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    NATALIEMICHAELE   5,627
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I Am Literally in Tears...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I started this journey nearly 6 months ago at 340 lbs and miserable. Because I had SO far to go, I set up 10% goals. You improve your risk of certain diseases fi you lose 10% of your weight so I lose 10% and then decide to set my next 10%. So I lost the first 10% pretty quickly, about 6 weeks. I looked at my weight at that point, 306, and set a goal to lose 10% of that by my birthday. Well, it's my birthday and to have lost that 2nd 10% I would need to weigh 275.4. Now I haven't been in the 270s for about 10 years! Today I just weighed and I kid you not, I weigh exactly 275.4! Exactly! Oh and, by the way, my BMI has come down 10.4 pts!! Happy birthday to me!
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 2/26/2014 11:44AM

    What an awesome birthday gift!
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DYNAMICDEB53 2/18/2014 7:11PM

    AWESOME!!!!!

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ROSALIEESTHER 2/15/2014 8:16PM

    You ROCK! What a wonderful thing - you are really taking care of YOU! emoticon

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DELIA38961 2/13/2014 4:00PM

    emoticon you rock

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GGJUNEBUG 2/13/2014 3:24PM

    So proud of you! Happy birthday and great job on that weight loss!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 2/13/2014 2:14PM

    HI Natalie !!

When I first saw "I am tears" I wondered why the EL's hadn't notified the team,, than as I read this,, I discovered them to be HAPPY TEARS !! PHEW HON !! ur doing GREAT INDEED !! Just remember in "General" one slows down to 1 to 2 lbs a week,, and that's also FAB !!! So when this happens, plz do NOT fall apart,,,, than it slows down to some weeks a little loss or even UP a little,, which DOES go back down again quickly,,, we ARE females,, need I say more?

Hon,, the scale is going UP ON ME !! AND I HAVE been IN HEART BREAKING TEARS !! but, a Leader,,, and another Dawggie where so KIND to remind me,,, I have had 2 surgs ,, one in Aug, one in Nov,, that DOES take it toll,, not only am I not hardly able to walk,, but the anthesia, they use,, stays in ur body for up to 6 months,, so the one in aug,, hadn't even out (I knew this for I get NIGHT MARES til it is !) when I SO QUICKLY had the 2nd one. I AM of course STILL having night mares,, ALMOST died the night b4 in that one ! Woke up panting HARD and NOT able to breathe it was SOOO BAD !!! So yeah,, I've got that, PLUS I take 28 meds (pills ) a day,, and almost ALL of them have the side affect of "weight gain" so now I am CHANGING my goals to NOT gaining more than 10 lbs a yr. HOPEFULLY NONE, but I NEED to be realisitic here. MAYBE I NEED to go on maintance so I DO NOT hurt the team???? I PROB Should ! I need to talk to Ceri about this. I have changed so MUCH of my eating habits since Joinging SPRAKS,,, I NO longer have CHEESE CAKE NIGHTLY or a triple LAYer CHoc cake,,, and PIZZa, Italian sands,,, (made in maine,, has OIL on it ,, I ALWAYS got DOUBLE EXTRA !) twinkies by the EONS, etc. I Never eVAH touched a freggie,, now it 's my goal to have 3 a day,, I also used to drink 6 to 8 cans of Regular papsi,, so much so,, that I am now HIGHLY allergic to caffine,, landed me in the ER on the verge of a stroke from having JUST A SIP of a super drink !) so yes,,, I KNOW without SPRAKS,, I'd EASILY be 350lbs OR MORE !

So I am THANKFULL as I KNOW you are,, for SPRAKS and how it's HELPING us ,, though in diff ways,, to be ACHIEVABLE !! KEEP going forward hon,, and remember DO NOT get upset,, which is why I wrote you what it is, I go thru,, if you do gain in the future a little,, it WIl lgo back down for you !!

HUGS !!

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RENLLY 2/13/2014 12:25PM

    AWESOME !!! I also love the way you set up a bunch of 10% goals - I know I lost 10% of my starting weight, but I wonder if I have lost another 10% yet?

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STORYCRAFTER 2/12/2014 11:19PM

    Well done, Natalie, and happy birthday!
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AMARILYNH 2/12/2014 5:45PM

    emoticon Happy Birthday and congratulations!! You are doing so awesome - you are changing your LIFE which is just amazing!! You ROCK!! emoticon emoticon

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DMUERHOFF 2/12/2014 2:09PM

    AWESOME JOB!!! THAT'S 20%! emoticon emoticon

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2014TODAY 2/12/2014 1:22PM

    Congratulations! Wonderful job. Your blog brought a smile to my face! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Happy birthday!

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NETGYRL 2/12/2014 11:55AM

    Woohoo!!! That is so great!! You are making it happen! Keep up the incredible work you are doing!!
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ADARKARA 2/12/2014 11:43AM

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

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GOULDSGRANITE 2/12/2014 11:10AM

    emoticon To the power in your 10% goals.
emoticon on your hard work to your change your health!
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MRSP90X 2/12/2014 10:37AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon That is so Sparkling Fantastic!!!

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DS9KIE 2/12/2014 10:26AM

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What an great birthday present to yourself.

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NICOLERZ 2/12/2014 8:38AM

    That is just awesome!!!! I am so happy for you! Keep up the good work!

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YENGLISH100 2/12/2014 12:58AM

    Yes that is amazing for sure. Keep up the great work. emoticon

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NHES220 2/11/2014 11:59PM

    Well done and Happy Birthday to you!

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/11/2014 10:34PM

    Awesome and Happy Birthday!

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EMMACORY 2/11/2014 9:54PM

    emoticon emoticon Blessings on your journey! emoticon

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MAVERICK59 2/11/2014 9:48PM

    Amazing!

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ALIIDA 2/11/2014 9:39PM

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday. emoticon

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THINFITFEMINIST 2/11/2014 9:20PM

    What a wonderful blog. Congratulations and happy birthday

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PHYLISSCR 2/11/2014 9:06PM

    Awesome!! It took lots of HARD work!! emoticon emoticon

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MSHEL7 2/11/2014 8:35PM

    Woo Hoo, good for you. That's great, and a happy birthday present to boot!! Congrats!!

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POLYANNA2 2/11/2014 8:33PM

    YOU ARE emoticon !!!! You have given yourself the perfect gift! emoticon

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DBEAU57 2/11/2014 8:23PM

    What wonderful news! Weight in the 270s, BMI down over 10 points, AND your birthday! You go, girl!

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QUADCMOM 2/11/2014 7:49PM

    Happy Happy Birthday !!! Awesome report !!!

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KENDRACARROLL 2/11/2014 7:37PM

    Happy tears :)
Keep up the good work!!

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MARYANNSQUEST 2/11/2014 7:31PM

    Way to Go Natalie! What a beautiful birthday present! Keep pushing and the next 10 % will come off . Love your Goals!

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KNEWTON11 2/11/2014 7:25PM

    good job

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