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A Losing Journal

Okay, so I have this habit of always going head first, "all or nothing" kind of approach to losing weight. It works for me. I can't do halves. The last time (about 2.5 yrs ago) that I was here, I lost 44 POUNDS! in three months. I was astounded and really proud of myself. It was an amazing achievement for me. I wasn't dieting-mostly eating a good amount of veggies, chicken and very less sweets; I did cardio 4 to 5 times a week for about 80 minutes and usually I tried to do an intensity that ...
Okay, so I have this habit of always going head first, "all or nothing" kind of approach to losing weight. It works for me. I can't do halves. The last time (about 2.5 yrs ago) that I was here, I lost 44 POUNDS! in three months. I was astounded and really proud of myself. It was an amazing achievement for me. I wasn't dieting-mostly eating a good amount of veggies, chicken and very less sweets; I did cardio 4 to 5 times a week for about 80 minutes and usually I tried to do an intensity that would result in 1,000 fiery and sweaty "calories-burned". It felt great! I was in heaven and looking forward to more.
Now, the million dollar question would be. Why did I stopped if everything was soooo great?
This is where it gets interesting. I stopped because at some point I heard about Bariatric surgery and thought the surgery would be far easier and quicker than what I was doing. YEAP! I know!! How dumb was that?!! Looking back I can't believe I gave up my healthy way, for the promise of a not needed surgery. I stopped going to the gym, I muted my inner voice and began eating the wrong foods in exuberant amounts. It was stupid!!
So here I am. Back on the spark acknowledging my mistake with my head buried in the sand like an Ostrich and almost sixty pounds gained to show for it. I'm not proud. I rather feel very stupid for what I did. BUT I'm starting over. From scratch. With new energy, plans and goals to ensure I make this change for a lifetime.
I am not dieting, I am not becoming a body builder and I'm DEFINITELY not doing this ONLY to look good. I've found real fears lying silently in a corner of me waiting to pop their heads out of the ground whenever I'm at my weakest and I need to work on them before it's too late.

Someone once said, "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food."
I want to live a long, healthy life. I wish to see my grand kids and hold them in my arms and probably (if I'm lucky enough) even see their kids grow and make their lives. I'm not saying I want a fairy tale, but I want to make sure I'm doing everything I can to be here for the ones I love and for myself.
So, wish me luck and lets hold those fingers crossed. I'm going to do this!
Thanks for stopping by and I will see you around the curve.
Lilly
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My Goals:
1. Strengthen my body as well as my mind.

2. See life, food, exercise in a much healthier light.

3. Make the best out of my time... no time to waste.

My Program:
1. Visit the treadmill for an hour or two miles, which ever comes first; do this 3 to 4x a week minimum.

2. Strengthen arms and legs using both dumbbells and strength exercises. Every two days, rotating.

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I'm Lilly and I am married to a wonderful man who supports me every minute of every day; together we have a beautiful daughter who is the light of my days.
We live in the state of Georgia.

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STEPH-KNEE
11/17/2013 7:34:44 PM

Thank you so much for the kind words on my page, that was the sweetest thing that you said! I am sorry you can relate to gaining back all the weight... it can really make us feel like "why is this time going to be different? I always gain it back!" but this time can be different and we will make it different! I have bumps in the road where I might gain 10 pounds back but then I realize that I'm in the danger zone and I try harder to get it back off and move forward. I am so glad you are on Spark and that you are recommitting to yourself because you deserve this so much! I am always around if you need anything. If you want to share a victory or a bump in the road or just want to chat you know where to find me! :D



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IXCHEL23
1/6/2012 10:27:41 PM

Hola chica! Nice to see you here again, new name, new beginning eh?

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IXCHEL23
8/12/2010 7:34:08 AM

Have a super day, rock those calories!!!

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