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I have been a part of Spark for almost 5 years now, however I didn't get serious about my weight loss until about 7 months ago.

I have struggled with my weight since the birth of my oldest daughter (who will be 16 in just a few months). All my previous attempts at weight loss, were halfhearted. I would start a program and then something would happen in my life, that would disrupt my routine and I would just give up.

Then about 7 months ago I got angry, really ...
I have been a part of Spark for almost 5 years now, however I didn't get serious about my weight loss until about 7 months ago.

I have struggled with my weight since the birth of my oldest daughter (who will be 16 in just a few months). All my previous attempts at weight loss, were halfhearted. I would start a program and then something would happen in my life, that would disrupt my routine and I would just give up.

Then about 7 months ago I got angry, really angry. So many things in my life were passing me by, and honestly I didn't want to be remembered as the fat friend.

My best friend had gotten me the T25 workout for Christmas (but gave it to me in January lol) and another friend had gotten it as well. Me and a friend decided to do it together as a friendly competition. I committed myself to that program and completed it, that was by far one of the proudest moments of my journey.

I remembered that I do well when someone else close to me is counting on me in a sense to succeed. I would get a text at about 9 at night telling me they had finished their workout...which would prompt me to get off my butt and do mine.

After a few months I went to yet another birthday party and someone pulled me aside and asked if I was purposely losing weight, and then I was told I looked amazing. Yes a little stroking of the lioness is always nice, it made me smile because I knew I was becoming healthier even if nobody else noticed....I noticed.

Then in July I biffed it really bad when I was on a run, then a few days letter I injured my toe. I was banned from working out and I was quite upset. I could've done easy chair exercises or something else but I didn't have any idea what to do. I also had gotten used to doing high intensity workouts (Insanity, T25, running) that doing something low impact was just not appealing.

I regret not working out during my month of high intensity exercise ban, because I gained about 10lbs back. I was unable to do a race I had signed up for back in April, and my endurance suffered big time.

In the past I would've given up and say enh whatever I am destined to be fat. Not this time, I had decided months ago things were going to change. I slowly got back into my routine, I stumbled across some old photos I had taken to show my progress and remembered that ab I was so proud of =o)

The difference between this time and all my other attempts in the past is one simple thing, I am doing this for me, not for anybody else. Although the compliments are wonderful, the feeling I have when I finish an intense workout is even better. Although fitting into a smaller blouse is superb, feeling that ache after a tough strength training session is even better.

This time I am in it for the long haul, and I will succeed. I have already proven to myself that I can.....and I will.
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Member Since: 12/29/2009

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BRITT831
8/31/2014 10:47:49 AM

You are so sweet! Thanks for the note with your Goodie :-) It's seeing how I can help and inspire others that makes my drive and passion for fitness so strong! I'm definitely a "fixer", as my counselor told me :-) I'm setting out to "fix the world" a day at a time and by setting the example! :-) Thanks for being a huge fan! You rock!!!
Britt



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BRITT831
8/31/2014 9:53:05 AM

Congrats on your weight loss!!! Way to go! Keep up with all the hard work and dedication....you got this!
Brittney



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BRITT831
8/16/2014 10:33:46 AM

Im glad you enjoy my blogs. I enjoy writing them although sometimes I feel like I'm just talking to myself, lol. Nothing wrong with that though, right?! Have a great day!!! Enjoy your 5k....I'm still looking for one to do around here :-) Happy Saturday!
Britt

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BARBIE176
8/15/2014 12:29:27 PM

Just dropping by to say Good Morning and Happy Friday and share the following inspirational quote by an unknown source with you:
Enjoy Life.No matter how hard it may seem
When life gives you a thousand reasons to cry,
show the world that you have a million reasons to SMILE!!!!

Wish you a Happy Friday and a Memorable weekend!
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DTHOR6
8/15/2014 10:31:27 AM

I am doing great. I finally decided it was time to do this and stick with it so I am fabulous!!! How have you been?



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