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Day 914- This Really Is A Change of a Lifetime


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Monday, June 02, 2014

I know what you're thinking.

Another blog by Jan-Marie, talking about how she gained a few pounds and it's all part of the process, and numbers don't matter, and NSV's do.

And you are absolutely right.

The scale has been hating me the past few weeks, and I've hated it right back.

But the more and more pictures I take, the happier I am with myself.



JD and I rode our bikes for 15 miles, and I burned the most calories I've ever burned besides my half-marathon.

I also am beginning to notice changes in my arms. When I saw this picture, I realized that I will always be a bit more broad or wide than what I originally pictured as my end goal. But I'm getting more and more okay with my big-boned self.



Yesterday, J.D. and I went golfing with his two best friends, and my dad snapped this picture before we left. With my shirt tucked in and a belt holding up my too large shorts. And I realized, I may bounce in the 170s-180s for another year if I keep indulging when I feel like it and living my life NOT on a DIET, but just in a healthier lifestyle. And if the 170s-180s mean I'm a size 10 forever, so what.



(Please notice my Mirimichi visor from my Hole-In-One course.. lol)


Long blog short, I'm once again struggling with getting the scale to move down.

And I'm once again starting to realize, it just really doesn't matter as much anymore.

Maybe I'll never have a "healthy BMI" or be in pants that are a single digit (comfortably...).

But I am so happy. Happier than I've ever been in my life.

And for that, I thank you SparkFriends. This happiness is a result of SparkPeople and all of you supporting me.

I hope you're on the road to a happier life too.
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WHITEANGEL4 9/3/2014 7:26PM

    You have it going girl

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MAYBER 7/3/2014 3:09PM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts it does help to see things in print your attitude is positive keep your flame burning brightly one day at a time
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FLUTTER-BY)L( 6/15/2014 11:41AM

    Love the attitude. You will find what is best for you.


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LEANMEAN2 6/14/2014 5:44AM

    Thanks for sharing. Congratulations

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GIRLGETTINGFIT 6/6/2014 10:21PM

    emoticon You look amazing! emoticon

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FUNZ81 6/6/2014 9:40PM

    emoticon Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts as we move into a healthy, happy life.

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LOPEYP 6/6/2014 2:56PM

    You look awesome!

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GRANDMABABA 6/6/2014 1:18PM

    you are an inspiration!

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MTN_KITTEN 6/6/2014 9:44AM

    Be happy with yourself ... but finish what you started!!!!!!!

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SUSANSUSAN14 6/6/2014 8:57AM

    The hear rate monitor is the best exercise tool!

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JOHNSONTREE 6/6/2014 8:53AM

  You look awesome and have a great attitude!

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BIGDOG18 6/6/2014 7:49AM

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PROVERBS31JULIA 6/6/2014 1:35AM

    You look great!! Don't tell no one it's a pair of size 10 shorts or whatever - it's none of their business anyway! You are getting stronger and healthier, which will be totally necessary once you two are married and if you decide to start a family! JD isn't a shrimpy little guy, so it's gonna take all the fitness and health you have to handle any big babies he gives you!!!

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I might be jumping the gun there, but speaking as one who was NOT in good health when my baby was born, this is going to be more important as time goes on, and you will likely be thankful when that time comes!! (my husband isn't all that big/tall of a guy - but we are both the shorter "runts" with 6 foot plus parents and siblings in both our families. It looks like our boy is headed that way himself!).

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CORNERKICK 6/6/2014 1:19AM

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WHITEANGEL4 6/6/2014 1:18AM

    You are doing great. The numbers are not always the end goal. Being healthy and comfortable where you are is the best judge of where you should be. I will never be a size 10 but I am comfortable in my present body and am working on keeping up the healthy lifestyle to0 maintain that place

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TRAIN_2_RUN 6/6/2014 12:02AM

    Amazing!!!

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MCMARTI26 6/5/2014 11:09PM

    Fantastic pictures... You look lovely. emoticon

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AJB121299 6/5/2014 10:16PM

    nice

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AMBER461 6/5/2014 9:59PM

  Thanks for sharing. You look great keep up the good work.

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MRSVIKING2014 6/5/2014 9:53PM

    ummmmmmm you're stinkin' adorable in that golf pic!!!! :D

It's so refreshing to know there are still women out there who understand that it's possible to have a double-digit frame and still be healthy :)

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WALLPER26 6/5/2014 8:00PM

    emoticon You look great ! Keep up thew good work!

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SWFL2020 6/5/2014 6:03PM

    AMAZING results well deserved for all your hard work. You look gorgeous and fit. Nothing wrong with a size 10. Not all of us are meant to be a single digit size. When I get to what you weigh now - I'll be thrilled, and no, if I could stay there it really would not matter if I lost any more. By 150 (lost down to it after a severe trauma years back) people were telling me to stop, that I was too small - and I'm only 5'6" - and I was not in single digit sizes either. So - this might be close to a perfect weight for your body. ENJOY what you have achieved and how absolutely fabulous you look!!!

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    You're doing GREAT!! You look wonderful and happy! emoticon

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MARAGRAM 6/5/2014 3:55PM

    Keep it up, you are doing well! You are awesome and you look it, too!


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LAVENDERLILY 6/5/2014 3:11PM

    I love your smile, Thanks for sharing!

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COOLRAIN 6/5/2014 2:32PM

    I'm struggling with the scale too, but when I took my measurements the other day, I was surprised and very happy to find that I've lost 14 inches. I knew things were looser, but I had no idea I'd tightened up that much. Keep up the good work of being active and maintaining a positive attitude. You look great and you feel great. Isn't that what it's really all about? emoticon

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OBIDIO 6/5/2014 2:22PM

    Keep up the good work!!

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DSHONEYC 6/5/2014 2:06PM

    You look fabulous and that's what is important. Keep getting healthy and skip "getting skinny". NSVs rule! emoticon

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DMSGLASS 6/5/2014 1:49PM

    Your lifestyle is mighty healthy from what I see. You look fabulous and it's good that you feel good about yourself. If need be, throw that pesky scale away!!

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ALICIA214 6/5/2014 1:43PM

 

You look terrific Keep up the good work...



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TJOHNOCONNOR 6/5/2014 12:08PM

    If that is you at 170/ 180 then maybe you should concentrate more on body composition than the weight. You easily look 30 pounds or more lighter than 170. Keep it up, you look great.

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SONGBIRD2013 6/5/2014 11:37AM

    Thanks so much for this post. I am fighting the same battle - scale not going down when I think it should. But, in the past week, a number of people that see me every day have commented on how I just keep losing and losing. I guess things are firming and tightening and it shows.

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LCRUMLEY81 6/5/2014 11:14AM

  Great Post

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BAHAMAMARG 6/5/2014 11:06AM

    You look great - are you sure your goal calculations are still in the right range? I read somewhere that people who have lost a lot of weight make the mistake of not Re-evaluating and Re-running their stats once closer to goal.

How far away from goal are you?

Would it be too scary to ditch the scales for a few weeks and concentrate on how happy you are? I mean, eventually, you are not going to keep weighing so often right?

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NHES220 6/5/2014 10:46AM

    You look great and you look happy. Enjoy!

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DNRAE1 6/5/2014 10:32AM

    Wow! You look fantastic!!!

Yes, maybe your original goal isn't where you are happiest! Maintain for 6 months, and reevaluate! Good luck!

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MOMMY445 6/5/2014 9:57AM

    you look fabulous!

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LIZ324_NYC 6/5/2014 9:55AM

    You look great! And you feel great! That's all that matters!!

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