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Old 11-24-2009, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default I'm HALF-WAY there!!!

A fantastic day indeed!

Almost six months to the day when I said "enough is enough" and I've lost sixty pounds, 20% of my body weight, and and half-way to my goal weight.

My BMI has decreased from 45 to 35.

My clothing size has decreased from a 26-28/3x to a loose 18/1X or XL.

When I started, I could only swim two laps in the pool in a front crawl before I had to rest. Now, I do 45 minutes without resting.

When I started, I had a chronic lower leg rash, my legs got hugely swollen whenever I worked a long day or took a long car ride. My hips and knees hurt whenever I walked up stairs.

When I started this journey, I NEVER believed I could do it. I'm 48 years old and I had never successfully lost more than about ten pounds.

The most surprising thing to me has been how quickly I started to feel the benefits. I'm only half way to goal but I feel 100% healthier, better looking, and self-confident.


Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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what a fantastic post!!

I'm so happy for you!! You've really kicked boo-tay!
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:39 AM   #3
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Woo halfway there! That's awesome. You are truly an inspiration.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:05 AM   #4
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I can feel your joy through your words. That is awesome. It's amazing how much eaiser you can move when that extra weigh is gone. You should be so proud of yourself!
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:39 AM   #5
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That's amazing - you're an inspiration! Congrats

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Old 11-24-2009, 11:52 AM   #6
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I am so, so happy for you Ubergirl. Seriously.... rock on!
"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway." - John Wayne

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My Newest Goal: Lose 2011's Gained Stress Weight & Get Back to my Lowest Weight in Time for my Dec' 11 Vacation!!
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:26 PM   #7
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Thanks for posting this....all the benefits, notice how sucessful people never have anythign but good to report! I love that!


Onederland by the 4th of July - my "independance day"

Changing my life.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:37 PM   #8
Strong is the new Pretty!
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Congrats! I am hoping to reach that point by the end of the year, I've got 7.2 # to go. And can you imagine, if you feel this great at halfway how awesome you are going to feel when you are done? You are going to be unstoppable! I hope you are doing something fabulous to reward yourself.

I quit smoking on Oct. 20, 2008 Now I right and more.

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Old 11-24-2009, 12:47 PM   #9
Never want to go back!
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Yay!!!!!! Congratulations!
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:40 PM   #10
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Such a motivating post! Thank you


Doing this one day at a time.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:04 PM   #11
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Whoo Hoo!!! That is so great!!! Way to go!!!
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:10 PM   #12
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Fantastic! That's very exciting, and you did it all yourself! Way to go! What a sense of accomplishment you must feel!
No binge since 5/10/10
Mini-goal #1: 1st 10 lbs: 10/07/09
Mini-goal #2: 10% of body weight: 4/28/10 (Finally!)
Mini-goal #3: 211 lbs (my all-time adult low): 1/26/11
Mini-goal #4: 20% of SW (202lbs):
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:36 PM   #13
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Thanks for sharing your story. The best part...it will only get better from here. Woooooo Hooooooo!
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