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~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Therefore, I need to step aside and allow myself to feel the warm sunshine of my own success!

Hello all! I have recently lost almost 40 lbs using a medical weight loss program in my area. I was drinking 5 protein shakes per day, and I was doing awesome and feeling great! After 12 weeks on the program, I started to add food to my diet (doing a 4 shakes plus 1 meal plan), and it didn't work out so well for me..... I haven't gained any of the weight back, but I would still like to lose more before my husband and I try to have another baby. I gained a TON of weight when I was pregnant with my daughter (who just turned 2 in Feb), and I don't want the same thing to happen the second time around! I am working out regularly, and I am using this website for emotional support and the tracking of my food. I LOVE the nutrition tracker!!!! It has really helped me to see that I have been eating too many calories, and this is WHY my weight loss has come to a halt! I am back on track now, so I thought I would join this community for some needed emotional support.... Good Luck and Best Wishes to you on your journey! Thanks for reading! ;-)

***UPDATE*** I went on my honeymoon cruise in March 2010, and it was like an alcoholic going to a bar..... I went crazy (hog wild!) with cruise food and fell back into my old (and very poor) eating habits! I have recently recognized that I am TRULY addicted to food. I use food to cope with life. Since my cruise, I have gained 33 Lbs, so NOW it is time to turn this ship around! I am going to get back on track by using the nutrition tracker and keeping "trigger" foods out of the house! I have set a mini-goal for myself of burning (at least) 1000 calories a week for 2 months - starting August 13th, 2010. I am also committing myself to using the nutrition tracker for 5 out of 7 days per week for two months (and staying within my calorie range!!!!). I will log onto Spark people every day, and I will hold myself accountable for my food choices by tracking what I eat! The last Spark Streak (mini-goal) I have set for myself is that I will start off each and every day with positive affirmations and positive self-talk. I KNOW I CAN DO THIS!!!! I am going to get back on track and back to SPARK! WOO HOO! :-) Watch out world - here I come! I am going to lose this fat suit once and for all!!!!


Member Since: 1/13/2010

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My Goals:
I am striving to develop better eating habits and to become more active for myself and to set a good example for my daughter.


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I am tracking my food intake every day using the nutrition tracker and my exercise using the fitness tracker. I drink a few protein shakes a day, but I have been trying to cut back on the shakes and increase my eating (without going overboard)!



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Hello! My name is Leslie, and I'm living in Southeast Michigan. I have finally found the courage to face my weight problem and am taking the necessary steps to become healthy in body and mind. I know that I can do this.... one small choice at a time.....


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I love music, reading, watching TV, going to movies, spending time with family and friends, singing karaoke, playing the piano (I really need to get back to that), swimming, walking, and being with my precious daughter (the LIGHT of my life)! ;-)




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