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Old 07-15-2006, 10:55 PM   #1
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Default A Whole New World: One-derland and an Anniversary

Last week, hubby and I were in a store and I was trying on clothes. I saw him looking at a shirt that I liked, but he didnít bring it over.

ďWhy didnít you get one?Ē
ďThey didnít have an extra largeĒ
ďHoney, Iím fitting into large nowÖ Itís a whole new world!Ē

And it really is.

One year ago I weighed 295 pounds. My knees hurt going up the stairs. I couldnít stand up from a chair or the floor without a struggle. I snored, loudly, and didnít sleep well. I had what I think were heart palpitations. I wore 4X tops and size 30 pants and felt I had so few choices, and those were dwindling. I was only 39 years old and felt nearly 60.

I am well on my way to a healthier me. Iíve lost 97 pounds in the past year through calorie counting, healthy eating, and exercise. Iíve slowly changed so many things about my life that itís staggering! And I feel Iím doing things I could do for life and not depriving myself horribly in the process. And Iíve changed in kind. I am still obese, yes, but can just do so much more! I have more energy than I thought possible. Whatís more, I feel in control of what I eat for the first time in my life.

So, here I am, on my one-year anniversary of starting this journey (to my best recollection Ė I started so slowly I donít even know the date) -- in Onederland for the first time in 16 years, and planning to go further. I feel like the road ahead is unknown Ė I canít recall what non-obesity is like Ė but I am so grateful to have a community of people to help me find the way!!!! Thanks to all at 3fc!!!

My 5 C's of healthy living: Commitment to conscious control, with the understanding that choices have consequences
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Old 07-15-2006, 11:06 PM   #2
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Huge congratulations Wyllenn, your story is so inspiring. You are definitely one of my favorite posters here, I love your posts!!!
SIX YEARS at maintenance weight!

My very long weight loss story

"I saw an angel in the marble and I chiseled until I set it free."
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Old 07-15-2006, 11:09 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary to better health and your fantastic weight loss. WTG


^^ My new before and current photos! ^^
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Old 07-15-2006, 11:13 PM   #4
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You're also a really nice person, just a little less of one.

Proud to be Krista's Mom
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Old 07-16-2006, 12:30 AM   #5
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Congratulations!!! It's so wonderful to see you here in onederland! You've done such an amazing job. Same here -- I'm wearing loose junior size 13s right now.. I can't ever recall being any lower than that (in pants and weight) and I'm so excited as you so let's keep on!

Mini Goals!:
10% Loss 289 | 20% Loss 257 | 30% Loss 225 | Under 200! 199 | 40% Loss 193 | Overweight BMI 185 | 50% Loss 160 | Normal BMI 154
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Old 07-16-2006, 06:19 AM   #6
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Heather - what an amazing year you've had! In another year ... you'll be in a place that you can't even imagine today. It's an incredible journey and it's going to take you places you've never even dreamed of and affect every aspect of your life. Buckle your seatbelt and hold on tight - it will be the best ride of your life!
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Old 07-16-2006, 08:54 AM   #7
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Happy anniversary, Heather!

97 pounds in one year! What do you say after hearing that?!
Oh,... I know... WE want recent pics!

Congratulations again! I love that 3FC is filled with warm caring people we can look up to and follow. Believe me, I follow you!
August DAILY goals Total points 3.5/24
30 min yoga or pilates or ball
30 min of rigorous cardio interval training
30 min of flex time: cardio or weight training or intensive functional exercise

I didn't lose weight. I burned up stored calories.
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:18 AM   #8
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Happy Anniversary and Congratulations, Heather!

I love reading your posts and hope to see lots more milestone, goal, and anniversary posts from you

Falling down is not failure....Failure is staying down.
Save the Earth, it's the only planet with chocolate and wine.

It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

9 years at or under goal weight! Working Maintenance Everyday
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:37 AM   #9
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Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!!!!
You have really done a great job!!!!!

New Goal

A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "WOW...that was fun!"
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:48 AM   #10
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Heather, I am SO happy for you!!! Green with envy too LOL.

How wonderful that you and your hubby made OneDerland on the same day! Incredible and what a tremendous celebration for both of you!

I can relate as I too was about your weight when I started.. .298... except I AM almost 60 LOL (59 to be exact) and I know just what you mean. Even with the loss of 51 (77 still to go) I can do SO much more. YOU have been such an inspiration and encouragement to me and so many others here with your consistent KIND responses to people.

Bless you on your continued weight loss journey... and happy shopping!

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Old 07-16-2006, 12:02 PM   #11
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Heather - you are such an inspiration and I am so happy for you. You have such an amazing attitude and I love your 5 C's. Wow - and you less than 20 pounds from your goal!

86 pounds down, now for the next bit - fourth short term goal (back to 100 down):
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Old 07-16-2006, 01:43 PM   #12
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Happy Anniversary and Congratulations!!! You've done an amazing job!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:45 PM   #13
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Great work! You are an inspiration for all of us.
My goal pictures thread
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Old 07-16-2006, 04:51 PM   #14
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Heather, I'm so happy you've made it to the 100s! It's great that you and DH made it in the same week, too. I'll be cheering for you as you get closer to your goal.

160 lbs lost!

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Old 07-16-2006, 05:54 PM   #15
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Wow! Congratulations!! Please do post pics, they are always so inspiring.

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