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I have been through an up and downhill battle of the bulge for some time now. I recently realized I am at my all time heaviest weight. That was not my finest moment.

I decided to make use of several tools to help me alone my journey: Spark, Fitbit, a registered dietician, and an Endocrinologist. Although I am not Diabetic, the Endocrinoligist and Dietician recommended a Diabetic Diet Plan for me, Spark has a Diabetic Planning option that is so easy to follow! I am finding I do ...
I have been through an up and downhill battle of the bulge for some time now. I recently realized I am at my all time heaviest weight. That was not my finest moment.

I decided to make use of several tools to help me alone my journey: Spark, Fitbit, a registered dietician, and an Endocrinologist. Although I am not Diabetic, the Endocrinoligist and Dietician recommended a Diabetic Diet Plan for me, Spark has a Diabetic Planning option that is so easy to follow! I am finding I do not feel hungry and craving unhealthy food! I am excited to find something that I can do without feeling deprived.

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Member Since: 7/15/2009

SparkPoints: 12,145

Fitness Minutes: 10,787

My Goals:
My mini goal is to lose 25 pounds, so I can clean out my closet again.

Long term, I will lose 84 pounds. I am not going to put a time constraint on it. I would rather celebrate mini goals along the way. That helps keep me motivated!!

My Program:
I am tracking my food intake using Spark's recommendation and incorporation various exercise (5-6 hours per week cardio)

I finally visited an Endocrinologist and Registered Dietician to provide additional tips, and that has given me additional information and motivation moving forward.

I just purchased a Fitbit, and I am looking forward to using that as an additional tool to keep me on track.

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Lexington, KY gidgetsemporium@yahoo.com

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"If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten".

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MOMFAN
7/8/2010 12:02:30 AM

Thanks for responding to my post that was featured in a community highlight in the beginning of June title 100 Pound Loss Maintained for 4 Months. I am so sorry that is has taken me so long to acknowledge your post. The community response was overwhelming.

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¸.•´ .•´¨¨))♪.,`~ We share so much of our lives
((¸¸.•´ ..•´ -:¦:-´¨¨)) -:¦:- Our joy and also our pain.
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((¸¸.•´ ..•´ -:¦:- ((¸¸.•´*I just might go insane!
¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨) You know what I’m talking about;
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.♥* You’ve been through big things, too.
( -:¦:- )~*•*´.•*´ •*´ Yet you cheer me when I’m happy,
-:¦:- ((¸¸.•´*.•´¨¨)You comfort me when I’m blue.
-:¦:- *`*♪*-:¦:- Your giving does not go unnoticed;
´¨¨)) -:¦:- I’d be lost without you, friend.
,'. )) •*´¨``` What we have together
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¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨).,•*¨ Thanks for responding to my post
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.♥* you blessed my day.
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XME501
5/21/2010 3:24:22 PM

70 Hour Work Week - and I fussed about a 30 hour week.
But, I do remember when I was younger (a few years ago) and my husband was in school. I worked nights at the hospital full time and came home to do "day care". Had a daughter 4 and cared for 4-5 babies from 6 weeks to 2 years. I enjoyed that time so very much. Loved my night job - also caring for babies.
Did this for about 4 months.
But, you did say this is temporary and you do have an end date.
Somehow, that does make it a little easier.
Blessings to you,
Barb



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