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I started my journey here on SparkPeople a little over 5 years ago with many fits and starts. I lost a lot of weight in the beginning, which helped to keep me on track, then, I hit the dreaded plateau that I never thought would end. I was gaining and losing the same pounds over and over again. It was so frustrating.

In the beginning the weight loss was easy because my MD helped me switch from ANY drug that had weight-gain as a side effect to other drugs where it wasn't a side effect, or not likely to be a side effect. When we did all that switching around, it really helped. Then I needed to keep my thyroid under control - another weight-gain side effect.

Then, everything just stopped! The scale stopped moving for a long time and I almost gave up. Then I'd lose tenths of a pound here and there, and then gain it all back. I really do owe all of the support to some of the great teams that I belong to - they kept me going. Then it was the same lose a couple, gain a couple - more frustration.

Last week I went on a much-needed vacation. We always go tent-camping at Winter Island in Salem Mass. We walk to just about everywhere. Even though I ate a lot of stuff that was bad for me, we walked so much that I lost a pound (yeah, I weighed myself prior to, just to see). Then today, I just felt like weighing myself again - another pound down!

When I started here, I weighed 196. I rounded it off because I wasn't going to count the tenths of a pound - 'til I hit that plateau. Any ways, today I weighed 166.4! Since I rounded off to begin with, I'm rounding off now and counting it as a THIRTY-POUND WEIGHT LOSS!!! It took me just over 5 years, but I DID IT!!!! So, if I can do it - you can do it!

Deirdre


Member Since: 6/5/2011

Fitness Minutes: 244,717

My Goals:
My goal is to lead a healthier lifestyle. I'd like to exercise more and eat healthier. I'm hoping that SparkPeople can help me achieve my goals.


My Program:
I drink plenty of water every day. The only other drink I have is my cup of tea in the AM.

I wear a pedometer every day to track my steps, miles and calories burned. I record them all here. My new goal is at least 10,000 steps per day.



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"Sometimes you have to lose everything to find out who you truly are." - Necessary Roughness (TV show)


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  • v GODS-PRINCESS
    emoticon I almost forgot it was St. Patty's Day also!


    21 days ago
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    Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of March. Ten teams participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the link below, or click on my username to leave me a message or you can click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon on my Spark page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Challenge Waitlist thread. To get to my Sparkpage or reply click on my username.
    sparkpeople.com/myspark/grou
    ps_individual.asp?gid=25339 or search Biggest Loser Winter Challenge ALL Teams.
    66 days ago
  • v HLTHAPPINESS4C
    Hi! Hope you enjoy the next day you have off! emoticon emoticon emoticon


    72 days ago
  • v GODS-PRINCESS
    emoticon for pointing out the new members of the team. I like giving them goodies but I fail to look to see who is new!
    117 days ago
  • v GODS-PRINCESS
    emoticon Thank you for adding me as a friend. I look forward to getting to know you.

    I started adding quotes from pinterest in my journals. Soon I figured out that maybe others would enjoy these quotes as well as I do. All my quotes are actually from pinterest. When I see one I like, I save it to my board then pinterest gives me 20 more like it. At first I was writing the quotes from my journal now each day. Now I just go to pinterest and copy one of the quotes I've saved. I don't care if they don't have who said the quotes. I save them to use because they speak to me in some way!
    212 days ago
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