Ever since I started using my Sparkpeople trackers, I've lost 25 pounds since November and have maintained the loss since. Using the Sparkpeople trackers has made me aware of what and how much I eat, it literally scared the bejeepers out of me. I'm thankful for each plateau I have because that's how I learn to maintain the lost weight. I've gown down 8 pant sizes, 3 shirt sizes, a bra size, my next rewards will be a new bathing suit and trip to state volleyball tournament for Special Olympics in June! I'm on the left, enjoying dinner with my second cousins. My parents took the picture 😃
EARLIER: I was at 115-130 lbs from puberty thru college. In college freshman, I'd yo yo, I'd lose 15 lbs and gain 30. It was a vicious cycle throughout college. In college I was called the slowest eater, little did I know that's how I was able to keep in shape and still eat regular foods. In 1993-96 I joined weight watchers, got in maintenance and reached goals, but never kept it off. Weight came back eventually.. I was always taught it's a diet. Well, now with some encouragement from friends, strangers, neighbors, coworkers, etc. I'm learning it's a LIFESTYLE, NOT DIET. See, diet was a letter -i - in it, meaning doing it alone, and only 3 letters are in it, d, e,t with I in between. In LIFESTYLE, it's the second letter, but more letters -- meaning theres more support and theres nothing wrong seeking it; so I feel embarrassed when I ask for it.
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| Pounds lost: 17.0