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Butterfly ... success is on the horizon!

Once upon a time, I was a very stressed woman, living an overwhelming life. I couldn't manage. By the setting of the sun, I was pulling out my evening snack ... a tray of yummies. Not a plate, not a bowl, but a tray. My weight steadily gained. I never noticed. I wore pup tents for dresses. Not a pair of pants were made that would fit my misshapen form.

I would have continued that horrible existence had I not suffered the most wretched ear infection an adult could ever experience. ...
Once upon a time, I was a very stressed woman, living an overwhelming life. I couldn't manage. By the setting of the sun, I was pulling out my evening snack ... a tray of yummies. Not a plate, not a bowl, but a tray. My weight steadily gained. I never noticed. I wore pup tents for dresses. Not a pair of pants were made that would fit my misshapen form.

I would have continued that horrible existence had I not suffered the most wretched ear infection an adult could ever experience. The Nurse Practitioner said my weight without emotion ... "281 pounds." I can't tell you anything else she said, but over a decade later, I can still hear those words, that number. I went home and ate my way into oblivion. The only way I knew to deal with stress at the time ... food.

At 300 pounds, I started my weight loss journey. I lost the weight. Goal ... 150 pounds! A new woman! Truly, and I don't mean to make light of that or make it seem like it was nothing. It was a journey that I took daily, one step at a time and it was not hard ... it wasn't because I didn't take it all at once. Just day by day.

I've been back to the weight loss journey a few times since reaching my goal weight. I've gained as much as 40 pounds three times. When I've not managed stress in my life, I've turned to food. This year, my thyroid failed and I regained the 40 pounds again. I've come to Spark again ... where I find support and can offer support. I'm thankful that I stop myself at 40 pounds gained. I have learned some things! I am stronger than I was! And I'll learn more this time around!

Thank you, each and every SparkFriend, for sharing this journey with me and helping me to figure out how to make my journey better.


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Member Since: 11/15/2012

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My Goals:
1. Eat consciously every day
2. Be active every day
3. No guilt ... I make choices and I live with them

My Program:
- Eat natural foods (vegetables, fruits, grains)

- Eat until satisfied and stop

- Manage my emotions without food

- Exercise - walk 10,000 steps/day

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Make your mess your message.
~ Robin Roberts

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.
~Old Chinese Proverb

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People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
~Author Unknown

... OK, so I'm not going to worry about it, but I am going to pay attention to it!
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"... when bad choices were made, we could always either literally or in our imaginations, go back to bed for a moment and then immediately get up to start the day again!"

Gailann48 shared this, learned from an older gentleman in a 12-step meeting. It's priceless ... for me!! Thanks again, Gail!
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"You can't get to the end of the path until you start down it. " Nanfacemire1

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KENTUCKYWOMAN
4/22/2014 8:02:05 AM

Thanks Cathy,
we can do this. Hope your Easter was wonderful. I got to spend some time with my sister which was great.
Big Hugs,
Joan



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LINDAJOYWK
4/21/2014 9:35:20 AM

Thank you for the goodie and the welcome! Looking forward to being part of
this group!-Linda



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RUTHIEBEAR
4/21/2014 8:30:57 AM

I hope you had a wonderful Easter! I am stopping by to say WAY TO GO on your fitness minutes last week! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am rooting for you all the way! Have a healthy week!!!
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CORKYTHEMOM1
4/20/2014 9:16:22 PM

Cathy, I hope you don't mind, but I'm visiting spark members that are celebrating our LORD JESUS. Today, we rejoice and celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and King! Alleluia! HE IS RISEN! May the blessings of the Lord guide, protect and be with you always! Sending spiritual HUGS from my home to yours. Have a beautiful and blessed Resurrection Day!

emoticon emoticon H = Hope that GOD brings into our lives and HIS belief in us.
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NANFACEMIRE1
4/19/2014 1:44:46 PM

The farmer's market in Waynesboro has things brought in. Yesteday they had Florida tomatoes which looked so good. The did have green beans and beets too. I did only buy kale which I am cooking for dinner today.



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