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Friday, June 06, 2014



My unofficial weigh in for the last 3 days has been under 170, which is so terrific because I'm finally out of the "obese" BMI category, and now in the "overweight" range. For so long I've had a post-it note on my computer that says "170" to keep my goal in front of me. And now I've reached it. Passed it. I replaced it with a "165" post-it, which I think is quite attainable. My real weigh in day is Mondays.

I feel so slim. But I don't feel fit & healthy. I feel like I'm still recovering from my illness. I just have to meet myself where I am, with what I have, without judgement. I did a strength training video this morning. It was kind of a push. I do exercise not for weight loss, but for raising my energy & mood. It really worked for that.

I'm working on enjoying the journey. Gratitude is a large part of my progress. I want to thank you for reading my blog, and for supporting me. It makes me feel like my weight loss journey is bigger than me. It's about community and supporting each other. I'm really grateful for losing so much weight, looking & feeling so much better.

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Motivational quote:

"The scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That's it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength or love." - Unknown
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TXGAL-N-GEORGIA 7/9/2014 3:01PM

  Awesome!!! I just wrote me a post it and stuck to my mirror and one to my refrigerator!!! Thanks for the tip and you look Great!!! emoticon

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EVADADIVA 6/23/2014 7:16AM

    Great job!

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PEPPERIN 6/17/2014 9:16PM

  Wow! Impressive pictures. Very motivating for me. I'm on a similar journey to first move below 200#, then move out of obese BMI and into overweight, then finally out of overweight. Great to see you paving the way for those of us coming behind you.

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LIMEGREEN2014 6/16/2014 5:26PM

    You look great - hope you feel the same! emoticon

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VEG_GIRL04 6/16/2014 11:28AM

    I now have my post it up too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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C67241 6/15/2014 5:38PM

    You look great! Keep up that attitude and before you know it, you will be at your goal. emoticon

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You are so right, SP is all about community and supporting one another. Great job on your weight loss, you look terrific!

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2BDYNAMIC 6/12/2014 8:52AM

    You are a testament to SUCCESS ........ emoticon ....... giving inspiration, hope and one big spark to all who read or know you!!! emoticon ......... How wonderful to make this lovely transformation ......... and emoticon on a well deserved Popular Blog!!! ............ Jan (Keep up the excellent work!)

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JENNIERUN 6/12/2014 3:36AM

    emoticon inspirational!!! emoticon

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RADOOGA 6/11/2014 5:44PM

    Well done, I'm on my way down to the 170's myself (by December, but hey, getting there!) You've come a long way, and look fantastic x

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STORMIE62 6/11/2014 2:36PM

    Inspirational, thank you for sharing.

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FIT4MEIN2013 6/11/2014 12:10PM

    Fantastic!

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PACKERMANN 6/11/2014 10:20AM

    thanks for the tip!
i just posted a note with my goal right in front of me on my monitor. :)

i struggle to exercise consistently too.
we'll get there...
hugs,
Pat

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PEANUT883 6/10/2014 11:35AM

  You look amazing! Congrats! emoticon

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MELITAG 6/10/2014 8:14AM

    You look great - soon 165 will be a goal attained - I am sure. I remember when I reached 179 was very proud, alas - I reverted and 179 is my goal again. Good luck! emoticon

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AZURELITE 6/10/2014 6:29AM

    Congratulations on your success thus far! You're an inspiration!
Love the quote too!

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MICHELLELEE150 6/7/2014 5:49PM

    So glad to hear you're feeling better. :) What a great picture, too! I can't agree more with what you said about community. Thanks for staying in touch and for your blog, because it's helping me stay positive and on track, too. :)

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LAILATN 6/6/2014 10:34PM

    Wonderful! Great picture - your smile says it all.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/6/2014 7:23PM

    That is such a fantastic milestone!! You have worked hard for it and earned every ounce. You stuck it out even when you were discouraged and were sick or going through rough times. You didn't make excuses but worked hard. You don't even look like the same person. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POSITIVEHOPE 6/6/2014 5:46PM

    Congratulations! You are inspiring. I love to read about your commitment to fitness which is my weakest point. Changing your journey from restriction and deprivation to one of joy and accomplishment makes me smile.
Can't wait for the next pic!

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STRONGERLEANER 6/6/2014 4:38PM

    Your energy will come back soon. You had a couple of illnesses hit you pretty hard in a short time. Your body needs a little more time to recover.

You look great!
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LIS193 6/6/2014 12:14PM

    You look amazing!! Beautiful, pink is your color :)
After being sick it's best to ease back into fitness training.. take it slowly and soon you'll back to full strength.
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THINFITFEMINIST 6/6/2014 12:07PM

    Congratulations! What a big difference.

As to self-support: I think it is experienced when one stops battling with the desire to take care of one's self and the fear of whatever. Follow through is self support. Commitment is self-support. Consistency is self-support.

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PEGGY11 6/6/2014 11:57AM

    You are doing so great. Proud of you.
I too find that once I exercise my day falls nicely into place. Who knew? LOL

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GIVEMEFRIES 6/6/2014 11:24AM

    You look wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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MIRRORBALLMOON 6/6/2014 10:50AM

    Caren, you look amazing!!

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PHEBESS 6/6/2014 10:47AM

    You look like you've lost way more than 40 lbs between those 2 photos!

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You look fabulous, Darling!!!!!
Your hard work is really paying off!!!

Hugs,

Jes

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RENATA144 6/6/2014 10:10AM

  You look Phenomenal !!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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