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Yes, We CAN!

Twelve years ago, I lost 160 pounds with the help of WWs. And then it dwindled down to about 40, despite various attempts to reverse the trend. Sounds terrible, but we're only talking about something like 10 pounds a year. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GAINING AND LOSING WEIGHT IS ACTUALLY QUITE SMALL!!

Since starting to actually use SparkPeople in February 2012, I have gained and lost my share of weight... but overall, I'm down 25 pounds, plus the 40 I never regained which equals a ...
Twelve years ago, I lost 160 pounds with the help of WWs. And then it dwindled down to about 40, despite various attempts to reverse the trend. Sounds terrible, but we're only talking about something like 10 pounds a year. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GAINING AND LOSING WEIGHT IS ACTUALLY QUITE SMALL!!

Since starting to actually use SparkPeople in February 2012, I have gained and lost my share of weight... but overall, I'm down 25 pounds, plus the 40 I never regained which equals a not-too-shabby 65 pounds lost!

Yes, I'm a big person, but not nearly as big as I used to be. Check out the picture with the Gateway boxes below! It's close to my highest weight..

I would, however, LOVE to get back to my low weight... see grad picture at left. This would mean that I would need to lose about 100 pounds. But I know I can do it, because I've done it before.

Last time, it took me exactly 365 days to lose 100 pounds. And it wasn't that hard!! Honestly. I just had to track my food EVERYDAY without exceptions or starting over. Even if some days are a little high, it's ok but everything has to be documented to make the intention strong.

I think the reason the weight loss with Weight Watchers didn't stay off well is because I didn't have the right nutrient balance. I have been shocked to discover on SparkPeople that I wasn't eating enough (complex) carbs and (good) fats!!! No wonder my body complained so much. No wonder my brain fogged over!

I'm always looking for more SparkFriends... love to hear from you. I also like to cook and bake and I have recipes to share... click on MORE and then Favorites on the drop-downs above.

Best wishes to all on our journey. We CAN do this!! I know we can... because I've done it before. Knowing what's possible is a HUGE advantage!! As the late, great Bill Wright always said... YES WE CAN!
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Member Since: 6/17/2007

SparkPoints: 21,766

Fitness Minutes: 420

My Goals:
My goal here is to get back to where I was 12 years ago (lose 120 pounds).

My Program:
I'm eating about 1800 calories a day, tracking every bite, drinking 8 cups of water, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and consciously increasing my activity level.

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Librarian, SW Michigan.

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Do you like my background? It's a collage from my flock of "electric sheep." These fractal-like creations attempt to answer Philip K. Dick's question: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" The full collage is in my photo gallery :)

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MARJIMAC63
10/27/2012 1:46:39 PM

When you see a bag of seemingly innocent little candies this week, run away!!!
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CYBRARYCARD
10/22/2012 12:56:17 PM

Hey, thanks for the goodie emoticon

And....great, creative sentence! But most importantly it's a correct sentence so here's your trophy! emoticon



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LORRAINE10141
10/20/2012 8:40:00 PM

Thanks for the goodie. Your journey is a bit similar to my sister's. She has now lost 160 and has lost the last 60 on WW.



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AZIANCAUCAZIAN
10/17/2012 5:36:57 AM

CONGRATS on your weight loss! I'm adding you because I know good friends are hard to find, and you motivate me to keep pushing forward. I'm glad I stumlbed on your "Woohoo" post on the message boards!

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SKINNIESOMEDAY
10/14/2012 10:47:44 PM

thanks so much for the goodie and comment !
I should also say a big emoticon to you

for such an emoticon job on your two pound loss and making your 60 / 40 goal !! woo hoo ..... doesn't that feel pretty good ???

way to go for you missy !! emoticon emoticon



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