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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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HDHAWK 1/10/2014 4:05PM

    Wonderful transformation! Nice to do it together!

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TIGER_LILY_613 1/10/2014 3:59PM

    Oh my goodness, you liok like two completely different people ! Congratulations on such a wonderful transformation!!! Well done !!!

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STODD251 1/10/2014 2:41PM

    Wow! That is awesome! Congrats to both of you!

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SIMONEKP 1/10/2014 2:32PM

    how awesome!

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SIRIUS2014 1/10/2014 2:30PM

    What a successful journey. I'm so glad you both did it!

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PJMOMMATO3 1/10/2014 1:59PM

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STAY39 1/10/2014 1:53PM

    This is so awesome! emoticon

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TIME-4-TINA 1/10/2014 1:50PM

    I need motivation from people like you that have reached your goal. I am adding you as a friend. Also, after seeing how trim you are in your after photos, it just re-enforces my desire to start running. Congratulations!!

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KIMBERLY19732 1/10/2014 1:43PM

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LADYOLIVER 1/10/2014 12:38PM

    What a blessing. I love it! emoticon

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CELIAMINER 1/10/2014 11:27AM

    Fabulous! Wishing you both continued success!
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BOB5148 1/10/2014 11:18AM

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RACEWELLWON 1/10/2014 11:15AM

    Wow incredible ! You two look as healthy as you are feeling ! Great job ! I will have to come back to read the site and educate myself on your journey - off to train !! emoticon emoticon

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DNRAE1 1/10/2014 11:03AM

    Phenomenal!!!! Success in pictures! A great way to celebrate your accomplishments!

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JMOUSE99 1/10/2014 10:51AM

    emoticon I'm very impressed and very inspired!!

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MALAMI518 1/10/2014 10:47AM

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Congratulations on such a terrific transformation! I will say, though, that I think you looked beautiful in the photos that you hate, too. You are simply glowing in the new photos, and you both really do look amazing!

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/10/2014 10:46AM

    Wow! Amazing pics! SO happy for you!

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ONTHEPATH2 1/10/2014 10:43AM

    Nothing like seeing the results of your hard work and the feeling of accomplishment that accompanies it!!! Congrats to you both on your lifestyle change! emoticon

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TAILORSMOM 1/10/2014 10:40AM

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PKCTTS 1/10/2014 10:39AM

    emoticon Have a wonderful 2014 - with your level of determination, I'm sure you'll get maintenance figured out.

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PRINCESS_SOFI 1/10/2014 10:38AM

    You look amazing!! emoticon

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ROSINVN 1/10/2014 10:37AM

    Great pictures, they say it all really. Congratulations on your success!!!

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TERI-RIFIC 1/10/2014 10:37AM

    Wowie zowie. emoticon

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