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Old 11-25-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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Reunion story

I KNOW you all will find this fun and interesting---I posted last week about reaching my goal and flying down to Texas for my mom's 80th birthday party surprise. My parents have not seen me since I started JUDDD last January 12th, and although they knew I had lost weight they obviously had not clearly pictured what changes had occurred! A friend picked me up at the airport and delivered me to my sister's door, which was answered by my brother in law and my father. My dad just stood on the sidelines, not reacting at all to seeing me. He said hello to my friend and a few words, then turned to me, put out his hand and introduced himself to me. He did not recognize me at all!!! I think I sort of hesitated and then said, "Dad?"..He sort of went pale, then got all teared up and said my name. I know I look different, but everyone says it is so dramatic and this absolutely proved it. He told me my silhouette is so totally changed that it never even occurred to him that it was me. My mom came home about 15 minutes later and her mouth literally dropped open in shock. (I was not expected at this reunion at all, plus my size change) The day and a half I had for my visit was amazing and so memorable all around. I am glad to be back home but wow, what memories I have of this time!
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:28 AM   #2
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congratulations that's sucha beautiful story! thank you for sharing!
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:33 AM   #3
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That is so beautiful, Karinala! I have actual tears in my eyes. I'm so glad you were able to make it back for that special occasion, and that it was so much fun.
~~~LCG aka Carol~~~

Ordinary things, done consistently, produce extraordinary results. ~ Keith Cunningham

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Old 11-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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Love to hear this story Karina! Absolutely the best flattery, is to have loved ones praise!
""Nutrient hunger can cause weight loss to plateau and reverse, even if the diet does not change."--Paul Jaminet
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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WOE: JUDDD/PHD, LC now that my BG is getting weird
Start Date: JUDDD 1/1/12 + LCHF 12/1/13 (controlling diabetes)

Your hard work and dedication could ask no better reward.
- Nancy
GOAL 10/3/12
Still at goal 2/6/13
Changed to LCHF after becoming diabetic in 9/13 (Lost 15 more pounds).
STILL below goal 11/21/15

I did not "lose" weight. I evicted it. It is gone and it ain't coming back!

JUDDD cares about calories. JUDDD does not care what you eat. Your body probably does.

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Old 11-25-2012, 12:50 PM   #6
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Awesome!!! Congrats on your weight loss, AND the flattery...expect more of the same!

"Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."

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Old 11-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. " -Zig Ziglar
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #8
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That's wonderful. I am so happy for you!
JUDDD changed my life. It transformed my health, gave me freedom and restored my confidence.

JUDDD is very simple, very livable and very flexible. JUDDD allows weight loss and life to happen simultaneously.

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Old 11-25-2012, 03:13 PM   #9
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Thanks for sharing such an inspirational and awesome story with us! I'm so glad you had a wonderful and memorable reunion!
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:09 PM   #10
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Beautiful story and beautiful you! Congratulations.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:13 PM   #11
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Karinala....just love, love, loved this story! Would be hard to beat that!! You must feel so proud. I am thrilled for you! It's so special when family embraces our successes!

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #12
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What a wonderful story. Actual tear in my eye!
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:37 PM   #13
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That is lovely Karinala. Sounds like you have very kind parents who really love getting to see you. What a blessing. You have been so successful in reaching your goals. Well done!
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #14
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That is so beautiful, and so are you! Well done!
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:44 PM   #15
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How absolutely precious! Congratulations to you! I am so tickled you've done so well and it must have been so special to be with your folks (and see those reactions!!!) this week. I bet you FELT amazing, too! Yay!!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:15 PM   #16
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Wow! What an awesome story!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:56 PM   #17
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Wow, that's amazing! Awww!
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:06 AM   #18
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That was very fun to read and I'll bet it was WAY fun to experience! Thanks for sharing!

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:56 AM   #19
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Sounds like you almost did for your father there! What a wonderful thing you have done for yourself and your family. Brilliant post.

Embrace a little hunger. It is the sign of healing.

Hunger is not an emergency.

It's not what you eat between Christmas and New Year that makes you fat, it's what you eat between New Year and Christmas.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:48 AM   #20
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That's amazing. How wonderful that must have felt, if a bit confusing.

JUDDD got me where I want to be!
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #21
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What a fantastic experience!
Find someone to love today, especially yourself.
Eat well and be well! Use your local farmacy! Do more YOGA!
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:44 AM   #22
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Wow! What a shock for your parents! LOL! Glad they are obviously in good health! Congratulations on a wonderful change for you and a wonderful visit with your family!

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:09 AM   #23
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Isn't it weird when your parents don't recognize you? I had that happen once and it was funny.

to you! What a great story!
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may become necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." - Miss Piggy
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:39 AM   #24
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awesome story and an amazing accomplishment! So glad you were able to go home!

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Old 11-26-2012, 02:07 PM   #25
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What an unexpected experience! And so gratifying for you. It was just wonderful to read about this; I can't imagine how moving it was to experience it.
"I can never take for granted the euphoria produced by a cup of coffee. I'm grateful every day that it isn't banned as a drug, that I don't have to buy it from a pusher, that its cost is minimal and there's no need to increase the intake. And thanks to the magic in a cup of coffee, I'm able to plunge into a whole day's cheerful thinking." Anita Loos
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:13 PM   #26
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That's just beautiful
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:13 PM   #27
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You deserve all the praise you got for you hard work. Congrats!

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #28
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That's a fabulous story! What great affirmation that you're doing so well!
5'7" female, 60 yo
Proud grandmother of 5, including two sets of twins!
DH has lost 90 pounds
Click here for our fatties pics!
And another old one

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:43 PM   #29
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How wonderful!! I'm so happy for you!

I’ve always wanted to be normal, but lately I’ve come to suspect that this is it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:28 AM   #30
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Your wonderful touching story has given me further inspiration to carry on. I can't imagine the feelings that were going on. Pure joy, I imagine. Congratulations on your hard work and dedication.
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