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2011/11/04 -- this is me starting over. The last 10 months have not been my finest. I broke my arm, quit WW's, all but stopped working out and gained 20 lbs.!! Well, NO MORE. It's time to give my head a shake, to pull my head out of the sand and do what it takes to get back in shape and healthy. And I will!

My weight loss journey is now in it's 4th year and so far I've lost 61 lbs. with Weight Watchers and Exercise. The last year and a half has been brutal for weight loss but excellent for activity. I haven't lost any weight but did maintain AND I did my first 1/2 marathon in 2009. That was such a huge accomplishment for me.

The Spark community has really helped me keep focused and on track. I've made only a few friends on here, but they are the best! And everyone else has been so supportive too. The first couple of years I was doing it was my friend, but she quit. It would have been so easy for me to quit too. But I didn't. I worked out even more at the gym and stayed focus. Thanks to this community I never felt like I was doing this alone.

But I know I'm still not at my weight goal and this will be the year that that happens. I've proven to myself that I can maintain a weight loss, so now I got to get to my goal, which is only 10 lbs away, and do what I've been doing to maintain it!

Member Since: 7/18/2008

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According to WW - 141, but I would like to be 135.

Also, to continue my work outs at the gym and aerobics classes.

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Weight Watchers' meetings.

Exercise including aerobics, weights, cardio and walking.

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    “The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
    -John C. Maxwell
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    Get ready for a healthy week, Sparkfriend! You know what you want, and you know what you need to do in order to make it just do it! Push yourself, even if you don't feel like it...because you really are worth the effort!

    1406 days ago
    "The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true....action precedes motivation. You have to "prime the pump" and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day."
    -Robert McKain
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    Just stopping by to wish you a fun and healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind, and keep doing your best to make progress towards reaching them. Never forget that you are always worth your very best effort!
    1414 days ago
    I'm so sorry you're feeling badly. And I'm sooo grateful about your sister's report. You have really got a plate full of issues, dear friend.

    Please DO see the dr. ASAP and get the needed treatment. Your health is so vital to your family. Your wisdom shines through that decision to NOT do the race. Maturity & common sense are the gifts we've earned through living all these years & finally "GETTING IT!" ----- first things FIRST! And health is FIRST!

    You're in my thoughts & on my mind...please let me know what you learn from the dr. Prayers for an easy resolution and getting you back on your feet soon!
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    1424 days ago
    "If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you.
    If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you.
    Whatever good things we build end up building us."
    -Jim Rohn
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    Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog, "Fear." I am honored to have gotten so many supportive, encouraging and helpful responses. Have a Spark-o-licious day!

    1425 days ago
    How did our event on March 20 go? I was cheering for you...but had company & forgot to give you a "cyber-hug" before & after the event! Eager to hear how you are!
    1425 days ago
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