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Update 8 (July 2, 2014):
I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with a personal trainer to help me get this weight off. She and I have been working together for the past 4 weeks and things are going really well (I'm down 20lbs and feeling better than I have in a real long time!!). I was introduced to her through a friend from our Church. This is an all natural healthy alternative to foods for better health as well as all natural options for the home and the environment. I would ...
Update 8 (July 2, 2014):
I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with a personal trainer to help me get this weight off. She and I have been working together for the past 4 weeks and things are going really well (I'm down 20lbs and feeling better than I have in a real long time!!). I was introduced to her through a friend from our Church. This is an all natural healthy alternative to foods for better health as well as all natural options for the home and the environment. I would love to have you hear more about their products since I know how important fitness and health are to you and your family!! Let me know if you are interested in hearing a little more about this awesome company... no strings attached. They have been around for about 30 years and all of their products have gone through multiple research trials. EVERYTHING is all natural, satisfying an delicious. In addition to the weight management products, they also have a full store of vitamins and wellness products; a full line of all natural cleaning products for the bath and body as well as for cleaning your homes. Their laundry products are outstanding as well.
I haven't found anything that I haven't liked.
In addition, they are a consumer direct company, so there is no middle man to have to 'order through'. Everything is done between you and the company on line.
Please let me know if you are interested in hearing more... I can send you a link and go through a short presentation with you to show you how wonderful this company is... I know with the help of their products I will finally be able to reach my goal weight once and for all!!!
Update 7 (Aug 29, 2013):
Started following the Spark Solution and the Spark Coach program in June... Major Win!!! Just what this girl needed to get on this weight loss track!!! Thank you Spark Coaches for your daily encouragement and program to help me stay focused!!! Cancelled my WW membership today since I was only using that to weigh in... no sense in paying that $ when I have what I need right here on SP!!
Update 6 (Dec 11, 2012):
Well, I can say one thing for sure... I am a creature of habit. Reading over my updates would make one think that I should have reached my goal weight a long time ago! But I haven't, and it is because I keep giving up on myself. So, once again, I am back here and this time I enlisted the help of Weight Watchers. I need to be held accountable for my actions... I need to go into the center and weigh in. My family is following the program with me at home this time also. I am very optimistic that this will be the turn around that I have needed for a very long time!
Update 5 (Jan 9, 2012):
Started Phase 1 South Beach today...
Update 4 (Nov 22, 2011):
Started working out at Anytime Fitness on my 45th birthday ;) Best birthday present in the world! I am feeling better and stronger everyday!
Update 3 (July 14, 2011):
Didn't do too well with that last 100 day challenge... and my motivation went with it... I just need to make the mental change a permanent change... I've just got to do this!
Update 2 (May 6, 2011):
I had a moderate sabbatical from being dedicated to my program... this happened when my weight loss slowed to a crawl. I started sliding back into old habits and realized that I really don't want to do that... so now I am back, focused and ready to work hard again... 100 day challenge underway!
Update 1 (Jan 2011):
I am very happy to say that I have been consistently taking better care of myself since finding SparkPeople!!! I have had my longest stretch of exercising daily... in my life... since making the commitments to myself that I have made. I am truly LOVING the support that I am getting from this site!!!
17Nov2010: I'm on a mission...a mission to stay focused so that I can be a healthier and happier me. I am very blessed to have a very loving husband and 3 beautiful loving daughters. I have every reason in the world to work hard in order to be healthier. I am a very happy person, but not happy with how I have been taking care of myself. I am ready to fix that now.
| current weight: 294.0
Member Since: 11/20/2010
Fitness Minutes: 20,129
My primary goal is to live by the SparkPeople Pledge: "I promise to make healthy and positive choices so that I can live a healthy lifestyle and reach" a healthy weight of 153 lbs or less.
I used to say that I was my own worst enemy, Now I am know that I am my own best friend...
Mental Focus... the only way to stay successful!!!
Month 1 (17Dec11)- to still be staying true to myself and to be working out on a regular basis
Month 2 (17Jan12)-
Month 3 (17Feb12)- down 10% from 284 (today’s weight)= 256
Month 4 (17Mar12)-
Month 5 (17Apr12)-
Month 6 (17May12)- down 10% from 256= 231
190- what I weighed when I met my sweetheart in 1988
170- what I weighed when I married my sweetheart in 1990
I started this journey on Nov 17th 2010 (my 44th birthday), with a committment to myself to stay on track. I am so glad that I found SparkPeople.com to assist me.
Check in daily on this site, enter everything I eat and workout. Get as many Sparks Points as I can.
Make "right" food choices.
My workouts are either Zumba; Walking/ Strength training with Leslie Sansone/ WW/ Biggest Loser DVDs, Walking; or walking the treadmill or working out on the elliptical or with the weights at Anytime Fitness.
My Weight Loss Baby Steps:
Baby Step 1- Follow the Spark Coach
Baby Step 2- Continue tracking food and exercise
Baby Step 3- Continue committment to exercise
Baby Step 4- Focus on good food choices and limit the junk carbs daily
Baby Step 5- Drink my water everyday
Baby Step 6- Pray everyday for continued good health and patience to reach my goals
Baby Step 7- Celebrate Success... don't focus on failures