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    MICHIGANLORI   100,234
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Hit Goal Weight…62 lbs gone forever!!! (w/pics)

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013



I thought this day would never come…but here it is! This has been a 2.5 year Spark journey and I’ve finally reached my ultimate goal weight. Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight, that’s for sure. I’ve learned along the way to be patient and to forgive myself. I’ve learned to jump back on the Spark wagon when I fall off. I’ve learned that we are all in this together and we can learn from each other. I’ve learned that I’m stronger than I thought. I’ve learned I can do anything if I put my mind to it.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here it is:


I don’t recognize that ‘before’ person anymore. Everything has changed for me. I’m healthy, confident, happy and empowered. I also feel younger.


My fat belt is the only piece of clothing that I kept. There is no going back for me.


If you just started your Spark journey or have been on it for a long time, just remember this:

IF I CAN MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN….SO CAN YOU!


And….thank you my Spark peeps for your ongoing support, motivation, and inspiration. emoticon
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LORIVIOLA 4/5/2014 9:19AM

    emoticon congratulations!

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GRAMPIAN 1/14/2014 6:11AM

  Congratulations! emoticon

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EMERALDELEPHANT 1/9/2014 2:35PM

    You are awesome!!! emoticon

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THERESAMARIEM 1/9/2014 12:15PM

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BEACHLVRMI 1/9/2014 11:44AM

    emoticon Congrats to you that is SO awesome!

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SUSANELAINE1956 1/8/2014 9:20PM

    emoticon Thanks so much for sharing your achievement and pictures. I know it will motivate me, plus many others. You look amazing! emoticon

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FEISTYOWL 1/8/2014 9:16PM

    Congratulations!! You are an inspiration! emoticon

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WALKINGBYFAITH2 1/8/2014 6:31PM

    Wow!! emoticon emoticon Congratulations on reaching goal!! You know you did it through hard work, healthy choices one after another, and learned how to make it permanent! emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for being part of the Spark community!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/8/2014 5:39PM

    Great way to start 2014! Congrats!

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ZANNACHAN 1/8/2014 4:11PM

    WHOO HOO!!!! Way to go! No, losing weight doesn't happen quickly--then again, we didn't put this weight on over night, either. But it takes HARD WORK and DEDICATION to lose it again, and you've done that.

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JENSHAINES 1/8/2014 3:37PM

    YAYYYYYY Lori!!!! You are my SHEro!!! This is such amazing news - you are just a ROCKER!!! You also give me incredible hope!

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FLAGLINDA 1/8/2014 12:46PM

    Wow!! Congratulations!! You look amazing!! I am so happy for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLUCOZA 1/8/2014 12:41PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss! You look awesome! emoticon

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NEWJEANSDAY 1/8/2014 11:43AM

    Excellent idea to keep the fat belt!

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FIFTEENACRES 12/11/2013 5:42PM

    Brilliant! emoticon

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ZELLAZM 11/30/2013 11:36AM

    A belated congrats on reaching goal (saw your posts on Azure!) - you look terrific! A great inspiration on this post-Thanksgiving weekend! Keep on rockin' that maintenance!

Michelle

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DOOBRIE 11/30/2013 3:40AM

    That's fantastic - congratulations! What an inspiration you are! You look great.

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THINNYGINNY 11/20/2013 4:40PM

    What a great post to read today!!! I have been backsliding just a bit from my 95 pounds lost.... trying to get back on track.. Your smiling face and joyful post reminds me how great I felt while losing... Doesn't feel as great gaining 8 lbs back!! So I'm all in again - I want that jump for joy feeling of success!! Kudos to you and thanks for sharing and motivating others!!

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MIPALADY23 11/20/2013 4:18PM

    AWESOME

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MARYJEANSL 11/19/2013 1:52AM

  Good job! Love the before and after pics.

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WHITEANGEL4 11/17/2013 6:06PM

    Great

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SETAGOAL1 11/16/2013 3:35PM

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IYA_EKUNDAYO 11/16/2013 3:10PM

    Congratulations!
I loved your post and thank you for
the pics, you
have given me renewed hope and faith that i too can reach my
weight loss goal.
thank you!
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TWNOMWE 11/16/2013 2:45PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Lori

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SHELL1400_85 11/14/2013 11:51AM

    Thank you for sharing. You look great! Congratulations!!

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JENRAQTAY87 11/13/2013 10:15PM

    You look incredible!

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APRILRUSSELL3 11/13/2013 8:42PM

    emoticon I'm so happy for you and inspired! Thank you!

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MBTEPP 11/13/2013 3:55PM

    YEA! for you. You look great!

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DECLARE74 11/12/2013 10:19PM

    Well done - I am only at the first quarte but it is the success stories like yours that give me hope

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KAR815 11/12/2013 6:23PM

    Congratulations! You did it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon You are an inspiration

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DIANER2014 11/12/2013 11:17AM

    Congratulation on reaching your goal! You are an inspiration! You look emoticon emoticon

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AJCOUCH1963 11/11/2013 9:53PM

    emoticon I hope someday I can reach my goal this time i won't give up

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NASFKAB 11/11/2013 10:04AM

  congratulations

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NASFKAB 11/11/2013 9:59AM

  congratulations

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ANNEMAC5 11/11/2013 2:55AM

    Congratulation on reaching your goal, you look amazing so much younger than your before photo. Love you are jumping for joy it is an inspirational start to my Monday
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JOANNHUNT 11/10/2013 2:14PM

    YOU LOOK MARVELOUS. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR AWESOME JOURNEY. ENJOY YOUR MAINTENANCE AND BE HEALTHY.

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CRYSALLIS1 11/10/2013 7:02AM

    You look fabulous! Cingrats'

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FLYINGB16 11/10/2013 6:33AM

    YOU look amazing and happy! Well Done! emoticon

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 11/9/2013 11:03PM

    Congratulations. You look fantastic, and your joy and energy are fantastic!
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LCERVERA 11/9/2013 7:39PM

    Fantastic!! Congratulations! So great to see your success. You are an inspiration to us all! Now I have to go check out the rest of your page and blogs to see your secrets of success! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATTIEMCD 11/9/2013 3:35PM

    You look emoticon !!
Congratulations on reaching your goal.
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KELLIEBEAN 11/9/2013 2:42PM

    Congratulations and welcome to the At Goal And Maintaing team! What a transformation you have made in yourself! Great pics!!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon SPARK ON emoticon

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KIN59VARA 11/9/2013 1:55PM

    A spy that is a FEATURED BLOG, I am honored to be on the same team as you. Your blog is soooo inspirational.

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