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Before and After Pics! One couple’s year of transformation….


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Friday, January 10, 2014

During December 2013, I reached final goal weight after a year of religious tracking, staying in range, and exercising. It all paid off! I posted a blog a couple of weeks ago summarizing my journey in 2013: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Check it out if you haven’t seen it as it tells more about what that journey accomplished and more importantly how it worked.

Now I want to share some “before” and “after” pictures with you all. Most of you know that my husband and I set out on this journey together and that made it much easier for both of us. Together we changed our lives, one step at a time, encouraging each other and finding ways to make a healthier lifestyle fit.

The catalyst that made us say "enough is too much" and make a commitment to do something about our weight and our health was looking at pictures from a cruise that we took at the end of November 2012. So, take a look at our hall of shame......
Here's one pic of us from that trip:


And here is the worst one (I think) taken on the beach from the same trip:


Now, for some pictures that I’m happy to share…these are all from New Year's Eve 2013. In the first, we were setting out for a run before heading off for our evening festivities:


And the second one later that evening:

And finally I just like this one just because we look so happy…and we are!


Now, our challenge is to learn how to successfully maintain....I'm NEVER going back, and we WILL do this! 2014 will be even better than 2013!
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IRON_RESOLVE 4/1/2014 7:53PM

    Victorious!!
Fantastic, so much hard work has paid off,
and now, I am going to walk in your footsteps and reach my GOAL

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/18/2014 5:53PM

    emoticon Victoria

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SGILBER6 2/27/2014 10:36AM

    Wow, so inspiring!

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LISASGONNADOIT 2/24/2014 2:42PM

    Amazing transformation. You both look so much younger. Congratulations!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIME4TRACY 2/24/2014 7:02AM

    Wow. You have really encouraged me.

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NEWALX 2/23/2014 10:26AM

    Beautiful. Way to go congrats

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HEATHER3477 2/21/2014 10:29PM

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BJMC01 2/21/2014 7:57PM

    Wow!
thanks for sharing you journey and encouraging us.
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LOSINGLISA 2/21/2014 6:17PM

    Wow! Incredible! Congrats to you both!

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NGCHILD 2/21/2014 1:26PM

    Congrats on your success! Hubby and I are on the same journey. We have lost a combined 170 pounds. It is so much easier when you are on the journey with someone.

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LOOD1962 2/21/2014 1:25PM

    Very inspiring! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUGAR0814 2/20/2014 10:55PM

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NOTHN4ME 2/20/2014 10:06AM

    Wow!!! ... and you did it together!!!

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DMSPEER93 2/20/2014 9:21AM

    Great job! I want to use your story for a Sunday school class I'm teaching! Thanks for sharing!

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WALKMYWAYTOFIT 2/20/2014 9:15AM

    Wow, Wow! Wonderful and inspiring! Yay! I appreciate your sharing and I congratulate you on your success, and determination... I am trying to get back on the "tracking' track! emoticon emoticon

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JCBRITT 2/20/2014 8:29AM

    If you took my face and put it on your before pix that would be me right now. I am where you started almost exaclty so you give me hope. I have decided to restart with less emphasis on exercise and more on changing my eating habits. I know that everyone's journey is unique, but I've been looking for someone that started where I am, and has similar challenges (working, etc) and similar reasons to wanting to lose weight and get fit and had success. I will read your blogs and hope I can send you a message in the future that say "I did it!"

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TKA54321 2/20/2014 7:15AM

    So, I looked at the beach photo of your both, and then I scrolled down to the next, and all I could say was "Wow!"

What an inspiration you both are. Well done, keep up the good work, and keep inspiring us please!

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JUST_TRI_IT 2/20/2014 6:19AM

    emoticon you both look internally happy!!!

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CERIUSLY 1/26/2014 9:03AM

    You guys Rock! You surely do look happy and you should be proud of yourselves! Thanks for sharing your pictures and your journey with us!

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MAUREENREDUX 1/18/2014 8:46AM

    Fabulous! My husband lost already -- now I have to catch up! What an accomplishment.

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BEWELL48 1/18/2014 5:37AM

    Wow.... What success! Very motivating!

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RGPW30 1/17/2014 11:24PM

    Thank you for sharing the pictures. May you find 2014 a year of joy and continued good health.

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CHEBBA 1/16/2014 12:22AM

    Simply incredible. What an inspiration. Thank you so much for posting this, it really does help others to know that this weight loss business is perfectly achievable if we stick to a strategy and keep plugging away at it. Really, really impressive.

Congratulations to you both.

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SEABREEZE65 1/13/2014 6:24PM

    Fantastic!!!

You both look awesome. I saw the change in both of you on the other photo I commented on, but didn't realize you were both in this together. Even better that way.

Tell your DH congrats too!!!

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MYAKAYAH 1/13/2014 5:40PM

    Its wonderful when two partners are committed to a journey together! Brava and keep up the wonderful health and life~

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LEARN2BHEALTHY 1/13/2014 4:49PM

    emoticon You an your husband emoticon You both are an inspiration I enjoy being able to see both of your accompaniments you both look great emoticon emoticon

~~~~Denise~~~~

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LIZARDG7 1/13/2014 4:13PM

    WOW! You both look wonderful! Congratulations!



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PILLYWIGGIN 1/13/2014 3:15PM

    Fantastic Alie! What a wonderful set of pics which really show what a long way you have come. Truly inspirational!

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PERFECTVELVET 1/13/2014 9:53AM

    Congratulations on all your success - you've earned it! You both look great!

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CAROLJ35 1/12/2014 9:05PM

    YOU CAN BOTH BE VERY PROUD OF THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!
And we Sparkers are also proud of you!!!!

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BARBIE176 1/12/2014 8:50PM

    What a fabulous transformation to both you and your hubby. Stay focused and you will definitely have an emoticon 2014 maintaining that transformation! I hope your emoticon journey continues!

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DONNABRIGHT 1/12/2014 7:39PM

    Loved the before and after pictures!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/12/2014 12:50PM

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FT4EVR 1/12/2014 11:17AM

    I wanted to come up with a different word but WOW! WOW is the only word that describes your journey! You are very inspiring! I can hardly believe it is the same person in the pictures! WOW!
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PAULALALALA 1/11/2014 6:59PM

    Wow! What a success story! emoticon emoticon

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SINFULLYQUAINT 1/11/2014 6:01PM

    Amazing job! You're a great motivator!

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TOKIEMOON 1/11/2014 3:13PM

    Your transformation is fantastic! emoticon emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/11/2014 3:00PM

    I am so glad that you got "Motivating member"! You soooo desesrve it!

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ROCKPORT9 1/11/2014 1:31PM

    You have come a long way! How great you had the support and participation of DH. You both look wonderful! emoticon hugs, Laurel

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DIANER2014 1/11/2014 1:11PM

    You guys look awesome! Great pictures! Congratulation! emoticon emoticon

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KALISWALKER 1/11/2014 12:38PM

    Fantastic! You got the results you deserve. All the best to you and DH in 2014!

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TURTLETALK 1/11/2014 11:13AM

    Wow!

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BELIEVING-N-ME 1/11/2014 7:41AM

    You both look awesome and so happy! Congratulation on reach your goal!

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ZELLAZM 1/11/2014 6:46AM

    What a difference a year makes! Congratulations to both of you on your success!
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DOROTHYBERO 1/11/2014 6:28AM

    You both look awesome! emoticon

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MICKEYH 1/10/2014 9:25PM

    Wha-oh!! You guys looks awesome!! Congrats for your hard work and reaching your goal weight. So happy for you two!!
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CASTIRONLADY 1/10/2014 7:37PM

    You could be a pin up but your pictures sure encouraged me. God bless.

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SHERYLP461 1/10/2014 7:13PM

    You both look wonderful, I am sure your feel the same way!

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VONBLACKBIRD 1/10/2014 5:55PM

    WOW WOW WOW. So proud of both of you. You both look terrific. Thanks for the inspiration. emoticon

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 1/10/2014 5:45PM

    Are you freaking kidding me??? The results are amaaaazing!!!


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