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I have been on/off Spark for four years now and have not lost a thing. Sigh. Depressing but it's my own dang fault. Reboot!!!


MY ORIGINAL POST: July 2009:

For me, at this point in my life, it's about HONESTY and Daily Reflection. The TRUTH: Holy SH*# am I overweight. The medical term...obese. It's true. A fact. The cold, hard truth. It would be so easy for me to post a sunrise or a waterfall or a flower instead of ME...the real me...the fat me. The 288 lbs. ...
I have been on/off Spark for four years now and have not lost a thing. Sigh. Depressing but it's my own dang fault. Reboot!!!


MY ORIGINAL POST: July 2009:

For me, at this point in my life, it's about HONESTY and Daily Reflection. The TRUTH: Holy SH*# am I overweight. The medical term...obese. It's true. A fact. The cold, hard truth. It would be so easy for me to post a sunrise or a waterfall or a flower instead of ME...the real me...the fat me. The 288 lbs. ME. But here I am, and here it is...the truth. Time to face it.

This will be a long journey. The extra weight didn't get put on overnight and it won't come off overnight. There is no quick fix...slow and steady wins the race. God, how many metaphors can I fit into one space? Haha!

A little about why and how I became double my size. Yep. Double MY SIZE. Ohhhh truth is a humling thing. I can blame it on being in a lonely, disappointing marriage. I can sit here and say that's when and how it all started. I turned not to drugs, alcohol, sex or gambling addictions, but to food for comfort and companionship. Now, as TRUE as that may be, no one put a single morsel of food or fat into my mouth but ME.

I have to say that getting a divorce after 8 years of marriage was one of the very best things I could have ever done for myself. It was the right choice, but one of the hardest ones I've ever had to make. I knew the choice would affect many, most importantly my children, but it was life-affirming for me and I found myself...or at least a good portion that had previously been lost or undiscovered.

Following the divorce, I went on to college, kids in tow. Years later, I've finally finished my Masters Degree in Education, while unsure if I'll even use the degree, as I'm working my dream job of writing at the moment.

My children have grown quicker than I ever would have imagined and are 20 and 22. My daughter has a 22-month-old baby, my sweetie pie granddaughter. She is the joy of my life.

So...that's me...in a nutshell. Haha! Back to the weight. I put it on many years ago. 15+ to be exact when I was married. Now...why haven't I taken it off? That is the $64,000 question, isn't it? I think it was partly because I've never felt uncomfortable with it and that it's always just sort of been my protective covering from the world in general.

Why now? I can't really answer that. I guess it's just time. I feel it. It's time to get back to me and honor myself with the gift of health and wellness. Life is a beautiful thing. Embracing it with health and wellness is for me...for my children...for my grandbaby.

If you can relate to my story in any way, please send me an email. Maybe we could be buddies!

Thanks for reading this long intro. :)
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NONNATERRY is having 6 oz. vanilla greek yogurt, 2 oz. granola and 1/2 c. fresh blueberries with coffee for breakfast. Down -3 since last week's weigh-in for my annual physical. Feeling strong!
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Member Since: 7/15/2009

My Goals:
**Start slowly.
**Make whole, healthy food choices whenever possible.
**Keep a blog, utilizing the gift of humor at times, to chronicle my plans and successes...and even a pitfall or two if they occur!

My Program:
--Reading Joy's Life Diet by Joy Bauer of the Today Show
--Working with a buddy, who is a nutritionist.
--Track calories and fitness on SparkPeople.com
--Whole, healthy food choices
--Cook once, and pre-portion/package 2-3 extra meals at a time
--64 oz. water per day

Personal Information:
I'm 43, from NY (the upstate rural part). Happily divorced, mother of two (ages 20 and 22) with one grandchild, aged two.


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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

--Confucious

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STRONG-FIT-GIRL
10/31/2010 4:32:45 AM

Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting on my blog the other day. Yes you made me crack a smile:) There is a children's book about Alexander's bad, bad horrible day. That was one of those days. I did not want anyone minimising it, I think I was pretty clear about that, lol, and thankfully nobody did. I asked for hugs and I got them. This site is pretty neat, eh? I'm still having my bad days and down times but none as bad as that night. Thank you for being there and supporting me.
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STRONG-FIT-GIRL
10/14/2010 12:08:59 AM

Thank you for commenting on my blog the other day. I was feeling like taking down my spark page but as I was reading the comments I realized that I really NEED this. Thank you for being an active part of such a supportive community.



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FARMERCHIC
10/12/2010 1:09:50 AM

Thanks for the kind words on my page ;)
And yes you can do it too.. never give up .... because you can have the life you have always dreamed of ;)
Shoot me a message and I'll share what I do and have done... it's all about having a plan ;) Hugs !!



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GRAMTOTWO
10/7/2010 11:39:08 AM

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LIFE is like an echo..............

YOUR choices always come back to YOU!!!!!!!!!!


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May you make healthy choices today so you are one step closer to a successful journey to your ultimate goal!

Please "copy and paste" this message and pass it along to at least 5 of your Spark friends for a little mid-week motivation! Perhaps your post will help them continue leading a healthy lifestyle. Your words of encouragement and support could motivate them to keep fit through exercise and nutritious food choices!!!!!

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LAURAAT
9/30/2010 2:17:31 PM

I'm so glad my weirdness inspired you! HA! These little things throughout the day help me a lot, and keep me in the right mindset. Always a good thing! I hope they do the same for you. And remember, any weird looks you may get, it's just jealousy in disguise. Because you are brave enough to do something positive for yourself! And that is a wonderful thing.



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