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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Monday, December 17, 2012

What Day is Today?

Two years ago today, on December 17th, 2010 (a Friday), I stood on my scale on a dark and chilly morning, just before heading to work.

What did I discover?

I was at my goal weight for the first time.


I've maintained my 115+ lbs weight loss for two years now.

What does maintaining my weight loss mean to me?

This photo pretty much sums it up.  A quick snap of me at this weekend's White Elephant Christmas party.
I wore this same sweater last Christmas too.

Thinking back to the days when I was a fatty, I can remember what it was like to have to go buy a new shirt, dress, outfit, etc before a party or special event because nothing in my closet fit me.

Everything was too small.

Always too small.


But now, I can go look through all the fun clothes that I have hanging in my closet and know that they will fit me.

And to me, that's what weight maintenance is all about.



  1. congrats :D cant wait to be able to say that. You are such an inspiration ;)

  2. Two years! Time marches on and you are doing great. :)

  3. You look fabulous! I love your post because it reminds me that I will have to shift my paradigm. I will need to think about clothes that I will like year after year instead of my disposable wardrobe I wore for one season only. Cool!

  4. You are awesome - congratulations (and great sweater!)

  5. You look Merry and Bright! Merry Christmas!

  6. Awesome Indeed! You look wonderful!! Merry Christmas!

  7. So awesome!!! You look fabulous.

  8. Congrats Karin...You look GREAT!

  9. That is awesome and so much encouragement to those who are beginning to start the journey and those who have already started....you look fab lady...great job

  10. Congrats! You have an amazing story! I can't wait to get there myself!

  11. Congrats to you!
    I know exactly what you mean about nothing fitting. Any time I was invited to any special event I'd have to go shopping.
    Those days are over!

  12. Congratulations on two years maintaining. I'm so thrilled for you! Thank you for staying here...you are an inspiration.

  13. Hitting goal weight is great...but keeping goal weight for 2 years is awesome! Yay for you!

    :-) Marion

  14. EXACTLY!!!

  15. Zip Zip Hooray!!! You look great. Congrats on your 2 year mark. Thanks for blazing the path. Karen P