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My Journey - April 3, 2008

I started this journey on March 27, 2008. The excess weight has been more than excess baggage for me, and is preventing me from reaching many of my personal goals. For better or for worse, society views overweight individuals as people who are poor performers - at work and in their personal lives. Sadly, in today's world, perception is everything. As a health care professional, being overweight makes one's own credibility suspect. How can one advise patients to lose weight and take control ...
I started this journey on March 27, 2008. The excess weight has been more than excess baggage for me, and is preventing me from reaching many of my personal goals. For better or for worse, society views overweight individuals as people who are poor performers - at work and in their personal lives. Sadly, in today's world, perception is everything. As a health care professional, being overweight makes one's own credibility suspect. How can one advise patients to lose weight and take control of their own lives when their own physician cannot?

So here we go. This beginning is a lifechanging one on so many levels. I deserve it and I'm ready to start.

UPDATE - November 22, 2010:

Something just clicked these last several weeks. I think it helps a lot having someone at work join me this month to get a .... and then Spark accidentally deleted the rest.

UPDATE - December 15, 2013

Still working on 50 pounds gone for my niece's wedding, August, 2014. Leaning towards more NSVs for now. Looking at the calendar and plotting a mini-goal to stay on track: 12 pounds by the week of March 11th. That's reasonable, and comes to one pound a week for the next 12 weeks. Mark me to stay on point and feel free to join me. TWELVE POUNDs, PEOPLE, IS DOABLE! WHO'S WITH ME?

Update - February 15, 2014

Life is about change. It's good to see where I was almost six years ago, and how much has happened since then. I revisited a blog of a friend of an SP buddy of mine today: PrettyPithy's "There Is No Wagon". It's one of the best blogs I have read on SP. The essence is, we do not "fall" off a wagon, nor do we climb back on it. Life is a progression, and one of making choices. Some days' choices are better than others, but it's still all linear.

Goals in life change and we progress at our pace as we learn more about ourselves and set new goals. We, as a species, need new goals to conquer. It's part of the human makeup. I cannot tell you what will work for you, only what I have found that works for me. I'm still learning. And as I succeed, what I love the most is the "spill over effect" as I call it. When the food part is mastered, and we are feeling good about ourselves, we become more productive with our life goals as well. That's spill over. And it's a great feeling. My journey continues, with newer and shifting goals. As it should be.

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Weight Milestones:

Before Spark:

SW: 255 lbs.
250 lbs. - DONE
245 lbs. - DONE
240 lbs. - DONE

Spark SW: 240 lbs.

235 lbs. - DONE
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Onederland!
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110 lbs. (goal)

Put another way:

One quarter of weight lost (36.25 pounds) 218.75 lbs.
Half of weight lost (72.5 pounds) 182.5 lbs. (for the wedding)
Three quarters of weight lost (108.75) 146.25 lbs.
Total weight loss (145 pounds) 110 lbs. and goal!

Now to head for maintenance.
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Member Since: 3/27/2008

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My Goals:
A major lifestyle change: Body, mind and soul.



My Program:
Taking on good habits one at a time, so as not to be too overwhelmed. It seems to be working.

Logging all intake is key. Good days, bad days, all are logged days.

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Learning to believe in me.
How?
One step at a time.
One pound at a time.
One goal at a time.
Each day.
Every day.
I will not quit.
I will falter, but I will not fail.
I will achieve.
And now is the time.

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SYLPHINPROGRESS
4/17/2014 11:27:49 PM

Alright, Miss Headache 1956-2011, you do know I had you in mind when I wrote that status, don't you? Based on our exchange earlier in the day? Where I wrote "this is starting to hurt my head?" I ask because I just need to know that I was right all along...that you did know.







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4/17/2014 8:39:54 PM

I could never drop her/him. I thrive on headaches.




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4/17/2014 2:32:24 PM

If that was not you who was present at your birth, we may have brought home the wrong baby. She turned out well and we hope you did, too. You must have, passing the security check and all.
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4/17/2014 2:11:47 PM

I'd give you a glowing reference, "One of the least shifty people I have ever known and I've known a few." (That sounds like Groucho, doesn't it?)

Hey, I passed a background check when I was volunteering for an organization that, were I to name it here in 'public,' you'd agree warranted same. If I passed, you'll pass with flying colors and then some.
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4/17/2014 12:05:04 PM

If removing the animals isn't working, perhaps shortening the stride -- i.e., smaller steps -- will make a difference. Shear them and sweep out the accumulation of fluff.

As to a background check, some of us do have that shifty look.



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