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50 pounds lost!!!

Friday, February 28, 2014

When I first joined Spark, I weighed 196.7. That is my all-time highest weight and I was miserable and couldn't wear anything in my closet. I was turning down social invitations because I was embarrassed and anxious about my appearance and knew I had nothing that fit me to wear (you can only wear stretchy yoga pants and oversized sweatshirts in certain places, no?). I had finally caved and bought a pair of size 14 jeans but even those were tight and I hated how I looked in them.

Today I weighed in at 146.6. I literally had to get on the scale 3 times to believe it was true...lol.

50 pounds GONE! This has been a slow process but I have never felt better. Literally every day a co-worker, neighbor, or friend asks me if I've lost weight and tells me I am getting so "skinny." In fact, I am not skinny (I'm a curvy girl by nature, I have big chest and hips!), but I am feeling better than I have in a long time. Everyone keeps asking me "What is your secret?" But there is no secret. It's just hard work - exercise and eating clean - along with plenty of ups and downs along the way. I have not been perfect on this journey but this journey has been uniquely mine and I have learned to be kinder to myself and my imperfections.

11 more pounds to goal. I know I can do it. I absolutely can. I absolutely will!

I just had to share this milestone with you, my awesome Sparkfriends! I come here all the time for inspiration to help me keep on track. I know I wouldn't have reached this milestone the healthy way without having my Sparkfriends to inspire and motivate me!
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