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    Posted August 23, 2014 by
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    Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments

    Oh no!! Had a dunlap!!!!

    Hi everyone, my name is Chris, and my AHA! moment came when I walked out of a Florida Walmart's garden section into the parking lot. Waiting to cross the travel lane to get to my car, I couldn't help but notice two well dressed women, looking at me aghast, with their mouths open, staring in my direction. Until that moment, I happily wore a black flowered Hawaiian tropical shirt, without thinking anything of it. It was the shirt I wore that day. Wondering just what in the heck they were staring at, I realized the only thing in their field of vision, was me. Curious, I tried to wave them down, without success. Guess it was not my reckless good looks which caused them to stare, so I went home, and stood in front of a full length mirror. It was then that I seen it. I had a dunlap. I had done lapped over my belt, and my belly was hanging out from under that beautiful black flowered Hawaiian shirt like a hairy roll of barely constrained jello. My days of eating 5lb bags of M&M's was suddenly over.. With remorse at what I could no longer fill my mouth with, I began to eat somewhat more sensibly, and cut out all the snacks. I also put away that Hawaiian shirt.

    So far I have lost 75lbs, 12 inches off my waste (and yes, for me, it was waste), and am feeling so much better. Have another 25lbs to go to reach my goal, but at least now I can walk to help myself reach it.

    Good luck with your own plans to lose weight, and I look forward to reading about your AHA! moments too.

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