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I've seen a number of pages that list benefits of weight loss. I decided to create my own list of things that have changed since I joined SP. I've listed 32 things (one for each pound lost) and will continue to update as I go.

67. People are asking me how i "did it." I tell them SP!
66. We're going to bike the Katy Trail
65. I'm considering a swimsuit and lessons.
64. My taste in clothes has completely changed. I want chic, now!
63. My husband is now working out with me - AWESOME!
62. My body is shrinking.
61. When I say "run to the store" I sometimes mean it literally
60. I have a SPARK that is worth sharing and will help others who catch it. DOUBLE WOO HOO!
59. I can wear some of my daughters clothes! WOO HOO!
58. I can wear my husband's clothes-in fact, come of them are too big.
57. I haven't quit with a plateau.
56. I actually use running shoes for running! LOL
55. I've had my first ever sport injury-ok not so good, but I now believe it's better than aching from obesity and doing nothing.
54. I haven't quit with a failure-I just get back up and keep going.
53. I can run a mile in less than 12 minutes.
52. Ran my first 5K and have another one in a few weeks.
51. I need to buy a shorter slip. LOL!
50. I've hit my first big goal! I've lost 50 lbs in just under 6 months!
49. I find more joy in every day life.
48. I can out run my daughters, and future son-in-law!
47. I�m successfully juggling family, work, school and working out
46. I�m proud of myself-believe me this is really new to my life.
45. I�m laying to rest old ghosts
44. I am successfully consistent in my journey
43. I�m in my 2nd week of training for a 5K and can run 2.5 miles
42. I don't want to miss a single day of exercise.
41. I can shop in regular stores-today I'm wearing Banana Republic for the first time in my life.
40. I like shopping for clothes, now.
39. I can make an Oreo cookie last 4 bites! LOL!
38. I no longer think in terms of what I can't do but what I can do.
37. I have fitness goals.
36. I've lost over 13% of my original body weight
35. I don't hide from mirrors
34. I enjoy working out
33. I know what I'm eating and why (for the most part)
32. I am no longer stuck in a rut
31. I can walk 5 miles very easily
30. I can run short distances
29. I have stayed consistent in my goals and focus
28. Driving, stretching, reaching, etc. is easier
27. I have more flexibility
26. My �numbers� are healthier
25. I�m drinking a gallon of water every day
24. I have reachable goals
23. I am hopeful of my future
22. I have inspired others
21. I�m making better connections with people
20. I�m trying new things
19. I find reasons to stay motivated
18. My �self talk� is more positive
17. I don�t berate myself
16. I can carry laundry down two flights of stairs and back up without a break to catch my breath.
15. I am more positive
14. I feel less embarrassed
13. I�m happier
12. I have more confidence
11. I�m sleeping better
10. I�m eating healthier
9. I have cut all soda out of my diet
8. I can stand on my tip toes � haven�t been able to do this for years because of an ankle injury
7. I can take deeper breaths
6. I have more stamina
5. I am stronger
4. My clothes no longer fit :-)
3. I have more energy
2. Fewer aches and pains, except for exercise soreness :-)
1. I just feel better

Member Since: 7/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 18,487

My Goals:
My new goal - do chin ups!

I'd like to lose weight, and gain enough confidence to dance. I want to run a 5K Race for the Cure and climb a rock wall!

My Program:
I'm doing strength training on M/W/F and Cardio T/Th/S. I'm getting between 1200 and 1500 calories daily and drinking GALLONS of water.

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