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Nappa Valley - February 2010 - Not at my heaviest weight....but close enough.

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Returning to SPARK on 1/11/2012.

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Happy girl on May 19th, 2014 - I'm halfway to my weight goal. Down 42 lbs here.

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I originally started the SPARK in April 2010 and did really well. In a year I had lost 44 lbs. Then I stopped SPARKING. I have no idea why, I just did. I grew bored, thought I didn't need to count calories anymore, etc. Here I am...back where I started...again. While I love Spark, I need more. I've decided to do Optifast with medical support and group meetings. I feel like I need face to face meetings to keep me honest and I want to work with a dietitian to find what works for me. I'm also going to try a personal trainer.

I know I can't be like this anymore. I hate this. I hate how it feels to be this heavy. It makes me sad. It makes me embarrassed and I'm just done with it. No more because I know more and I know better. I need to live like I need to and I will.

Member Since: 4/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 18,880

My Goals:
[X] Feb. start Optifast
[X] Mar.1 down 10
[X] Apr. 1 down 25
[X] May 1 down 35
[ ] Jul down 45
[ ] Santa Fun Run 5k
- Exercise daily
- 70 oz water daily
- Down 60 lbs. by the end 2014.
- Be honest with what I am eating. Log it everyday.

My Program:
Optifast to jump start my weight loss. Move to a low carb plan.

I am a carbohydrate addict and it is my ultimate downfall. I need to live a low carb lifestyle to become healthier. It's just a fact for me.

Small failures are acceptable as long as I understand why they happened and have a plan to adjust them for success the next time.

Personal Information:
My name is Beth, I'm 45 yrs old and I live in northern Illinois with my husband, my son and two dogs. I work, I play and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to travel. Rome is by far one of the most beautiful destinations that I have travelled to. If anyone needs any advice on Rome, I am more than willing to share! 2012 was a wonderful trip to Paris. This year I will visit Seattle for my 10th wedding anniversary.

Other Information:
I'm an artist at heart. I play the violin. It frustrates me and brings me joy at the same time.

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  • v TIGERMOM710
    Thank you for your comment. Wow you can do 5k on the Elliptical that's great. Keep up the good work emoticon
    3971 days ago
    It didn't turn out as well as I hoped. It tasted fine, maybe too much garlic. But the texture was awful. I think I processed it too much in the food processor. It was silky smooth like it's supposed to be, but I think it was a little too smooth. I'll have to work on it, because it really is pretty low cal. No butter, no milk, just eggplant, olive oil, garlic, onion, and lemon juice. I think it's a work in progress.
    3972 days ago
    You're right, baby steps! The scale and I have a love/hate relationship. Most days I just curse at it. No really, I do. But, I still like to watch the numbers go down. The other day I fit a pair of old jeans on over a pair of shorts. Can't complain about that!
    3980 days ago
  • v SADIE909
    oh man, seriously! I once got so mad at the scale in college that i stomped on it - ONCE, with ONE foot, and broke the damn thing. OOPS. It was a total accident, and I didn't buy another one until last year. Got the digital glass one to remind myself to be reasonable! (just realized that this made me sound nutso...i'm normally a very calm person! the one stop just happened to be superhumanly strong and in the right (wrong?) place! ha!)

    we could make millions by coming up with a scale that measures how "good" you're would fulfill the need to quantify your results but have nothing to do with weight!
    3980 days ago
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