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SASLVY1 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/9/09 12:32 A

Back problems and can not do anything more to help relieve it, to last unless I lose weight,can not walk for a very long time.
Plus we are going on a trip and I want o be able to set
in a airplane for 11 hrs.

PROJECTFIT4LIFE SparkPoints: (13,435)
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Posts: 851
4/8/09 11:43 P

when i just got tired of not feeling comfortable in jeans an a t-shirt. i always wanted a jacket on to cover up!

not anymore! :)

Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork. ~English Proverb

Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake. ~Author Unknown
REDROCKR Posts: 362
4/8/09 2:13 P

My wake up call occurred when I was viewing a picture of my backside when I was getting an autograph from Jerry Reinsdorf (Owner of Chicago White Sox). Since it was spring training in AZ, I was wearing shorts. I thought the moment would be great to capture on film; turned out that I was never more humiliated than when I reviewed the pictures. That was it...I found out about SP from my co worker and I am so grateful to be here among friends:)

Edited by: REDROCKR at: 4/8/2009 (15:11)
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JILL2361 Posts: 199
4/8/09 11:34 A

When the women in my family started having strokes in their 50's. I just decided, that is not going to be me!

LADYBUG197499 Posts: 637
4/8/09 10:55 A

A picture I did not believe that was me!!

If they can do it I can do it.
TMSPENCER43 Posts: 52
4/8/09 8:26 A

when my knee's hurt so bad I could not hardly walk.
And the heaver I got the more pain in my legs and knee's.

4/4/09 2:42 P

After having my daughter, I was the heaviest I've ever been in my life, I hated the way I looked in pictures.

"U gotta do what u gotta do"

To be outta 170ville this month!
DAVISY1 Posts: 645
4/4/09 12:18 P

Looking in the mirror and thinking "no, no, no you dont look good in that"

TTRAC02 Posts: 31
4/3/09 12:44 P

Looking in the mirror and not liking what I saw. Gereral "uggg..." all the time. And pants getting too tight or having a "muffin top" in pants I liked. Also seeing my face get chubby.

HIONLIFE93 Posts: 1,779
4/3/09 10:46 A

knowing that if I don't do something I probably won't see my son grow up, have a family and maybe even get to spoil some grandchildren.

Virtual Walk to California from Springfield, IL - 1,917 miles Miles traveled as of 07-11-09: 317.9 miles -Just passed Doctors Hospital of Springfield, MO (ironic that we used to have a Doctors Hospital in Springfield, IL) on I-44
Looking for Tracie, has anyone seen her?????
LIZZY468 Posts: 614
4/3/09 10:42 A

break-ups are a good one...

MCL423 SparkPoints: (43,541)
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Posts: 364
4/2/09 10:28 P

Seeing pictures from a cruise I took combined with a bad breakup....recipe for success I say! lolol


"We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance." - Harrison Ford
MFIT4ME Posts: 526
4/2/09 4:05 P

After having my son, I wanted to get back to my pre pregnancy weight

★Live Laugh Love★
RASHUN10 Posts: 114
4/1/09 6:20 P

When I started getting ready to go somewhere and my clothes were getting tighter and tighter. I knew I had to do something different.
LIKEAWREN SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 3,925
4/1/09 9:55 A

My clothes don't fit anymore, and I can't handle going up yet another size.

It's never too late to be what you might have been. - George Elliot
4/1/09 8:53 A

I started changing clothes in the closest to stay away from the mirrors. emoticon

TEACHREASON SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 267
4/1/09 7:31 A

I knew I had to lost weight when my fat jeans became my suck in my gut jeans.


From birth God has given you the face that He loves, treat it kindly!

You are as happy as you want to be. So be!


CINDEELOU Posts: 208
3/31/09 2:58 P

When I didn't feel comfortable changing in front of a mirror in a clothing store.

LEMOOK SparkPoints: (77,134)
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3/31/09 1:53 P

Last year my doctor put me on meds to lower my cholesterol. I began to workout and within 6 months she told me my numbers were normal. I stopped working out regularly and didn't care about what I ate and in January she told me that my numbers were bad again.
I have to add that my father has diabetes and has had open heart surgery; my mother died in 2007 at age 63 of congestive heart failure. My grandmother died of a heart attack last December and my sister had a major stroke at age 42 and has been paralyzed and unable to speak for the past 6 years.
When I got the call from my doctor in January, I decided that if I truly loved my husband and children then I had to take better care of myself. I can't keep eating unhealthy foods and not exercising. If there's anything I can do to help prevent a stoke or heart attach or premature death, then I need to do that so I won't be a burden to them.
My journey began Feb. 2, 2009 and I've lost 17 pounds and I exercise 5 days a week for at least 45 mins each time.
It's hard but I beleive my family is worth it.
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"Giving attention to my health is the best gift I can give myself."
- Phylicia Rashad
TOOTZ480 Posts: 641
3/31/09 7:24 A

When the Doctor wanted to put me on cholesterol meds.Didn't happen lost weight started exercising and no need for meds

CANDANCE29 Posts: 51
3/29/09 8:03 P

My size 16 was getting to tight. I felt so uncomfortable

BLUEROSE73 SparkPoints: (122,568)
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Posts: 34,063
3/28/09 9:01 P

I saw a picture one of my children drew of me. The double chin was shocking to me. Later that day I looked in the mirror. I guess I do have one. It is amazing. I always knew I could not see weigh loss in myself visually, but apparently I can not see gain either. Now I HATE having my picture taken. I am doing it though, to help me keep visual track of my progress.

Saskatchewan Time Zone

You can not change yesterday - it's done.
You can only dream of tomorrow.
The only day you can change is today.
What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?

It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it GREAT

Go little Turtle Go!
CELTICMOTOCAT SparkPoints: (17,460)
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3/27/09 3:45 P

Mine has been several. One was seeing myself in my wedding dress, the other was actually getting on the scale 7 years ago and seeing i was creeping up to just under 400lbs, not something i wanted.

No matter how you feel, get UP, dress UP, and show UP!

Faith is not just believing God can, its knowing he will.

Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

Sept 2011 Twin Cities Arthritis Walk 5k, free registration
3/27/09 6:42 A

running out of energy while playing with my son and getting short of breath walking to my car after work.

BONNERSE Posts: 10
3/27/09 3:50 A

Looking at my old jeans in the closet and wondering if I should just throw them away!

SHININGSTAR1220 SparkPoints: (12,678)
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Posts: 1,131
3/26/09 9:22 P

it hurt to walk

3/26/09 8:26 P

jeans getting too tight !...beefed up from lyme meds..weight has to go !...bub bye weight emoticon

ALEXA621 Posts: 21
3/26/09 5:56 P

When I saw pictures of myself at my mom's wedding. At first I thought it was just the dress but after awhile I came to accept that I needed to lose a few!

"If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed."
AMALAVITA Posts: 798
3/26/09 3:23 P

Seeing a photo of myself on a beach and remembering that I thought that I looked good that day! Oh my! It still took more than a year to get my head out of the sand...

The journey IS the destination!
LLAWSON03 Posts: 9
3/26/09 9:03 A

trying to walk up stairs comfortably ............ emoticon

LRICE2011 Posts: 255
3/26/09 7:34 A

Deciding that I wanted to have the energy to keep up with first grandbaby and I just didn't want to take pills anymore for blood pressure.
I'm happy to say I know longer have to take them either!!

CBEVNOW Posts: 6,457
3/25/09 11:28 P

i knew i needed to lose about 30lbs. but it wasnt until i was told i had 3rd stage chronic kidney failure, i knew i had to do something. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Im starting to take control of my life today. I will take care of me, love my self., be good to my self, I am strong, i can do this.
LIFECHANGE5 Posts: 159
3/25/09 9:20 P

Every time I went to the doctor they never seemed concerned about my weight. I knew I was gaining every year and I started to get short on breath. It got harder to get in and out of the car and my clothes kept getting smaller. In my mind I know I need to loose about 50 pounds, but I struggle with exercise due to health issues.

DA_QUEEN_BEE SparkPoints: (0)
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3/25/09 9:38 A

I just kept on more and more weight and I caught up with my husband I weighed the same as him!!! NO, time for a change and it's happening I'm down to 144 from 166 in January. Hopefully I'll be down to 120 by August it would be a great birthday present to myself.

LADYBUG197499 Posts: 637
3/25/09 9:32 A

I'm just tired of being fat

If they can do it I can do it.
LISADOUBLEVEE SparkPoints: (0)
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3/25/09 3:14 A

First, I was tagged in a Facebook photo where I looked enormous. Then I weighed myself and found out I weighed 15lbs more than what I thought was my heaviest weight.

~ Lisa


"Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most." - (Author Unknown)
3/24/09 8:29 P

My blood pressure became a problem and I really got tired of being fat.

JENHIGG1 Posts: 81
3/24/09 2:28 P

I have been going back and forth about trying to lose and being lazy and eating what ever I want and then I took my dog into the vet. She totally called him fat and a little sausage. He needs to lose 5 pounds and so I thought... what a good excuse for both of us to truely make a change for good!

LMS32164 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 132
3/24/09 7:14 A

My health and the mirror!!

BLUEROSE73 SparkPoints: (122,568)
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3/24/09 2:48 A

I have always been a large presence. I am over 6 feet tall. I am now noticing that I am also becoming wider. I weigh more now than I did when I was 9 months pregnant with my daughter. That hurts. I also want to wear some of the nicer dance costumes when I compete. I am sick of thinking "I couldn't possibly wear that ..."

Saskatchewan Time Zone

You can not change yesterday - it's done.
You can only dream of tomorrow.
The only day you can change is today.
What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?

It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it GREAT

Go little Turtle Go!
CALGARYDAVE Posts: 13,219
3/23/09 12:31 P

Saw myself in a photo

A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. ~ John Locke

The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. ~ Robert Collier
3/20/09 8:30 A

Trying to fasten my belt

JONLOVER Posts: 241
3/20/09 7:58 A

when I saw myself on a home video.

LAURIEJAY Posts: 666
3/19/09 9:44 P

I couldn't breath when I walked up a flight of stairs.

JETTER4 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 12,830
3/19/09 7:52 P

When my clothes didn't fit and when my back ached.

YFZNAT SparkPoints: (10,966)
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Posts: 993
3/19/09 6:34 P

I had to keep buying new pants because mine didn't fit anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love to shop, but only when I want to, not because I have to.


SCILLA717 Posts: 286
3/19/09 4:30 P

My wake up call happened when I was 28 years old. I remember waking up one morning and while walking from my bed to the bathroom I realized I was leaning over, holdin my back, LIKE AN OLD LADY!! I stopped, then and there, stood straight up and said to myself, 'I am too young to be waking up and feeling like an old lady. I need to start exercising everyday.' I got an exercise video that day and started. I've never stopped. In fact, I exercise now more than I ever have in my whole life. I feel great and I look a lot younger than my age.
Exercise is great. It causes you to feel great.

JETTER4 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/17/09 8:17 P

My back was aching and it was harder to move around without hurting.

DOLLIE6 Posts: 2,841
3/17/09 4:17 P

When I could not go shopping without giving out of breath. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am transforming.
3/17/09 2:46 P

I was leaving a buffet restaurant and met an older gentleman going in at the same time. He looked at me and said "well I hope you saved some for the rest of us" I was hurt and humiliated. I decided it was time for a change!

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