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My 9-Month Sparkversary!!! (A few days late)

Saturday, January 05, 2013

It was 3 days ago and I forgot!!! Oh well, I can celebrate today. I'm going to list all the things that have happened to me since starting SparkPeople:

Since starting SparkPeople on April 3, 2012 I have lost:

48.5 lbs, for a total loss of 71.5 lbs from my highest.
7 inches in my waist
8 inches in my hips
6 inches in each of my thighs
2.5 inches in each of my upper arms
That's 32 inches total!!!
5 pant sizes (from a 22 to a 12)

My neck and wrists are slimmer, allowing me to wear jewelry I couldn't previously

My face is thinner, and doesn't look puffy or bloated

My skin is better, still dry but I get fewer blemishes

My blood pressure is down from 140/90 to 115/70 on average

I can now wear mediums in some articles of clothing

I don't sweat as much

My resting heart rate is in the low 60s

I don't get out of breath walking around or going up stairs

I sleep better

I get more compliments

I have more confidence

I now enjoy shopping for clothes (this is a big deal)

I am in love with SparkPeople!

If there were one bad thing, I would say it's that I'm freezing this winter because I lost a lot of my insulation! =)

I still have 33.5 lbs to go to meet my original goal. I'd like to get there by Jan 1, 2014. From then on I'll evaluate how I feel in my new skin and what I need to work on to determine if I need to lose more weight or if I should maintain.

Can't wait to see what the next 9 months has in store for me!

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