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Thanksgiving Treat! 68 pounds down - kids reactions

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Journal Entry!

I want to thank all of you for your words of encouragement and well wishes from my first post... I just wanted you to know how it turned out... I love the support system of the SparkPeople, it helps keep me encouraged and motivated!

Pretty darn crazy, by the time Thanksgiving rolled around I was down 68 pounds. The kids saw me 4th of July (234#s), so when I walked in the house their mouths dropped. If I had a video camera.. lol I told them I was down to 182#s. They could not believe the difference in my looks, one said I lost a small child.. another said that I look like a different person all together.. I have about 47 pounds left to go to my goal... It was so exciting to visit with them, they cannot wait to see me at Christmas... I laughed and said that is a few weeks away I will not change that much but Valentine's Day will be another estimated milestone. I ate a nice meal and indulged but with moderation, so I didn't gain any weight from hanging with the kids..

The kids and I went for a walk, so it was fun to get out with them after the meal... They said, Mom! Your moving around and not sitting down. I said, of course silly, I didn't lose the weight sitting on my duff.. They said they were so proud of me and want me to keep going.. We ended the visit with kisses and well wishes... I left feeling very good about myself...

My son was so excited he went and purchased a fitbit, so he can keep me motivated (I really think it was for

The only thing I can suggest for someone out there struggling is take one day at a time and remember your goals.. I work hard at mine, knowing my small accomplishments are worth the reward of being healthier in the end.. I am able to mostly keep up with my kids.. I still have a ways to go and will continue to persevere...

What are YOU willing to do to obtain your goal...

Thanks for listening or reading! Keep Sparkin!!

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