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Blog Challenge (Week 11): Thinspiration Picture Blog

Sunday, October 15, 2017

For me, "Thinspiration" means a desire to be healthy, NOT a desire to be skinny.

This is me, when I started my quest for better health back in late January 2017. I weigh about 247 lbs.

Since then, I've lost 54 lbs and this is where I am today (October 15, 2017):

This is where I was in 2009, when I felt I was at my healthiest in decades. This level of fitness is the goal I'm striving for now.

I still have about 40 lbs. to go, but I've done it before, so I know I can do it again. I am inspired to be the best me I can be. At 59 years old, I don't aspire to be model thin or the same weight I was in high school, or even the same weight I was when I got married. I want to feel good and be able to move easily with a minimum of discomfort. I want to be as healthy as I can and live a long life.

That's what "Thinspires" me -- the me I was not so many years ago. Not some unknown, air-brushed, and impossible version of perfection.

To be that me, all I have to do is continue to fuel my body properly, move, and have some fun along the way.

Here's to

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    609 days ago
    Wonderful blog and pictures. You look fabulous. You and I are of the same mindset. I don't really have a goal weight. I will know it when I get there.

    When I was younger I went to a doctor that felt 130 was where I should be for my 5'8" frame. The only thing is I never felt good at that weight. I have felt the best at 145-165, so want to fall somewhere in there.

    610 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    You are doing so well Kathy - keep it up!!!
    617 days ago
    I love your pics, and I love your Thinspiration. It's reasonable and heathy, and I feel exactly the same, that I want to be healthy, and move easily! I'm believeing that we can do this!
    617 days ago
    You have come so far! You are so close! What do you think kayaks, roller blades and horseback rides next summer?

    You are proof to me that it is possible!

    Love you so,
    617 days ago
    Excellent blog. Thanks for sharing. The pictures are great.
    617 days ago
    You are such an inspiration to me, Kathy!
    617 days ago
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