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My weight has gone up and down most of my life but then I hit a new high weight and decided I had had it. I got more serious on sparkpeople, got my food in order, started exercising regularly and started feeling better and losing weight. I felt great. And I had lost almost 40 pounds. I was on my way!

Then a series of bad things in life hit me one after the other. I got depressed. I lost my inner strength. I stopped caring about myself. I tried to hang in there but I was only putting forth a token effort. I just couldn't seem to find myself again and I just couldn't seem to find the energy to care about me. Sure enough, gradually my healthy habits faded away. Before I knew it I had gained all the weight back that I had worked so hard to lose. I felt even worse. Before I knew it I had gained 20 more pounds on top of it. I felt worse.

Fortunately, I had another "I HAVE HAD IT!" moment. I got sick and tired of living this way and decided I had to change. Unfortunately, right as I was getting back to my healthy ways I injured my back. That was a major blow to my fragile motivation. I'm not going to let it stop me though. I'll start by doing what I can do NOW.

Since I have a lot of weight to lose and a long way to go my plan is to focus primarily on the next five pounds.

Short-term goal - lose 5 pounds
Mid-term goal - lose first 10%
Long-term goal - get under 300

Member Since: 10/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 65,656

My Goals:
Lose 5 pounds
Lose 10%
Under 300 lbs

My Program:
Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Exercise at least 10 minutes a day.

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    TY Melissa,,,, I'll get through it,,, I just ALWAYS keep in mind the outcome. I do this also with being along this journey of being healthier. I can either sit on my hiney "wishing" I was healthier,,,, but, yeah "wishing" and thinking about it,, does NOT work.

    U and I have learned we have to take action. I am not sure if you can "see" the steps in your mind? I can see myself in my mind,, which I follow as action on eating more veggies. As you know this is very difficult for me. So I went Sunday night to fix supper. I KNEW I HAD to have a veggie. So I went into the kitchen,, decided I wanted a sandwich ,,, so I cut up a bunch of red, yellow, green peppers and ontions,, later added in garlic. YUMMY !!! Often I do these in a light sauce. Very good by themselves also. Its sooo WEIRD into my freezer,, fridge and see some of that green stuff iI NEVER would of eaten before. I am finding broccoli isn't as nasty as I thought,, though it's NOT a favorite !

    I also now write up a schedule for the day. I HAVE to add in rest time,,, LOL I am sooo much like my Mom and Dad,,,, they'd sit down to watch TV,, read,, and they would QUICKLY b FAST ASLEEP !! By scheduling the day,,, all that I want or normally do,, showering,,, cooking,, cleaning the house,,, exercise etc,,, it's making ALL the difference !! AWESOME !
    51 days ago
  • v JMCADE
    Sorry I missed your day in the spotlight. Welcome to the Travelers. Glad to have you with us this challenge.
    53 days ago
  • v DELIKENS2014
    Hope your day in the spotlight was a good one. Welcome to the Casual Travelers team. May you have the success you are looking for in the 2016 Spring 5% Challenge.
    54 days ago
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  • v JERICHO1991
    Hope you enjoyed your spotlight day, no fooling!
    56 days ago
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