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UPDATE 3/20/2016:
Things weren't going so well since a hysterectomy and forced job change in late 2014/early 2015. I became depressed, upset, and fell into despair. I ate, and ate. I never worked out. And now I've gained 23 of the 40 pounds I previously lost from 2012-2014. Not good. I tried unsuccessfully to restart my journey to a better me several times, all half-heartedly.
Well, I'm back now. I've been measuring & tracking for almost 2 weeks. The longest streak in a long time! I'm starting to incorporate exercise again too. I hope the past is behind me and I can move forward, and watch the scale move downward, from this point on!
I know I'm not perfect. Far from it. But I look forward to giving it my best.
UPDATE 10/3/2013:
So of the 27 pounds I lost in 2012, I've gained back 6 pounds. Well, at one point earlier this year it was over 7 pounds. Most of that came from fear - fear of facing reality. I was hiding and trying to put a layer of fat between me and my problems. Good news is that I've faced up to several issues that had been dogging me and I'm back on track! I'm looking forward to finishing strong in 2013. My goal is to get back to where I was at the beginning of 2013 and move forward from there. I have 5 1/2 pounds yet to lose to accomplish that goal. I'm hopeful that with my newfound strength I'll be able to accomplish that.

Only 4 1/2 months till I turn 40. I guess I won't make my goal weight by then (that was what I was hoping to accomplish) but at least I'm still in the game!

UPDATE 1/1/2013:
It's 2013 and I've lost 27 pounds in 2012. I'm so proud of that accomplishment. I'm hoping in 2013 that I can lose this last 23 pounds. So far, 2013 has been difficult. However, I'm really trying to not lose focus completely, I cannot give up. I WILL NOT GIVE UP. I'm too important and totally worthy of this journey! Not to mention that I've worked too hard to watch it all slip away. I won't allow that to happen.

I'm 38 years young and a mother of 2 (a 14 year old and a 6 year old). I work full-time and over the last three years I've managed to put on LOTS of weight. I actually weighed the same amount I did when I gave birth to my 2nd son. I've lost my joy in life and it's affecting my family. I don't want to be this way anymore so I'm making a committment in 2012 to find things to be involved in and be a better mom, wife and woman.

Member Since: 1/3/2012

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I want to lose weight and be healthier. I also want to be a good role model for my kids and I want to feel good about myself each and every day!

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Tracking EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth, working out 3-4 days a week and not always the same thing. I need to keep my body guessing!

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    Thank you for the Spark Goodie Nicole. I hope you will join me in enjoying this lovely dinner. I am always, well mostly, here to offer you support and encouragement. I am thrilled that you don't give up and return to Spark even when things are tough.
    I wish you a wonderful week,
    77 days ago
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    Hi Nichole!
    emoticon to the best (in my humble opinion) Lehigh Valley Spark Team! We are really trying to help and support each other NOT in loosing weight, but in GETTING RID of the unhealthy weight, and negative behaviors that are preventing us from being the healthiest we can be! WEARE ABOUT LIFESTYLE Change, which is not easy, not quick, but is doable over time together!

    Please stop back to the team page and introduce yourself. Tell us what you are doing now - and let's make positive change together!

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    172 days ago
  • v HOMEBODY67

    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    It's great to have you on board. Come and join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

    415 days ago
    WooHoo - a CRUISE!!! Since it pounded down snow all day yesterday and is 18 degrees today, a cruise is JUST what I need! Thanks so much for the SparkGoodie!
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    480 days ago
    Thanks for the friend add! I added you too!
    480 days ago
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