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The INDEPENDENCE Challenge: Starting Info-It is what it is...FOR NOW!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

I cannot believe that I'm blogging my starting information, but I feel that by being completely open with how much weight I've gained it will help me and others in the long run.

So here it goes:

**Starting Weight-292.5**
This is heartbreaking considering that my smallest adult weight has been as low as 223 lbs. and I was so close to my final goal. But as one of my accountability partners LAURENCHELLE always reminds me...THIS TOO SHALL PASS!

**Starting Dress Size-22/24**

**Starting Measurements**
Neck: 14
Chest: 49
Arm/Pretty Wing-L: 18
Arm/Pretty Wing-R: 18
Waist 1 (Under Breast): 48
Waist 2 (True Waist): 51
Hips: 53
Thigh-L: 32
Thigh-R: 33

**Starting Photos**


Face & Waist 1

Full Body

Side View

In closing, during this challenge I am reminding myself of what another good accountability partner LYNNAMIN often says, "Your latter will be greater than your former!!!" I am so Declaring my Independence and moving ON TO THE NEXT ONE!

"The future glory of this Temple will be greater than its past glory, says the LORD Almighty. And in this place I will bring peace. I, the LORD Almighty, have spoken!"
Haggai 2:9 NLT
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    Good Luck reaching your goals beautiful emoticon
    3608 days ago
    The latter will be greater indeed. Beautiful pics, diva!
    3608 days ago
    Im happy you are open enough to be honest! That's awesome. thank you for this. I know you can do it! We all can! Our latter shall be greater!
    3615 days ago
    You're beautiful already but I know you also want the healthiest you can e as well. Hang in there. I'm pulling for you.
    3615 days ago
    You have been my inspiration since I first joined SP. I'm glad you are so open and honest with your weight. It is because of you that I know I can do this. We are in this together. Let's fight this weight demon together! I'm more than a conqueror. I'm a victor, not a victim!

    3615 days ago
  • TJACK4011
    You Can and Will Do It!
    3618 days ago
  • CWYNN01
    Honesty is always the first step. Yeah, you may have gained weight back (heck we all do sometimes) but the key is NOW you are changing your life. Glad you posted your pics b/c at the end of the challenge you will be able to reflect on the old you vs the new you. You will be able to see the tremendous strides you made.

    Keep up the great work!! emoticon
    3619 days ago
  • KROLES55
    AMEN! Your latter shall be greater..You really inspire me.. What bravery to take new starting pictures. Thank God that we can begin again.

    Love the new hair color

    3620 days ago
    You look awesome!

    3620 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/7/2010 12:34:33 PM
    We all in this together, and we will cheer each other one to the till end, oh yeah it never ends cause this the journey called life. You rockin the new hairdo!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3621 days ago
    This is a journey we are all on. You can do anything you choose. We are all here to cheer you on and hold you up on your way. You can, you will. Keep moving, keep tracking!
    3621 days ago
    Okay, the vain part in me says...well you still take beautiful pictures no matter what weight. :)

    I had lost almost 50 pounds during my initial diagnosis -I've gain all back but 5 pounds, so I know how you feel. No stress no worries, you will be back at that point in due time. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3621 days ago
    WOW!God bless you for taking such a risk to break out of your comfort zone!I will pray that God continues to give you victory as you pursue your goals! You can do it!
    3621 days ago
  • MUSTANG0421
    Yes, we can. I have to get my dd to take pictures but I am going to post my weight (up after the 4th) and measurements on my blog. I have started using the private journal for those thoughts that just got to get out--just not publically. We are on to the next one--meet you there. emoticon emoticon
    3621 days ago
    You amaze me girl! You are so brave...I might have the courage, because of you, to take a picture in full view instead of from the chest up...LOL. I'm so glad I'm on this journey as well and have you as a support partner. God brought us together...that I am sure of! emoticon
    3621 days ago
  • QUANNA76
    First step done now take the next one and keep going you have my support.
    3621 days ago
    I trust you can do this, small steps, one day at a time and you'll get there. You are aware and doing the right thing, you are an inspiration to so many. You look beautiful, BTW!
    3621 days ago
  • ATR_1983
    You can do it! You always inspire me to be on to the next one. i have gained back most of the weight I had lost but I am determined like you to get there again and pass it. I know you will do great
    3621 days ago
    emoticon You can do this! You are beautiful inside and out. You opened a door that most people keep closed, but in by doing so you are going to inspire so many! The outpour of support, success stories, and inspiration that is in store for you is going to be so great that it will truly be an amazing sight. I can't wait to see what's in store for you.

    As your virtual work out buddy says.....

    I move forward the only direction
    cant be scared to fail Search and perfection

    Cause you Ms Diva are.....On to the next one!
    3621 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5096704
    My blessings are with you friend. Beautiful pictures (I'm not that bold yet) but I do need to get all my measurements - thanks for that reminder. You can do this here thing & I'll be cheering for you on this journey. Thanks for the encouragement to help me to stay on mine.
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    3621 days ago
  • MEGHAN2012
    you can do it!!!
    3621 days ago
  • GINA7249
    ur awesome ur so pretty and u will get there to the goal again staying there this time.. thank u for everything
    3621 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2095157
    You look gorgeous. If I come to Kentucky will you give me a makeover - LOL!!!

    I know you can do it. You are a constant inspiration to me and I love that little quoted but oh so powerful scripture for Haggai!
    3621 days ago
    You are so beutiful. Good luck with your challenge and declaring your independence. One step at a time and you will be where you want to be in God's timing. I am doint this because I did not like the temple that I allowed my body to become and felt disobedient to God for getting it this way Good luck again and keep sparking.
    3621 days ago
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