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living it now. Clive taught me well how to live positively and optimistic."

Patty does have a new problem to contend with: a shortage of clothes that fit properly... because she lost so much weight!

"It's a dilemma... but a good one," she says.

"My advice to anyone overweight who is still holding back on starting a diet: You are missing out on so much more that you could have.

"If your excuse is no money think about how much you have to pay for blood pressure and diabetes medications. If you had to pay for them they would find the money. So why not find money the money for a gym and for a Diet.com membership... and skip the meds?

"It's been a lifestyle change for me and I don't want to go back!"

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@ 11:37am ET on June 16, 2008
Congratulations!!! Your ending statements are so true. There is so much more we would miss out on by not embracing a healthier lifestyle. You're an inspiration to us.

Sandy :)

@ 2:41pm ET on June 16, 2008
Congrats, Sandy...you are doing soooo fabulous!


@ 3:01pm ET on June 16, 2008
Way to go Patty. When I start to feel down and like I can't keep going I am so glad that I can come here and find the inspriation to just keep going. You are doing so great! Keep up the great work and we will all celebrate being under 200!

@ 7:22pm ET on June 16, 2008
Congrats Patty! You are doing fantastic and we find inspiration from you too! I'm so glad your a part of the site. I love reading your blogs and you always have sweet things to say and a great insight! Keep up the awesome habits you've made, your doing fantastic!

@ 9:57pm ET on June 16, 2008
Oh Patty i am so happy for you. You are doing great and are a great help and inspiration to all of us. Keep blogging we really enjoy hearing from you. you WILL succeed.

@ 12:37pm ET on June 18, 2008
as a younger person it feel good to look up to
someone older that has done what I want to do =)

@ 12:09pm ET on June 22, 2008
Congrats Patty!! Amazing article!! You are such an inspiration!!! Seeing you working so hard to reach your goals makes me realize that if I keep working hard I can reach mine!! Thank you for that!!

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