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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: 44,662

Fitness Minutes: 30,413

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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NILLAPEPSI
4/9/2015 8:32:17 PM

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ICANINSIGHT
4/1/2015 7:28:31 PM

Sounds like a good plan to negotiate with my dh! I am really trying to cut back drastically on sugar. Occasionally is OK... maybe once a month.
Thanks for commenting on my blog. I appreciate it!
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JAMDRGN76
3/27/2015 11:07:12 AM

Thanks Honey. This torn Meniscus on both knees is just a pain literally. But I cant stop now. I have to go harder. Its time to turn the tides in my favor. Lets go kick some crazy voice booty!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
3/22/2015 2:11:07 PM

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
-Arnold Bennett
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I am turning over a new leaf, thanks to the support of my Sparkfriends! I appreciate your comment on my blog, "Coming Out Of Hiding." Have a healthy week!



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3/19/2015 3:01:58 PM

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"Fitness to me isn't about a crunch or push up;
It's about taking YOUR power back!!!"
- - Jillian Michaels - -


Sweetheart,

Be Strong. Be Persistent. Be POWERFUL!!! YOU are worth the time, the energy & the sacrifices it takes to LIVE a healthier lifestyle!!! Love YOURSELF enough to make yourself a TOP priority on your list!!! YOU are IMPORTANT - - YOU are WORTHY - - & YOU deserve to be the HAPPIEST, HEALTHIEST & FITTEST version of YOURSELF that is possible!! Don't just dream about it - - MAKE that dream come TRUE!!!

Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,

Jes

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