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Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31,2010 272
March 31,2011 260
March 31,2012 263
March 31,2013 270
March 31,2014 255

This is a snap shot of the numbers that have been my last 5 years of weight each March 31st.

I found SparkPeople in 2010. I was trying to find a way to get my weight under control and get healthier. I was dealing with lose of my favorite aunt to complications of diabetes, strokes, hypertension etc. You see... my mom's family carries about 30-50 pounds of extra weight on average and my dad's family are morbidly obese. Only 2 out of 9 of the siblings are not in excess of 150 pounds over weight. As you can see, I struggle with losing and keep it off.

Even though I haven't achieved my goals yet. I have kept them in mind and worked on them off and on for the last several years. SP is a great blessing for me. I have lost journals and thrown away records, but SP has not been misplaced or forgotten about.

My plan is to see 158 on the scale before my 45th Birthday. I have lost 20 pounds this first quarter of the year and intend to slowly continue. I want it to be forever lost!! I am trying to truly embrace the SP way and make exercise a part of my daily life as well as stop the processed food train! I don't always succeed with my weight loss plans each week, but that is okay. I now know this.

I just keep practicing each day.

This is me at age 14. It is the only picture I have on my computer at ~155 pounds and 5`7". This is an example of what a loss of 100 pounds would be for me. ( Yes it is okay if you laugh at the dress) emoticon emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SANDRALEET 4/1/2014 9:47AM

    You are not alone Many have the same problem Put one day we make it

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/1/2014 8:58AM

    I know the feeling. I am good at losing weight, and not good at maintenance. Thank goodness for Sparkpeople!

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SALGUOD2 4/1/2014 6:22AM

    Well you know how to do it, Keep it up and you will be there.

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MCMARTI26 3/31/2014 10:16PM

    I also have an age goal... Ideal BMI by age 50, which is fast approaching.

We have to stick to this plan THIS time. See, my daughter is away in college and I often wonder if later on in life she'll struggle with her weight because of what I did or didn't do while she was living at home.

WE have to be a good example to break this pattern. Good luck in your journey. We can do this with SP.

Carolina M. emoticon

Comment edited on: 3/31/2014 10:18:04 PM

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TATTER3 3/31/2014 8:27PM

    No laughing. How pretty. You are going in the right direction ...keep Sparkin'!!

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2014 Dallas Blacklight Run

Sunday, March 23, 2014

I took my two oldest daughters with me last night to the 2014 Dallas Blacklight Run.

I am so proud of them! The oldest finished her first ever run. No she didn't run it, but she did show up and complete it! My middle daughter ran her first public run. I think she has been bitten by the bug It was a great time and I am so proud of the commitment. Way to go girls!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MYTURNNOW2013 3/23/2014 2:50PM

    What a cool family get together! My sister and I have walked the Race for the Cure and the Detroit Free Press 5k and it's always a great time to reconnect with each other.

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SALGUOD2 3/23/2014 2:15PM

    looks like a good time

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SANDRALEET 3/23/2014 1:30PM

    Good for you

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DLDMIL 3/23/2014 1:23PM


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FITWITHIN 3/23/2014 11:57AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing your happy fun event. Nice emoticon

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Vincent Lombardi: The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince. emoticon

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TATTER3 3/5/2014 1:26PM

    Yep...gotta work on it

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MYTURNNOW2013 3/4/2014 7:29PM


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Motivation for weight loss

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Motivation for Weight Loss"

M-make short term goals
O-out with the negative thoughts
T-think of why you want it
I-imagine how you will feel
V-visualize the future you
A-acknowledge your successes
T-treat yourself with respect
I-investigate new ideas and foods
O-observe your healthy lifestyle
N-never give up and never give in

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MYTURNNOW2013 2/20/2014 3:04PM

    Thanks for the tips!

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SALGUOD2 2/20/2014 2:23PM

    I like it

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TATTER3 2/20/2014 10:13AM

    Good post. Keep Sparkin'!!!

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TRAVELNISTA 2/20/2014 9:18AM


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SANDRALEET 2/20/2014 8:10AM

    I learned how to make healthy food taste good And become the best cook so you use real food not that prepared stuff

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Missing teen --FOUND!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Thank you all so much for the support and prayers. After missing for 5 days, he has been found! We canvased his "stomping" ground with posters all day yesterday and he called his mom. He is safe this morning! Praise God. I really appreciate the support and prayers! emoticon

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NAESREALITY 2/17/2014 5:57PM

    Thank you all so MUCH!!

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    AMEN! So happy for all of you! Fantastic News!!!! Hugs!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SANDRALEET 2/16/2014 11:52AM

    Now will pray for him to salve the problem of running away Thank God He is Found

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AEGISHOT 2/16/2014 11:43AM

    Thank God for answered prayers.

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BUSYGRANNY5 2/16/2014 10:52AM

    Fantastic!!! Such a wonderful blessing!!!!

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PHOENIXINFERNO 2/16/2014 10:35AM

    Wonderful news!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/16/2014 9:52AM

    Wonderful news!!

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MYTURNNOW2013 2/16/2014 9:44AM

    Praise the Lord!

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IDLETYME 2/16/2014 9:37AM

    That's wonderful! Prayers work! emoticon

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