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Its Been Almost a Year

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Today is day TWO of my current streak! (Previous streaks; 290 days, 13 days and 53 days.)

My one year anniversary of stealing my life back is coming up on March 1st. What a joy, and what a miracle! One year of doing my best to be as healthy as I possibly can be. One year of being my own hero. One year of loving myself enough to treat my body with respect!

It hasn't been a perfect year, not by a long shot. Some days have been really, really excellent. Some days have just been so-so. Some days have been total flops! But I have not given up or given in. I have hung in there, and when I fell on my face I just picked myself back up and kept doing my best to move forward.

When I started this journey last March, I expected to reach my goal within a year. Well, here I am, almost a year later, and I am not at my goal after all. I've worked really hard, and I've made some awesome progress, though! I may not be at my goal size (yet) but I have so much to be proud of!

I am not the same person that I was this time last year. For one thing, I am 71 lbs lighter! For another thing, I am healthier than I've been in many years. I'm 51 years old but I feel like I'm 30. I workout every day, and I do things now that I once would never have even dreamed of.

Last March, I lived in stretch pants and t shirts. I only owned 3 or 4 t shirts...and two of them were shirts I'd bought from the Big MENS department! Well, I don't wear BIG MENS shirts anymore!

The red shirt is what I wore before I started my streak. The green shirt is what I wear now, and its a little loose on me!

I have energy and stamina. My body is slowly firming and toning up. When I look at my current picture and compare it to my "before" photo, I can see a huge difference...not just in my size, but in my smile. I am proud of myself for all the hard work I've done over the past year, and although I'm not at my goal size, I'm so happy to be where I am now. I am enjoying the journey!

This song sums it up;

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