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September 30, 2012 (41 pounds lighter since surgery)



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After a life time of battling my weight, I want to stop the insanity and make permanent lifestyle changes. I'm starting a long journey to lose 125 pounds and gain fitness and energy
Update 6/2011. After successfully losing 75 pounds on this program I was put on bed rest to see if it would clear up a knee issue. I regainedn35 of those pounds and then floundered for a year with weight watchers where I got 15 of them off. Then I had stomach issues and much medical testing later discovered that I had a stomach obstruction and damage from a 1997 surgery and just had to have a roux n y bypass to remove the damage. Yikes, I never would have chosen surgery but I had to have it. I am grateful that I first learned here that I am responsible for my actions, moving feels good , food is for health and that my normal will always be monitoring what I eat .

Member Since: 9/24/2007

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My Goals:
My main focus now is to make sure I track my food and water intake. Ultimately I want to lose 125 pounds and have plenty of energy to live my days on earth to the fullest

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I am logging food and water every day. I am working with my trainer to add regular exercise as my body can handle it. I am learning 1. patience and 2. the tools available to keep my motivation high to stay at this long term

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I live in Texas with my spouse, grown son and my cat. I am passionate about quilting. My life goals include doing and learning something new every year.

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    Sara, your friendship and support along my journey means more to me than I can ever say. Thank you for the SparkGoodie and for being an inspiration to me and the entire SparkWorld. God bless - Your friend, "Sprink"
    1941 days ago
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    Hi there & welcome to the 100 days weight loss team..
    we are delighted to share with each & every member..
    no stress...
    just support & a friendly shoulder when you need one...or
    a swift kick in the.......if ya need one to get ya going!!! tis a joke!!!

    see ya round SP!!

    1951 days ago
    Thank you for your support and encouragment. Response to my reaching out for my SparkFriends help was the hardest and the best thing I could have done. Getting honest had to come at my own pace as did the revelation that I allowed the old me to surface and before I knew it, food had become the enemy. I saw my surgeon thursday and got honest with him and made the first available appt with my Nutritional team to go over a diet that will work for me. This the scale rewarded me with a new 20 year low, and my BP is back to 106/64 - and I seem to be homing in on my MEquilibrium. Thanks again and God bless all of us each day in our journeys.

    Your friend - "Sprink"
    1967 days ago
    I started losing clumps of hair around month 3...

    Good thing I have lots of it!
    1976 days ago
    Hello my friend. I am so glad my pharmacist helped me through that weird blip on my BP radar. Ironically while today was a great day today my sleeve is terribly angry with me and throws up anything I put in it, so back to basics, water and jello for a while. I'm not discouraged as much as I am annoyed with it. There will be days like this but they are easier to get through with my SparkFriends on my side. Have great day - your friend - "Sprink"
    1983 days ago
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