many blessings!!

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