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AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/6/14 11:19 A

This is an old post that someone has revived.

The OP doesn't seem to be around anymore.

JLAMING263 Posts: 4,706
11/6/14 10:59 A

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ERICREH Posts: 4,160
11/6/14 10:46 A

I guess its time to come back.

WRFTAZ SparkPoints: (13,034)
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11/6/14 10:45 A

I have 60 lbs to lose and ready for the up and downs but, I will log my food no matter what I eat and stay consistent until the weight is gone for good!

THROOPER62 Posts: 34,345
11/6/14 6:11 A

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MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,145)
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11/6/14 6:05 A

Have you been assessed by a physician and had bloodwork? 100lbs in a year is a red flag IMO.

TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,292
11/6/14 5:52 A

glad your back.. emoticon

FITWITHIN Posts: 25,664
11/6/14 5:41 A

You came back in the right place for a new start.

WILDOLIVE1 SparkPoints: (7,282)
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10/29/14 11:30 P

looks like this was bumped up; but i hope the journey is going well for you

10/27/14 8:40 A

Well, you look great for someone with 100 pounds to lose!

3/3/14 2:13 A

I started with 200 plus pounds to lose. Now I only have 100 plus pounds to lose. I only set my immediate goals at 15 or 25 pounds; not so daunting. I give myself little rewards when I reach these smaller goals, nothing big, a new haircut or manicure maybe a new swimsuit because swimming is my favorite cardio workout. I need SparkPeople to keep me on track and to get me back on track when I stray. I think the operative word here is track.
As great as SparkPeople is for tracking it is the support of the community and the coaches that make it extraordinary. Don't think of it as a crutch but rather a tool. People celebrate your success with you and are there to console and inspire you when things are not going great. Stick with it. It's worth it to feel and look great! emoticon emoticon

Edited by: CLARISSABOND at: 3/3/2014 (02:24)
BETTERME8913 SparkPoints: (5,341)
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3/3/14 12:30 A

emoticon If you focus on eating healthy and saying no to the wrong foods, weight loss will follow. Maybe not at the pace you want it to, but time is going to pass anyways, losing a little each month adds up over time. Glad your back to work on this with us, emoticon

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (565,393)
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3/2/14 11:47 P

Stay focused and move forward!!! You WILL be successful!!!!!

MSWANNALOSEIT SparkPoints: (35,246)
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3/2/14 10:32 P

Glad you decided to come back. You did this once and you can do it again. Like others has suggested take it slow. You got this girl!!

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (73,365)
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3/2/14 10:05 P

I'll be taking my nieces and nephew to Disneyworld in June -- and am using that trip as inspiration to lose a few more pounds before then.

Good luck to us all!

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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3/2/14 8:09 P


Go back to basics as you did when you lost the weight the first time. Journal what you eat, drink your water and walk 10,000 steps a day.

Welcome back!

ETHELMERZ Posts: 19,723
3/2/14 3:20 P

I've used going to Disneyland as a good reason to lose weight several times, to be able to do all that walking, and actually FIT into the rides, so it helps to have a goal like that, but it took me longer than just a few months, took most of a year...........exercise every day, even on days when you don't eat the way you think you should, keep up with the exercise, it will help your mindset a lot. One day at a time............

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (197,152)
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3/2/14 3:16 P

Hi, Jackie !

Welcome to Spark People !!!

I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". if the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was
drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

While a safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds per week, there will be weeks you don't lose. There will even be weeks you gain ! And that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong. The weight doesn't magically drop off the minute we decide we need to lose. It really could take 6-8 WEEKS of healthy eating and regular exercise before a person sees a change in the scale. And that too is perfectly normal.

By summer, in theory, you could lose 20-40 pounds. this assumes a 1-2 pound loss per week. Don't get me wrong, the contestants on the Biggest Loser have lost 100+ pounds in a six month period. BUT, keep in mind, those people didn't have jobs or families to take care of. They could spend 4-6 hours a day in the gym. They spent their day trying to lose weight. The rest of us don't have that luxury.

What is your goal for your Disney trip ? How much do you want to lose ? Depending on when you're going, a realistic goal would be 25-50 in 5-6 months.

Slow and easy really does win this race.

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/2/14 2:31 P

You want to lose 100 pounds by THIS summer? That is only a few months away.

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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3/2/14 2:12 P

emoticon One-day-at-a-time.

3/2/14 12:46 P

Welcome back! emoticon

FINDINGMYSELF61 SparkPoints: (1,916)
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3/2/14 12:45 P

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RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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3/2/14 12:40 P


MJEFFERSON23 SparkPoints: (32,691)
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3/2/14 12:05 P

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EELPIE Posts: 2,700
3/2/14 11:10 A

Good luck in reaching your goal.

I don't know what your time frame is for the Disney trip, how many months away until you go?

The best thing to do is to track your food every day - it's the one way you know, without a doubt, whether or not you are on the right track....every single day.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (344,480)
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3/2/14 10:08 A

Little goal sets and nothing out of reach. you are stronger than you think.

HAPPYMENOW58 Posts: 2,264
3/2/14 6:51 A

You can do it! Don't give up......Try to stay positive and as busy as you can...... emoticon Keep sparking and learning.....

FITWITHIN Posts: 25,664
3/2/14 3:04 A

Small steps and changes at a time. You will reach those goals that you set for yourself. emoticon

ALLYALLYT Posts: 9,468
3/2/14 1:52 A

baby steps! emoticon

3/2/14 1:27 A

Ready to lose this weight, and go to Disney this summer! I really have like 200 to lose. But my goal atm is like 100 lbs. emoticon

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