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Looking back as early as 8yrs old, I remember feeling the desire to loose weight. It has been the story of my life. For a very brief moment in time I managed to get close to a normal weight but never have maintained it for even a full year. In a meeting the other day I mentioned that I have lost 700 lbs and everyone giggled. But it feels like the truth.

The most recent weight loss journey started in 2001, I lost 85 lbs and was 60 lbs from my goal when I turned around and gained ...
Looking back as early as 8yrs old, I remember feeling the desire to loose weight. It has been the story of my life. For a very brief moment in time I managed to get close to a normal weight but never have maintained it for even a full year. In a meeting the other day I mentioned that I have lost 700 lbs and everyone giggled. But it feels like the truth.

The most recent weight loss journey started in 2001, I lost 85 lbs and was 60 lbs from my goal when I turned around and gained 75 lbs back.

My new goal is to try and not be cynical of the past weight loss. Just get started again. I am still not sure what derails my process. You would think after 4 yrs of exercise and eating right it would be ingrained, but today it seems it was pretty easy to fall right back into bad habits.

On a positive note, I know how to eat right, I know that exercise makes me feel better, so hopefully as I start my new journey with SP I will find the last link that keeps me focused and moving towards the goal of living a healthy life. I hate being restricted by my weight and the negative emotions that comes along with it.

Today I am loving this SP site, bought the Spark book and I will start today with my exercise streak and be determined to figure out why I sabotage myself when I get close to reaching my goals.




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Member Since: 1/8/2010

SparkPoints: 3,100

Fitness Minutes: 1,915

My Goals:
Drink a min. of 8 glasses of water everyday

Walk or ride bike min 15 min a day unless I do water aerobics for 60 min

Eat more than 5 fruits and veggies everyday!

7+ hrs of sleep each night

Visit Spark People everyday for motivation and accountability


My Program:
1600-1800 calories per day

drink water all day long

3-4 water aerobics classes each week

walk or ride stationary bike when not doing water aerobics that day

track my food in SP

stay motivated

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EDYSDOLL
7/9/2010 3:16:20 PM

Hi there! I'm really excited about the Healthy Living Expo. Do you know when it will be. I was so looking foward to going this past January but it came a big snow and I didn't get to go. I even blogged about how excited I was that I was going to get to meet Tara! I was so mad when it snowed. I live about an hr away from Knoxville and just couldn't risk it...you probably remember it. I read where you where looking for helpers to talk to people about sparkpeople. I would love to do that but of course I'll have to wait till closer time to make sure that I can go before I commit, but I think it would be great and an honor to do that! I may even have to purchase another spark t-shirt for it considering mine is way to big now!!! Have a great weekend and happy sparking!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AWKTUPUS
7/8/2010 3:17:40 PM

I figured it was time to start getting healthy, so perhaps when I'm older I won't have to worry about it as much, haha. That sounds lovely, I'll have to check out the FB group! And I shall definitely try to show up at the convention, one should never turn down information for better living! emoticon



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MUIN64
7/8/2010 7:06:51 AM

Thanks for stopping by my page and for joining East Tennessee Sparkers. I am here, and your message reminded me to pick up the pace on the Sparkers page. I've been a bad leader...but haven't gotten much response when I am a more active leader, so when work and life got busy I didn't pop in as often as I should. If you're interested in helping with leadership, I'm always open to having help. I like the idea of doing a Spark event at the Healthy Living Expo in January. Do post more about it on the team pages.



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MCSNYDER1
7/5/2010 9:57:30 AM

Hello! I am so glad you left a comment on my SparkPage! I have already gotten my free tickets to the Healthy Living Expo in January and I've put it on my calendar!!! What a great job you have! I will retire after next school year and I will NOT be sitting around the house! I still want to work part-time (hint-hint)! Before my son went to Nashville, he was an Associate Producer at Channel 6.

I would LOVE to participate in a Spark event in Knoxville! I never thought I would get involved in a social networking kind of thing, but I absolutely LOVE SP!!! It keeps me honest, not only to myself, but to all the people out there!

I live down the road from you in Jefferson City and if I want to do anything--shop, eat somewhere really nice, movies, etc. I have to come to Knoxville. In fact, all summer I have taken Chrissy to a vet way out in W. Knox. (Maryville exit! 45 minutes each way) every other day!!!!!! She broke her leg on June 7. So, don't worry--she is very much loved to the tune of $6K!!!!!

I look forward to hearing about events in K'town. Good luck with your weight challenges and GO VOILS!!!!!!!
Mary





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6/24/2010 11:17:07 AM

emoticon to the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge SparkTeam! emoticon

Studies show that even ten minutes of brisk exercise triggers metabolic changes that last at least an hour. If you have any questions & need help, don't hesitate to ask!

So what are you waiting for? Start Streaking emoticon emoticon



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