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Yes, We CAN!

Eleven years ago, I lost 160 pounds with the help of WWs. And then it dwindled down to about 40, despite various attempts to reverse the trend. Sounds terrible, but we're only talking about something like 10 pounds a year. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GAINING AND LOSING WEIGHT IS ACTUALLY QUITE SMALL!!

Since seriously tracking my food with SparkPeople, I'm down 30 pounds, plus the 40 I never regained which equals a not-too-shabby 70 pounds lost!

Yes, I'm a big person, ...
Eleven years ago, I lost 160 pounds with the help of WWs. And then it dwindled down to about 40, despite various attempts to reverse the trend. Sounds terrible, but we're only talking about something like 10 pounds a year. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GAINING AND LOSING WEIGHT IS ACTUALLY QUITE SMALL!!

Since seriously tracking my food with SparkPeople, I'm down 30 pounds, plus the 40 I never regained which equals a not-too-shabby 70 pounds lost!

Yes, I'm a big person, but not nearly as big as I used to be. Check out the picture with the Gateway boxes below! It's close to my highest weight..

I would, however, LOVE to get back to my low weight... see grad picture at left. This would mean that I would need to lose about 90 pounds. But I know I can do it, because I've done it before.

Last time, it took me exactly 365 days to lose 100 pounds. And it wasn't that hard!! Honestly. I just had to track my food EVERYDAY without exceptions or starting over. Even if some days are a little high, it's ok but everything has to be documented to make the intention strong.

I think the reason the weight loss with Weight Watchers didn't stay off well is because I didn't have the right nutrient balance. I have been shocked to discover on SparkPeople that I wasn't eating enough (complex) carbs and (good) fats!!! No wonder my body complained so much. No wonder my brain fogged over!

I'm always looking for more SparkFriends... love to hear from you. I also like to cook and bake and I have recipes to share... click on MORE and then Favorites on the drop-downs above.

Best wishes to all on our journey. We CAN do this!! I know we can... because I've done it before. Knowing what's possible is a HUGE advantage!! As the late, great Bill Wright always said... YES WE CAN!
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Member Since: 6/17/2007

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My goal here is to get back to where I was 14 years ago (lose 110 pounds).

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I'm eating about 1750 calories a day, tracking every bite, drinking 8 cups of water, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and consciously increasing my activity level.

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Librarian, SW Michigan.

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Do you like my background? It's a collage from my flock of "electric sheep." These fractal-like creations attempt to answer Philip K. Dick's question: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" The full collage is in my photo gallery :)

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TURTLE69
2/23/2015 12:43:38 PM

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2/16/2015 11:56:21 AM

Today is LeVar Burton's birthday so I sent you a Reading Rainbow goodie. Thanks for the advice about Overdrive.



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1/13/2014 6:26:13 AM

Thanks for the SparkGoodie, and Happy New Year to you too. Here's to keeping our resolutions and have fun sparking!



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May Day and Cinco de Mayo--a great start to a month of lovely sunny weather and longer days. Enjoy it!



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February is another one of those months when stores create magical candy-filled displays. Inside those foil-covered heart-shaped boxes festooned with lace, ribbons and fake flowers are chocolates that have been rattling around in their cardboard container since October--and they taste like it.

Treat yourself to something sweet and delicious that tastes like real food--crisp apples, juicy grapes, fresh pineapple, or a perfectly ripened pear. Just say no to cardboard.
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