My hubby and I March 2012
LEFT: 218lbs on 1/3/06 RIGHT: 155 on 8/3/07 loss in pic 63lbs TOTAL LOSS: 104 lbs as of 12/3/07
I can do anything!
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BEPPY76 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Not changing my Page Title... because I am back. again! I knew it would be a lifetime struggle, and a lifetime commitment. I watched the finale of the Biggest Loser the other night and realized I've done too much and come too far to botch it up!
I used last year's diagnosis of "hypothyroidism" to explain it but seriously? I know better. I went gluten free about six months ago and I am on meds.
So here I am... February 6th, 2014 at 172. I've put 25 pounds back on and I will tell you, I can tell. And I will tell you another thing, working out MATTERS! I haven't been and oh my I can tell! Arms that were once well defined... not any more! Thighs that were tight and muscular, hello cellulite! Okay. Enough complaining! Let's do this!
BLAST FROM THE PAST INTROS:
From March 2011:
I started Spark in January 2006. I took some time off from August 2008 with a few stops back here and there but no real commitment. I fell in love with my "forever guy" last January and we now live together with my three kids (residential custody) and his three kids (joint visitation custody) all under the age of 11. It's the new millennium Bradys and yes, we are a little crazy!
Brief run down that I had up here from previous intro:
I started losing weight in June of 2005 when I weighed in at about 253 but not committed or serious about it really. Then in September my marriage was over. From Sept. to Dec. I lost 30 lbs. My brother, who is a personal trainer, came home for Christmas and told me, among other things, to use the loss as incentive and not gain it all back.
I found Spark on New Year's Day and started the program on the 3rd. Since then I have lost more than another 70 lbs. with their help.
I have been reading a lot lately, getting myself healthy on the inside. It surprises me that all this time I thought that my outside appearance defined me but I never took a look at how my inside effected my outside. A lot. So along with working on getting to my goal of 135, and then 125, I have become aware of so much and know that I create my own destiny. And it is good.
I am still healthier and happier than I have been in years. I now know that change happens and new beginnings can be started no matter where you are in your life.
I lost over 100 lbs from September 2005-December 2007. I have bobbed up and down the scale between 145-165 the last 5 years. I would like to see myself hit the lower end again by mid-summer... But more importantly, get exercise back on my daily schedule. I have seen the difference it can make, now I have to implement it.
Currently I maintain my weight by staying in a calorie range, making healthy choices and fitting in some physical activity every day, though I want/need it to me more. I am getting back on track with drinking water, not eating at night, watching my calorie intake and adding exercise to my schedule.
My name is Beth, I'm 36 and recently got remarried to Bill, in a real Elvis Vegas wedding! I am the proud mom of an awesome 12 year old boy & beautiful twin 9 year old girls, Bill has 3 great kids, 6 year old son, a 5 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. I have my Masters in Education, working on my Masters in Library Science and currently work at a local library.
I read Jemima J. right before joining Spark. I have read/heard both pros and cons of this book, but for me, personally, I liked it a lot and believe that it really helped motivate me to get off my butt and do something about my weight.
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| current weight: 172.0
I would like to invite you to join the Spring Biggest Loser Challenge!
If you're interested, go to this page: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
It is to the BLC All Team page. The Spring sign up thread is the second thread in the General Discussion Forum. Just add your name to the list
I'm on the Turquoise Titans Team!
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I hope to see you there!
1156 days ago
I love your story! It gives me hope for the future! Love what you said about no matter where you are in life, new beginnings can be started! I need to try to remember that one! Also we are at similar weights and have the same exact weight goal...good luck to you!
1824 days ago
Checking in to see how you're doing.
I've been AWOL from Sparkpeople for awhile, and am BACK!
1912 days ago
thanks for welcoming to your single parents page, i'm a single mother of 2 beautiful girls and i have a question for the team, does anyone know of any simple healthy recipes that even my kids would love?
2153 days ago
CONGRATULATIONS on being MOTIVATOR OF THE DAY!!!
2190 days ago