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    Posted March 28, 2011 by
    JoeAlbany
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    Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments

    You know you have a problem when...

     

    Can no longer see the city of New York behind you in the picture!! You would think that was my moment, NOPE! It didn't happen till a full year later. I started out my journey at well over 400 pounds. The moment I realized I was in trouble is when i was told I had type two diabetes. I feared I was heading down a road that led to an early grave. My father had his first of 3 heart attacks at 32 and I was fast approaching that age! I could never fit in a booth and always had to grab a table: when we went out to eat. I never looked in the mirror and saw myself as large as I really was. I was wearing a size 48w  and 3 almost 4x shirts. I never thought I was out of shape since I thought I was "active".  In 22 months I have lost over 130 pounds.   I joined weight watchers and started going to the gym. I now am in a size 38w and 2 x comfortably. I know that every day isn't going to be a 'good' day but I know every morning I get a fresh start !  I have competed in many races and walks that while benefiting a charity also benefit me!  I would love to reach my goal and then share my story with people who can benefit from my journey. I know the hurt and pain over weight people suffer. I also know when that person is ready something clicks in your head and its like you become driven to beat this and make the life change.

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