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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Guess it's because of hormones (TOM) and my cold, and being a little tired after a little walk today and first day at work since before Easter ... anyway ... I was putting on a coat I haven't had on since last fall and I was swimming in it, I could turn it around front to back while wearing it, and I distinctly remember feeling quite stuffed while wearing that coat before ... and silly me - my tears started rolling.
It's just such a good feeling to have got to where I am and I don't intend to stop now - guess I'll take the tears of joy along with the laughter and the sillyness and the struggles.
Hope you all have a wonderful week.
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  • no profile photo CD4749243
    I'm reading my friends blogs this morning for inspiration because I haven't been doing very well. This is a real motivator.

    Good going--brings tears to my eyes to think about how happy and amazing turning around in that coat must have felt!

    4435 days ago
    This is soo awesome. I was like that last week when I discovered, thanx to Carol's gift of a bunch of pants, that I'm a size 10. Truly, I had no idea. I would have bet you my last nicket I was a 12 and in some things a 14. It's astonishing, that sense of accomplishment, and moving that we did something for ourselves to make our lives truly better.

    I'm really proud of you. I'm so glad to have you as a friend. I just went to your page a few minutes ago and read the whole thing. I love your inspirational quotes; every single one of them.

    You're inspiring me now to think about strength training, reading your page. I'm thinking about it, really I am.

    I love having you in my corner and being in your corner, too. We're going to finish this up in style.

    4438 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/20/2009 10:22:07 AM
    That is so great! I know you must have felt very happy! Look at what you've done - you did it! Amazing!!


    BTW, I watched the video for the song you wrote about a few days ago. I'm not familiar with the band but I really like the song.

    I'm back again .... now I get it, it's Nicki Sixx (Motley Crue) right? I listened to MC a long time ago.

    4439 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/19/2009 6:54:24 PM
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    Those moments are the BEST! Even better than the scale to me.
    4441 days ago
    Oh Marit, that is so awesome. Sometimes we get lost in the work outs, and the eating right, and we don't see how far we have come. I am truly happy for you!
    4441 days ago
    I totally get it...it makes me cry too when the reality sets in that the weight is really gone. And it doesn't happen just once. It happens over and over again. It's like my head just can not get around the fact that I have lost 60 pounds. I guess it's cuz I seriously doubted I would ever get the weight off.
    4442 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3343212
    emoticon emoticon I couldn't find any hankies for the tears, perhaps a Nap well earned will help with the emotions? You Go Girl!!
    4442 days ago
    That had to be a huge emotional moment. The scales and the tape measures give us the numbers we need, but the clothing (and the coats) give us the confirmation.
    4442 days ago
    The scale has its place in letting us know how we're doing. However, that moment when you realize you are swimming in a coat that used to be snug is such a fantastic feeling and reason to celebrate your success so far. I am so thrilled for you!
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    4443 days ago
    Wow! That must be an amazing feeling. Congrats!
    4443 days ago
    YAY!!! That is so awesome!!
    4443 days ago
    Yay for you! Time to donate that baby! And buy your hiney a skinny coat (ok, maybe NEXT winter).
    4443 days ago
    Believe it or not, that is a good reason to cry! I had a moment like that on the airplane over Easter weekend when I was able to fasten the seatbelt. Yeah, one more inch and I would've been in trouble but IT FIT! So cheers to that and to you!
    4443 days ago
    Congrats! Tears of Joy are always a welcome. I can't wait until I feel the same way! emoticon
    4443 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3248497
    Tears of joy are always a wonderful thing!! WHOO HOO TO BIG COATS! emoticon
    4443 days ago
    Love it!! Swimming burns calories, You give me hope Girl! In fact I think I kept a coat from my biggest days. I am going to go try it on and embrace how far I have come. I ran and got it before I finished my comment. Thanks I am now swimming in my old coat. Feels so good. emoticon emoticon
    4443 days ago
    :) I saw the title and I was worried for some negative emotions, but this is a good one! YAY. Stupid TOM making the emotions so over the top, though. :) I'm ready to be DONE WITH IT PLEASE. hahaha
    4443 days ago
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