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COCK-ROBIN Posts: 2,206
5/5/12 11:25 A

I could walk in from the parking lot without gasping for breath.

Don't give up!

Marc from Topeka, KS
I go with either Marc or CR.

BLUEHERON2C Posts: 2,403
5/5/12 11:16 A

My mind was free. In that, I mean I was ready to embrace a healthy way of eating and for me, that is my greatest obstacle to overcome.

I love BETHARDS post.

Edited by: BLUEHERON2C at: 5/5/2012 (11:18)
SUSANK16 Posts: 833
5/5/12 11:10 A

It really took me a long time to notice anything. However, when it happened, it happened quickly in the fact that everyone started to notice about the same time. I think it was noticing how clothing fit over a period of time and moving down to lower sizes.

UTC (Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London)

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
5/5/12 10:06 A

I could put on my socks without getting out of breath

Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!
MNOT2THICK Posts: 10,773
5/5/12 8:57 A

extra room in the waist of my pants emoticon

T from NYC.

God created us out of love,on purpose for a purpose."

WICKEDWENCH1 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/5/12 8:42 A

First thing is my wedding ring getting floppy - figures, I lose weight from my fingers - just where I could care less!

RAVENGIRL103 Posts: 619
5/5/12 8:13 A

My pants were looser and unfortunately my bra was too. LOL! emoticon emoticon

"When life gets you down do you wanna know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming!" ~Dory
PEACHTEACH50 SparkPoints: (6,355)
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5/5/12 8:00 A

Just feeling healthier!

"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."
TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
5/5/12 6:35 A

How loosely my clothes fit me.

MEW321 Posts: 40
5/5/12 6:24 A

Definitely the way my clothing fit.

6BALLMAN SparkPoints: (87,298)
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Posts: 7,604
5/5/12 1:35 A

My clothes started hanging offa me differently.

In this age of information;
GIGGLEZ1408 Posts: 367
5/5/12 1:33 A

My rolls are not so rolly lol :)

BETHARDS SparkPoints: (5,611)
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5/5/12 1:14 A

When I first started walking I felt like I was dragging a dead body behind I feel like I'm walking on someone elses legs, they are that much stronger!

SANGEETHAIYER SparkPoints: (4,367)
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5/4/12 10:17 P

Increase in overall energy

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (327,498)
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Posts: 9,370
5/4/12 9:35 P

My waist, abs, and arms.

Janie Garcia Moreno




BIRDWTCHER SparkPoints: (4,578)
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Posts: 171
5/4/12 8:29 P

My clothes started getting loose. emoticon

RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,046
5/4/12 8:06 P

Everyone commented on how my stomach went away first. I noticed it more in the face.

1CHUBBYBROAD SparkPoints: (0)
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5/4/12 8:02 P

my dress pants are not as tight as before.

GETIT2GETHER SparkPoints: (33,668)
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Posts: 860
5/4/12 7:59 P

It is always buttoning the pants.

ABI2001 Posts: 72
5/4/12 6:15 P

First it was the fact my pants were starting to fit more comfortably and were looser. Shortly after that it was the increased energy.

"Today is my tomorrow."
In laughter, light, and love,
SUZZQ4LIFE SparkPoints: (33,820)
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5/4/12 5:56 P

The first big difference I noticed was having more energy and (believe it or not) my lower back pain seemed to disappear. Overall, I've strengthened my core, back, arms, and legs. It's amazing and I feel sooooo good. I worked 4 hrs. planting my garden yesterday (lots of bending over, lifting, digging, etc) and my back didn't hurt one bit. I'm so thankful to be able to just keep moving and move these muscles! Yahoo! emoticon

COURTNEYO5 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/4/12 4:54 P

My face began to thin out and my clothes began to fit loosely. Even had to go shopping, lol. My butt is alot more firm from walking too!! I also noticed I didnt feel so uncomfortable, bloated, tired, and miserable. I had lost some weight before Spark, so since I lost that weight and the 7lbs. with Spark, things just seem easier, does that make sense? I mean physically life is easier and mentally things dont seem so overwhelming all the time. I guess exercise is good not only for the body but also for the soul. emoticon

All the things that we accept become the things that we regret.

You say you love the earth yet you litter, you save you love the wind yet you close the window, Im scared when you say you love me..Bob Marley

A womans clothes should fit tightly enough to show she's a woman but loosely enough to show she's a lady-Marilyn Monroe

If it was easy everyone would do it!!!
IVYBUTTERFLY3 SparkPoints: (16,970)
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5/4/12 4:24 P


CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,180)
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5/4/12 4:12 P

Body firmer from exercise

~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~

MAMA_CD Posts: 1,505
5/4/12 4:01 P

Less bloated, all over, my fingers weren't swollen or feet or face..

MAMA_CD...count your blessings!
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
KENTUCKYGIRL01 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/4/12 3:55 P

My waist,then my face.

5/4/12 3:54 P

Even after just a day or two I felt less bloated and uncomfortable.

THINKPINK06 Posts: 1,450
5/4/12 3:33 P

clothes fitted better

STARSUB99 SparkPoints: (15,648)
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5/4/12 3:22 P

I'm happier more often and the little things that used to bug me don't bug me anymore - it's like I"m happier with myself and I'm not sweating the small stuff anymore..... and my quads are getting solid from all the walking - my legs overall are getting a little more shape to them.

Onwards and UPwards!
VEGANVICTORY SparkPoints: (0)
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5/4/12 3:18 P

My clothes fit better. I don't trust the scale, because I am super petite and I do weight training.

Hit my goal of losing 60 pounds on 3/20/2012

Living proof that you can achieve your goal! :)

DIETER27 Posts: 7,021
5/4/12 2:50 P

My clothes were looser before i saw any chage on the sacle . I also noticed that I am losing inches and toning all over my body.

MI-ELLKAYBEE SparkPoints: (210,955)
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5/4/12 2:15 P

I saw the pounds going down before I saw any of the body changes I yearned to see. When I had lost over 20 pounds, I dared to wear a blouse WITHOUT a long flowy jacket over it. I am SO paranoid about muffin-top or back fat that I check every single outfit, front and back, every single day. If I saw bra lines, I wouldn't wear that. Finally - I can tuck and belt! But I'm SO not done yet!

�Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you�
(Matthew 7:7, NLT)
LULUBELLE65 SparkPoints: (28,770)
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5/4/12 2:04 P

Besides the constant trips to the bathroom from all the water?

My pants are looser, and my bra bands are looser too. Plus my belly looks smaller. I feel like I have lost more than the scale says I have.

If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin

Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
SOBOYLE3 Posts: 111
5/4/12 1:30 P

A tightness in my obliques!

Edited by: SOBOYLE3 at: 5/4/2012 (13:31)
First goal - From 158 to 140. Achieved on 1/4/12
Second goal - From 140 to 135. Achieved on 1/24/12
Third goal - From 135 to 130. Achieved on 2/20/12
Fourth goal - From 130 to 125. Achieved on 5/3/12
5/4/12 1:22 P

My shrinking muffin-top.

37 y/o. - 7 yrs. smoke free!
SKAHONEY4U Posts: 228
5/4/12 1:00 P

I have way more energy during that day, and I am sleeping much better. People have even commented on how much more rested I look!

BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 5,965
5/4/12 12:41 P

My clothes fit better.


1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
12/1/15 Goal 180

**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??
5/4/12 12:36 P

My clothes were looser before I saw any real change on the scale. I also started to sleep more soundly. I think that alone was the greatest benefit.

EVELYN208 Posts: 200
5/4/12 12:36 P

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I'm doing the 5k program and as an obese person it is obviously very hard to jog. I've been doing sessions twice or three times before moving on (I'm not the type to slaughter myself for something I cannot do) so the 8 week program might take me 10 or 15 or even 20 weeks. But I started noticing that very seldom would I have to repeat a day because it was too hard, and that has been awesome. Every time I move onto the next session on my first go I am super proud.

ADARKARA Posts: 1,748
5/4/12 12:31 P

My engagement ring is looser, I think my face is starting to look thinner and my jeans are definitely looser. Digestion is improved, even though I've only been doing this for a month. But what I really notice is that I FEEL better. Exercise and eating right are making me a happier person. Yeah I may be sore, but I sleep better and I just generally feel good after a workout. =)

My Rewards
199.9 - ONEderland is its own reward!!! DONE 02/15/13
190 - Take in fave jean skirt DONE 05/09/13
180 - mini vacation w/ hubs to Asheville, NC! DONE 10/26/13
175 (100 lbs lost) - Repeat Delaware Water Gap hike I did at 275 lbs - it's a little cold to do this now so maybe in the spring! Reached 100 lbs lost 12/14/13
160 Goal - Uhm hello, celebrate goal weight! DONE 8/29/14
MAISYDAISY777 SparkPoints: (5,263)
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5/4/12 11:58 A

The differences that I noticed first were that my workouts were getting easier to do. Workout dvds that used to be very hard where I wasn't able to do all the moves became easier after a couple of weeks and soon I was able to do all the moves! Then I started noticing that my thighs were looking much thinner.

It took a while to see differences like climbing stairs being easy, my tummy being flatter, my arms looking toned, etc. Probably about 2-3 months until I saw those differences.

"Do or do not do, there is no try" - Yoda.
5/4/12 11:49 A

My husband commenting that he has to buy me some new trousers, as all the ones I currently own are slipping down over my hips a bit.

SMERRIMAN7 Posts: 296
5/4/12 11:35 A

My wedding ring is lose. Its not a band that can be resized, either. Sometimes I have to wear it on my right hand.

5/4/12 11:22 A

I haven't lost that much but I have been working out for 8 weeks and have noticed my arm muscles being harder and my back is smoothing out.

Kansas City, MO
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MRFUZZ Posts: 123
5/4/12 11:10 A

I had more confidence. I didn't mind walking the long way to the parking lot at work anymore. And I had more energy to do it.

Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of these things and still be calm in your heart.
KRISEDMONDSON SparkPoints: (92,051)
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5/4/12 11:08 A

My clothes were looser. The best was putting on jeans right out of the dryer and they weren't skin tight! Big plus!

JHAACK39 SparkPoints: (12,340)
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5/4/12 10:54 A

-Uhm, 'digestive' performance.
-wedding ring is looser

I've been on the last "hole" (to make it the shortest) of my belt for a couple years now. For whatever reason, I have about a 15 lbs +/- on that thing. I can be 15 up or down and I don't have to change "holes". I was definitely pressing needing to go out one more notch there. It's one of the signals I used to get started.

Down 16 and it still fits, but it's getting sketchy, that's going to be a big deal. I'll have to buy a new belt. But now we're in to summer weather I won't wear jeans since I dont't need to at work. Won't that be a suprise when I put on real pants for date night or something in a few weeks and I don't have a belt that works!

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (121,264)
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5/4/12 9:41 A

I just felt better. I'd always worked out regularly (I was in the 'healthy but overweight' category for years). When I finally got the numbers on the scale to drop, and lost 10 lbs...OMG! I felt great!

The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen
5/4/12 9:33 A

My digestive performance vastly improved in about two weeks time. My energy level went up and my neck started to get thinner.

HAPPYERIN Posts: 326
5/4/12 9:30 A

Aside from watching the numbers on the scale decrease and knowing your overall health is improving, what were the first happy, subtle changes (physical or otherwise) that you noticed as you started to lose weight?

I felt an almost immediate change in my energy level, and when I put my hands on my hips I could feel myself narrowing -- once I noticed that, I started putting my hands on my hips all the time, people probably thought I was nuts!

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