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How far I've come!

Friday, March 08, 2013

Just something I wanted to share.

The other day I was doing my measurements and I saw in my weight loss folder a paper where I had my measurements from when I was 315 pounds. (Highest weight was 328) My abdomen was 61 inches. 61!! I've always carried a lot of my weight in my mid section sadly. I took my tape measure and put it around me to see what 61 inches looked like and you know what? My tape measure only went to 60 inches. I stood there speechless for a long moment and then I burst into tears. The feeling I had when I stood there being measured at 315 pounds came back. I remember how embarrassed I was, how the girl didn't even know where to measure me for my waist and had to ask another worker at the gym for help, I remembered how sad and hopeless I felt. And then I cried because I was so proud of the girl that was me, that she kept on even when she had such sadness and hopelessness, and that she lost 90 pounds and lost over 13 inches off her waist. And that she reached so many other goals that the scale and tape measure cannot even reflect. How far I've come! I still have more to go until I reach my ultimate goal, but I will not doubt myself ever again. I can do it and I will.

- Amy
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