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All good things must come to an end ...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

or so someone has said.

We all come to a realization at some point that the pounds are just not going to fall off forever. I know I've been the same weight, give or take four pounds, for three months now. I have not given up. I feel fantastic. I look pretty good, compared to where I have come from. If I remain this weight I will be okay. My health and quality of life has drastically improved and that's what this whole process has been about for me.

My surgeon says I should be able to lose another 40 lbs before I must learn to maintain. I figure I'm getting good practice now and I know I will keep the weight off this time. It is hard not to become disheartened or discouraged but I have found that I seem to no longer have this issue. I no longer obsess about the scale and feel the need to get on it every single day. I would love to say I only weigh once a week, but that just isn't the case. I am going to get there though.

Today the scale read 266.0 and I gasped. That is my lowest weight in over 20 years. Only 34 more pounds to get rid of and I will be the weight I was when I met my husband 26 years ago. That is a sobering thought. I thought I was so fat then and look at where I ended up. It makes me sad to look at the pictures of me when I weighed 530 lbs. I look at that woman and wonder what was going on in her life that she let things get so out of control. Then I realize that woman is ME! I can see beyond the fat and feel the pain now. I have been so blessed and know that no matter what, I am strong. I have survived so much and I will continue to survive. After all, I didn't go through all of this for no reason. The Lord has a plan, even for this, and all is well.
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    Hi Karon! I love the latest pic you have up. It's not about where you've been that's history, it's all about NOW and you are doing GREAT!
    3146 days ago
  • TBRAX98
    You have always been an amazing person and this weight loss is just another job well done. I'm very proud of you.
    3166 days ago
    Karon, you have done a totally awesome job! The things you have learned on this! Keep rocking, girl. You're gonna make it!

    3166 days ago
    From 530 to 266? Woman, you are incredible! Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment.
    3166 days ago
  • HAPPY1604
    HI Karon,
    It has obviously been awhile since I checked in on you (or even myself for that matter)... and I am sitting here in total amazement and awe over you and your progress! Well done my friend! So proud of you and for you! Keep on keepin on!
    3166 days ago
  • KITT52
    Karon you have done a fantastic job....I am so happy for you...
    I feel the need to say this again and I know you know it.....YOU gave me that push I needed to give SparkPeople a try.....You were one of the first people I came accrossed on my Spark journey...I said if she can do it so can I...I do pray for you ever day for giving me the courage to try try once again thank you for that.....

    That darn scale can give us our ups and downs but we both have come so far to ever go back....

    remember you did not gain the weight all at took time so loosing it is going to take time too, but you have come miles and miles....thanks for the inspiration...

    Have a happy and healthy week end.

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    3166 days ago
    I'm not sure I understood which good thing is coming to an end here!? You have done amazingly so far, and I am totally convinced that you will do the 36 as well. Keep up the good work and enjoy it. It seems like you already do. And thanks for posting this.
    3166 days ago
    You should be proud
    3166 days ago
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