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Happy 3rd year of Maintaining over 200 pounds of weight loss...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It is a day for me to celebrate and reflect on my personal struggle with my weight and my health....

Today Dec. 11, marks 3 years of maintaining my over 200 pounds of weight loss.
I started this journey out hoping to loss 20 pounds, that seemed like a huge struggle and it was....but then again weight nearly 350 pounds was a struggle everyday and caused me a lot of pain physically and emotionally.....the humiliation of being the fattest person at work, at every party at the mall was over whelming to me most days.....I would lie to myself that it did not matter or I did not care but I did... Being that big had my life a very small place, a very sad place and very unhealthy place....

I could go on and on about the sadness of living my life at 347 pounds but the real story is I no longer have to live that life....I found spark people and friends who gave me the tools and support to keep going, and I'm still here....I still need the support, I will always need support, I have come to believe that if I am to maintain this weight loss I have to work at it everyday......there is no day off from living a healthy lifestyle, oh not to say I don't have a cookie or Ice cream or some treat almost everyday, I have learned to watch portions, get exercise and think positive.....I have learned how to balance out living with eating healthy and getting daily exercise....I have learned to love myself no matter what I weigh....

was it is easy , NO.....but I now know that I must do my best everyday, I have to take care of me if I want to have the strength to take car of others....

people always ask how I do it day after day.....some days are easier than others , some day I get frustrated, sad mad and even angry....but most days when I was 347 I was frustrated, sad mad and mostly and angry...angry because I could not do the things I wanted....so I cry a lot at times but I cried a lot before too....I finally figured out I'm a crier no matter what I weigh....lol....but now I prefer to cry at my healthy weight.....sometimes I cry cause I still can't believe I did it... I did what I never ever thought I could do....I am one of the 5% who keeps fighting this battle everyday....and so glad that I can....

Thanks to all my Sparkfriend for there support, encouragement and respect all these years...

One more part of this that is huge too...I have maintained a 100 pound loss since May of 2007, that is over 5 years....I have not eaten fast food since April of 2006....so 6 years with out fast food fries burger or soda no more fast food tacos, fish sandwich....now that is a miracle....I use to eat fast foods everyday for lunch at work....and I wonder how I got 347 pounds...and the answer to the question do I miss it....NO , it took a while....but I feel so much better and no more issues with IBS.....
I have to show this picture once more...new ones are coming ...



This is happiness in my world...taking a picture that I smile when I see myself

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