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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wow! What a difference a year makes! I have fallen many times, but my will to get back up is much stronger. I PROMISE myself to make 2016 even better, even healthier! I have signed a contractual agreement with myself that I will continue to persevere and finally hit ONEderland! I got sooooooo close back in 2011, but fell completely off and gained all of my weight back. Heartache, depression, eating out of boredom, and emotional eating all played their parts. But, now I am back on track!

I want to encourage you all to set a goal, and…STICK TO IT! Eat, breathe, and sleep it! Imagine yourself where you want to be. All I can see is 199…every time I step on the scale I see that I’m getting closer. I haven’t been under 200 pounds in TEN YEARS! So, I owe this gift to myself! I owe the gift of life, happiness, success, and health to myself! I owe it to myself after 10 years of suffering in this body to make a difference and inspire others to do the same.

When I would hear of other people’s success stories, I would say it’s “no way for me to lose that much on my own”. I would become immediately defeated at the thought of losing 130 pounds. That was until I saw other people much bigger than me accomplish it in a year’s time without surgery or pills. I know that the secret to my success, and yours, is…THE RIGHT MENTALITY! The mind is SO POWERFUL, and it’s been my biggest tool in this journey. I am as STRONG as I allow myself to be!

- New Joselyn Dean in 2016
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