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September 2009

"Don't Quit"

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are;
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit."

January 2009
In many ways, I did succeed last year with my resolution; however, none of those successes had to do with weight loss. This year, I am focusing on only two things: losing the weight, and getting my finances more securely in order. My fiance and I have joined with my parents playing "Biggest Loser," amongst ourselves, starting today (January 2, 2009), and each put in $20 for a grand prize to the winner at the end. During this journey, we will be working together, getting fit, eating more nutritiously, and losing that weight! I will be updating my b log here much more often to keep me motivated throughout this process, as well. 2009 will be my year!!

January 2008
My New Year's Resolutions this year all fit into one category. M4. I've always had lengthy lists of resolutions, but looking at those lists all the time was daunting. I've found that reducing those long lists to a simple, short "mantra", if you will, has really helped me stay on track so far.

Member Since: 1/26/2007

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My Goals:
Eventually, I want to get down to a weight of 175-190. My "ideal" weight "should" be around 159 lbs., but my doctor admits that for my body type, 175 is a much healthier goal weight for me.
My other goal is to gain control over my life - and more importantly, take control over myself.

My Program:
As of October 16, I have joined Weight Watchers, which I will follow along with SparkPeople. From October 16 through November 21, I have lost my first 10 lbs (13, actually), and WILL have lost 15 total by Christmas. I am constantly looking for "safe" food replacements for my favorite snacks, and am slowly making myself more active over all.

Personal Information:
I graduated from high school weighing 240lbs in 2000. By 2003, I was at 280. By 2006, I was at 310. In 2009 I briefly hit the 340's, then committed to sparkpeople and lost 25 lbs. I stepped away from sparkpeople, and quickly gained back much of the weight, topping out again in October of 2011 at 339 lbs. Never again. I joined Weight Watchers, and with the help of my support system, I will not only never see the 330's again, but will first get to 299, then 274, and then will get under 240 for the first time since the turn of the century. ;)

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    I thought you'd like to take a look at this woman's blog. She's very inspirational.
    1842 days ago
  • v DEBIBLUE72
    just wondering if the try try try team is still active along with the new years eve challange, thanks.
    1865 days ago
  • v NOWELLE76
    yay! I saw on the status updates that you lost 3 pounds.. great job! wooottt! emoticon
    1906 days ago
    Sabotage: Dieting is too hard, it’s just not worth it. Response: Yes, dieting is hard SOME of the time, but not all the time. Looking back, it’s not hard every single minute of every single day. Besides, it IS worth it because my goals are MUCH MORE important to me than never working hard at it. Giving up isn't worth it

    1907 days ago
    AbbyKate - thanks for hopping on to the new "Challenge" thr0ugh the holidays! Help the team by inviting a couple more to join us and revive our team as well! Good luck - you deserve all the best with your goals!
    1910 days ago
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