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Old 07-18-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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Smile One year anniversary!

On July 18, 2011, I decided to try one last time to lose weight. I was fatter than I had ever been, six months removed from gall bladder surgery, and miserable. I got tired from just standing, let alone trying to walk for five minutes without discomfort.

At 4:00 a.m., I got up and did my one-year weigh-in. While I thought I would do ok, some recent vacation slip ups worried me so I felt less than excited about this weigh in. I had bought new batteries for my old scale, but since I didn't trust the old scale after such a long time, I bought a new scale last night too.

So I hopped on my new scale: 204.4 pounds! I tried the old scale: 203.6 pounds! I tried the new one again: 204.6 pounds (I like the old scale better ). Old scale said 203.6 again, and after one last time on the new e, it said 204.4 again.

Either way, round up or round down, and you get 204 pounds.


127 pounds in one year. And down seven pant sizes! Best of all, I feel very physically fit due to all the exercises. I love my new-found triceps

The three primary things that got me through this year:

3. Typing in every food I ate, and every exercise session, into an iPad app for tracking. No better way of dissuading me from eating something unhealthy than to see how many calories are in it!

2. Making a one year commitment. I got that idea from this board I don't know who wrote it, but bless you. Whenever I felt like not going to the gym, or like not getting back on track after a slip up, I reminded myself of this commitment and got up off my lazy butt.

1. This support forum. Whether it was to celebrate a success, ask for advice, or just plain whine and complain, this forum was there for me. So many wonderful tips, inspirational stories, and words of wisdom.

Eating less and exercising more helped a bit too

I lowered my target weight by 7 pounds, and for the first time I can see the finish line in the distance. I will not give up! I have made another one-year commitment that will hopefully get me to my target and well into maintenance.

What a great day! Onederland, here I come!
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:34 PM   #2
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That's so awesome. Congratulations on how far you have come! You are very inspiring!!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:51 PM   #3
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congrats!!!!!! that's fantastic
Starting over.......
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:57 PM   #4
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How wonderful! Congratulations on your anniversary, I have no doubt you will make your goal!
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:58 PM   #5
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Congratulations!! You are an inspiration.

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Old 07-18-2012, 11:58 PM   #6
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That is wonderful!! you've done a wonderful job!
Celebrate every small victory!

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Old 07-19-2012, 04:12 AM   #7
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Congratulations not only on your spectacular weight loss but on sticking with your one-year commitment. Way to go!

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Old 07-19-2012, 04:20 AM   #8
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Congratulations, you are brilliant! I imagine that you feel unbelievably strong!

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:22 AM   #9
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Congrats and thank you for sharing!! Good luck on your new year goal
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:13 AM   #10
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127 pounds in a year! That's over 10 pounds a month -- an amazing rate of weight loss. Your commitment has certainly paid off. We'll be cheering you on as you complete the journey.

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Old 07-19-2012, 09:41 AM   #11
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You are an inspiration to everyone! Well done on how far you have come and best of luck in the rest of your journey!
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:31 AM   #12
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Wow that's amazing! Congrats!

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Old 07-19-2012, 10:52 AM   #13
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Wow! Congrats!! That's an incredible amount of weight!
"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!"

"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. Pick your hard."

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I weigh myself every day. It keeps me accountable.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:02 AM   #14
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You are amazing! Congrats on your 127lb loss!!!
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