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PostHeaderIcon Andrea Hits the 50-pound Loss Mark

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Allnewsnoblues.com has been pleased to follow Andrea's journey and applaud her success in reaching the 50-pound mark.  Congratulations Andrea!! 



This week, I lost one pound for a total of 50.2 pounds lost.  A major goal has been achieved.  I started this program on Ocotber 23, 2009, which means I have been chipping away at a huge amount of weight for 39 weeks.

Whew!

I checked my Weight Watchers book to see when I first hit the 40-pound mark and it was April 1.  I can't believe it has taken me 4 months to lose the 10 pounds.  It has not been easy to lose these last 10.

I gained 6 pounds on vacation in the spring and spent two months losing it.  I have learned a lot along the way and have conquered a lot of bad eating habits.

Today, I feel good about my smaller body. I still have about 32 pounds to go to reach my ultimate goal but I am healthier and stronger and thinner than I have been in a long time.

Although these last 4 months have been slow, I have lost an average of 1.2 pounds a week.

A "before" picture was taken last summer at a fitness boot camp I was in shortly before my Fortieth birthday.  I wanted t lose 10 pounds before my birthday last July.

When the boot camp instructor told us there would be a photographer at one of our classes I was scared.  Being photographed in spandex terrified me, but I couldn't avoid it.

When the photo album was  sent around the group, I was moritified.  Of course, everyone has seen photos of themselves that are embarassing or unflattering.  But, I looked 8 months pregnant.  It was shocking how fat I had become.

Unfortunately, I finished the 6 week program at exactly the same weight as when I started the camp.  I tried to be upbeat, not dwell on it and enjoy the birthday that was taking place the next day, but I wasn't happy inside.

The situation got worse after that when I had to look at my birthay photos.  I somehow had managed to find a lovely flowered blouse at one of my favorite stores, Anthropolgie, but my GAP pants in size 16 barely buttoned.

I was uncomfortable all day and just wanted to go home and change into sweats.  It wasn't until late October that I decided to join Weight Watchers and got this problem under control.

I had gained another 7 pounds between the time that boot camp ended and the day I returned to WW.  But with 50 pounds gone now, I am well on my way to my goal weight.

Thanks for reading my story.  Wish me luck with the last 32 pounds.  --AV

 

Last Updated (Saturday, 14 August 2010 05:35)

 

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0 #1 2010-08-20 13:54
You have come so far already. I am happy to see you sticking with it, even through the hard months. Good Luck!!!
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