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HAPPY NEW YEAR SPARKERS:

My goal for 2016 is to stay focused on my healthy lifestyle long enough to reach my goal weight of 148.

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I've been asked, Why am I doing this??? Why do I want to lose weight?? Why do I want to be healthy??

I have been overweight ever since I was 10 years old. I have always been the short chubby one that everyone loved, but I didn't really love myself. I always felt uncomfortable around people and wished to be athletic like my sister. My family always reminded me that I was overweight and always tried to guide me to healthy eating. They used to be annoying in my eyes. Now that I'm older, I know it was all out of love. Too bad I didn't take them more serious when I was 10.

*********** HOW DID I MAKE IT? **************************

~ Created inspirational posters with my next goal weight each week. I look forward to it now, so does my 6 year old. Maya understands why I want to lose weight and be healthy.

~ Set small goals, 2 lbs a week because slow and steady always wins the race.

~ Read spark member pages for extra motivation.

~ CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY is everything!

~ Logged EVERY BITE into the Spark People Nutrition Tracker

~ Get rid of the scale for motivation, no scale hopping

~ Stayed in my calorie range of 1200-1500

~ STOPPED eating after dinner

~ Healthy Choice Meals to gain control of my portion sizes

~ Fruits, veggies and water are now part of my life

~ Self Control, Do you think you can make it without self control?

~ "NO" is my new favorite word, LOL.

~ Whole wheat products, breads, pastas and rice aren''''t all that bad after all.

~ Exercise Routine: Insanity, Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, Slim & 6, Chalene Extreme, Tae Bo, Biggest Loser, Core Rhythms, walking and running.

~Strength training at least 3 times a week

~ Muscle burns fat, gave me more ENERGY and boosts my metabolism.

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MOTIVATIONAL PHRASES
THAT HELP ME GET THROUGH THE TOUGH DAYS
(from my spark friends and me)

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Stay strong and fight for what you want!
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Nothing in life comes easy!
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Believe In Your Dreams! Believe in yourself!
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True changes only happen when YOU decide to make them happen.
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We can't change the past, but we can change today
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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
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One DAY at a time, One POUND at time!
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Thinking before you act
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TWO steps forward and ONE step backwards is still PROGRESS....
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This is not a contest or a race, where every little misstep could mean the difference between winning and losing. It's your life!============================

Stop the excuses, recognize those excuses, own up to those excuses and drop them! The weight loss will follow!
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"A book is written one page at a time,
A journey is taken one step at a time,
Our lives are lived one day at a time,
Make your goals attainable,
Small goals build upon themselves and turn into big achievements.
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THE DONEGIRL:

"I am done being the biggest one in my family!
I am Done shopping in the plus sizes!!
I am DONE making excuses!
I am DEFINITELY DONE living an unhealthy life!!"

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KEEP UP THE FIGHT AND NEVER GIVE UP!!!

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Member Since: 7/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 70,453

My Goals:
Progress:

**WELCOME TO 2016**

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Start Weight: 199
January 2016 -
February 2016 -
March 2016 -
April 2016 -
May 2016 -
June 2016 -
July 2016 -
August 2016 -
September 2016 -
October 2016 -
November 2016 - December 2016 -
Goal End Weight: 148


My Program:
Strategy:

1. Stay focused & Motivated!

2. Eat Healthy one day at a time

3. Drink over 8 cups of water daily

4. Exercise for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week.



Personal Information:
My name is Dedrie, from New Jersey!


Other Information:
MY PROGRESS:

The struggle is real, but I will never give up trying to reach my goal weight of 139:

June 2008 ~ 199
August 2008 ~ 172
September 2008 ~169
October 2008 ~ 165
November 2008 ~ 159
December 2008 ~ 156
January 2009 ~ 155
February 2009 ~ 149
March 2009 ~ 148
April 2009 ~ 148
May 2009 ~ 148
June 2009 ~ 147
January 2015 - 166
February 2015 - 165
March 2015 - ??
April 2015- ??
May 2015 - 182
June 2015 - ??
July 2015 - 194
August 2015 - 194
September 2015 - 194
October 2015 - 195
November 2015 - 193
December 2015 - 196




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  • v HARRINGTON5
    My dear friend, I am so happy to hear from you. This weight loss journey is always an uphill battle, but you have friends to encourage you along the way. I am working on losing five more pounds, but it is very slow going.
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    24 days ago
  • v HARRINGTON5
    We have had some bad weather, but so far, so good. I hope you are doing well. I haven't lost any more weight, but I haven't gained any either and that is good. Maybe I am finally learning how to maintain. Hope you are doing well.
    29 days ago
  • v HARRINGTON5
    I am doing great, thanks for asking. I am off my cholesterol meds and I plan to stay that way, so I have to always keep an eye on what I am eating and keep up the exercise. So far, so good. I don't have to go back to the doctor until December WooHoo!
    88 days ago