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The journey has been an Adventure!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hello everyone!

When I started many years ago on my journey to "The good life" I had a lofty set of goals. 330 pounds is a place where I was and the place I never wanted to see again. I drew on my inspiration from Spark People, family friends, fitness books, magazines and the like and I also researched nutrition, exercise, relaxation and the trip has been long but now rewarding!

When a doctor tells you to do or die you have a chance to re-evaluate your life and I decided that I wanted to live! Food no longer controls me! I am happy and I am free of diabetic medications, pain medications and I LOVE IT!

The first step was to admit that I was miserable and that I needed a change. The second would be a little harder... I would have to re-invent myself... have that incredible lifestyle change! I needed to believe it and I needed to live it if I were to go from where I was to where I am!

I figured... if you want something bad enough... you'll get it! No excuses ... only results! Sure... I had my ups and downs gained a little, lost a little but I continued the trip and now OVER 100 POUNDS lost! Woo Hoo!

If you want it... go get it! It won't be easy but if you read, research, exercise, eat right and live rather than quit... you too will make it!

I Know you can do it!

See you at the finish line!

Ray (Jukebox 2)
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  • ARTSY_CANDICE
    Yay Ray!!!!!! I needed this today :) Thanks for the reminder!
    2204 days ago
  • KEKEIKO
    Ray you stuck with it and look now with all that focus and hard work you can celebrate your victory with good health and eating habits.

    You are an inspiration. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2205 days ago
  • JUKEBOX2
    Thank you all for helping me celebrate my success! Let's all get together and beat this weight problem and cross the goal line ... TOGETHER!
    2205 days ago
  • HDHAWK
    Good to see you back here Ray! Congrats on the weight loss. I need to do a whole lot better!
    2205 days ago
  • GOODGETNBETR
    Way to spread the word on the victory we can achieve if we persist.
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    2205 days ago
  • 1KINDREDSPIRIT3
    Fabulous...I was back at SP June 21 and lost 9 pounds when diverticulitis/possibly Chron's or colitis hit so everything sort of stopped for about 5 weeks. But I hung in there and finally almost 3 more pounds got erased. So it would still equal about 1 pound a week although I was doing better than that originally.

    No matter, I am going to keep trying like you did and hopefully all this will be resolved and I can still lose.

    take care
    best
    barbara
    2205 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    what an inspiration you are to so mamy!!!

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    2205 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Right with you
    2205 days ago
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