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SONGBIRDPAULA Posts: 6,183
3/11/12 8:33 A

Thank you so much to everyone for reading my blog and sending me the kind words! emoticon I haven't looked for the "quick fix" in all these years now, only the "fix"! emoticon Let's all keep working hard and faithfully and we will succeed! emoticon emoticon

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

Paula emoticon



"You can never gain too far from your goal, that you can't return and lose it!"

"Hold on to my arm & let's journey together!"

"Paula's Personal Declarations" are now known as "Paula's Thoughts".

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3/7/12 8:21 A

WOW !! I have only been doing this for a year now, and my biggest fear is not being able to stick with my program (which I am happy with) It is so good to know that it is possible ! Thanks for sharing !

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,587
3/7/12 7:34 A

173 lbs? That's amazing!! And a lot of hard work!

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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3/6/12 9:19 P

Congratulations!

You should be so proud of yourself!

STORSH Posts: 1
3/6/12 8:30 P

Congrats on the weight loss. You have achieved what many fail to do not only did you lose a considerable amount of weight, but you have kept it off. Keep up the good work!

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3/5/12 8:24 P

Paula, your weight loss is monumental. Congrats. Your hard work and persistance paid off. You are a model for so many people who are constantly complaining and wanting to give up.

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Maggie from Auckland the City of Sails in New Zealand.

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3/5/12 8:21 P

You are an inspiration. Wow is allI can say.

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3/5/12 3:21 P

Congratulations! that is amazing! I know you feel so much healthier, and good health is a gift not just to yourself, but to all of those that love you! Keep that Spark burning!!

Patti

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3/5/12 10:09 A

You are a total star! I hope your friends & family are just as proud of you as all of us here on SP are!

BLESSTHISHOME Posts: 1,533
3/5/12 7:49 A

WOW! Your stats are amazing and I have to loose what you've already lost so its so good to see your post this morning for inspiration!
Blessings!

Kim 5'10 stay at home mom



I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME. PHILIPPIANS 4:13


1 Cor. 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

SONGBIRDPAULA Posts: 6,183
3/5/12 7:39 A

Thanks everyone for the kind and encouraging words. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and come by and visit me. May all your successes be fantastic!

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

Paula emoticon



"You can never gain too far from your goal, that you can't return and lose it!"

"Hold on to my arm & let's journey together!"

"Paula's Personal Declarations" are now known as "Paula's Thoughts".

All blogs & quotes:
, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014... Paula Boyd-Friend, all rights reserved
HONESTGRL Posts: 238
3/4/12 5:54 P

Great job!

BELLALUCIA Posts: 3,451
3/4/12 5:31 P

Thanks for your honesty about the difficulty of the process and congrats!

I came, I saw, I conquered.

Veni, Vidi, Vici---Julius Caesar
LARRYA5 SparkPoints: (15,192)
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3/4/12 4:58 P

Thats amazing! Congrats!

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KTISFOCUSED Posts: 1,491
3/4/12 10:47 A

Amazing! You are an inspiration! May we ask what type of eating/exercise program you followed? I love to hear about truly successful losers that adopt a completely different lifestyle. It inspires me and reminds me of the quote "to obtain something different you need to DO something different". As you said, not easy but you did it!! emoticon

KT from Erie, PA

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." Stephen Dolley Jr.

"To get something different, you have to do something different."
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3/3/12 9:43 P

Way to go!

Trying to live my life, getting divorced and raising my 13 year old and 21 month old twin boys here! Life is good.
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3/3/12 8:51 P

oh my gosh! That's fantastic!

SIMPLYRUNNING Posts: 41
3/3/12 3:43 P

Awesome Achievement!!! Well Done!!! On The 173lbs Lost
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THEEASYKILL30 Posts: 560
3/3/12 12:50 P

You are an inspiration to us all. Wow, 3 years. Having been up and down with my weight over the years I know the hardest part isn't necessarily losing it but keeping it off. Congrats!

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3/2/12 10:06 P

Wow. That is amazing. YOU did this!! I am so inspired and happy for you. I know you will keep succeeding.
Keep up the great work. When I get cranky about what I have to do, I'm going to think back on your post!

All the best!

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3/2/12 9:32 P

Wow...what can I say, but Wow! For those of us who also feel like it is uphill, your perseverance is inspirational. I am so glad you are here, and glad to celebrate your wonderful accomplishment with you. emoticon

Your desire for change must be stronger than your desire to remain the same.

Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.

We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation. Jim Rohn

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3/2/12 8:23 P

Awesome!! I cant wait until I have had 3 year anniversary

MASHAMOO Posts: 1,667
3/2/12 12:04 P

Congratulations and may you continue to enjoy good health.

BIG_BEAR73 Posts: 1,473
3/2/12 10:22 A

whoo hoo way to go!

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KTISFOCUSED Posts: 1,491
3/2/12 8:55 A

You are amazing! You should be soooo proud of yourself and know that you certainly inspired me. I have a beloved family member who is about where you started and I pray for her all the time that she will be able to do just what you did. I read a couple of your blogs that talked about the pain of your childhood and am so thankful for you that not only have you lost weight but you have healed yourself. A new song about you should be that you are a beautiful and amazing child of God. Congratulations and welcome to your brand new life! I wish you all the good things you deserve.

KT from Erie, PA

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." Stephen Dolley Jr.

"To get something different, you have to do something different."
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3/2/12 8:31 A

WOW... that is amazing! You are truly an inspiration!!
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"If you want to see the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain."

"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right."

SONGBIRDPAULA Posts: 6,183
3/2/12 7:42 A

This month is my 3 year anniversary of weight loss and healthier me journey. I started out at 350 lbs and have lost 173 lbs and numerous inches and clothes sizes. I have to be honest and say it has been an up-hill battle a lot of the time, but none the less, it has happened. I could never have imagined myself at this weight in a forever time. I have not weighed this weight since 1979. I joined SP in December 2011 in hopes of finding help and encouragement to complete my loss to my goal of 150 lbs as set by my doctor. I have only 27 lbs left to go. I'm eating to live now and can't turn back. I never want to see the person I used to see in the mirror.

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"You can never gain too far from your goal, that you can't return and lose it!"

"Hold on to my arm & let's journey together!"

"Paula's Personal Declarations" are now known as "Paula's Thoughts".

All blogs & quotes:
, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014... Paula Boyd-Friend, all rights reserved
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