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I refuse to erase anything off my page. Yes I am starting over but this is still part of my life. I did an awesome job & I will get back on track! I can & will do this!

I LOVE SPARK..I'm sooo glad I found it. The wonderful people that I have met have truely HELPED me change my LIFE! 8)Thanks!
So what are effective yet simple fast break ideas?
Here are some possibilities:

Walk every day for 15 minutes
Get 8 hours of sleep every night (good for energy)
Stretch every morning
Take the stairs instead of the elevator at work
Skip a TV show and go outside instead
Do push-ups or sit-ups for one minute (as many as you can)
from Spark Article::
Start Small with an Exercise Fast Break
:::::July 2010:::::
I am REALLY doing this!! It has been almost 6 months, YES I have had set backs but MOST importantly I AM STILL HERE!! I have come to realize that this is NOT just about weight loss, this is about Putting MYSELF back in the Picture. It is so easy to lose yourself in everyday life. It is MUCH harder to focus on what YOU really need. I am worth it and I WILL SUCCEED.

After having 3 kids and always putting everyone else's finally time to put ME first. 1/13/10
Feel free to help me stay accountable.
Coming to the realize, it is not how long it takes me to get where I want to be is changing my life for good.
Living Again, only healthy this time. I can do it and I am going to do it. 1/21/10
I am focusing on a real GOAL now , of course I had goals "Be heathly, get under 200 pounds, live more, etc....." I have completed chap. 1 of "The SPARK" book. I love the first page of chap. 2 . I AM NOT IN THAT OCEAN ANYMORE. I have a goal, I will reach it, I see it, It has a date. Now my Goals will have a purpose.

THANK YOU SPARK, all the wonderful people I have met here, everything I am learning. Most of all THANK YOU LORD for None of this would be possible without you. 3/9/10
*************************WEIGH INS********************************
STARTING WEIGHT 238 (all time high)

JAN. 19, 2010 - 6 POUNDS
JAN. 26 2010 - 2 POUNDS
FEB. 2, 2010 - 2 POUNDS (10 POUNDS GONE)
FEB. 9 SAME ( more important NO GAIN)
FEB 16 - 1.8 POUNDS
FEB 23 - .2 POUNDS
MARCH 9 -3.5 pounds
MARCH 16 ((plus .2))
MARCH 20 -1.8 pounds
MARCH 27 -2 pounds
APRIL 3 -1.7 pounds
APRIL 10 -2.3 pounds
APRIL 17 -3 pounds
APRIL 24 ((plus 1.7) holy crap WORK HARDER this week
MAY 1 ((+ .3))
MAY 8 ( - 1)
MAY 15 (- 4) (((30 pounds down WooHoo!!!)))
MAY 22 (-1) 207
JUNE 1 ***GOAL (200 or less)***207**I am OK!!
june 5 SAME (207)
june12 ((-2))
june 19 205 POUNDS
JUNE 20 NEW FITS challenge sw (205)
14 week challenge (1/2 marathon walk) at the end of this challenge!!Woo Hoo!! Done 3 hrs. 43 min. OH Yea!(9/25)
weigh ins::
JUNE 26---204
JULY 3---201
JULY 10-- 200.8
JULY 17--(vacation)--198.4
JULY 24--(vacation)--200.4
JULY 31--197 ((41 pounds Done!))
AUG.7 -- 197
AUG.14 -- 196
AUG.21 --196
AUG.28 -- 196.5
SEPT.4 -- 195.1
SEPT.11 --196
SEPT.18 193.1
SEPT.25 192.7(((end of challenge)))
oct. 189
Nov. 190
Dec. 4: 189.9
Dec. 11 :: 186.7(50 pounds GONE!)
Dec.18 :: 187.4
STARTING 2011....190.5 ((Jan. 1)) PUSH challenge
3/27/11 --186
5/7/11 --184

Member Since: 1/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 21,695

My Goals:
starting weight 238lbs

1. focus on 10 pounds at a time.................
1st 10 DONE 2/2/10
2nd 10 DONE 3/27/10
30 lbs. DONE 5/15/10
40 lbs. DONE 7/31/10
50 lbs. 12/11/10
50 lbs. 1/8/11 AGAIN!
35.2 lbs. LOST on 6/30/12 ((Time to get back on track!!))
OCTOBER 26 beginning again. (I will do this!!)
Back up! 220 lbs. 1/2013

Beginning again & doing this!! 4/23/13 ...225 lbs.

Starting again ....May 1, 2017
240 pounds
Staying on track & moving forward is my NEW GOAL!

My Program:
I AM going to exercise.
(I will get aleast 10 min. a day)
I AM going to reward myself for ALL of my weigh loss NO MATTER how small.
A loss is a loss.
I always find the good in others, I WILL BEGIN TO FIND THE GOOD IN MYSELF.

Personal Information:
I'm 44 years old. I live in North Carolina. I'm a wife, mother, and a Christian. I am starting my journey again in 2017. I know I can do this.

Other Information:
Anything is possible with The Lord.

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation. (Jack Nicklaus)

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  • v no profile image JS94BUFFALO
    Hi!! I hope you are doing well this week :) I have been working out and that has really helped me stay motivated. I love your plan of 10 minutes per day and am happy to hear that you are sleeping better :) i have found that since I have been working out 5-6 days a week, I actually have MORE energy!! It seems so counterintuitive, but it is sooo true!! Keep up all of your hard work, you are amazing! emoticon
    3774 days ago
    Thank you for such a sweet comment on my page and for adding me as a friend. Trust me, it was hard to add photos to my page at first, but I think what really helped me was to remember that everyone at Spark is/was in the same situation. I'm so happy to hear that you are holding your head up and moving forward and losing 6lbs, thats great!! Lets keep each other motivated that way we can finally lose this weight once and for all!!

    3779 days ago
  • v TANSHAN1
    Hi! Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl team.. This truly is a great
    team...lots of laughs and lots of "Wow! Now I get it " moments..Glad to
    see you and hope you post alot...Come on to the threads and have some
    fun...somebody is always around.

    Peace my lettuce leaf,
    "THE Sexxy Strapless Strawberry"
    3781 days ago
    Welcome to the Done Girl Team!

    3781 days ago
    I've been doing this for about a week. Just keeping up with my food. I'm having a hard time with protein and carb., not getting enough. I feel a lot better, I'm exercising everyday. I'm sleeping better, probably because of the exercising. I can't wait to weigh in and see my meter move like the ones that I have been seeing.
    I think this is what I's sooo hard to stay motivated, and it seems I never finish what I start. So I always put the weight right back on. People say they will help, but that fades too. I have found if I am held accountable I do better. That's what I'm hoping I will get out of this. Of course loss weigh too!!
    January 18 emoticon
    3782 days ago
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