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Butterfly ... success is on the horizon!

Once upon a time, I was a very stressed woman, living an overwhelming life. I couldn't manage. By the setting of the sun, I was pulling out my evening snack ... a tray of yummies. Not a plate, not a bowl, but a tray. My weight steadily gained. I never noticed. I wore pup tents for dresses. Not a pair of pants were made that would fit my misshapen form.

I would have continued that horrible existence had I not suffered the most wretched ear infection an adult could ever experience. ...
Once upon a time, I was a very stressed woman, living an overwhelming life. I couldn't manage. By the setting of the sun, I was pulling out my evening snack ... a tray of yummies. Not a plate, not a bowl, but a tray. My weight steadily gained. I never noticed. I wore pup tents for dresses. Not a pair of pants were made that would fit my misshapen form.

I would have continued that horrible existence had I not suffered the most wretched ear infection an adult could ever experience. The Nurse Practitioner said my weight without emotion ... "281 pounds." I can't tell you anything else she said, but over a decade later, I can still hear those words, that number. I went home and ate my way into oblivion. The only way I knew to deal with stress at the time ... food.

At 300 pounds, I started my weight loss journey. I lost the weight. Goal ... 150 pounds! A new woman! Truly, and I don't mean to make light of that or make it seem like it was nothing. It was a journey that I took daily, one step at a time and it was not hard ... it wasn't because I didn't take it all at once. Just day by day.

I've been back to the weight loss journey a few times since reaching my goal weight. I've gained as much as 40 pounds three times. When I've not managed stress in my life, I've turned to food. This year, my thyroid failed and I regained the 40 pounds again. I've come to Spark again ... where I find support and can offer support. I'm thankful that I stop myself at 40 pounds gained. I have learned some things! I am stronger than I was! And I'll learn more this time around!

Thank you, each and every SparkFriend, for sharing this journey with me and helping me to figure out how to make my journey better.


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Member Since: 11/15/2012

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My Goals:
1. Eat consciously every day
2. Be active every day
3. No guilt ... I make choices and I live with them

My Program:
- Eat natural foods (vegetables, fruits, grains)

- Eat until satisfied and stop

- Manage my emotions without food

- Exercise - walk 10,000 steps/day

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Make your mess your message.
~ Robin Roberts

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.
~Old Chinese Proverb

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People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
~Author Unknown

... OK, so I'm not going to worry about it, but I am going to pay attention to it!
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"... when bad choices were made, we could always either literally or in our imaginations, go back to bed for a moment and then immediately get up to start the day again!"

Gailann48 shared this, learned from an older gentleman in a 12-step meeting. It's priceless ... for me!! Thanks again, Gail!
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"You can't get to the end of the path until you start down it. " Nanfacemire1

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DS9KIE
7/1/2014 11:55:24 PM

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. Let me know if you make a clean the frig. recipe and what you used.

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NANFACEMIRE1
7/1/2014 7:12:34 PM

I think it must be the right time in your life too. Glad you are enjoying doing the things you are doing......meaning the "putting together and making things".



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7/1/2014 3:47:55 AM

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emoticon J -- Just enjoy the journey!

emoticon U-- Unlock your potential and and unleash your best self.

emoticon L -- Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!

emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!

Just a reminder to enjoy all that July and summer has to offer. Let the good times roll and have a great month!
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MOMTO6CUTIES
6/30/2014 7:10:44 PM

Hello sweet friend, how are you doing today? I hope you have a great week.



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6/29/2014 3:56:20 PM

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Hooray, Hooray! Yippee, skippy! Let the new week begin. Let us have a positive, winning attitude to start our week off on a good note. Remember a good attitude is good, for the body, mind and soul. A good attitude is a step in the right direction towards success. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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