CALLIKIA   23,798
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“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.” - Steve Maraboli in Life, the Truth, and Being Free

My name is Esther. I'm 33, married, with two teenage sons. I started my Spark journey back in 2010 (?) after a weekend with an old high school friend. I took the plunge to just take a step forward by figuring out what I was eating and figuring out how to make better choices. Spark ...
“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.” - Steve Maraboli in Life, the Truth, and Being Free

My name is Esther. I'm 33, married, with two teenage sons. I started my Spark journey back in 2010 (?) after a weekend with an old high school friend. I took the plunge to just take a step forward by figuring out what I was eating and figuring out how to make better choices. Spark came from my Google search of "free online calorie counters". But having no real defined "purpose" didn't stop me from being extremely successful.

I went from 416 pounds down to 300 on the nose. And then I lost it all and gained all my weight back. What got me? All sorts of things. Frustration, anger, resentment, the fact that I was pushing my body too hard and it was starting to buckle under the pressure. I got plantar fasciitis and found myself on the plateau from hell. Here I was, six to seven days in the gym, busting myself solid doing training programs for high school athletes in top shape. Deadlifting like a champ. Swimming MILES in the pool. Each turn I found myself getting hurt and hating my body more. It was betraying me. I went from running 5 miles straight to not being able to walk 1/4 of a mile without severe pain up and down my feet and legs. I saw chiropractors and specialists and all of them wanted to simply blame my weight and tell me to be careful. But I didn't want to be careful. I wanted to break through my plateau and get to the 200s. I wanted it more than anything. I listened to everyone around me and it wasn't until I stepped back and realized -- I was listening to everyone but my own self. My body was trying to lead me to the right place, to what it needed, and I wasn't listening. I thought I could outsmart it and get what I wanted. I thought all I had to do was "push through" the wall. I ended up in shambles, both physically and mentally.

So, here I am again. Back once more not because "this is THE time" but because I know I need to take better care of myself and I figure it can't hurt to log my calories and try to do some easy workouts. Let's hope I can treat myself kinder this time around and reach my goals SAFELY. And let's hope I remember that those years were not wasted. They were a lesson. It's time I learned from them and became a better, stronger, more confident version of myself.

SP Redux Starting Weight (5/28/14): 435
First Goal: 416.2 - Reward TBD
Second Goal: 399.9 - Reward TBD
Third Goal: 380 - Reward TBD
Fourth Goal: 349 - Reward TBD
Fifth Goal: 330 - Reward TBD
Sixth Goal: 306 - Reward TBD
Final Part One Goal: 299.9 - Reward will be a weekend trip


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Highest Weight: 466.6
SP Starting Weight: 416.2
End of 2010: 330.8
End of 2011: 306.4
November 2013: 395
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Member Since: 4/18/2010

SparkPoints: 23,798

Fitness Minutes: 25,546

My Goals:
[ ] Under 400.
[ ] Log every day.
[ ] Exercise 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
[ ] Make better choices.
[ ] Drink 64oz water.

My Program:
2300 calories/day
LOG!
5 days a week exercising
No excuses.

Personal Information:
Esther. 33. Currently in Jackson County, WV. Wife to the Hubs (we've been together since I was 13 years old and he was 14). Two beautiful boys - Logan (14) and Ethan (11). Two dogs (Joey and Champ) and one cat ("Tiggy").

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Love to read, write, take photographs and watch great films. Love music I can sing to and that fits my mood. And I *LOVE* the outdoors!

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Your profile picture is BEAUTIFUL!

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