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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: 38,511

Fitness Minutes: 25,004

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
10/21/2014 3:07:08 PM

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SOME TUESDAY TRUTH

Grab A Plate & Throw It To The Ground.

Done.

Did It Break?

Yes!

Now, Say 'Sorry' To It.

Sorry!

Did It Go Back To The Way It Was Before?

No.

Now, Do You Understand?


Sweetheart,

Words can either build someone up or bury them alive. Choose to be kind, always. When we choose to judge or put others down, it tells more about our own character than it ever could say about theirs. Small people resort to such bitter forms of hate while truly great people will only lift you higher to help you to discover the value & potential you may not see yourself. Show respect & kindness to all, even those who don't deserve it because having good character & a beautiful heart will never go out of style!!!

Stay Fabulous,

Jes


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JUDITH316
10/20/2014 2:44:50 AM

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Dropping by to say hi & emoticon for dropping by and sharing your kind comments and support on my blogs, also want to cheer you on for a fantastic week ahead...keep up the great work... emoticon emoticon




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MADMANSMAMA87
10/18/2014 11:40:41 AM

I hope you're having a Sweet Start to your Saturday, Darling!!! emoticon
Let's make this weekend Fit, Fierce & FABULOUS!!!!

Hugs,

Jes

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MADMANSMAMA87
10/17/2014 5:25:40 PM

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Susan,

☆ (.♥`...☆ ☆. ☆ ... ☆ . ☆ ┊┊┊┊♥ I've had so much support from my Spark Friends; it's always nice to pass it along to others :) Please copy and paste this message and send to a Spark friend who has inspired you on this journey! THANKS for all you do! (☆ (.♥`...☆ Wishing you a splendid weekend filled with healthy choices! ☆. ☆ ... ☆ . ☆

Hugs,

Jes

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MADMANSMAMA87
10/17/2014 10:38:20 AM

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"Even if You Can't Physically See the Results, Keep Calm & KNOW that EVERY, Single Effort is Changing YOUR Body From the INSIDE - - NEVER GET DISCOURAGED!!!"
- - UNKNOWN - -

Here's to a Fit, Fierce & Fabulous Friday, Doll!!!
Move It, Work It, Rock It, Own It - - YOU are WORTH it!!!
Hugs,

Jes

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