3 Lessons from My 70-Pound Weight Loss Journey

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  • Thank you! Your story is very inspirational!
    - 4/13/2015 8:28:01 PM
  • Great job!! - 4/7/2015 11:56:53 PM
  • It goes to show that you can do anything you put your mind to. When I married my husband 21 years ago in July, I weighed 103 pounds soaking wet. Never ever thought I would have a weight problem. In September of 2005 I gave up smoking of over 30 years and started putting on weight a little at a time up to 171 pounds. I then started Weight Watchers and went on the yo yo effect where I would lose and gain and so on. Dropped out of Weight Watchers and decided I could do it on my own. Started going to the gym and involved myself in very strenuous exercise programs with a buddy along with much walking. Got down to about 151 where I really felt good and looked good. Then I got a new job. During the time of the new job, I got into a motorcycle accident and was fired from the job. The motorcycle accident was so severe that I could not do anything strenuous for about a year and a half. Little by little I put on weight and started over. I got a new job, try to do as much at the gym as I feel comfortable doing, and am now trying to get back on track with eating healthy and portioning control. Slowly I know that I will get to where I want to be. What you have done takes a lot of self-disciplining
    . Great job. I know I can do it to. - 4/6/2015 8:44:26 AM
  • Inspiring blog. Thank you - 3/25/2015 9:34:17 PM
  • This is an awesome video to watch. I was feeling down, a little worn out, but now after watching this inspiring message, I feel so much better. Thanks for sharing! - 3/4/2015 3:18:40 PM
  • Inspiring - 3/3/2015 7:54:07 PM
  • What an inspiring story! You have done a great job! I can tell you are a wonderful mother, and have become an even better one by setting a good example of healthy living! Also, your beautiful features have been exposed since you lost so much weight!

    You are a wonderful example, not only to your children and husband, but to all the rest of us, too!

    Keep it up!!!!!!

    - 2/28/2015 2:50:03 PM
  • Great Inspiring story you have. I have had hard time losing weight, on the other hand I breathe air and gain. Your video really motivated me to make right choices and stick to it, even if results are not there for months.
    Thank you. - 2/26/2015 11:58:18 AM
  • way to go! - 2/24/2015 3:07:17 PM
  • CONGRATS! YOU LOOK GREAT! - 2/21/2015 11:02:56 PM
  • I have been working in this site for 2 or 3 years I lost about 25 of the 100 or so pounds I need to lose. At least I'm not gaining those back but I have had a real hard time keeping consistent. Unlike a lot of people, I never had a weight problem when I was young. I could eat anything and I had loads of energy. Then when I was about 35, after 3 children and having most of my thyroid removed, I gained over 100 pounds and I have not been able to take it off. I have had more success with Spark People than anything else I have tried. But seeing you success, I am more determined than ever to start again and just not quit. Thank you. - 2/19/2015 10:21:52 PM
  • You area a role model. I've lost 95 lbs but I still need Spark People to get to my final goal and beyong.

    I realize I have to continue to improve my eating habits and track my food.
    - 2/10/2015 10:18:16 AM
  • Very inspirational message and good for you for staying with your program! - 2/10/2015 9:58:45 AM
  • I agree -- this video reminds me to use my treadmill. You did a beautiful job on the progression photos, usually, it's hard to believe it's the same person. Thanks for your efforts and your honesty. Truly inspirational....
    NYINME - 2/10/2015 8:52:19 AM
  • You look great!
    You have inspired me to get back on my treadmill.
    - 2/8/2015 5:15:40 PM