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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
    2700 days ago
  • ALICERIEGER
    One thing about living healthy at our age is we really appreciate how neat living can be. Your blog really expresses that so well.
    2714 days ago
  • GRAMMAP1
    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
    2714 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

    Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2714 days ago
  • NOW2DAY
    Congrats on the loss and keeping the 10 lbs off. You made changes that became habits. So that's how you do it.
    2714 days ago
  • POETANDMORE
    Great! Keep it up! You brought a positive light to sp today! Thanks for the blog entry you shared. Helps alot!
    2715 days ago
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