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There's No Such Thing as a 'Last Chance' When it Comes to Weight Loss

After failed weight-loss surgery, one woman felt hopeless about ever losing weight, but she didn't give up and now she's 100 pounds lighter.
Discover 9 ways to stay motivated when you just want to give up.
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  • Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for beginning your best life. - 4/24/2017 2:51:30 PM
  • You are absolutely a role model! I have PX90 in my closet and figured I was too old. Somewhere along the line, thanks to you, I'm going to start. I love that you made me realize that it's ok if I can't do the whole thing. But I can only improve from it, right??? Thanks so much! - 1/13/2017 9:32:04 AM
  • AHIMSA417
    What a special lady. Sad to think of the people that might have judged her at her heaviest as being lazy, when she was a vet, and a survivor, but some people would have only seen her weight. - 12/10/2016 12:24:18 PM
  • No truer words for me.... you don't get like this for no reason. - 8/19/2016 1:35:53 AM
  • Very motivating and inspiration. Great Video. - 5/9/2016 2:51:31 PM
    I too am an emotional eater. Eleven years ago, when my Mom passed away, I used food to self medicate and gained about 10 lbs. One week later, I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 (Mom passed away of pancreatic cancer). My mom was my best friend. My highest weight was 233 lbs. My doctor and I talked about bariatric surgery but I told him "I want to try one more time on my own". I have lost a total of 46 lbs. with 47 to go. Thank you for sharing your story! - 4/22/2016 2:31:53 PM
  • Thank you for sharing your story, well done! - 8/26/2015 9:38:22 PM
  • Love your video, very motivating. - 5/22/2015 6:11:43 PM
    Awesome testimony for reasons to be healthy!! God bless. - 2/16/2015 8:53:11 AM
  • You are an inspiration - 7/8/2014 5:21:17 PM
  • CONGRATS on an AWESOME JOB!!! - 6/14/2014 7:14:51 PM
  • SIOL55
    How inspiring. - 4/27/2014 10:53:12 AM
  • Before lapband was invented I had weight-loss surgery. After having my second child I slipped going down some icy stairs and crushed my lower disk. Over 9 years I ballooned up till I reached 223 lbs. After having my surgery I went from 223 to 168 almost within the first few months, and I felt my old self again but the back was still bad and the habits I had developed over the years were still apart of me and gradually the weight began creeping back up. In around 2004 I found the SP site and joined and it helped me learn some tools that I needed to have to make improvements in my eating but I got tired of spending so much time selfishly working on myself so much that I drifted away from the program and back to my old routine again. Last October I again had a good long look at my life and decided I needed to try and improve myself once again. Just before going away for a couple of months to take care of my ailing 94 yr. old mother I found the SP site again and joined. I couldn't get internet at her place and so I had to just practice what I remembered from my first SP program and while I was away I went from 168 - 159 on my own. Since being back at home and working daily with the SP program I have set up I have reached 145. I'm 60 years old, a grandmother of 4 and I have learned you are never too old to learn new tricks. I'm now preparing myself for my first 5k marathon and looking forward to it in the summer. - 3/13/2014 5:20:06 PM
  • I really enjoyed watching the various.videos I'd like to make one when I reach my goal weight and have proved to myself that I can keep it off!
    That's the true secret to me, to change my relationship with food and exercise, to baby steps taken along the way helping me to reach and maintain,long term my goals and plans for my life not including foods, especially sugary foods, my downfall.
    I do want to say that I have lost over 90 pounds with about 50 more to lose.
    With SparkPeople, I believe I have found the proven path to my present and future successes! - 2/10/2014 3:31:50 AM
  • God bless your little heart! You are beautiful. Don't you skip out on us now. You're an inspiration. Thank you. - 1/24/2014 9:56:14 PM