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A note on transforming: leading by example

It’s hard to go back in time. That’s what makes it a little difficult to blog here sometimes. When I blog here, I feel like I’m stuck in the in between. I think it’s time to get out of this place…it’s just not a good place to be.

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It’s called a transformation for a reason and my blog friends, we have transformed.

Weight loss was 2011. The struggle, the work, the dedication to losing the weight was then and it definitely not now. We BEAT fat! We continue to beat fat everyday, but it’s a difference.

I’m not saying we don’t remember what it’s like to be in weight loss mode because we do. But we don’t live in weight loss mode now. We live in the mode of reaping all the rewards and benefits of our hard work through weight loss.

It’s definitely a lifestyle change and WE are far removed from losing weight. I hit my goal weight back in Feb 2012 and now it’s the last day of September in 2014. I can’t live in 2012 anymore.

I’m not an expert at weight loss, it’s just something we did. Something clicked, we did the research and started out on a our path. We learned things a long the way that are tools we still carry with us now. It’s not always about weight loss, sometimes it’s just about life.

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I don’t have many weight loss stories to tell you anymore because I’ve mostly told them to you. That was two years ago and two years later I’m on to something else. I can’t believe it’s been that long! I can’t really tell you what I ate to lose the weight because I can barely remember what I ate two weeks ago, much less three years ago.

I can tell you this: there was no special trick. No fast food, no fried food, more lean meats and veggies and we just got up to get moving. Weight loss one pound at a time, that’s it!

Finished #RnRSA in the heat and got my @gotchocomilk! #myafter #teamrefuel #finishstrong 20 miles done today and now it's time for taper! #marathontraining #runchat #running

I’m doing good! Cycling, running, being active, traveling…that’s a HUGE part of me now. That is just who I am. I’m resourceful. I’m a creature of habit. That’s me. Right now I’m living out all my hopes and dreams because we committed the weight loss and it happened.

I TRY to do everything in a healthy way. If we could do it, you can do it too! I can’t usher anyone through the process but I can inspire and motivate you to be the best person you can be while on the journey. I’ll gladly share my tips and tricks with you, but I can’t live in 2012 anymore.

I have to show you and myself there is life after weight loss. I’ve said it many times, my weight should not define me so I shouldn’t let it be the “thing” I always have to talk about. There’s more to me than just that.

I have to lead through example and that is what I’m trying to do here.

I hope you can understand.

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  • Amanda Gallop

    You are truly an inspiration!

    • Thank you Amanda! 😛