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Three years in, over 50 pounds down!

Like a good yeast bread, I had risen & doubled in bulk over 25 years--literally.

A health scare in early 2011 prompted me to start eating healthier, losing weight, & getting back in shape. So far, I've lost 50+ lbs, after having been stuck for over a year. I joined SparkPeople to get back on track to my goal of losing 140 lbs total.

Whew! Yup, there it is, in writing, my long-term goal--140 pounds, gone, safely and permanently.

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Like a good yeast bread, I had risen & doubled in bulk over 25 years--literally.

A health scare in early 2011 prompted me to start eating healthier, losing weight, & getting back in shape. So far, I've lost 50+ lbs, after having been stuck for over a year. I joined SparkPeople to get back on track to my goal of losing 140 lbs total.

Whew! Yup, there it is, in writing, my long-term goal--140 pounds, gone, safely and permanently.

This isn't a new battle. I've been wrestling with my weight for, what seems like, my entire life. I've counted calories, done Richard Simmons, done exchanges, etc. etc. etc. The weight came off, but came back.

After some health issues in 2011, I stepped on a scale for the first time in years. At that moment, I weighed 323 lbs. I realized that I had a choice. Continue on my current path, and wind up with diabetes & other health issues, or change direction and get the weight off.

I worked with a registered dietician for a year -- it was a great refresher course for everything I'd ever learned about eating correctly. She also pointed out that I needed to get moving. I had no idea that I'd become so sedentary. "Use your legs or lose them, honey." -- what a wake up call! I also needed to start drinking water.

So it's time: time to get moving (I'm counting steps), time to write down EVERYTHING I eat (in my food tracker), and time to get back to "One-derland"! The line is drawn in the sand -- time for me to move forward!

I hit my interim goals of 40 lbs. down in November, 2013, reaching the 270s in December, 2013, and 50 pounds down in January, 2014. My next goals: reach the 260s and 60 pounds down!

The Lord has plans for my life. I want to be healthy enough to accomplish them!
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Member Since: 6/26/2012

SparkPoints: 37,523

Fitness Minutes: 24,120

My Goals:
My goal is to lose a total of 140 lbs. safely by December, 2015, and to KEEP THEM OFF!!!!

My Program:
Food:
-tracking my food -staying within my calorie range each day.
-eating my veggies, fruits & whole grains
-adding non-meat proteins
-avoiding white sugar and refined flour
-avoiding soda
- 8 glasses of water each day.

Exercise:
-minimum 30 aerobic minutes per day (walking/Leslie Sansone)
-minimum 7,000 steps per day.

Rewards:
-celebrate non-scale victories with non-food rewards.



Personal Information:
I've been married to my DH for over 25 years and we have one child, who is away at college.

I love to read, cook, crochet, and listen to music.

I am active in my church, and love being with my church family & friends.

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MADMANSMAMA87
9/30/2014 3:01:01 PM

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"There is INSIDE of you
ALL of the potential
To be WHATEVER you WANT to be;
ALL of the ENERGY
To do WHATEVER you WANT to do.
IMAGINE yourself as you would like to BE,
Doing what you WANT to do,
& each day, take ONE step
Towards your DREAM.
Though at times it may seem too difficult to continue,
HOLD on to your DREAM.
& one morning you WILL awake to FIND
That you ARE the person you DREAMED of,
DOING what you WANTED to do,
Simply because YOU had the COURAGE
To BELIEVE in YOUR potential
& to hold on to your DREAM."
- - Donna Levine - -


Susan,

Believe in YOURSELF & know that you already have inside of you ALL that you need to become anything & everything you hope to be, want to be & dream of being!! You are stronger than ANY obstacle; You are capable of overcoming ANY hardship; & You are POWERFUL beyond measure!! Acknowledge YOUR potential & OWN it - - YOU are FABULOUS!!!

Stay Positive, Stay Motivated, Change IS Coming,

Jes

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MADMANSMAMA87
9/28/2014 3:10:04 PM

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NEVER discourage ANYONE
who CONTINUALLY makes PROGRESS
no matter HOW slow.

- - PLATO - -


Always remember that a step in the RIGHT direction, no matter HOW small, is STILL a step in the RIGHT direction! Don't be discouraged by SLOW progress for progress is progress no matter it's speed! As long as you focus each day on getting better & on moving forward, you will continually be moving in the direction of CHANGE, in the direction of HOPE & in the direction of SUCCESS! Each day brings reason to CELEBRATE!!! Choose to LIVE in the MOMENT!!! Choose to APPRECIATE each & every step that brings you closer to the BIG goal! YOU are STRONG, you are CAPABLE & you are DOING this & THAT is ALL that matters!!!

Stay Positive,

Jes

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MADMANSMAMA87
9/27/2014 7:08:39 PM

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Laziness Fuels More Laziness!!
Activity Fuels More Activity!!
- - UNKNOWN - -

Make Today FABULOUS, Doll!!!
Get Up, Get Moving, Get At It - - YOU are WORTH it!!!
Hugs,

Jes

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MARUKI52
9/27/2014 6:41:04 AM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I keep telling myself it's going to get better. Sometimes the frustration gets to me though and that was one of those days. emoticon



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MADMANSMAMA87
9/22/2014 9:52:17 PM

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MONDAY MOTIVATION

Most obstacles melt away
when we make up our mind
to walk BOLDLY through them.
- - Orison Swett Marden - -

Here's to a fabulous week, Sweetheart!!!
Keep Pushing - - You ARE Worth It!!
Hugs,

Jes

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