Saturday, October 23, 2010

As I stood on the scale this morning after my shower and saw that 1 in front of my number...I couldn't believe it! emoticon emoticon

Of course, I had no one to share my excitement with because my husband is at work, my sons are still sleeping, so I quickly turn to the SP world. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I know some of you out there know how important it is to get below the 200's. It has been a nagging goal of mine since 2007. Of course I had a second child in that 3 year time, but I vowed to get back at it after he was born in March of 2008.

What makes this so special is that I have come so close to it almost 3 separate times since March 2008. I have even gotten down to 201 and let it slip through my fingers only to go back up to 217 pounds a short 6 months later. emoticon

I couldn't sleep last night very well - too much swirling through my brain I guess. I got on here to look at my past pictures and I was amazed at how I let myself slip back and forth so many times.

I know it is because I never fully resolved my feelings of loss and depression from losing my mother in January 2008 and then a short 6 weeks later had my son. I thought I was "dealing" with it, but then 18 months after the fact - it hit me soooo hard. The summer of 2009 was very tough on me.

Pretty much since January 2010 I've really grown mentally, emotionally and my son has grown up too. 2010 has been slow at times reaching my goals, but I've not given up entirely during those times. The thing is, I haven't really changed clothing sizes yet - even after losing 23 pounds. I've pretty much stayed the same size XL/L shirt, Size 16/18 jeans...but they fit a lot better.

I really need to take some measurements soon and compare from March 2010 to now because I know they have got to be different. My pants feel looser around my waist especially.

I would love to have a goal of 190 by Christmas. It is a steep goal. It is a challenging goal, but I am up for the challenge. We go to Georgia every year between Christmas and New Year's and I would love to be able to surprise them by being 30 pounds lighter.

Maybe I'll blog later with some before and after photos too! I need something that I can refer back to when I am feeling down and unmotivated.

Off to take some photos this Saturday morning!!!

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    Boy do I know that feeling. I too was under 2 for about a year after me joining spark and losing 40pounds...until I gained it all back. Now here I am trying to do it all again. Big bummer, but so exciting when you start seeing results. I am so proud of you and admire how you have accomplished it!
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  • GIGI1222
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  • SALINA78
    Oh man! (what kind of friend am I that I missed this?)
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so proud of you!

    It is very understandable that you had a hard time with your mom's death. Mourning affects everyone differently and at different times. I'm so glad to hear that you feel that you have been growing and shrinking at the same time. Hee hee!

    I can't wait for your comparison blog!!!
    3282 days ago
    Congratulations! Way to go!!!
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  • PEARL8264
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    3284 days ago
    Congratulations, Go healthy you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3284 days ago
    How wonderful is your surprise this AM. Breaking 200 is my goal also and it seems to be always just out of reach but I'm hanging in there. I'm going to beat this monster.

    Congratulations and best wishes for Christmas
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    First of all, congrats on getting below 200! What an accomplishment. Keep up the great work.

    Second, congrats on how much you have grown and changed since the loss of you mother and then your son's subsequent birth just 6 weeks later. That must have been difficult to experience such emotional lows and highs. I'm so glad you have reached a sense of peace.

    Hugs always!
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    Comment edited on: 10/23/2010 11:22:24 PM
    Congratulations! I know just how you feel. Having the next goal is good also. I went to the Dr.Oz site and ordered my "just 10" bracelet. I'm wearing it now, and aiming for 190.

    Dr. Oz says everyone would be healthier if we lost just 10 lbs. (well, not my DH, he stuggles to gain weight or stay even).

    Anyhoo - good for you! emoticon emoticon
    3284 days ago
    Congrats KELLY!!!
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    Congratulations again!! We want pictures!!!
    3284 days ago
    WTG!!!! Congratulations!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3284 days ago
    I can't WAIT to hit onederland!! So I am with you - shout it to the world!! 16 more pounds for me - that I hope to shed before heading to Ottawa for Christmas! A steep goal too, but with all the support here, I am sure that both of us can hit it!

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    Oh, what an AWESOME BLOG! Yay! Oh, yes, I DO know how great it is to break 200!!! You feel like shouting to the world! emoticon I LOST BELOW 200!!! emoticon Keep going! Keep fighting! Before you know it, ten will turn into twenty, and you'll be shocked when you turn around and find yourself where you never thought possible a year ago! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3284 days ago
    Congrats Kelly! You've earned!
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  • MINDY502
    Congratulations on your progress. I cant wait to get to that magical number under 200. I had been there one time just under that number and felt like such an accomplishment but like you i had let it go and gone back. I hope you reach your goals and I know you will and even if you dont reach that goal by christmas I am sure they will notice for sure the difference in you already, 23 pounds is alot. Wish you the best and congratulations again!!

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  • FRECKS96
    Congrats!!!!!!!! Enjoy your day and I look forward to your pics!
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  • GRANDMA624
    CONGRATULATIONS!! I have been trying to get below 200 for a long time. Good for you. I know how you must feel. emoticon emoticon
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    Onederland is Onederful!!! Thanks!
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    Congratulations. emoticon
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