I DID IT!!!!!

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I DID IT!!!!!
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Wed, 12-19-2012 - 12:50am

I DID IT!!! Tonight I reached my TOPS weightloss goal!! Altogether since a couple of months before I joined TOPS, I've lost 71 lbs! My TOPS total weightloss since joining in January 2010, is 63 lbs!! Yay me!! So very happy I did this!! Very well worth all the efforts, passing up foods, taking my own foods with me to restaurants, peoples homes, on vacation trips and so forth. Well worth it all!! I can walk better with less effort and pain, my arthritis pain is gone, off of blood pressure medication and all of my blood counts are very good!! Oh, and having to buy a whole new wardrobe is so much fun!! Expensive, but loving it!! Thank you to everyone who was so supportive of what I've been doing. My biggest supporter is my sweet husband who has been so patient and wonderful through all of this. So thankful for my fantastic TOPS Chapter, they are the best!!! My greatest message board supporter is a dear lady called "Hugs"! Grateful for my Sandbox and Time-Out fitness threads friends!! Thank you dear ones for always and ever being encouraging and positive with me!! Loving {{{HUGS}}} to so many who have stood by me!! This has been one of the hardest and most rewarding things I have ever done in my life!! Now the hard part begins...maintenance! It happens to be something that I'm pretty good at though. Losing was not my strong point before making this commitment, but maintenance wasn't that hard before doing this. I can do it!!

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Sun, 12-23-2012 - 11:17pm

Thank you Pat and Suzan!! I'm not exactly maintaining this week. I'm enjoying tasting different foods that I haven't had in many months. Beginning next Sunday, though, the eating comes to a halt and I'll be back on strict dieting for two weeks to undo the damage I'm doing this week. After that I'll begin to figure out maintenance. It will be trial and error until I figure it out, but I'll do it and I'll be okay. In the meantime, this is fun!! lol 

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Fri, 12-21-2012 - 12:57pm
congratulations Donna,,, knew you could /would do it,, you've reached your goal and on time.... maintenance will be fine as the whole process was not easy and the rewards were great so you'll remember that and keep yourself in check. Again, WTG GIRL!
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Fri, 12-21-2012 - 7:12am

YAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!  Awesome job Donna!

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Thu, 12-20-2012 - 12:12am

Hugs..Thank you so much for all of your daily fantastic support!!

Today my "onto the next stage" was to EAT!!! LOL!!

Tomorrow will be another story though..LOL!!

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Thu, 12-20-2012 - 12:09am

Hey Ann...You're right!!

After all the sacrificing to lose the weight, maintenance will be easy peasy!! LOL!!

Thank you!!

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Wed, 12-19-2012 - 9:41am

Congrats to you Donna!
Am so proud & plreased for you!  I knew you would do it.
Onto the next stage of your journey.
Be very proud of you :)




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Wed, 12-19-2012 - 9:32am

Congratulations! I'm just thrilled for you! After what you've done to lose the weight, maintenance will be a breeze!


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Wed, 12-19-2012 - 12:56am

Thank you Thia!! I'm so proud of and happy with myself that I could just kiss me!! LOL!!

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Wed, 12-19-2012 - 12:53am

Woot!! Congratulations Neverstopping!  What a great accomplishment and you should be so proud of yourself :D