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My reward for loosing 193 pounds

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I have had people ask how I would celebrate reaching my goal....well one thing I did first was thank Lord Jesus Christ for giving me the courage each day to do my best, and holding my hand when I just new I could not do this one more minute, and for bringing wonderful spark friends in to my life to also give me strength and encouragement each day and keep trying and trying......I did not loose the weight over night , it took 3 years 7 months and about 12 days, and hard work and determination.....and lots of hours on SparkPeople, and even more time exercising.
So this morning was my day, pre scheduled with Gary. He has given me rewards along the way, he has been my rock and support, he mostly listened to me each day tell howI did eating and some days I struggled, he had to listen to me laugh, and cry about and rejoyous about it. When I first started this journey I hoped and prayed I could loose at least 20 pounds...I thought if I could loose 20 pounds I'd be able to move better and look better....Opppps I'm off topic here...
This morning at 5am , I sleep in on saturdays till 5....I got up exercised and got ready. I have planned on going shopping at 8am. Gary made breakfast for him and Julian so i could get out at 8am...My reward was new clothes.....I hit Kohl's right at 8 and found the best fitting pair of pants I have ever had.....size 10....I bought a few other things too, blouses, sweater , panties and even Jammies...lots of nice things, then off to Cato's did not find much there 1 turtleneck the clothes did not fit well, I need petites. Then off to the dress barn, Yahoo I found so many things there..just beautiful thing.. pictures are forth coming....well all total I spent 500.00 dollar on new clothes.
I came home at 12.30 for lunch as I was so hungry and did not want to be tempted to get fat food at the Mall....I still have to watch each morsel of food that enters this I have some chicken breast, apple and green tea and now I am off to get shoes to wear with my new outfit for the christmas party tomorrow night.....
what a wonderful surprise to come home too, Gary made breakfast and lunch and he even cleaned the kitchen up......that was the best reward of all....i am so blessed to have this wonderful man in my life......who has loved me through it all.. he feel in love with me at 347 pounds and is still going strong at 144 that is a blessing and never once did he ever make me feel bad about fact he use to protect me from things that might embarrass me but that's another story.... offI go to finish my day as a fairy princess...
It feels so wonderful to be able to shop and buy what every I like and not worry if it fits....
Have a healthy week end.

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    Congrats on reaching your goal!!
    That is a HUGE accomplishment!!
    You are very inspiring! emoticon
    3621 days ago
    I can't wait until the day when I can be at this point! Hoping it will be 2010!
    Your story is so amazing, you should be one of those men and women on shows like The Today Show, and Jay Leno, sharing amazing weight loss stories! emoticon
    3621 days ago
    That is so amazing kitt congrats. I can not wait to get to where you are. Have a healthy and happy week.
    3622 days ago
    Lovely blog: it's wonderful to hear your pleasure in achieving your goals with the support of your husband. I am sure you look terrific in your pretty new clothes! What an appropriate reward!!
    3623 days ago
    what a wonderful story of success! I am proud to know you!
    3623 days ago
    Bless your heart!!! You did it!!! You made it to your goal, and with the most wonderful support from the Good Lord above,as well as the love of your life. Truly blessed you are, in every sense of the word.

    New clothes....a fun shopping spree....& you are soooo worth it!!! Yes you are correct we havent ever met, but I came across your blog~it was sooo touching I had to post you a note. Thank you for sharing with all of us on SP. My heart is full, and truly I am celebrating with you from the tips of my toes I am overjoyed. emoticon

    Upon beginning my journey I had 235 to lose. Whoo-hooo I am down to a mere 61 lbs. left to shed, before entering a blog note as uplifting as your very own. My venture has taken much longer than yours. I admire you so very much. Sure hope you dont mind me adding you as a friend. You just might be the little hiney boost I need to make the final leg of this race. Nahhhhh truly I am motivated like no other. THis is the cakewalk part~especially looking back at how far I've come. Your personality just touched my heart big, as well as the joy I feel celebrating with you. I'd like to keep in touch, as you begin your maintance program. HOORAYYY FOR YOU!!!

    Happy Holidays To You~ emoticon
    ~SmilinDi~ emoticon
    3623 days ago
    Ahhh Kitt, your blog brings tears to my eyes. Success is so hard to achieve but you have done it. Gary is wonderful to love you heavy and not be threatened now that you have shed so many excess pounds.

    You desire to enjoy every minute of your life, and clothese are a good start emoticon emoticon
    3624 days ago
    What a wonderful reward Kitt. You certainly deserved it for all the hard work you and dedication to your new lifestyle.

    Wow, Gary really is a keeper ! emoticon
    3624 days ago
  • APRILMAY1956
    Fantastic job Kitt. I know that must have been sweet to go and buy new beautiful clothes. God really sent you a wonderful help-mate in Gary. Many blessings to you. Your friend-Leyla
    3624 days ago
  • KOKO48
    Kitt, Those of us who have been with you for the whole journey knew you would succeed. You are truly blessed to have had Gary with you on your journey, through all the ups and downs, he's been there to support you. Enjoy your wonderful new wardrobe, enjoy all the things you can do now that you only dreamed about, and remember you are loved.

    Hugs - Karen
    3624 days ago
  • TIFFLE52
    What a wonderful story. I am so glad you took a day to celebrate and reward yourself.
    3624 days ago
    Big hugs to you and your dear husband! And enjoy your new clothes!
    3624 days ago
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    3624 days ago
    Kitt, that is just awesome; a wonderful reward for a wonderful lady. I am so happy for you. You inspire me every day. I can't wait to see the pictures.


    3624 days ago
    What an inspiration you are. Hope you are enjoying all those tiny clothes. Have a Merry Christmas.

    3624 days ago
    That was all so great. Truly an inspiration to me. And you do have one in a million of a hubby!!

    3624 days ago
    Kitt - Like the others, I'm shedding a tear! You are amazing and deserve all those new clothes and more for all your hard work and determination. What a wonderful soul mate you have in Gary! Now you are skinny, please stay with Spark people because you are such a wonderful inspiration to everyone of us no matter where we are in our journey!
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    3624 days ago
  • PUGRAD1995
    Thank you for sharing this with us. I am just starting and the worst part is the idea that it will take me years to get to where I should be. It is nice to know that it CAN be done even as I struggle through the holiday season just to stay even.

    Sounds like a wonderful celebration of making your goal. And does Gary have a brother.....? emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3624 days ago
    You look fabulous! Congratulations, I am still trying to lose my last 20 pounds and have been having so much trouble.
    3624 days ago
    You made ME cry, too! It is so wonderful that you have shared this journey with us! It gives me renewed hope that, one day, I too will reach my goal!

    You are an awesome fairy princess! Enjoy your day - and the rest of your life!

    Hugs! Beverly
    3624 days ago
    Excellent way to celebrate such a monumental achievement, Kitt. You have truly been blessed, and you have worked hard, and I can't wait to see pictures of you in your new duds! Woohoo!!!!!!

    3624 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon So happy for you. I admire your determination and motivation. Great job!
    3624 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon there you go making me cry again.
    I am so happy that you are enjoying your day and I look forward to your pictures.

    Again,Kitt I am so happy for you!

    Hugs Mary
    3624 days ago
  • JJAY56
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are amazing!
    3624 days ago
    Congratulations! You know, I think I'm more impressed with people who stick with it for a long time than those who lose a lot really quickly. Your determination says a lot about you!

    Fun to get the new clothes! Size 10! emoticon You're going to be an inspiration to a lot of people!

    3624 days ago
  • SUNNY238
    I love it! Congrats on reaching an amazing goal! I love this post because it shows so many positive things in your life, physical, emotional and spiritual! It sounds like you have a healthy balance going on and a great family to share that with. Good luck in all you do, and I sure hope I have $500 to spend on new clothes when I lose a bunch, that day sounded like so much fun!!!!

    Thanks for the motivation! emoticon
    3624 days ago
    You have done such an amazing job, congratulations and sound like a wonderful man. Your shopping experience sounds like it was so amazing and you definately deserved it. I'm so happy for you. You are an inspiration to others on sparks. I wish you and your wonderful family a Very Merry Christmas. God has definately blessed you and it sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for.

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  • SLOOPY7036
    I also have to say WOW! My hat off to you for your success!
    3624 days ago
    Wow you are so inspirational! Thank you for sharing!!
    3624 days ago
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