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What a difference 13 months can make!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

September, 2012 I flew home to Minnesota to attend my Goddaughter's wedding. I was wearing a knee unloader brace, in a lot of pain and 46 lbs heavier. I was the heaviest of all my sisters.

Flash forward to this month: I flew home to attend my youngest brother's wedding in Minnesota walking pain free with a partial knee replacement and 46 lbs lighter. I exercised every day at least 30 minutes of cardio and even got some strength training in. I suspect I was lighter than all of my sisters.

I was worried about this trip because we were eating out almost every meal. I don't always handle temptation well, but I was proud of how I handled it this time. I wasn't perfect, but I didn't get carried away either. Since we had a mini fridge in our room, the first thing we did was go grocery shopping and get healthy food for breakfast to eat in our room. I ate healthy when I could. When I didn't have much choice in what I ate, I ate healthy by not eating as much.

The proof was in the wedding pictures! Last year I looked sickly and bloated. This year I felt and looked healthy and happy. You might have even said I looked Sparky!

I still have 44 more pounds I would like to lose, but I am proud how far I have come in a little over a year! I am here to say that it is possible to lose weight using, especially with all the encouragement and support of all the sparkfriends you make on the site. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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