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What a Difference Losing Just Ten Pounds Made

Monday, June 13, 2011

I lost the ten pounds I'd been battling for years back in 2007 and have been logging in to Sparkpeople ever since to be sure I stay on track with my new healthy lifestyle. I've made some permanent changes that have enabled me to stay at goal for over 4 years, such as weighing and measuring portions, eating smaller portions, drinking 8 glasses of liquid daily, exercising regularly and getting 8 hours of sleep every night. Recently I realized the changes this has made in my body, so gradually I hardly noticed. Here they are:
1. I used to wear size 10 and now wear either a 6 or sometimes a 4.
2. I can buy tops and bottoms in the same size now. I used to have "an hour-glass figure in which all the sand has run to the bottom."
3. I no longer have "thunder thighs". I can wear shorts and jeans and look good.
4. I can look in a full length mirror and no longer cringe.
5. I can put on my clothes by pulling them up over my hips instead of always over my head
6. I can do yoga I never thought I'd be able to do.
7. I feel and look much younger than my 80 years and enjoy life much more. emoticon
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  • QTEALADY20031
    WOW you are amazing. What an active life you live. You give me a lot of hope. I will be 69 in August approaching that 70 mark. You are doing great. Have a wonderful Tuesday! June emoticon
    2854 days ago
    One thing about living healthy at our age is we really appreciate how neat living can be. Your blog really expresses that so well.
    2868 days ago
    We are very proud of you Peg. And to get such evident rewards from it all is certainly a current blessing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2868 days ago
  • MONTY68
    I love your blog, You have presented it so well as to what one can do with their life. I would say to you that you are not only maintaining the loss but are living life. Congratulations, Oh, by the way, I didn't realize that you are 80. I hope that some people on our team read this and know that our age doesn't give a excuse for not releasing weight. I checked the I like this blog as I think others need to see what can be accomplished.
    Thank you for sharing

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    2868 days ago
    Congrats on the loss and keeping the 10 lbs off. You made changes that became habits. So that's how you do it.
    2868 days ago
    Great! Keep it up! You brought a positive light to sp today! Thanks for the blog entry you shared. Helps alot!
    2868 days ago
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