Thursday, August 12, 2010

An Anniversary Present(ation)

video

FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 15 glasses of water
- 1 banana
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with 2 scrambled eggs, deli ham, grated cheese, and mushrooms
- 1 glass of a strawberry breakfast drink
- 1 glass mango juice
- 2 fruit creme cookies
- 1 mixed berry whole grain cereal bar
- 3/4 cup bacon
- 1 homemade chive and cheese biscuit
- 1/2 cup roast potatoes with margarine
- 1/2 cob corn with margarine
- 2 cups steamed broccoli with margarine
- 3/4 cup fat free mixed berry yogurt with 1 cup wheat flake cereal

EXERCISE:
- 30 stomach crunches

124 comments:

  1. Gorgeous girl!!!! OMG I am bawling my eyes out!!! (I almost shouted out your real name on here! lol) Thank you for finally showing us your beautiful face....you are just amazing...sooo inspiring! And you know what I REALLY loved??? Your beautiful attitude and love for life shining through in your BEFORE pics before you even lost any of the weight...what a beautiful spirit you are. Love it! :)

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  2. I got so emotional watching this video showing the journey you have been on....AMAZING...AND WELL DONE TO YOU...

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  3. WOW!!!! What a journey! You look amazing, stunning, BEAUTIFUL ... there aren't enough adjectives to do you justice. You are a SUPERWOMAN!!! It's so nice to see your smile. Congrats on all your success. It's been an honor to follow you on this journey. What have you done today to make you feel proud?

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  4. I am in tears right now...so utterly amazing. I am so proud of you and just...just have no words. Congratulations. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

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  5. Such a lovely, wonderful video and tribute to you & your accomplishments! You are amazing and your hard work has really paid off for you! Thanks for sharing this presentation with us and for your ongoing inspiration!

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  6. Wow, You really are an inspiration!! Watching your video brought tears to my eyes! (I love that song<3) You are truly amazing and deserve to bask in your accomplishments! I hope that eventually one day I can look back on my journey and see such tremendous results!

    Good Job!!

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  7. Your video was so inspiring. What an amazing journey! Congratulations on all you have accomplished and thanks so much for sharing! You look beautiful btw, before and after :)

    Cara:)

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  8. Everytime your feeling low you should watch your video and see just how far you have come!! Inspirational no doubt!

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  9. I have that song on my Mp3 and it never fails to motivate me!!
    You have made amazing changes! Congrats

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  10. You look 15 years younger! So nice to actually see your face now. Wow!

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  11. I just watched it twice. I'm bawling my eyes out and I have snot just oozing out of my nose. (TMI?) How hot are you? I feel like you've been holding out on us with the body shots! In these pictures you have a light from the beginning that seems to just get brighter. I'm encouraged. I'm inspired. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us.

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  12. Wow, your video is so inspiring!!!!! Congratulations on everything you have accomplished and THANK YOU for sharing your journey in this blog to help motivate and inspire the rest of us!

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  13. PS - Really good food diary! I know it's been hairy lately. :)

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  14. Totally inspirational -- that is all I can say xx
    x

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  15. What a wonderful presentation!!! You are beautiful and I loved the ones with the red skirt and the black dress the best. You look so happy and what a wonderful transformation.

    Now you need to tell us your name!

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  16. That was amazing. I don't even "know" you and that made me cry! You look amazing and what is even better... the look on your face and how proud you are of yourself! And you should be. Very motivating!!

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  17. That's incredible...in only a year :) Thanks for sharing. It was fun to see your face as well!

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  18. Wow! I was tearing up so much I couldn't see the video well. Thank you for your inspiration to me. Also, you really made me homesick. I am a West Coast Van Isle girl living in Tampa, FL. I really miss Canada and my beloved West Coast. Thank you for the inspiration and the taste of home and the spirit that is only true Canada!!!

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  19. I do not know you, and i have only just started following your blog, but these photos made me so emotional and happy for you. I am at your starting weight now and i cannot express how much thanks i want to give you for sharing this with people like me who need the benefit of your knowledge and your experience.

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you
    and much love
    xx
    lesley

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  20. absolutely incredible! you look fabulous and are such a great inspiration to all of us following in your footsteps. congratulations and thanks for sharing your journey!

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  21. Wow, you're such an inspiration! You look amazing!

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  22. I have to go back & spend more time but honestly I thought I saw Jane Seymour in there.. the spitting image of her! AMAZING what you have accomplished!!!

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  23. You finally showed your face. Yeah!!! You're beautiful. You look absolutely perfect so I think you just need to maintain. No more loss. What a lovely video. You did a great job with it. Love the music. You definitely are "The Biggest Loser". :)

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  24. Finally I got to know the real person who is my inspiration and motivation! You are GORGEOUS!! Why did you hide your face all these days ? Love the video. Congrats for the awesome journey!!

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  25. I am so excited to see your face! What a wonderful way to celebrate your one year anniversary. You have come such a long way and look wonderful.

    You know, even in your before and during pictures you were beautiful. Now you're just more so beautiful because that wonderful smile is so full of peace and happiness the it just glows with extra beauty!

    Thanks for sharing this with us in blogland.

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  26. The most inspiring post I have ever witnessed. Fantastically amazing in every way. You are beautiful in every way! I can't imagine the humble pride you must feel accomplishing this. You are blessed 266, blessed indeed.

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  27. WEll...it's nice to see your face.
    YOu've been a disembodied body for a long time now.
    You look fantastic! My favorite part of that presentation. The smile on your face as you got smaller and smaller, got bigger and bigger. That said it all.

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  28. Oh WOWOWOWOW!!!!!
    I am in awe!!!
    I am insprired!!!!
    Jen you are Gobsmackingly, Amazingly, Gorgeous!!!

    It is so good to see youe beautiful face and wonderful smile finally.!!!

    GIRL YOU DID SOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!

    HUGE HUGS FOR A LITTLE YOU!!!

    YES I AM SHOUTING!!!!!

    Sheilagh
    xxx

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  29. WOW, that was awesome. I've only just discovered your blog and would like to congratulate you on you fabulous success so far. Well done (*_*)

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  30. WOW, just WOW! Such a great transformation. You were beautiful even before you started to lose, but you are just glowing now. So gorgeous. I love how the photos show you in different situations, different places. It looks like you had a really interesting ride. Thank you for showing us these photos. You are a great inspiration.

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  31. This was an absolute pleasure to watch. I LOVED IT!!!!!!

    Thank you so much---Just, wow...no words...Just WOW.

    My best always
    Sean

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  32. Amazing, Fantastic!!! I got teary when you showed the weight loss progression. I have to say your new hair-do adds to the whole package. It really brightens your appearance.

    You deserve to be so proud of yourself. Great job.

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  33. Wow! Thank you all so much. I am truly speechless from all of the amazing comments left on here. Really. YOU are all an inspiration to me! A million times: THANK YOU!!!

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  34. I'm blown away - you're an inspiration. It's all I want...and you've done it. Tears down my face. I can do this too - thank you for showing the rest of us the way.

    xoxox

    e.

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  35. I have to tell you. I always thought you were headless. I am relieved to see it is not true. Let's move past my attempts at humour.

    I was so moved by your video, I cried and I cried, and I am crying some more right now.

    You are stunningly gorgeous and what a transformation. You must so proud of yourself!

    Congratulations!

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  36. P.S. I am linking this on my blog. I hope you don't mind.

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  37. Just found your blog thanks to Kimberley above!! Such a huge inspiration :) Congrats on your amazing journey!!

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  38. This is the first time I have visited your blog. What an amazing video! Congratulations!!!
    Sue J.

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  39. So awesome and so proud of your accomplishments. I recognized some of your stuff in the pictures--way to go on carrying our torch!

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  40. WOW! I just found your blog today. What a journey you've been on for the past year! I agree with a previous commenter--your smile got bigger and bigger as you got smaller.

    Congratulations!
    =)

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  41. You and your face are beautiful!

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  42. Thanks, everyone! I'm so glad that this video seems to be giving others something valuable!

    And, Kimberley, you had me laughing out loud. Thanks!

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  43. WOW! I'm so impressed. I've been following you on this whole journey, and I feel like I got to know you more in that short clip than in all your blog posts. Thanks for showing us your face and your character. You are SO beautiful, and you look amazing. What an inspiration!

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  44. That made me cry. Congratulations!

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  45. WOW!! What an awesome transformation. I found your blog off of Sean Anderson's blog. Way to go girl!! ~Kim K.

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  46. That was truly amazing,and beautiful,and inspiring...you give us all hope! Well done!!!

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  47. Thank you for posting this montage! You are beautiful inside and out and should be so proud of your accomplishment!! Congratulations!

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  48. So inspiring--so glad you posted this! (And you are gorgeous!)

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  49. Wow.

    Thank you so much!! Yours was one of the first blogs I came to in January when I started my own. You were a huge inspiration to me. I am half way to goal and I think your video might have just given me the boost I need to finish this thing!!

    You are awesome:)
    Keelie
    www.wearelosingitblog.blogspot.com

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  50. Oh, How you made me cry. Thanks for sharing your journey with me. I truly feel inspired by you. You are truly a beautiful person inside and out!! :)

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  51. HI - my first visit here - speachless I am. Remarkable year for you, amazingly remarkable!

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  52. Congratulations - what an accomplishment! You are an inspiration!

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  53. I am stilled stunned by the response to this video! Thank you all once more for everything you have given me - both in your beautiful words here and by offering your unending support throughout this journey!

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  54. Hey, that's your face!!! :-)
    What a great video - it's so wonderful to see the transformation you've gone through in the past year. You've worked so very hard, and you are positively TINY now!
    Congratulations!!!

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  55. The incredible shrinking woman!!

    You are so beautiful and you could just see your confidence growing as the weight came off! What an inspiration you are!! Thanks so much for sharing that!!

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  56. Just wow...stunning...amazing...what a transformation!

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  57. Wonderful and very inspiring!

    As is the later blog where you spoke about 15 years of trying to lose weight and also about not being perfect on your journey.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  58. What an amazing video - you truly have turned your life in a whole different direction! You look so happy and gorgeous and vibrant - thanks for sharing your journey, and many, many congratulations!!!

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  59. What an amazing video! I found your blog from Sean Anderson; he was so right in linking to you. I have gotten 1/2 way in to my goal, and then got scared and turned all the way back around. I am back on the right path, with a better mental attitude this time. Thank you for sharing your story as I go through my journey. You look beautiful. Congratulations.

    If you would like to follow my blog, it is http://www.randompiecesandthoughts.blogspot.com

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  60. What a wonderful video!!!! Your spirit does shine through. Tears of joy for you are running down my face.

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  61. Wow, how incredibly inspiring! Thank you for sharing. Your smile is contagious and I am so honored you are sharing your story with us.

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  62. :o) Thanks for the continuing kind words, everyone! You are all so sweet and your support means the world to me!!!

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  63. Great video of your transformation. You look fabulous. Congratulations. :)

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  64. I'm in tears. I have been so curious about the headless photo's and am completely overwhelmed by this "coming out" so to say. You are, without a doubt, the most inspirational blogger I've ever known. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this with us. I am a better person for having seen it. Thank you.

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  65. The awesomest thing I have seen in a while. Congratulations!!!!!

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  66. Wow! Amazing! Fabulous! Astounding! Victory! Beautiful! Inspiring! Gorgeous! Happy! Thanks so much for sharing! Michele

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  67. You are Absolutely Amazing! This gave me chills, and I mean that in the best possible way. Thank you for sharing this. It brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations on your continued success and thank you for being such an inspiration!

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  68. It was very difficult keeping my eyes dry while watching this. You are truly an inspiration and a Godsend. You have a new follower. :D Thank you so much for the fantastic video!

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  69. Totally awesome. Knowing you (in real life), it doesn't surprise me in the least... just makes me feel really, really proud to count you among my friends and colleagues ; )

    When you're ready to "come out" fully and add your name to the face let me know, as I'd love to share the "real" you with the rest of my world. (just don't want to blow your "cover" til you're ready)!

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  70. This is so inspirational.
    I'm going to subscribe to your page.
    I also have about 100 lbs to lose and I'm going to browse your blog for tips and motivation.
    Thank you for this.

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  71. This was such an inspiration. Watching this was so moving. I am so happy to have founds this and thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!

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  72. That's insane! I'm barely into my 20 and really need to lose weight. I'm hoping, now that I've seen this, to be able to follow in your footsteps.

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  73. I am always so touched by all of the comments that you each take the time to leave! Thank you so much! And Anonymous, I'm pretty sure I know who this is although it's not crystal clear... feel free to email me to confirm! :o)

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  74. What an inspiration you are!!! I am on my own weight loss journey and although I don't have as much to loose it is such a struggle for me!! This was definitely my pick me up for the day!!

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  75. thanks alot for inspiring me ,i almost gaveup dream of weight reducing and i am truly motivated to see you how beautifull you look after weight reduction .

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  76. Congrats girl and great job, this video and your blog has inspired me to move forward with the weight loss goals I had already set

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  77. Love it, Love it, love it!!! Congratulations!I'll bet you are Proud!
    Thanks for sharing it!
    Barb

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  78. Wow!!! You are an inspiration to many!! Amazing!....God Bless you!!
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  79. That was awesome! You look amazing. I love your smile and how your sweet spirit shines through! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  80. Wow. Wow. Wow. I started walking two days ago (2.7 miles per day) and I currently weigh more than I am willing to put down in print! Your story and photos are the ultimate motivation. Thank you for sharing. x

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  81. What an amazing presentation! I cried my way through it, then rewatched it four times! It's really inspirational, I'll be rewatching it whenever I need a bit of motivation on my own journey. You should be so proud! Thank you for your bravery in documenting your transformation and sharing it with everyone. (I'm in Sydney, Australia, so I think your fame is spreading!!!) x

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  82. Wow! More incredible comments! Thank you all SO much for your support!!!

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  84. A maz ing. Well done!
    I have a long road ahead of me but seeing your video puts it into vision of what can be achieved with hard work and determination. I only hope in 12 months time I too can have a fabulous story to tell.
    From a wintery Southampton UK.

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  85. Unbelievable. Truly an inspiration!! I'm so amazed at your determination! I'm not overweight by any means, but I've gone on many diets to try to lose the flab. But every diet lasts no longer than 2 months. So for you to not give up is amazing!! You're incredible♥ I started my diet today, so hopefully I can carry it out longer than my other diets in the past :)

    xoxo
    http://candy-apples.blogspot.com/

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  86. This is my inspiration. http://tlclosesthelbs.blogspot.com/

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  87. I can't stop crying. I'm sobbing so hard that I am actually embarrassed. First of all the wedding dress in one of your pictures is identical to a dress that I tried on when I was 17 and still relatively thin and that started the fountain of tears. I'm 287 lbs and for months I've been counting calories, exercising for an hour a day and getting nowhere. I lost 10 lbs when I quit soda but I've gained it back even though I've been drinking only 1 cup of black coffee per day and water. I want to be you ... where did you find the motivation and will power? I spend every day thinking about how pointless it is for me to keep trying because nothing is happening, I'm not getting anywhere. I'm slowly killing myself with food and I can't stop. What was your secret, please help me.

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  88. Hey hun, your journey has been such an inspiration that I decided to start my own blog. The thing is I have no idea of how to do my profile or anything. If there's any way you could give me some advice.

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  89. I just found your blog, and I found it very inspiring. I literally cried when I watched your video! It inspired me so much that I started my own blog on this site. I've never been great about keeping up with that kind of thing, but hopefully it'll be a great, motivational tool. Thank you for posting that video. It is always wonderful to see someone who has accomplished what you hope to accomplish! It really puts the reality that it is possible into perspective.

    My blog: http://102togo.blogspot.com/ if you care to visit.

    Thanks again!

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  90. Well, I don't know that you need anyone else to post on your site... you get so many comments!

    Congratulations for all you have accomplished - WOW.
    ... keep working hard! :D

    I am currently pushing 200lbs... and you are an inspiration for me to not give up in my efforts to lose weight!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for doing the work to put up this blog. Bless you.

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  91. I have to say that it was your blog that finally inspired me to do what previously seemed impossible. I am an amazing cook, always using the best and freshest ingredients. The problem for me was portion control. I ALWAYS went back for seconds. I am on my third week of portion control, introducing more activity and I am down 12 pounds. It's a big start, and the inertia I needed for a lifestyle change. Thanks so much for sharing your story. :)

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  92. Anonymous, there is no real secret, but I do know what you mean... You can do this. Believe it. That's something a lot of people miss, I think. Other than that, check out my links (top right of this blog) for Now It's Personal and Healthy Lives. Also, I just went back and created a new one, Motivation, because I think it might help you and others. Find your own inspiration. You CAN do this. Hugs!

    Nicole, I'm sorry it took me so long to respond... I suspect you must already have your answer. If not, blogger has demonstrations and you can find out how to set just about anything up by googling it. I hope that helps a little!

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  93. OMG...I'm crying. You're amazing! You're AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing your journey and inspiring me. THANK YOU!

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  94. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! You are such an inspiration.... GREAT JOB!!!!!! :-)

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  95. So awesome! Thank you so much for the inspiration. Lots of hugs! :)

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  96. Thank you soooo much for the inspriation! You look absolutely AMAZING!

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  97. Every so often I join a new health/fitness website for motivation and this morning I found your video while surfing. This was more inspiring than what I was trying to find through those websites. Thank you.

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  98. Your blog and video are so amazing! I found this blog while searching for inspiration this morning and it was so inspiring I started my own blog! I even got a ticker!

    http://droppingfifty.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for sharing your journey and allowing others to see your amazing progress!

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  99. Amazing, inspiring. You rock!
    iweightandweight.wordpress.com

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  100. Wow well done, I'm so inspired but scared at the same time. I love how you had gorgeous happy photos as before photos.. I would have none as I destroy them as soon as I see them... you look beautiful and happy and SOOO much younger. Well done again. xx

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  101. hahaha love the song you chose for your vid :)

    A Big Congrats for all you've accomplished!!

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  102. What an inspiration you are!!

    http://deesdroppingtheweight.blogspot.com/

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  103. I want to say thankyou. Today i stepped on the scale and realised that the complacent nature of my last year has bounced back and bit me in the ass... I weighed in today at 95.8kg (210.8 lbs) i have well and truly had enough of my excuses, i have well and truly had enough of being this size. Today im starting my journey again. Thankyou for appearing before my eyes the moment i needed.

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  104. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!! I just started following you. I too am on a weight loss journey.. currently down 53lbs. My blog is www.skinny-jeans-dreams.blogspot.com You are an inspiration. I also read about your pregnancy and I am very sorry to hear that!! My prayers are with you and your family!

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  105. OMG...I'm so inspired by your achievement. YOu're a Goddess of weightloss !!!! ^_^

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  106. I cried when I saw your video. Beautiful! thank you!

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  107. This is simply wonderful. Congratulations to you.
    I just happened to come on the net to see what types of motivation I could get because I'm starting a weightloss program. This was definately more than I hoped for. It's so awesome to see someone who actually went through the journey without all the crazy quick fixes that ppl are trying.

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    You look marvelous!
    Dee

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  108. I watch your video everytime I need some inspiration! You look so happy and absolutely amazing.

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  109. I am so happy for you..thanks for sharing,ive been searching for so many things and stuff about loosing weight,went to gym and still hopeless,reading and watching this video and following youre advice and ideas makes me eager to try one more time...Im thinking that IF OTHERS CAN DO,WHY CANT I?im challenge and excited Thanks!!!mwahhhugzzz

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  110. wonderful! I am a yo yo dieter - I lost weight and have gained some back - so discouraging - but I am trying again to lose it!

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  111. Your amazing! I wish I had the strength. I'm 17 and 100lb over weight. It's people like you who keep me going. Thank You!

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