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I am starting this over again, with a deeper understanding of what the spark is all about and with a better knowledge of who I am.
I am starting this over again, with a deeper understanding of what the spark is all about and with a better knowledge of who I am.




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Member Since: 1/2/2011

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Fitness Minutes: 1,013

My Goals:
Long-term goal: lose 115 lb to get down to 140 lb.

Medium-term goal: lose 25 lb by 10/22/11 (family wedding)

Short-term goals: take this 10 lb at a time. Move my body more and do some form of exercise 10 min. a day 5x a week and build up to more as my body allows.

Fitness goals: I feel driven to run. I don't know why as I always hated it but I feel a compulsion. I have a bad knee and plantar fascitis. This will get better as I lose.

Personal goals: Be a better, healthier mom who is active with her kids. Keep a clean house.

My Program:
I am following my caloric guidelines and incorporating more fruits, vegetables, lean meats and healthy fats. I am making myself accountable here and to my husband.

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XPHOENIX
2/28/2011 10:15:34 PM

emoticon Hey there! emoticon Join me in a DONE Girls dance!! WoOoo HoOooo!!

I just wanted to welcome you to the DONE Being the Fat Girl Spark Team!!! We are always happy to have a new DONE Girl with us. Take your time, feel your way around our various threads, and please feel free to ask any one of us if you have any questions,concerns, needs, or anything! We are DONE Sisters and here to support each other!
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Good luck on your goals! So glad you joined us!
XOXO, Nixie (Co-leader of the DONE Girls) emoticon emoticon



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SMILE2HAPPINESS
2/28/2011 9:41:30 PM

Welcome to the Done Girls team! emoticon

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JANI-LOU
2/4/2011 8:32:19 AM

Hi there. I noticed your comment about a gain this week on someone else's Spark Page.

If you are doing everything right, counting your calories, doing your exercise, I can't tell you why your scales showed a gain, but I can assure you it wasn't fat.

There can be so many reasons why our weight fluctuates, including hormones, fluid retention -- you name it! For some weird reason, my weight often goes up right before I lose again.

Good for you for not using it as an excuse to give up, by the way.

If you keep working out and watching your calories (I always use the Nutrition Tracker) your weight will come down. In a few years time when you've been maintaining a healthy weight for a while, the extra few weeks it took to see that drop won't matter one bit.

Look at these times as an opportunity to learn more about your body and why it acts the way it does. Which brings me to another important point. Are you eating the right amount of calories for the exercise you're doing? If you don't eat enough, your body may shut down thinking it is protecting you from starving. Are you charting everything that reaches your lips? Measuring your food to be sure of your portion sizes? It's amazing to me how just a few small bites of the wrong food can equal several hundred calories and sabotage my efforts.


emoticon emoticon We are all here to help and support you.
The weight will come off because you can't fail if you don't give up, and you have a great attitude!



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Jan



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KEAMOM1510
2/3/2011 6:24:50 AM

Thanks so much for stopping by my Sparkpage! You can definitely do this. Try to break it down into smaller goals. It's easier to make it to those goals which will motivate you to keep going! Remember, time is going to pass whether your doing it or not!! You may as well be losing--even if it's less than a pound a week it will add up.



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KATHLEENRYAN1
2/2/2011 7:36:56 PM

don't get discouraged, instead pay attention to when you had the weight gain, i.e.timing. Hormones can play tricks on you and at that time of the month I always have a two pound gain. Hold tight and keep up the good work. It will go away in a couple of days. Maybe stay off the scale for a couple of days.

kathleen



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