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I regained my 123 lb weightloss, BUT I AM NOT DEFEATED

Sunday, October 08, 2017

I can't believe it happened again.
Starting weight 283 lbs, July 9, 2013
Original Goal of 160 lbs Reached Nov. 26, 2014!
Starting weight 288 lbs, Sept 12, 2017

Gained every pound back. It started with work depression in April 2015. I tried to keep it together but it escalated because of harassment at work. By June 2016 I did not have a job. I was on antidepressants and did not work anymore. Took a lot of international vacations. Weight continued to climb and I did nothing. Enter 2017, I joined a gym in January that shut down in February. Weight gain. Diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my left knee In March. Continued to gain weight and did no exercise except occasional walk. In May I quit taking psych medications.
On Sept 12, something clicked in my brain, and I was able to get back on track.
I restarted my old plan. No cheating. I walk 1.2 miles a day in Gunners Lake Park. Once around doing arm exercises at same time takes 30 minutes. As of today, October 8, I have lost 21 pounds. emoticon I have a very high level of motivation again. I am more than my work.
In July I had my deck rebuilt--a long time goal.
In August I started a new program at Community College. I will be an English Teacher for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in May 2018 when I graduate. emoticon . I'm also taking other supplemental online ESOL courses to keep busy during the week.
On Aug 31 I became a citizen of the USA.
So things are progressing. My goal is 2 pounds per week--consistently.
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  • no profile photo CD18136943
    I used to feel that way too. In reality I've realized a couple things....number one everybody is so absorbed in their own lives that what you look like really just isn't that important to them. That is not to be insulting at all, it just means everyone is facing their own challenges and probably care about your 'looks' about as much as you care about theirs. The second thing is that were you to be horribly disfigured, for instance in a fire or accident, would that change your value and worth as a human being? Nope, not one bit. I hope you can begin to release yourself from those kinds of worries too and just enjoy feeling better. Keep up the good work.
    On another note, I am a teacher too and also have osteoarthritis in my left knee like you. I'm impressed that you are doing so much walking, right now I am only able to swim and do spin class, a long walk like you take would make for a limping me the next day. Good for you for your progress so far.
    891 days ago
  • TAMMYAND
    We have all been there. You can do it again, and you are off to a great start. So glad you are back. emoticon
    908 days ago
  • BIKE4HEALTH
    Sp is the way to do it.

    We find it amazing how great our results can be by following the suggestions of SP. Including the consumption of water.

    I have tried everything for 30 years and always yo-yo'd back and forth. Since Jan 1 there has been over 30 lbs lost.

    It all begins someplace and you just started there.

    909 days ago
  • USMAWIFE
    emoticon you truly have had a lot on your plate the last few years.. wishing you well on your new position
    909 days ago
  • MTN_KITTEN
    YOU got this. You are such a powerful woman with the strength ... to leap tall buildings.

    Stay fiercely determined ... and post here often so I can keep up with you!!!!
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    909 days ago
  • SCRIMP1
    I am so ashamed. I don't want anyone I know to see me . I had posted my thin pictures on social media and announced I reached my goal in 2014.
    909 days ago
  • no profile photo ITSAPROCESS
    Slow and steady. You can do tis.
    909 days ago
  • BECCABOO127
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  • FITWITHIN
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  • OOKLATHEMOK
    You can do it
    909 days ago
  • 1BODY_1LIFE
    Focus on all your accomplishments-not the failures. You will move forward and keep reaching goals. You are doing great educating yourself, and think of al the people you will be helping!!
    909 days ago
  • no profile photo CHRISTOPHER63
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