Hey Sparkers, It's Been a HOT Minute.
So many things have changed. I am lighter, fitter, happier, and healthier than I have ever been. I hope to get some new pics up soon, but first I want to create them into a collage. I no longer count calories. I did here for TWO, WHOLE YEARS, bu... Read more
Salt Weight: An Emotional Eater's Worst Enemy
200.6 yesterday. Today 193.4, huh? I had no idea I could lose over 7 pounds in one day?! Really??? No, of course not, but man does it wreak havoc on my emotions. Then the dimples, good Lord, I should've been able to tell that I had lost weight, ... Read more
Almost Blown Away...But No Cigar!
Well, what to say, what to say. I've been a bbbaaaddd wabbit. I have not been tracking every day, I have not ate what I am suppose to, yeah, all that good stuff. I also landed in the hospital which caused me to need some medication which caused ... Read more
This Has Been a Longer Battle Than I Imagined...
but it is so worth it! Hit 190 flat today. I can barely believe it. Now I thought I'd be at goal by now, this is true, but I am mightily encouraged that I am still losing, even if it is slower. My skin looks great. There are the imperfections th... Read more
A Year Ago Today...
I started a journey. As of today, I have lost 79 pounds. I cannot thank God enough for this transformation. Obesity, by far, has been my greatest prison in life. Thank you sparkpeople and pals for all of your love and kindness through this proce... Read more
Push! Push! PUUUUUUUUSSSSSHHHH!
Just as a mother is in hard labor and being commanded to push,
so I want to encourage you, keep on keeping... Read more
Damaged Emotions and Overeating
A cliché? Maybe, but for me nothing rings truer. For the first time in my life, I know that I have abused food. I didn’t do it on purpose. I didn’t seek to control my emotions with it, but now nearly 33 years later, (I developed my eating addict... Read more
Is There a Cure for Emotional Eating?
I think so! In fact, I’m determined I’ve landed on something special! Been thinking lately, I do a lot of that I suppose. I am rather melancholic yeno. I mean my temperament. Some of us are bubbly and outgoing by nature (ahem, my husband) and we... Read more
The Weight of the Matter
UNBELIEVABLE! I have lost the combined weight of my middle daughter and grandson! (pictured) She weighs 40 pounds, he 38. I have been looking myself over really good the past several months; I suppose I’ve needed too, plateauing and all. I’ve be... Read more
I'll Just Start January 1st...
Hello dearest Sparkers, tis I Rachel, and I have some friendly advice. Just because we are heading into the holidays is no reason to relax. This is ALWAYS the time of year I gave myself excuses to loosen my grip or give up. I want to encourage y... Read more
CFWLC #8 - Even Selfish, Immature Reasons to Lose Weight Count!
Ask me how I know that? lol. I confess I am happy to have lost so much weight over the last ten months, and although I am still losing, the pace does remind me more so of a turtle now. I am learning to be ok with that, but realizing that if I re... Read more
Sorry I've Been MIA, it's this Popcorn Thing!
I love my spark buddies! I know that I know I would not be this far ahead in weight loss, strength training, well the whole gambit really without you! Please know how very special each of you are to me. I feel really bad because I have been so b... Read more
73 pounds bite the dust! Thank you Sparkpeople!
I can't believe the transformation since December 19th! I just keep shaking my head. I am so, so glad I took pictures because there are some days I get up and don't feel like anything has changed. I know that it has, I can look in the mirror and... Read more
199.6 feels so much better than 200!
Psychological maybe? Did some adjusting since things have slowed down a bit. Went back to focusing strictly on my caloric intake making sure I wasn't cheating here and there and only eating when I am truly hungry. The scale is moving again. I al... Read more
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Losing Weight Ain't for Ninnies!
Woo Wee, what a couple of months! I thought for sure I was broken or something?! After 70 plus pounds shed, why in the world the halt?! It can be so discouraging doing the right thing day in and day out, and all you get to show for it is a half ... Read more