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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: 37,215

Fitness Minutes: 23,935

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
9/19/2014 2:04:52 PM

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JES' FRIDAY FOCUS

If the WHOLE world was blind..
How many people would YOU truly impress?
- - UNKNOWN - -


Always remember that it's what's on the inside that matters the MOST!! You can be the most attractive or fittest person in the entire room but good looks alone can never make up for an ugly soul or a cold hear!! Eventually we all get old, we all grow wrinkly & we all get gray - - Remember to nourish more than just your body on this journey to better health!! A good heart, a beautiful mind & a caring soul will NEVER go out of style!!!

Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,

Jes


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MADMANSMAMA87
9/18/2014 7:58:55 AM

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SOME THURSDAY TRUTH

It's NEVER too late to start over.
If you aren't happy with YESTERDAY,
Try something DIFFERENT today!!
Don't Stay Stuck - - Do BETTER:)
- - UNKNOWN - -


I Hope You Make Today Ridiculously FABULOUS, Friend!!!
Let Go Of The Past - - It's BEHIND You For a REASON!!!
Live In The NOW & Embrace THIS Very Moment!!
Your Life Is Your Message To The World - - Make It Beautiful:)
Hugs,

Jes

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KATESCAPE
9/17/2014 7:34:38 PM

Thanks for your support on my blog today. I LOL when envisioning me falling face first! I loved it. Thanks emoticon



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MADMANSMAMA87
9/16/2014 1:22:20 AM

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"It ALWAYS seems IMPOSSIBLE
until it's DONE."
- - Nelson Mandela - -

"Even if you fall flat on your face
you're still moving FORWARD!!!!"
- - Victor Kiam - -

"Go for it NOW!
The future is promised to no one."
- - Wayne Dyer - -

Here's to a Terrific Tuesday, Susan!!!
Stay Positive, Keep Focused & Make Today Marvelous!!
You're Worth It!!! :D :D :D :D
Hugs,

Jes

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MADMANSMAMA87
9/12/2014 11:35:23 AM

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Surround yourself with people who have dreams, desires & ambition;
They'll help you to reach for & realize your own:) :) :)
- -UNKONWN - -

"If we would only choose to see that ALL of our limitations
are self imposed & chosen out of fear,
We would leap at once."
- - ADYASHANTI - -

Here's to a Fabulous Friday, Friend!! I Hope You Stay Positive Today & Choose to See ALL the Beauty & Light that Life has to Offer!! Dig Deep, Stay Focused On Your Goals, & Give This Day ALL You've Got - - YOU are Worth It:) :) :)

Hugs,

Jes

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