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Saturday, February 05, 2011

I met (what I originally thought) was my weight loss goal today! I have known for a couple of months that I was going to have to adjust it down, but didn't want to do that before I knew I could actually loose the original 50 pounds. It has taken me 10 and a half months on SparkPeople to loose this 50 pounds, and another year on my own to loose an additional 20 pounds. 70 pounds gone forever!!!

I had my bone density test done a few months ago, and I am an inch shorter than I used to be. Too bad weight doesn't just disappear like the inches do at my age. Anyway, my original goal still left me in the overweight range by a smidgen. I adjusted the goal to 145. That is a loss of an additional 12 pounds. I now know I can loose the extra pounds. It may take me awhile, but I can do it!

I am not expecting to drop anymore in clothes sizes. I am actually now one size smaller than I ever in my wildest dreams thought possible. I still need to concentrate on strength training, it isn't a habit yet. I am hopeful that the strength training will help adjust some of this extra skin that is floating about.

I am in a back brace for at least another 3 weeks, and after that I plan to get back to walking 12 miles a week. I miss the outdoor activity, but my doctor was adamant about curtailing the outdoor stuff until PT and the brace are history. I have managed to keep up with Curves at least 3x per week, so have been faithful to the cardio at least.

I could not have made this journey on my own...a big THANK YOU to all my Spark friends who encouraged and inspired me to succeed. I appreciate each of you very much! Being accountable to others makes me want to succeed even more.
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    Oh Margie, congrats, congrats! That's awesome! I'm so happy for you, you've done a great job!
    2961 days ago
  • LUCYLIN101
    Great news!! You are an inspiration!
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    2962 days ago
    Congratulations! Wonderful news! Strength training helps a lot so keep it up! Good luck with losing the rest! emoticon
    2962 days ago
    That is totally awesome about meeting your first goal. You are defintiely an inspiration to the rest of us. I'm still l0 pounds away from being overweight instead of obese. I will be thrilled to reach that goal also. We can do it! emoticon emoticon
    2963 days ago
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