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Mini-Goals Even if you're not at goal yet, this is the place to share your successes and achievements along the way! Success can be measured in many ways besides the scales. Tell us about your triumphs, including Non Scale Victories

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Old 09-09-2013, 04:06 PM   #16
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Thank you for sharing...sniff, sniff and wiping a tear!!! Congrats on taking your life back! Enjoy it to the fullest and keep up the good work!
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #17
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What a wonderful post, very inspiring! Thank you for sharing!
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #18
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That's awesome and so motivating, congrats
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:23 AM   #19
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You are brilliant! Like you say, a year makes a big difference! Determination is key.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:44 AM   #20
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Very inspiring!
Maybe I'll be fit enough to be like that one day. I too have crippling mobility issues.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #21
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Very inspiring!
Maybe I'll be fit enough to be like that one day. I too have crippling mobility issues.
Whereas I am not sure of what your mobility issues are, I am certain you can and will see an improvement in some shape, form, or fashion. Like Kitcherella said, determination is key. Remove the word "maybe" and you'll be on your way.

Things started slow. I could not exercise at first, at all. I had dieted first and it wasn't until six months later I attempted to work out. I started working out in February of this year. When I started, I couldn't walk down my stairs much less up them. My daughter told me one day, "Mom, I had to take baby steps to learn to walk. You just need to take baby steps too." Wise words from a babe of 3 (she's 4 now.) I would go a little further every day. I started the Couch to 5K program and about died. I couldn't walk a quarter of a mile, much less run for 60 seconds. I went slow. I ran for 5 seconds the first day. Seriously. I walked less than 1/8 of a mile before my husband had to come get me as I was crawling to the house. This is something I haven't shared before. It was humiliating, it was discouraging, it was heart breaking. I honestly thought at the time it was worthless to try. But my daughter kept at me, telling me, "Just one more baby step, Mom."

Today, I run anywhere from 1 to 3 miles most days (unless I am having a lung issue flair up.) I do strength training at least 3 days a week. I run an average of 12 minutes a mile, but when I started, it took me more or less an hour to get one mile, when I finally could do a full mile. If I push myself, I can get 7 minutes to a mile...but those days are rare, my lungs just can't take it all that often

The point is, if you are determined enough, ANYTHING is possible. Have faith.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #22
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Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this. I bog myself down sometimes to. Baby steps is a great reminder. Thank you!
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:06 PM   #23
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Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this. I bog myself down sometimes to. Baby steps is a great reminder. Thank you!
Thank my kid, she was my inspiration and wisest words of motivation, still is even
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:30 PM   #24
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zoesMom, what an uplifting story. I am so happy for you!!
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #25
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I read where you asked to hear about what a difference a year made for other people. I've cut and pasted what I wrote on my 1-year date, which was 5 months ago. Everything I wrote is still true today, except I've lost 3 more pounds and hit my number goal too.

Even though I have a goal number in my ticker, a number on the scale has never been my goal. Instead, it has been to hit my 48th birthday, look back, and be able to say that 47 was the year that I turned things around. Well -- today I hit my goal!! Happy birthday to me!!

I'm 49 pounds lighter and have gone from a very very tight size 18 (should have been a 20) pants to a size 10. I've gone from having difficulty getting up off a deep couch to doing an 80-mile trek. I've gone from dreading having to find something to wear to an occasion to being delighted that I can choose something I like rather than something that fits. I definitely feel like I've turned things around! And, I've accepted that there is no end point. I don't get to meet my goal and be done. In fact, I have a new goal every day, which is to be able to say "I kept the weight off yesterday" Uggh to that LOL
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:01 AM   #26
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I read where you asked to hear about what a difference a year made for other people. I've cut and pasted what I wrote on my 1-year date, which was 5 months ago. Everything I wrote is still true today, except I've lost 3 more pounds and hit my number goal too.

I've gone from having difficulty getting up off a deep couch to doing an 80-mile trek. I've gone from dreading having to find something to wear to an occasion to being delighted that I can choose something I like rather than something that fits. I definitely feel like I've turned things around! And, I've accepted that there is no end point. I don't get to meet my goal and be done. In fact, I have a new goal every day, which is to be able to say "I kept the weight off yesterday" Uggh to that LOL
I LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing stuff like this! I think that is why I enjoy sharing my story now, the good, bad, and ugly. It is nice to have reassurances you are not alone and when other people share their stories, it suddenly seems real and possible to keep moving forward. 3FC has been a WONDERFUL place to get the support and motivation and inspiration needed in achieving goals. Everyone here "gets it" in some shape, form, or fashion.

Congrats to you on hitting goal! I cannot wait for the day I can post that I hit goal. You are an inspiration
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:23 PM   #27
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Zoesmom, you are something else!!!! sooooooo good to hear this story- I was having a crumby day-- NO MORE! You were my "bright spot".

God Bless you and Zoe too!
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You're amazing, and that was so inspirational. Congratulations. If you can change your life that dramatically, I am sure you will be able to stick this out.
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Good job!!!! I bow before you!! YOU ROCK, KEEP IT UP!!
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Good job!!!! I bow before you!! YOU ROCK, KEEP IT UP!!
OMG! Look at you! True inspiration right there! WOW!!!!!!
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