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The Badlands, almost one year later (2009)

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4/08/08 - BEFORE PIC - XXL scrubs, uncomfortable. Couldn't hold gut in! And I thought I looked good!

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Size Large Scrubs!!!! YAY!!!

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I have lost weight in the past - I'm no stranger to weight loss and I could probably write a book about how to do it, if I were only a good writer... I lose weight incredibly fast, even with healthy plans - all I need is willpower and genuine interest in the goal. If I stay interested, I will do it. I said originally, when I set this profile up that I am either on or off the wagon with nothing in between. I am the one who got myself in this mess and I'm the only one who can get me out of this, so I WILL NEVER abandon my goal. It's about life and living. I'm done with merely EXISTING.

I seem to have inherited the addictive personality from my lovely family, so I have had to redefine and understand that concept and learn to harness and direct those tendencies to a positive and healthy goal/addiction. Addictions never go away, they only shift and manifest themselves elsewhere.

This is the first time in the last 8 years that I have truly, 99.9% believed that I will do this since the beginning. NOW I know, 100% that time in my life is over. The voice inside me that used to insult and belittle me has spontaneously decided to yell at me until I succeed. I can't explain it. Positive schizophrenia? Who knows. I doubt myself and wonder if I can do it, and the voice screams at me saying "you WILL do it". It feels great and I am excited everyday to take that voice, who is my best friend after all (always has been), and find ways to better understand us both. The more I can learn about the obesity mindset and how it applies to me in the past, present and future, the more insurance I have to maintain this healthy lifestyle.

To get what we've never had we must do what we've never done.
"Do or do not; there is no try." YODA

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."--Albert Einstein

Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. - - Dean Karnazes Runner and author of Ultramarathon Man.

"OBSESSED is a word that the lazy use to describe the dedicated"

PROGRESS SINCE 5/29/2008 - my "NEW" BIRTH-day (rebirth!)-
5/29/08 286.0 pounds
6/3/08 270.8 pounds
6/23/08 261.4 pounds
6/30/08 255.0 pounds (30 pounds - out of here!)
7/4/08 250.4 pounds
7/17/08 245.5 pounds (40 pounds lost ! )
8/5/08 241.8 pounds
8/1//08 238.0 pounds
8/15/08 239.4 pounds
8/29/08 236.2 pounds (50 pounds.. Bye Bye ! )
9/11/08 232.4 pounds
10/2/08 226.0 pounds (60 pounds... GONE !)
11/2/08 228.6 pounds
11/26/08 222.4 pounds
12/9/08 219.0 pounds
12/22/08 216.2 pounds (70 pounds GONE ! )
~*~ HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! ~*~
1/1/2009 216.2 pounds
1/9/09 215.0
1/16/09 ---sick w.flu, DOWN TO 210 BUT not going to count it---
1/23/09 206.4 Still recovering though. Will go up a lil' and that's OK
1/30/09 206.2

Member Since: 6/23/2008

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I am a Boston Terrier Mommy to Bill and Bobby, 7 year old males.

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    Welcome to the group and welcome to SP Great job keep up the work. If you need anything let me know. Congratulations on making the steps to be healthy.
    4730 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    Welcome to the All Health Professionals SparkTeam!

    So pleased you've joined our Team! Night shift IS a'll find much company within our Team as there are many RNs and others who work night and other unusual shift patterns.

    Looking forward to seeing you join in posting thoughts / feedback on our message boards! We've got some challenges going if you're looking for more motivation! Check it out!

    Don, Co-Leader for the All Health Professionals SparkTeam
    4732 days ago
  • v -SHAWN-
    Welcome to SparkPeople!

    I started last June and by using Spark and some self discovery in the process, I'm down 25 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you will be discovering new and exciting things for at least two months! Good luck and enjoy this invigorating new healthy lifestyle.

    Blue, Team Leader: Pandora's Box Here:

    * Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate!
    4735 days ago
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