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Denise Avery, of Eastlake, turns 40 this year. That, combined with the motivation of participation in a contest, might be just what she's looking for in her weight-loss journey.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

this is it the final weigh in, but not the final weigh in for me, i have lost so many inches the number on the scale may stay the same but it is just a number :-)

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Final night

This week has been hard on me, infection in my back put me at a stand still, not what I was planning on for the final week. This is not the end for me but just the beginning! I have maintained for 3 months now and have been working on toning!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At a stand still

4 days until final weigh in and everyone is probably kicking it up onto high geer. Well I have hit another road block, i got bit by something on my lower back and now it is swelling up, cannot lay down can not sit & hurts to walk not what I need right now :-( keeping with the non processed foods will be my only strength at this point!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

5 days till the final weigh in and it has been a great journey. I have maintained for 3 months but I am hoping for at least a couple of pounds to be under 200. That was my goal from the beginning! Each day is a struggle but at the end of the night I know I gave it all for the day! Keep fighting, never give up & ALWAYS believe in yourself!

Friday, July 18, 2014

I have decided that I will not weigh myself until the final weigh in, I will not stress about the scale any longer, I have people coming up to me saying I look amazing because I lost weight. I thank each one and keep pushing forward, i am stronger than i have ever been and no matter what the out come is I am a stronger person because of it. Crazy week ahead! Best of luck to all!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

2 days left

And the count down begins!  July 6th - Had a great day - Changed my breakfast routine back to the beginning - Took in all the fresh fruits offered because of Summer! Had a wonderful 2 hour swim and then played with my kids for 30 minutes in the water- cooked a wonderful dinner for the family and attempted to cook spaghetti squash - Not bad will try it again!  This has been a wonderful journey and a lifestyle change - I really can tell the difference between good and bad days.