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Okay, I have let the pounds creep up and now here Ii am shopping for a MOB dress for my daughter's wedding. I am not happy about dress shopping because I have put on weight and do not like the way I look. My daughter's wedding is in February, so while there may not be time for miracles, there is time to do something. I want to be happy with the way I look as I watch my daughter marry the man she loves.

Update 10/26/12
Time flies when you are having fun. I actually had two daughters get married within about 18 months. I followed Spark pretty faithfully and did get down to 144 which is a good weight for me.

Fast forward two years and I have put the weight I lost back on and a few more. My girls are both happily married now and we are waiting for two babies! I want to get back down to where I was at the girls' weddings. Getting dressed was so much more fun when I could wear all of the clothes in my closet. I am going to make another run at it again.

Member Since: 6/27/2005

Fitness Minutes: 28,647

My Goals:
I would like to loose 20 pounds so that I look better and can wear ALL of my clothes comfortably.

My Program:
I am doing Sparks. I am watching calories and staying active. I try to do something active every day. I am still working and some days it is hard to find the energy.

Personal Information:
Carol, Chicago area. Married for the second time for twelve years to a great guy. No kids living at home, but 2 that live fairly close by.

Other Information:
My favorite hobby is cooking. I love to cook for my family and friends. I read cook books like others read novels. I truly love cooking. I look forward to coming home to my kitchen after a day at work. I know I have created my own monster!

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    Looks like you are gaining control of the weight issues...
    I liked your message about being 'toned' not just skinny...
    I am taking that to heart.
    3741 days ago
  • v NRLB75
    You should know that you already look pretty darn great! Beautiful smile & hair. You are going to be a knockout MOB - just try not to steal the show! emoticon
    3748 days ago
    Hi WiseGirl,

    Getting ready for the wedding is a great reason to start on the weight loss track. Good luck! I had to find a MOG dress 18 months ago that was larger than I wanted. It was part of my reason for starting Spark when I finally found it a year later. Now, when my next son gets married I'll be able to wear anything I want, without worrying about how chubby I look! (Since he isn't dating seriously right now, who knows when his wedding will be!)

    You'll be busy these next few months, but I encourage you to take the time to track your calories. That is a huge key to many people's success. It sure was mine!

    I see your goal of reaching the 120s. That was mine, too. I am now a team leader in "Living in 120-ville." We'd love to have you join us!

    Living in 120-ville
    3756 days ago
  • v AUNTBEE6
    I read your thread and was impressed that you were able to be completely honest. I believe you can stick to this. Your daughters wedding may be the extra motivatiuon that you need. Hang in there..The scales will go down in a few days. If they went down only one pound you might be discouraged; but, when they go down 2 or more pounds you'll see that it was well worth it.
    Hugs Auntbee
    3759 days ago
    read on the thread about getting back on the wagon that you had one day of staying in calories!! IT IS NOT A SMALL THING!! that is a great accomplishment because being healthy is tough work but well worth it and the seemingly impossible goals are met by meeting "little" goals. So congratulations!! I wish you continued success on your journey toward a healthier you.
    3763 days ago
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