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My new Motto: Difficult yes, impossible? NEVER!

�I�m not telling you it�s going to be easy � I�m telling you it�s going to be worth it� Art Williams

�Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.� H.L. Hunt

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I guess I should start by saying that I have been on a roller coaster since I really started ...
My new Motto: Difficult yes, impossible? NEVER!

�I�m not telling you it�s going to be easy � I�m telling you it�s going to be worth it� Art Williams

�Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.� H.L. Hunt

Thank you for stopping by my page! I appreciate your support!

I guess I should start by saying that I have been on a roller coaster since I really started trying to lose weight in 2007 when I joined SP.

I have been overweight for as long as I can remember, even as a young child I was over weight. As a teenager my mom and I were always trying to lose weight. Going to Weight Watchers, trying the latest rice diet, whatever diet mom could find her and I would try it. My dad, brother and sister did not try with us so it was just the 2 of us eating certain foods while the other 3 were eating the "yummy" stuff. After years of this, we stopped trying and then I became an overweight adult. I only tried to lose weight once by joining Jenny Craig, that lasted about 3 months and I lost maybe 5 lbs but I didn't like the foods so I didn't stick to it. Finally I just decided I liked who I was and stayed around 200 lbs until I met my husband and got pregnant. With my daughter I gained 45 lbs, didn't bother to try to lose it. When I got pregnant with my son I was so scared I would get over 300 lbs but I ended up only gaining 9 lbs with him. By October of 2007 (only 7 months after my son was born) I found SP, decided it was time to really lose weight as my husband is Obese and my daughter was becoming overweight. I became obsessed with losing weight and it overcame me, so I quit trying. Gained whatever weight I had lost back plus some. So every year since then I have been on a roller coaster, doing really well losing weight then gain it all back.

It's time to stop the roller coaster and just do it!

Update February 22, 2013: I feel like for the first time I truly am where I need to be. I'm down 40 lbs since October 14th, I go to the gym 3 days a week and now I see a personal trainer at least 1 time a week. I truly believe I CAN and WILL reach my goal for this year which is to be below 200.

Joined a gym on November 14, 2012!!

**October 14, 2012 I started again. Yep, the Yo-Yo continues...But NO MORE! I have finally found what works for me and I know I will stick with it. Healthy can be YUMMY too! Slow and steady!

I am smoke free as of January 3rd, 2012!!!

It's time to stop the roller coaster and just do it!

SP Starting weight Oct 2007: 259
Starting weight 2010: 270.8 - Ending 237.2 = -33.8 lbs
Starting weight 2011: 237.2 - Ending 263.5 = me crying
Starting weight 2012: 275 - Ending 250 = -25 lbs
Starting weight 2013: 250 - Ending ?
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Current goal weight is 243 (10% loss) - By January 16, 2013 (I'm working for it)

1/2: 249.6
1/9: 247
1/16: 244.4
1/23: 243 **First 10% GONE!!**
1/30: 242
2/6: 242
2/13: 236.2
2/20: 236.2
2/27: 234.2 (Met next mini goal of 235)
3/6: 236.4 (bloat or muscle not sure but will be better next week)
3/13: 234.8
3/20: 233.2
3/27: 233.2
4/3: No weigh in
4/10: No weigh in
4/17: No weigh in
4/24: No Weigh in
5/1: 235.6 (not bad considering I didn't pay attention during April)
5/8: 237.8 (bloated)
5/15: 235.2
5/22: 232.8
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A part of a song "Just Don't Know it Yet" by Chris Chitsey

If you�re standing at the bottom of a mountain
And you�re looking up at the top
Oh whatever you do just keep on giving it all you�ve got
�Cause those dreams you're reaching for
Are waiting just up ahead
You just don�t know it yet

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D - Decide on an action plan.
E - Every thing is possible if you believe and work at it.
C - Consider your choices carefully.
I - Invite others to join you on your quest to become healthy.
S - Savor the feeling of each victory, big or small.
I - Invaluable lessons sometimes hurt, but are necessary for growth.
O - Optimism over pessimism,
N - Never quit trying or you will fail.
S - Say to yourself every day, "I AM WORTH IT!" because you are!

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Member Since: 10/23/2007

SparkPoints: 51,169

Fitness Minutes: 37,755

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My Program:
Drink 10 8 oz glasses of water EVERYDAY!!

Hit the gym hard 3 days a week
Minimum of 10 minutes of exercise EVERYDAY!!

Track every morsel of food & drinks that are not water that goes into my mouth EVERYDAY!!

With tracking comes staying within calorie range 6 out of 7 days per week

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Washington St. I love this state. Although I have moved to two different states before but we always end up back in Washington. I really do love it here.

I have 2 beautiful children and the most wonderful husband a woman could ask for.

2012:
10/17: 270.6
10/24: 266
10/31: 264.2
11/07: 260
11/14: 261.4 (muscle or bloat?)
11/21: 257
11/28: 255
12/05: 252.4
12/12: 254.4 (apparently week 2 of month will be up)
12/19: 251.8
12/26: 250.8
12/30: 250

2013:
1/2: 249.6
1/9: 247
1/16: 244.4
1/23: 243 **First 10% GONE!!**
1/30: 242
2/6: 242
2/13: 236.2
2/20: 236.2
2/27: 234.2 (Met next mini goal of 235)
3/6: 236.4 (bloat or muscle not sure but will be better next week)
3/13: 234.8
3/20: 233.2
3/27: 233.2
4/3: No weigh in
4/10: No weigh in
4/17: No weigh in
4/24: No Weigh in
5/1: 235.6 (not bad considering I didn't pay atte

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SCAROUSEL1
3/4/2014 11:44:25 AM

D ecide on an action plan.
E very thing is possible if you believe and work at it.
C onsider your choices carefully.
I nvite others to join you on your quest to become healthy.
S avor the feeling of each victory, big or small.
I nvaluable lessons sometimes hurt, but are necessary for growth.
O ptimism over pessimism.
N ever quit trying or you will fail.
S ay to yourself every day, "I AM WORTH IT!" because you are!



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SCAROUSEL1
2/15/2014 2:35:00 PM

We are not given a good life or a bad life.
We are given a life.
It is up to us to make it good or bad.
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SCAROUSEL1
1/5/2014 10:12:38 PM

Just dropping by your page to remind you to.... Ignore the doubters, the haters and the unhealthy examples.
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SCAROUSEL1
12/15/2013 1:53:04 AM

Thanks for stopping by my page. Hope to hear that you find yourself and make a come back... HUGS!



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SCAROUSEL1
11/8/2013 12:17:50 AM

Miss you!

Will we see you soon?



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