CAKEMAKERMOM   46,323
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4 weeks into the program, Feb 6th 2012. 222 pounds





One year later with the same clothes. This is what a 50 pound difference looks like.





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My journey from fat to fit.

I got rid of 50, now I'm working on the last bit. I updated my tracker to reflect the new, smaller goal. I know I can maintain because I've been maintaining the 50 pound loss, but I want to see an 80 pound loss in the end. At that point I'll decide if I want to see a skinnier me or if I'm fine with what I looked like when I graduated high school 20 years ago.

I've had excuses before, I even had legitimate ones. I got rid of the clutter in the house, the medical issues in the ...
I got rid of 50, now I'm working on the last bit. I updated my tracker to reflect the new, smaller goal. I know I can maintain because I've been maintaining the 50 pound loss, but I want to see an 80 pound loss in the end. At that point I'll decide if I want to see a skinnier me or if I'm fine with what I looked like when I graduated high school 20 years ago.

I've had excuses before, I even had legitimate ones. I got rid of the clutter in the house, the medical issues in the family, the credit card debt and the toxic apartment. I no longer have excuses.

I control my vitamin D deficiency with supplements. I have a beautiful park with walking trails in the backyard, I have some active video games. I have 2 elementary schooled kids I need to be healthy for.

I may live in an apartment, but it has a south facing balcony, I am growing a garden in pots again this year. I love fresh vegetables whenever I can get them, especially right off the plant. My garden consists of container sized vegetables and herbs. I started a bigger garden at my Mother's house since she has a backyard that can support bigger plants like melons and squashes.

I won't let excuses rule my life, every excuse can be overcome. An excuse is just a challenge to figure out how to do something different.
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Member Since: 1/10/2012

SparkPoints: 46,323

Fitness Minutes: 38,874

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to be able to buy a bra off the rack at Target again.

I'll take a new picture of myself once every 5 pounds to see my progress.

Making exercise part of my normal routine whenever I can fit it in, which is more often that you'd think.

No mindless snacking, especially at night when it's time to relax.

Mini Goal #1, under 200 pounds: 5-22-12

Mini Goal #2, halfway point, 190 pounds: 6-28-12

Mini Goal #3, No longer Obese, 185 pounds: 8-6-12

Mini Goal #4, 20% gone, 184 pounds: 8-6-12

Mini Goal #5, lowest married weight, 175 pounds: 2-2-13

Mini Goal #6, 30% gone, 161 pounds: tbd

Mini Goal #7, no longer overweight, 154 pounds: tbd

Final goal, High School Weight, 150 pounds, tbd

My Program:
I've been watching my food intake with SparkPeople and getting some exercise. I walk in the park whenever I have time which happens more often during the school year. I'm working on 10,000 steps a day.

Basically it's less junk food and more movement.

Personal Information:
I'm a Minnesota mom of 2 elementary school aged kids with a helpful husband that hides his junk food if it comes home.

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Come join the SparkTeam, Hungry For Change, where I'm a leader: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
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FRAN0426
4/23/2014 5:47:50 PM

Thank you for the spark goodie. We had a wonderful afternoon and evening. It was so great to spend time with my twin, haven't seen her and BIL since this past Dec.



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DWHATABOUTB
4/22/2014 7:39:16 PM

I was wondering, how did you reward yourself for doing such a good job losing weight?



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EVER-HOPEFUL
4/22/2014 12:57:51 PM

that is funny re your husbands sores.i got mine after having vien surgury on march 4th.before that i had none.they said it was because of poor cirulation due to the surgery,lol.go figure.thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my blog.i see i am behind on reading your blogs.will catch up now.take care and keep smiling emoticon



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Happy Easter!!!



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GALINAZ
4/15/2014 9:13:24 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog, I **really** need the encouragement. I've been tracking but two things I wasn't doing - weighing / measuring my food and comparing the results to my goals. I sort of knew I was eating too much but I'd just plug in the food and move on to another web page.

I still haven't found the perfect replacement for food when I'm hit with "emotional" hunger. I just haven't found something that's the same quick hit that a high carb/high sugar/high fat food gives! I recently finished a mediatation workshop so I intend to try "being present" for a few minutes when the urge to eat hits.

I'm real reluctant to call someone, I would be embarassed. I also need to divorce some of my hobbies (reading, researching genealogy) from snacking.

Thanks for getting me to focus on some things to work on. emoticon



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