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61 Days to Lose 13 Pounds!

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Okay, I will keep this short. Promise. emoticon
In 61 days I will celebrate the one year anniversary of when I purchased my Wii Fit and took the very small steps toward fitness! emoticon
Today when stepped on the scales it read 190.5 !!! emoticon
That is my lowest weight since my boys were just little.
I'm wearing the smallest size pants I have worn since my boys were born. (Size 14)

If, in the next 61 days, if I am able to lose 13 lbs, I will have lost 90 pounds in 12 months! emoticon

Part of me understands that is a huge accomplishment, the other part of me is a little embarrassed that I had let myself gain that much weight. I look at the before pictures of me and I am not ashamed, but I do have a hard time connecting with the person in the picture, like it is someone else. My life is sooo different. I see myself differently, not just physically. I have a better sense of who I am. I have a lot more confidence, I little bit of a swagger to my step, and I have found out I am a whole lot stronger than I ever imagined.

I wish I had a more up to date picture. I will work on that.
My weight loss has slowed to a trickle as I have been training for a half marathon. My body is losing inches and building muscle. I can see my body proportions changing.

If I do not lose the 13 lbs in 61 days, there will be the day after, the week after, the month after and my whole healthy life after that date! It is not a do or die situation. It's not a 'I give up on myself' option.
I've rediscovered my passion for life and giving up on me is NOT an option. Honestly, I started this journey because my life was miserable and I was too chicken to have weight reduction surgery. I figured it was easier to do the work and change my life, than to do a 'quick fix' that would force me to change my lifestyle. So, yea, I like the feeling of being a weight loss warrior. This is my battle, I'll fight for me! For my health! For the passions of my heart!

Look at my collar bones! I have a chin! Not three! Oh, my! I feel like a woman!
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    Shake that thing girl! You are doing fabulous!
    Great pics, thanks for sharing.

    3803 days ago
  • no profile photo STOGDALE4
    Yes, I agree with how you feel. About 6 years I weighed over 60 pounds more than I do now. I am feeling so much better with all that weight gone. My final goal is to weigh and wear the same clothes as I did when I graduated ?? years ago. I have several years to get the rest of my weight off. So congratulations again.

    3805 days ago
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  • CARLAD22
    Good job!!!
    3806 days ago
  • NEWME0519
    Awesome job with the weight loss so far! You rocked that Wii Fit!
    3806 days ago
    What a change!!! You look amazing!!! Very inspiring! emoticon emoticon
    3806 days ago
    I want to be a weight loss warrior too! Thanks for being an inspiration. I know we can do this! emoticon
    3806 days ago
    You look wonderful!!!!!! emoticon
    3806 days ago
  • FATMOM48
    Wow! What a great change! I actually thought the picture was you standing next to someone, until I adjusted my screen size and realized it was two pictures next to each other.
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    3806 days ago
    Your collarbones are gorgeous, gorgeous. Keep on keepin' on. You will get there. I just know it.

    See you at the finish line. Girl, this curvy girl will be wearing something tight and sexy and fabulicious - just like you (I'm sure).

    We rock because we can! Go get 'em diva. Woot!!

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    3806 days ago
    emoticon Congratulations, you look absolutely beautiful.
    3807 days ago
    You look fantastic! Good luck with the next 13lbs.
    3807 days ago
    Congrats and thank you for sharing. I've been struggling for a couple days and this helped me see I can do this.
    3807 days ago
    You don't even look like the same woman in the earlier photograph. Amazing!
    3813 days ago
    You are awesome! you inspire me. You will reach all your goals and we will celebrate at the finish line!
    3817 days ago
  • TABETHA2005
    That is just so wonderful!!! I hope you can lose the 13 pounds, but if you don't, you are doing wonderfully. :) Be proud of yourself!!!
    3818 days ago
    You are a woman and a VERY beautiful one for that matter (before, now and in the future)!!!

    So proud of you, girl!!!
    3818 days ago
  • KLOSH1
    In 2 months? No sweat! Well, maybe a lot of sweat to lose 13 pounds. But you can totally do it! What was your goal in the pound for pound pact? Ought to be close. We got this in the bag baby!
    3819 days ago
    great job!
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  • JEA1668
    girl you are fabulous! and the next 61 days are gonna fly by! and those 13 lbs? well girl they dont stand a chance!
    3819 days ago
    You are truly amazing! I am so very proud of you! I can relate to the feelings that you feel."I do have a hard time connecting with the person in the picture, like it is someone else" is the feeling I get when I see my reflection in the mirror. Funny how you started with the Wii Fit. When I stepped on mine this morning, it said "Do you realize we have know each other for 300 days today?" or something to that effect. That was the beginning of my journey, too. I reached my original goal of 169 about a month ago. A total of 50 pound gone. ADIOS!!! 17 more to go in 73 days for me. Or maybe 167 will be just fine and dandy with me! emoticon
    3819 days ago
    "I feel like a woman"....sounds like the song that Shania Twain sings....love it!

    I know you can lose those 13 lbs. in 61 days, heck you'll probably lose 20 in 61 days! You are a warrior and a brave and bold woman and I so admire you for being that woman! I'll be right there with you!!!

    See, I told you so, I knew you'd start losing again. We all told you so....lol! Sometimes we hit those dang plateaus and things just don't seem like they're moving, but you always have to keep that mentality that you are building lean muscle and losing inches. Running is what broke my plateaus and changing my daily calorie intake, so I know you will too. I can't wait to join the running community again. I had a mock run on Mon. and did 1 min jog, 1 min walk for 50 min. and it felt great....

    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

    Love ya gal!!!
    3819 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6439361
    You are beautiful! Congrats on all your successes! I love reading all of these great blog posts. It makes me feel like I can do it too!
    3820 days ago
  • B-N-ME
    You have done an amazing job, Carolyn!
    |Congratulations, and whenever it happens, it will happen..the main thing is you have created a healthy new you!
    3820 days ago
    Wow what a journey you have had, so many things you have learned and so many accomplishments.
    It's really amazing what can be done.
    Keep fighting and inspiring!

    Best regards,
    3820 days ago
    Wow your body sure has changed shape. By the way, I can't see why you cant lose the desired weight in that time, I did the maths and it seems doable.
    Congrats on what you've done so far and your attitude about the future.
    3820 days ago
    Whatever happens, you are beautiful!
    3820 days ago
    You continue to be an inspiration! It will happen and you are doing great!

    3820 days ago
    You can do it!! You look absolutely beautiful-what a difference-it's inside and out I'm sure-
    3820 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    You've come such a long way in such a short time! I think it must be your wonderful attitude!
    3820 days ago
  • WREN67
    You're a fantastic inspiration! Thank you!
    3820 days ago
    you look amazing and you ARE warrior! You ROCK! emoticon
    3820 days ago
    emoticon You are doing GREAT! You can, absolutely, lose 13 pounds in 61 days!
    3820 days ago
    emoticon You are doing GREAT! You can, absolutely, lose 13 pounds in 61 days!
    3820 days ago
    190 lbs - yup, that rocks!

    training for a marathon - yup, that rocks too!

    But I love this: "I have a lot more confidence, I little bit of a swagger to my step, and I have found out I am a whole lot stronger than I ever imagined."

    Right. That's a whole new person. That is amazing to say - so many people don't even know they can do this. You did it and you are not even done! Imagine that. That means there is so much more in store. You are just getting starting, gorgeous.

    And seriously, them abs = one hot mama.

    To me, you are a success no matter what happens... but something tells me you will show 'em all who's the boss. That's right. Woot!

    PS - may I say I adore you. There I said it ;) Cheers.
    3820 days ago
    I so agree Carolyn. It is definetly not do or die. My weight loss slammed to a stop for awhile during my 1/2 training. I think it is because the first month of training I was actually working out less than I would normally. I was following my training guide to a T. The last several weeks of training, my weight loss accelerated as well as the inches flying off my midline. We will get there. You are such an inspiration and I think your progress is outstanding. Woohoo.
    3820 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6465553
    emoticon You're looking fabulous! "It is not a do or die situation. It's not a 'I give up on myself' option." I love that!! I love your attitude & all that you have accomplished! What a transformation. Not only on the outside but on the inside as well. Keep on rockin that weight off. You're doing amazing!

    3820 days ago
    You look great!!!! Good for you..... emoticon
    3820 days ago
  • TIME4ME2010
    That's awesome! I'm confident you will reach your goal. I love the weight loss warrior idea, this is a journey for a healthier life, not just a quick fix. emoticon for the motivation this morning!
    3820 days ago
    The best part about these pictures is the light in your eyes. You don't have the same sadness.
    Oh and you are HAWT! (Hot with a country drawl! lol)
    3820 days ago
  • ROSIE777
    You look amazing, you should be proud of all that you have done. Here is wishing you the best in reaching the 13 lb you need to lose. YOU CAN DO IT my dear friend. emoticon
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    3820 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6621136
    You look fantastic! Look at those curves!
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    3820 days ago
    You have done an amazing job! You look so much younger now. I'm glad that you chose to Spark instead of surgery. It's so much better for you and now you're not only smaller, you are much healthier. emoticon
    3820 days ago
    Whoo, look at you!! You look amazing! Congrats on your progress so far! And I love your attitude toward everything - emoticon !!
    3820 days ago
    You look awesome and you've made amazing progress. I know you'll do this! emoticon
    3820 days ago
    You are fabulous and beautiful and wonderful and all the other things we should all be!

    YOU ROCK!!!
    3820 days ago
    YOu look awesome and your attitude is awesome. I really needed that inspiration as I have had a couple crappy days! Keep up the great work!
    3820 days ago
    That is so great! Check out my threads on my forums. I have a "count down" thread. I am challenging people to lose inches by Memorial day.
    3820 days ago
    ...... then there will be a day after ........... not a question of live or die............ you are so right. Thanks for the input - it was valuable to me.

    I can truly follow your "chinbone happiness" - each evening and morning when using night- and day lotion for the face - I kind of enjoy the feeling of having a less loose and swampy face as well.
    3820 days ago
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