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I Want to Shout it from the Rooftop!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Today was my weekly weigh-in on the 100 Days of Weight Loss book discussion and challenge. I am down 33 pounds since January 1st!
I set my goal at 20 pounds but had some really good weeks-way more fitness than food. When I hit 20 I didn't for one single second think about taking a break or a rest or having some Cheetos. I just thought I might be able to keep it up and get to 30.

emoticon So today when I weighed in and was down 33 pounds I did a big happy dance-so big it scared the dogs!! emoticon

That moved me from the Obese to the Overweight category. I am so happy and so proud of myself.

Ultimately it is MY choice what I put into my honest I am about measuring and tracking. It is MY choice about how much farther I can go or how much faster I can walk my Virtual 5K. BUT...and isn't there always a butt???
I want to say "Thank You" to those here on Spark People who have encouraged, motivated and inspired me. You know who you are!

emoticon I also want to thank my dear friend, Darvel, who leads 5 middle-aged, menopausal women in a Boxing Club 4 days a week. He looks so mean-"like he could hunt bear with a switch" but he genuinely loves us and cares about us and works us until we are dripping with sweat and don't have another swing left emoticon and can't manage another push-up-and he NEVER lets us do "sissy push-ups". emoticon and can barely hold the jump rope emoticon All he asks in return is that we don't "sass him" when we are within the confines of the club (outside that door we have a mission to torture him to the best of our abilities) and that we feed him a few times a week! We get the better end of that deal!

And I'd like to thank Sassy, also known as the missing JACKSGRAN. She got me more involved in SP than I ever intended to be by starting up the 12 Weeks to Walking team. I hope that wherever she is, she knows how much I miss her and wish her well.

The sun is shining and I'm going to go for a walk to get coffee and then do some work in the yard. I just wanted to take a few minutes and tell you my big news and share my success with you. Thanks for reading a 2nd blog in one day...and thanks for cheering me on and occasionally cheering me up!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MT-MOONCHASER 4/13/2014 4:55PM

    I'm a bit late getting to this party -- CONGRATULATIONS!!

Now on to the next number...


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FROMTHISPOINT 4/10/2014 8:05PM

    emoticon emoticon I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! emoticon You just motivated me to get off my next 25! You earned yourself a Goodie! emoticon emoticon

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MOM4HOCKEY 4/10/2014 3:17PM

    happy dance emoticon happy dance emoticon happy dance !!! emoticon

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WATERONE 4/10/2014 11:22AM

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MADEIT3 4/10/2014 9:00AM

    You are amazing!! Thanks for posting about your journey.

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RAINA413 4/10/2014 1:25AM


I am so inspired by your story and so proud of you!!!

Keep it up!!!

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JUST-ELIZ 4/10/2014 12:16AM

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p.s. Thanks to your Easter bonnet puppy pictures- I'm now making Easter Bonnets for my 2 girls- but not my 2 boys. LOL!! I'll post a picture when I'm done. Mocha should look adorable but I think Sassy is going to look silly! emoticon

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BRADMILL2922 4/9/2014 11:38PM

    33 LBS IS INCREDIBLE! Congrats!

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123ELAINE456 4/9/2014 10:47PM

  Congratulations!!! Well Done!!! That is Awesome!!! WTG!!! Keep It Up!!! Love The Quotes!!!

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MONTANAFOCUS 4/9/2014 10:38PM



Go !!!!!!!

You are an inspiration to my efforts

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PATRICIAAK 4/9/2014 9:16PM


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STEVEN2GO2 4/9/2014 9:00PM

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Once I was talking to my Uncle Bill telling him how much I appreciated so many others for how well I was doing. He looked at me straight in the eyes and said that I did 99% of the hard work to accomplish my goals. YOU put in the effort, sweat, tears and choices that have made YOUR success! Congratulations and thanks for making my journey so much FUN!

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SHAKESALOT 4/9/2014 8:26PM

    emoticon emoticon This definitely deserves to be touted!!!!! Do that dance!!!!! AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!!! Truly an inspiration! LOVE this blog. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GARDENQE2 4/9/2014 7:52PM

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Shout it out!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 4/9/2014 7:41PM

Congratulations! That is a tremendous weight loss and you have worked really hard to accomplish it. emoticon

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CASHER52 4/9/2014 7:31PM

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I could just picture your dogs when you were doing the "Happy Dance" lol.


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HARROWJET 4/9/2014 7:10PM

    Congratulations for moving out of the obese category. That is one of my goals too. emoticon

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IDG1IODA 4/9/2014 7:01PM

    Good for you.. I am so proud and thanks for all the giggles and laughs... Keep on going and May He give you the strength to kick your coach right in the can when he turns around.. Enjoy the moment and Know I will be heading out this Friday.. See you on the web after I get back... In His Love with a pinch of Grace Just Me Jane

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SHARON10002 4/9/2014 6:57PM

    This is totally emoticon news!!! I can understand why you want to shout it from the rooftops!!!! emoticon and then some!!!!

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WYDE1340 4/9/2014 5:49PM

    emoticon Congratulations! As you said, it is up to each of us to control our destinies, but its definitely easier when you have support! Keep it up!

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ALIIDA 4/9/2014 5:46PM

    I'm thrilled to read this blog and huge congrats on your achievement! You are giving so many of so much support, I'm happy you're getting plenty of support too!

I'm so grateful for the support I get. I would have started slacking off a long time ago if I hadn't been on Spark, and you're a big part of that.
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MLHAYES17 4/9/2014 5:33PM

    Well congratulations on your weight loss. I hope I have the same ending Ive only loss 6 lbs so far its coming off slow

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