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Lesson learned, the hard way...

Friday, October 22, 2010

(Just re-read my own blog from a long time ago. REALLY MOTIVATED MYSELF!)

So, here a sit @ nearly 200lbs!!! Although I had struggled w/ my weight for nearly all of my life, 5 years ago I was on a mission of change. My first goal was to lose weight. During that time I went from my all-time high of 236lbs down to 146lbs in about a years time. I consistently maintained a weight of 155-165 for 4 years. Then things changed: illnesses, getting off work @ 6 as opposed to 3:30 & getting married, to a cook no less. I was busy & just stopped paying attention to me.

A year ago I got on the scale & weighed almost 180lbs. Instead of that being motivation to "get back on track," I became very disappointed in myself & ultimately let myself go - all the way up to 216lbs!


In August of this year my sister mentioned SparkPeople to me & I am so very grateful that she did. I joined SP on 8/28/10 and to date I have lost 17lbs & am really enjoying the journey. I would like to take a moment to thank my AMAZING sister, both my my "12 weeks til Christmas Challenge" buddies & my SP friends for helping me along the way. You are appreciated!
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    So happy for you. We are all grateful for Spark People and our friends who keep us happy and motivated. Glad you are my friend! You are doing goood-stay strong and keep going! Connie

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    3685 days ago
  • CHRISTIES6PACK
    You can do it!! It is such a challenge but you are so worth it! Keep going, 17lbs is great!! Glad to have you as my buddy!!!
    3687 days ago
  • GWCANNON
    Thank God for Sisters AND SparkPeople!!!!
    emoticon Congratulations on your loss so far. I KNOW there is more to come!!
    3689 days ago
  • LESLEYMTN
    Thank you Jen! Remember you are worth so much, never give up! It is living to be a Happier, Healthier You!!!!
    3690 days ago
  • MACILINN
    I was at goal wt a few yrs ago too! I thought for sure my days of crazy eating were over! nope! I started sparks 8/21 and have lost 11 pds. I think the secret to me is to stay focused! I think I will prob be a sparkie the rest of my life and log in my food! That's what I stopped doing last yr. as far as cooking for your new family. Do them a favor and feed them foods that will make them feel good about themselves too!You can do it, I can to! Let's be goal wt again soon! ~Maci~
    3690 days ago
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