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6th Month on Sparks

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Well here I am 1/2 a year into my new lifestyle. I purposely say that because it's not a diet anymore...not a 'goal' I'm reaching for and then its over. This is permanent...a new life.
I set goal weights for myself each month and this is the first month I didn't reach it...I'm a few pounds off...but instead of getting upset with myself over that I decided to look at the bigger picture. In 6 months I've gone from 315 lbs to 234.6 lbs. That's 78.4 lbs! I was buying a stretchy 4X (26/28) at my biggest and now I'm in a 2X (20)and can buy 'regular clothes without elastic or sweats. That's smaller than I've been in over 15 years! My measurements are drastically different:
Chest: = 7" lost
Waist: = 8" lost
Hips: = 11" lost

I'm still logging my food everyday. I exercise 5 days a week and have so much more stamina than I did 6 months ago. I can play on the floor with my toddler and move around! That in itself is worth all the effort I've put in.

Sept 18, 2008 313 lbs
Oct 18, 2008 292.6 lbs (-20.4 lbs!)
Nov 18, 2008 277.8 lbs (-14.8 lbs!)
Dec 18, 2008 265.4 lbs (-12.4 lbs!)
Jan 18, 2008 255.0 lbs (-10.4 lbs!)
Feb 18, 2009 242.0 lbs (-13 lbs!)
Mar 18, 2009 234.6 lbs (-7.4 lbs)

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    Melissa, you are amazing as always! I'm so proud of you and all of your hard work. emoticon
    4480 days ago
    Wow, all I can say is wow! Your determination is so inspiring! Keep up the great work, and remember the slow and steady. You have had such great sucess... be so proud and keep it up!
    4481 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/18/2009 9:13:47 PM
  • TINATC26
    Not much to say but "wow," Melissa. That is completely awesome. Keep up the great work. It will slow down, but you said it best..this is not a diet, it is a lifestyle, and you didn't get to your top weight overnight and you won't take those pounds off overnight.

    Wow, wow, wow. You are awesome!

    4481 days ago
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