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Old 08-02-2009, 11:02 AM   #1
BarbPA
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Smile BarbPA's One-Year Anniversary...114 pounds lost!

Hi 3FC Friends!

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of my new, healthy life! I am proud to report that I have lost 114 pounds to date! I have started a new blog to share my journey. You are welcome to check it out HERE.

Many people ask "How did you do it?". In a nutshell I started eating healthy and exercising. Simple process...not always easy...but worth every moment!!! Last Aug 1 I stepped into a gym on their opening day and the first day of the rest of my life. I hired a personal trainer and started counting calories. I strength train 3x per week and I do cardio 6-7 days a week. I eat about 1,800 calories per day and log everything on The Daily Plate. It has been as much of an emotional journey as a physical one.

I come to 3FC on a daily basis for support, friendship and motivation! I have developed a great friendship with my personal trainer! I learned which friend I could really reach out to for support! I have 2 small children and a husband who's not really interested in getting healthy. I had to find a way to surround myself with positive influences. Ultimately I only have control over me! That has been a big part of my thought process.

Thank you all for being a part of this journey with me. You all inpire me in so many ways and I hope that I can provide some inspiration back to you!

I will talk in more detail about my journey on my blog and will eventually write a much longer "goal" story here.

For now I'll leave you with some pictures of my journey....



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