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EBIELOU is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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Hi Everyone. I am a 35 year old female from Piedmont, Alabama! I started this journey at 366 pounds with a goal to be at 150 at some point in my life. It's been a very long and hard journey! I was able to get down to 160 pounds, but with life happening have managed to get back up to 300+.

As far back as I can remember, I have always been overweight. I have always been the big girl. It took a picture that my mom took of me in 2005 to show me just how BIG I really was. I sat down with that picture when it came back and cried and cried and cried. It is one thing to realize that you are overweight; however, it takes another part of your soul to do something about it. At that point, I knew that I had to do something, but I didn't know what to do. I begin dieting...yo you that is! So, I lost a bunch of weight!

However, in January 2007, I met a guy. A guy so special in fact that I stopped trying to lose weight and focused on him. I gained back all that I had lost plus more! We married and divorced by 2009.

On my wedding day, I weighed well over 360 pounds. How did I let myself get so big? Why didn't anybody ever tell me that I was getting too ridiculous w/ my eating habits?

On January 1, 2010, I decided that enough was enough! I was going to go through a LIFESTYLE change! No, I am not dieting...I am changing my lifestyle. This journey would not be complete w/o the help of my friends and my family!

This is just the beginning....of a life that God has ordained from the beginning!

Member Since: 4/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 57,341

My Goals:
300-Movie Time
295-1 Item from Calhoun County Pickers
280-Wish Item

My Program:
1. I work out 7 days a week.
2. I do strength training 3 days a week!
3. I weigh myself EVERY day! *It holds me accountable*
4. I wake up each morning with a daily inspiration!
5. 64 ounces of water a day at least!
6. 3 meals a day and 2 healthy snacks!

Personal Information:
My name is Ebie, and I am from Weaver, Alabama. If you want to chat w/ me by email my email is lewis.eboney@gmail.com

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon MOTIVATOR OF THE DAY. emoticon

    Doesn't look like anyone has posted here in a long time. I hope you are doing well.
    188 days ago
    WOW I can so see me ! I call it the yo-yo , up and down. We can do this! Right now, I'm not because I can't count all the attempts made But I want to get it right this time! emoticon emoticon
    733 days ago
  • v SPIEGY
    Hi, you were one of the featured stories today and I just wanted to say how great it was to read about your journey. Like you, I have learned (over and over) that I will always need to be mindful of what I eat - my journey will never be over unless I give up! So I wish you all the best in staying healthy and happy! emoticon
    763 days ago
    Hi! I just wandered over to your page from BETHEUNICORN's page. I'm adding you. Hope you don't mind! :)
    1000 days ago
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Fall? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early September. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Summer Fitness Tune up, Hopscotch and Bowling. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Fall challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    1001 days ago
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