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I KNOW that I WILL do this!

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

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

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 far, I've lost 50+ lbs, and got stuck. I joined SparkPeople to get back on track to my goal of losing 140 lbs total--safely and permanently.

The scale has been back and forth several times since then-- I'm currently 12 pounds above my lowest weight. And, now that I'm entering my fourth year of this journey, I want complete the task at hand!

So it's time: time to get moving (I'm counting steps), time to write down EVERYTHING I eat (in my food tracker), time to celebrate Non-Scale Victories (like getting my BP back to what it was 30 odd years ago!), time to draw on the support of my SparkFriends & support them in return, and time to get back to "One-derland"!

The line is drawn in the sand -- time for me to move forward!

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Member Since: 6/26/2012

SparkPoints: 53,180

Fitness Minutes: 37,521

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

My Program:
Exercise:
~10k steps a day, with between 6,000 and 7,000 aerobic steps (Leslie Sansone DVDs in the winter, with walking outside in better weather)
~Rounding exercise minutes UP to the next multiple of 5 minutes
~Stretching each day
~Strength training 2 days each week

Food:
~Staying within my calorie range
~Aiming for the middle of my calorie range each day, leaving calories "on the table", so to speak.
~Avoiding white sugar & white flour
~Avoiding heavily processed foods
~Eating veggies/fruit at each meal
~Eating veggies from as many color groups as possible each day
~Switching up the contents of my lunchtime salad so that I'm not bored with it
~Using food as FUEL, not a REWARD!

Water:
~Drinking 4 cups of water before having my morning tea or any other beverage.
~Drinking 8 cups of water each day

Rewards:
~Paying attention to Non-Scale Victories, and finding something to celebrate each day


Personal Information:
I've been married to my DH for over 25 years and we have one child, who's about to launch!

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
1/19/2016 11:45:08 AM

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YOU are NOT a drop in the ocean.
YOU are the ENTIRE ocean in a drop!
- - Rumi - -

Dare to love yourself a little more today!!
YOU are FABULOUS!!!
Hugs,

Jes

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ARMYMAMABEAR
1/10/2016 1:04:28 AM

Wishing you a great year! Hope it is filled with health and happiness!



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MADMANSMAMA87
12/15/2015 10:56:06 AM

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..And the Grinch with his Grinch feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling & puzzling, how could it be so?
It came without ribbons. It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags!
And he puzzled & puzzled til his puzzler was sore!
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before;
What if Christmas he thought doesn't come from a store?
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?
- - Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas - -

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I hope you are having an AMAZING Christmas season!!
Your friendship holds more value to me than any present under the tree ever could!!
Money can only buy so much but it can never buy the things in life that truly matter!!
Thank you for being one of those beautiful gifts that you can't put a price on!!
Keep on shining, sparkling, glowing - - YOU are FABULOUS!!
Hugs,

Jes


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JSTETSER
11/18/2015 2:40:27 PM

Thanks for the cute joke!



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ARMYMAMABEAR
11/17/2015 9:50:30 PM

Thank you for your encouraging words! I am going to keep at it!



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