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  1. Oh my, this freaked me out! (weigh 350lbs) I’m reading all of your stuff, and I LOVE your blog! This was a “wake up call!”

      • Maybe freaked out is not the write wording. I just LOVE your blog. It is so inspirational to me. I really feel blessed to have found this blog. Makes me want to move and gives me hope!!

        • LOL! I’m so glad to hear that! It really does boil down to choices, ya know? It’s just hard to take that first step. Ugh!

  2. Thank you for sharing…I’ve read two of your posts now (my wonderful boyfriend sent me the link to your blog 🙂 and I seriously wanted to cry very mixed-emotion tears when I read your ’10 Reasons I love my ugly body’ post. You totally put into words the frustration I’ve been having the past few months. I’m a little over a year into my journey into getting healthy. My top weight was 386 pounds and I’m down to 343 as of yesterday. Most of the time, I’ll notice awesome things that show me the progress that I’m making…And then something will happen that totally derails me and make me feel like I’m a complete and total failure, that everything I’ve done up to this point isn’t good enough and therefore doesn’t matter. (And yes, those darn hormones are the DEVIL when it comes to that!!!)

    I can do so much more now than I could a year ago…When I first started, all I could do is go for a short walk, maybe half an hour at MOST and only about half a mile…And even then I had blisters on my feet and would be DONE for the day. I could only do about 20 sit ups MAX in a few minutes. And forget doing push ups on the floor, I could only do them against the wall, and that was only a few at a time! Going grocery shopping was a major all-day endeavor and my legs and body HURT afterwards.

    Today, I can walk for over an hour EASILY and in about 75 minutes I can walk a 5k around my neighborhood. No blisters, or any real muscle cramps to speak of. I also do Zumba workouts and LOVE it! I can now do 100+ sit ups in less than 5 minutes, and 30+ push ups on the floor! Grocery shopping is no big deal for me anymore, though sometimes my knees still bother me. My main goals are to gradually up my walking speed, and eventually get up to walking a 10k around my neighborhood. I don’t want to be ‘skinny’, I want to be healthy. I want to be strong.

    One thing that has definitely surprised me is how emotional this journey is…It is WAY more emotional than I ever would have imagined. It’s really hard sometimes to stay motivated every day and make sure that I get my workout in and eat right. But I’m working on it, and I will get there! Failure is NOT an option! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing, you’ve definitely helped me regain some lost momentum! 🙂

    Amanda

  3. Thank you. I have lost a little over 85 pounds. You have truly helped me feel better about the lack of perfection I see when I look in the mirror. I now see where I am compared to where I was. Thank you again.

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