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Thursday, February 21, 2013

... Because I'm in ONEderland!!!!

That's right, for the first time in years I'm below 200 pounds!

I am so glad I have made the healthy changes to my mind and habits that have led me to this point. It's so crazy (yet reassuring) to be less than 50 pounds away from my goal weight. A year or so ago I would never have thought all the positive changes I've made to my body and my thought processes were possible for me. And honestly, the most important change was to think positively. To change your body you must first change your mind. Or To shrink your body you must first grow your mind. Either one emoticon

The timing was perfect for this milestone... I did NOT want to work out today (I've had a little bit of a negative attitude the last couple of days), but I really pushed myself today during my 30 minutes of 5k training... then I did the Arc trainer and weights, and I felt proud for sticking with the plan. I was also proud that I ate an apple for a snack, and brought oatmeal for lunch instead of succumbing to the lure of my school's food court. After my work out, I stepped on the scale and saw the "1" instead of the "2"... I definitely, publicly, did an abbreviated happy dance.

I realize I'm only 1 pound less than I was a week ago... but honestly, being in the 100's instead of the 200's boosts me up!!

Thank you to all of my spark friends who are so supportive. A few of you have been more important to my journey thus far than you know. I'm excited to keep making good decisions that will lead me to be a better (and thinner) person.
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    Congratulations on getting to Onederland!!! Keep up the great work!
    2096 days ago
    Woohoo! Congrats!!!
    2097 days ago
    I totally know how you feel! Cheers!
    2098 days ago
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    2099 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon This is the best thing I've heard/seen/read in such a very long time. I'm so very happy for you. emoticon on all the super hard work you've done. I hit the 50 lbs. down then went into a spiral, you just kept it going. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    On the me side. I really needed to hear this now. Been in a real funk and I'm borderline on which way to go. Read your blog, started the oatmeal for breakfast, and then headed to the Y. emoticon

    You're are doing great and making it seem easy. Nice job- Well done. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2099 days ago
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