With my husband in December 2015
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I feel that perhaps I have finally and at long last, lost the final 20 pounds of my emotional baggage. Carting that around was more exhausting than the nearly 200 pounds of excess physical weight was.

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Things that worked so well for however long a period of time may not always work as well. They may need tweaking. They may need adjusting.

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A selfie in June 2015 to celebrate my extraordinary ordinary.
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There is something pretty awesome, at least to me, about wowing people in a way that leaves them speechless.

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If you are a smoker, taking drugs, drinking alcohol, even sex crazed…you can give all those things up and be in recovery and live…when you are an overeater, you cannot simply say that you are never going to eat again.

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There are many possibilities for rewards in the universe. Reprogramming my brain to receive things through senses other than taste as a celebration of accomplishment wasn’t easy.

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Finishing my first marathon in November 2014...YES!
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I am not about to say that the first 152 pounds simply fell off without effort. That would be crazy talk. But I will say that I truly feel that I put more effort, struggle, work and literal perspiration into the last 20 than the first 152 combined.

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