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FullaBella

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 953

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 13:10
Sunday will be my one year anniversary of taking that first step to change my relationship with food.

NOW is when the really hard part begins. That seems ironic considering I've lost 100+lbs but as those of you who've read my profile or journals from the beginning know I've always admitted that losing massive amounts of weight comes easy for me. I know this because I'd already done it 4 times in my life.

Keeping it off.. yep, that's a whole 'nuther game.

Time for the hard part. The part most of you have lived and breathed the better part of your life. Taking off those last few pounds, the freshman ten, the baby weight, the vacation pounds, whatever, and keeping them off.

I feel like I've spent the past year in a virtual 'boot camp' to change my life inside and out. Counting calories, studying and recording my food, weighing myself, increasing my activity, meditating, sharing, abandoning old diet myths, sorting out the nonsense, ridding myself of stinking thinking, making peace with food, admitting my weaknesses, exploring my cravings, discovering real hunger, learning to love real food, connecting, confessing, studying, memorizing, and on and on.

Plus: prayer. A lot of prayer. And of course, the miles and miles of journaling as I finally feel I'm getting to know myself rather late in life.

For the year ahead?

I will continue to eat healthy and mindfully. I will continue to love, nurture, and accept myself unconditionally today.

I will continue to weigh weekly and if I note a 7lb gain for more than two weeks in a row and my current wardrobe begins to feel snug I will return to recording my food diary to examine what may need to change in either portions or choices.

I will continue to come here to FS daily as possible to be a part of a community of like minded individuals all seeking a healthier life. I may even find myself so inspired by my friends who make exercise a part of their day and finally do the same. I will continue to share and be honest with myself and examine my weaknesses to find my strength.

I will eat what I love and love what I eat but always remember food is for satiating hunger, not replacing emotions. I will live, laugh, and love the opportunity I have ahead of me.

And I will continue to be grateful every day I found this site and met you all. You are wonderful, inspiring, incredible people and I am truly blessed you are my friends. Thank you all. Happy Anniversary. Here's to a great year ahead.

Bella


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
ClassicRocke...

Joined: Jan 13
Posts: 812

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 14:20
Congrats!!!

You are beyond amazing. You along with King Keld are great influences on those of us working our programs. Stick around. We still need you.Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation



Goal: 160 by 5/1/2014
155 or less by 9/1/2014

May I be free to be the me that I came into this world to be.
FullaBella

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 953

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 14:30
Thank you Classic - this site with so many wonderful people have been a great influence on me as well.


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
mummydee

Joined: Feb 10
Posts: 1,725

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 17:29
Happy Anniversary! and congratulations!! big hugs to you, you have a great attitude and we know a healthy positive outlook has soo much to do with getting physically healthy!

keep up the good work and keep them jokes coming, Always love a smile to start and end the day with.
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wholefoodnut

Joined: Jul 12
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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 18:27
Congrats and a big pat on the back. Wish I could convice a friend to follow your courageous footsteps.
Food should always taste amazing. The more amazing the more it will satisfy.
Exercise is a pathway to a strong healthy more youthful body.

Jeri
FullaBella

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 953

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Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 10:46
Mummy - thank you. I haven't found any good jokes lately ... I could use some !

WholeFood - thank you too. Have you told your friend about signing up anonymous here - maybe this site will help them too?


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
kingkeld

Joined: Sep 09
Posts: 1,978

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Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 11:39
Happy Anniversary, Bella.

It's been amazing to read (and learn from!!!!) your journals. You're an amazing writer, and your journey has been an interesting one to follow - and a very entertaining one too, because of your wonderful sense of humor.

It's clear to me that when YOU clean out your closets, many of us are inspired to clean out ours, and you make such a great template for us to be inspired by and for us to use ourselves.

Thank you for being the amazing person you are. Thank you for inspiring but me and so many others here on FS.

You're doing amazingly well. Keep it up, and don't go away. You are helping more people here than you think - simply by being here and being YOU.

Smile
Keld, inspired by Bella.
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!
mummydee

Joined: Feb 10
Posts: 1,725

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Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 11:48
Posted some jokes in the Humor thread Bella, hope they keep you and everyone else smiling! Laughter is the best medicine for everything! even weight loss!

King, I wish there was a 'LIKE' button for the posts that I think are well said! your's being one of them...Smile
FullaBella

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 953

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Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 12:53
Keld - thank you. I really love this place and have been made to feel so at home here I think I'll be here for a long while. Whenever I feel old bad habits lurking I first come here, pick up a journal or a post and work through it rather than chewing the door off the fridge. I hope to graduate beyond 'former fat girl' status this year. I plan to achieve 'More Active than Last Year' and keep the goal of 'Exercise Enthusiast' in my bucket list. Thanks for everything you share and offer here as well. You're one of my favorite Big Losers (LOL). Bella


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
mummydee

Joined: Feb 10
Posts: 1,725

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Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 13:11
Just thought I'd peep into your journaling Bella, you certainly have a talent! Have you ever thought of using it? You are articulate and funny and I especially liked the post to your stepdaughter.

You have a special talent girl!
FullaBella

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 953

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Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 13:35
Awww Mummy - thank you. I have heard that from others (should be a writer) but no, other than the random email all of my writing is here; just 'clearing out the closets'. Glad you like my writing though - stop in any time Smile Not all of my journals are VSD rants, LOL.


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
thinner120

Joined: Sep 11
Posts: 740

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Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 21:04
Congratulations on reaching your goal. It is my understanding that reaching goal is just the beginning of a new challenge. It is one that I am sure you will handle with no problem! Best Wishes
Stay strong, stay focused.



Start weight 259 pounds. GW 175 pounds. Ultimate goal: 120 pounds. Current: 223 pounds

"The food will always be there. Anything I want so badly will still be there tomorrow." Pam Turner

"The only reason you will never lose weight is if you quit trying." Kim Benson
kingkeld

Joined: Sep 09
Posts: 1,978

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Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 21:56
"...rather than chewing the door off the fridge..."

This is what I like when you write, Bella. You make me laugh. Smile
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!
jsfantome

Joined: Mar 10
Posts: 1,868

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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 06:09
Bella: "I will eat what I love and love what I eat but always remember food is for satiating hunger, not replacing emotions."

If this cost you a YEAR and 100+lbs to learn... so be it! Well done, my friend! What an amazing journey we are all on, and one we all feel privileged to share with YOU!

Thank you for your inspiration! Congrats on such an amazing year!!!
Live, Love, Laugh ...make each day memorable and enjoy the journey.

The bar noted below, does not tell the entire story!
BHA

Joined: Mar 10
Posts: 464

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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 08:17
Happy Anniversary Bella..I agree with everyone else...love to read your journals and love your humor..we can't do with out you girl..Have I told you lately how proud of you I am...Well I am and just keep up the good work...Have a Happy Sunday my dear friend...Surprised)

Yesterday is gone..tomorrow never gets here..There is only today..

I don't sweat the small stuff

Laugh until your heart Overflows

Smiling is my favorite exercise

SMILE EVERYONE!!!!!!
mummydee

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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 08:20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knp9-GY6fHE
yankgal46

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 09:08
Wow Bella, you really are an inspiration to me and I rank you up there as Legendary!
Re Becca

Joined: Sep 12
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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 16:12
Happy anniversary, Bella!

Congratulations on all your achievments: the weight you lost, the discoveries about yourself, the insights... Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey! You're very generous and trully amazing!

And I still think you should be a writer! Smile
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
mummydee

Joined: Feb 10
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Posted: 25 Aug 2013, 16:30
I agree 150% Re Becca, she has a talent!
FullaBella

Joined: Oct 12
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Posted: 26 Aug 2013, 12:08
Aww... you guys... you're the best. So today is DAY 1 of the next year ahead. So far, so good, LOL. Just 12 hours and 364 days to go to make it through with a second year of improvement. Start your engines and start the clock Smile Thank you for the kind words, the support, and the Flintstones Smile Let's hope my 'head' is the only part of me that swells from all of this, LOL. Y'all have a great day!


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.



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