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Weigh 2 Go: News Producer Carrie Hodgin Loses 16 lbs.

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I had no idea what to expect on the scale on Monday, but little by little, my weight loss efforts seem to be paying off. I started Weigh 2 Go in June weighing live on the Good Morning Show at 244 lbs. But slowly the weight seems to be coming off as I get closer to my ultimate weight loss goal of 100 lbs.

I'm so proud of my new number on the scale 228 lbs. Wow, I've lost 16 pounds. So often I've stepped on the scale only to stop short of recognizing my weight loss and failing to truly celebrate each pound. For some reason I keep waiting for the bottom to drop out. I fear it's only "too good to be true." But that's part of the old Carrie's way of thinking. I know I have to stop fearing constantly about what's coming around the corner and instead enjoy the ride to get to where I'm going -- that's 100 lbs. thinner and a healthier way of living.

These last three weeks have proved to be truly challenging. I think I've been riding a motivational roller coaster which I'm sure is normal but its these times I know I have to stand up and fight for my weight loss. Not only that but I had three family vacations in one month. I had to plan spontaneous work around for how I was going to handle each moment and I can honestly say I embraced each set of circumstances. But I also couldn't plan for one of life's circumstances that has truly impacted my life. But I'm learning from it and its teaching me that like the first video journal I posted that life's storms are always unpredictable, it's never a good time to try and start losing weight, and that you just got to do it.

A few highlights from the month of August: Completing the Cooper River Bridge 5 mile walk in Charleston, South Carolina, a viewer joining Weight Watchers and meeting him at my meeting, not letting a "yellow tube" hold me back from a river, surviving a camping trip and family reunion,
finding the courage to throw out some brownies, and of course losing weight.

I want to thank all of you for your continued support. I know I could not do this without the help of our WFMY News 2 viewers. You all have stepped up each time as I have stepped onto that scale and for that I'm grateful. You're a blessing and your words of encouragement see me through to the next pound. Thank you and I know we'll lose this weight!

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