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Tue Jul 5, 2016, 07:50 PM

Today I'm very proud of myself...VERY unusual for me!

As I mentioned in a previous post, I spent 17 long and awful days in the hospital this past February with a BASTARD of a case of Cellulites. Speaking as a 28 year cancer survivor and a recovering alcoholic of 26+ years, I can honestly say that I'd never felt sicker than those 27 horrendous days.

The day I went into the hospital, I weighed 378 pounds. I was put on a special diet and after 4 days I weighed 391 pounds. That was the closest that I came to signing out AMA because I remember snapping to the nutritionist that I could fail on a diet all by myself! F course, if I HAD signed out AMA, my wife would have kicked my ass until my nose bled!

The long and short of this is that while I was told that I had Cellulites, I looked at it as a case of "scare the hell out of Jackites", and knew that it was time to stop playing with myself and get serious about my weight. I've made the adjustments that I've known that I needed to make for years and got determined to make a permanent change.

As of this morning, I weigh 314 pounds. I know that I still have a long way to go to reach my initial goals, but I now see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. 77 pounds is a big deal and I'm determined to reach 100 pounds off and decide where to go from there. Once I get OUT of the 300s, I'm determined to never be back IN them again

Anyway, I just wanted to share this with you. Thank you for reading!

PEACE!

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Reply Today I'm very proud of myself...VERY unusual for me! (Original post)
MarianJack Jul 2016 OP
Hoyt Jul 2016 #1
MarianJack Jul 2016 #4
dhill926 Jul 2016 #2
MarianJack Jul 2016 #5
CurtEastPoint Jul 2016 #3
MarianJack Jul 2016 #6
wryter2000 Jul 2016 #7
MarianJack Jul 2016 #8
auntAgonist Jul 2016 #9
MarianJack Jul 2016 #10
LauraNb Aug 2016 #11
MarianJack Aug 2016 #12

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2016, 07:54 PM

1. Darn right it's a really big deal. Good luck hitting your goals.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 07:41 AM

4. Thanks!

100 is an initial goal, we'll see from there. In college I ran 7 miles a day, weighed 155 and had a 32 inch waist. In college I was also NOT 61 years old, so we'll see!

The process has actually been fun.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2016, 07:54 PM

2. Congrats! That's gotta be hard work...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 07:43 AM

5. Yes, but fun work.

I remember Zig Ziegler saying that you don't pay the price, you ENJOY the price!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Jul 5, 2016, 08:13 PM

3. I am very impressed. Best wishes for continued progress! My doc today put me on

notice that I need to work on my weight and glucose due to my 'dietary indiscretions.' We both laughed about his term but he was serious. Losing weight is hard. Congratulations.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 07:44 AM

6. What has worked for me has been...

...simple, minor adjustments!

Best of luck to you!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2016, 02:04 PM

7. That's truly awesome

You should be very proud of yourself.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 7, 2016, 05:06 PM

8. Thank you, wrter2000!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 10:55 AM

9. You are winning a really tough war!! Congratulations!

It is so hard to lose weight and look at you! You're doing it.

I'm so glad you've taken the necessary steps to lose the pounds. It's not going to be easy as you know but with determination and the love of your wife .. hey, you CAN and WILL succeed.


Wave bye bye to the 3's.

aA
kesha

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Response to auntAgonist (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 04:26 PM

10. Thanks, auntAgonist!

311 & 80 pounds off as of this AM!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:32 AM

11. Well done!

 

You're doing really well, that's a huge deal and it sounds like you're doing it the right way, nice and steady. It took a long time to go on so I will take a while to come off.

You're a real inspiration

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Response to LauraNb (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 08:54 PM

12. Thanks, LauraNb!

PEACE!

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