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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Well I never thought i would be comfortable blogging but I guess its time to start what we have been talking about and getting out of our comfort zone. So here goes:
The past year has been a learning experience for me, I finally figured out that i have to learn to forgive me. In the past when i have lost weight, the first time i fall off the wagon i just gave up and went right back to the old habits that got me fat in the first place. Now i know that I'm human just like everyone else and i wont be perfect but i will continue to make healthier choices in everything that i do. Healthier food choices, healthier exercise habits and healthier relationship choices.
I have lost a total of 75 pounds since i seriously starting shedding my excess weight in January of 2008. I feel so much better, have so much more energy and can even play with my kids again. I am even starting to realize that i can be proud of what i have done and with hard work and dedication i can finally reach my weight loss goals this year. I AM SO WORTH THIS EFFORT.
I am posting my measurements for today, knowing that everyone will see them and make me even more accountable for myself in this journey.

1/14/09 : Right Upper Arm: 12 1/2"
Left Upper Arm: 12 1/2"
Bust: 42 1/4"
Waist: 36"
Hips: 42 1/2"
Right Thigh: 22 3/4"
Left Thigh: 23"
Neck: 14

I have lost a total of roughly 44 inches. There are some measurements that i take now that i didn't when i first started this journey.
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    Awesome!!!! I'm sooo proud of you! :-)
    4534 days ago
    Awesome job Traci! Kudos to you for laying it out there and sharing it with us! You will reach your goals :)

    4536 days ago
    WOW!! You are doing a terrific job of changing your lifestyle, increasing your life span and teaching your children a healthier way to live! Traci you ROCK!!
    4537 days ago
  • DORIS0706
    Hi Traci

    Your really are quite an inspiration. Thank you for sharing this post, It was helpful for me to read this as a reminder not to be so hard on myself.

    2009 will be a good year for all of us

    4537 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/14/2009 10:58:38 AM
  • HEIDI101
    Wow, you inspire me.....75 pounds...thats incredible! Congrats!!!!
    4537 days ago
    Always remember YOU ARE WORTH IT whenever you feel like giving up! I know you can do it! By the way, how do you find those "I LOST __ POUNDS" pictures for your profile?
    4537 days ago
    Bob (from the biggest loser) has a book that talks about this. You need to forgive yourself, and move on as the NEW you. Chantal Hobbs "Never Say Diet" book also hits this topic pretty hard. That was you THEN. This is you NOW. You won't always be perfect, and don't let excuses be reasons. You can do this. 75 lbs is a huge accomplishment. Great job.
    4537 days ago
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