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Thursday, December 07, 2017


` I have never liked to post pics of myself.. anyone who knows me personally, knows I dont let people take pics of me or video.. I hated the way I looked and I couldnt handle having a pic taken of me. but, now that I have lost 154 lbs, I feel a tiny bit more confident to post one every once in a while when I feel comfortable enough.. it also allows me to put it out there for others to see, to help hold me accountable, even though I slip up -a lot-.. and in hopes I can help even one person, who struggles from obesity..

` I started this weight loss journey at 50 yrs old, and im now 55.. it was a SLOW process due to being so bad off getting around, I was getting close to moving from a walker with a seat on it and wheels, to a wheel chair.. I couldnt walk 5 feet without wanting to collapse and have to sit down from carrying 389 lbs of flesh around for many years, crushing my lungs to where I could barely breathe.. -- to lose weight, all I did was try and move my body a little more each day than the one before, drink lots of water, and ate the same things I always did but I didnt eat as much nor as often the bad stuff.. I just changed the way I cooked my other foods and cut down on portion size.. I still ate out and had my burgers/fries/pizza, but not as often nor as much.. I did quit "all" sodas though.. 3 1/2 years later I still havent had a sip.. ^_^

` due to me having to go slower, it gave my mind time to catch up with my body changes and all the mental stuff it brings.. -- I have been able to keep the 154 lost off for a long period of time, for the 1st time in my adult life.. - you are never too old to start.. never too far gone to try.. I am living proof..

`blessed be,
-Shari Lynn

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    You are indeed an inspiration to many. It is a journey and it is a lifestyle change not a diet. Once our mindset has change we've managed 1/2 the battle .... we are living proof it can be done !!!

    Welcome back hope to see you here more often so we can keep in touch. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    101 days ago
    Thanks for gathering the courage to let us into your journey. Your story is AMAZING!!! So inspirational. Thanks, thanks .
    102 days ago
    Your kindness in allowing us to see your pictures is appreciated. Your being able to enjoy life at this new weight and finding blessings as you continue to live daily at your new weight is beautiful.
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