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Three years in, over 50 pounds down!

Like a good yeast bread, I had risen & doubled in bulk over 25 years--literally.

A health scare in early 2011 prompted me to start eating healthier, losing weight, & getting back in shape. So far, I've lost 50+ lbs, after having been stuck for over a year. I joined SparkPeople to get back on track to my goal of losing 140 lbs total.

Whew! Yup, there it is, in writing, my long-term goal--140 pounds, gone, safely and permanently.

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Like a good yeast bread, I had risen & doubled in bulk over 25 years--literally.

A health scare in early 2011 prompted me to start eating healthier, losing weight, & getting back in shape. So far, I've lost 50+ lbs, after having been stuck for over a year. I joined SparkPeople to get back on track to my goal of losing 140 lbs total.

Whew! Yup, there it is, in writing, my long-term goal--140 pounds, gone, safely and permanently.

This isn't a new battle. I've been wrestling with my weight for, what seems like, my entire life. I've counted calories, done Richard Simmons, done exchanges, etc. etc. etc. The weight came off, but came back.

After some health issues in 2011, I stepped on a scale for the first time in years. At that moment, I weighed 323 lbs. I realized that I had a choice. Continue on my current path, and wind up with diabetes & other health issues, or change direction and get the weight off.

I worked with a registered dietician for a year -- it was a great refresher course for everything I'd ever learned about eating correctly. She also pointed out that I needed to get moving. I had no idea that I'd become so sedentary. "Use your legs or lose them, honey." -- what a wake up call! I also needed to start drinking water.

So it's time: time to get moving (I'm counting steps), time to write down EVERYTHING I eat (in my food tracker), and time to get back to "One-derland"! The line is drawn in the sand -- time for me to move forward!

I hit my interim goals of 40 lbs. down in November, 2013, reaching the 270s in December, 2013, and 50 pounds down in January, 2014. My next goals: reach the 260s and 60 pounds down!

The Lord has plans for my life. I want to be healthy enough to accomplish them!
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Member Since: 6/26/2012

SparkPoints: 36,929

Fitness Minutes: 23,500

My Goals:
My goal is to lose a total of 140 lbs. safely by December, 2015, and to KEEP THEM OFF!!!!

My Program:
Food:
-tracking my food -staying within my calorie range each day.
-eating my veggies, fruits & whole grains
-adding non-meat proteins
-avoiding white sugar and refined flour
-avoiding soda
- 8 glasses of water each day.

Exercise:
-minimum 30 aerobic minutes per day (walking/Leslie Sansone)
-minimum 7,000 steps per day.

Rewards:
-celebrate non-scale victories with non-food rewards.



Personal Information:
I've been married to my DH for over 25 years and we have one child, who is away at college.

I love to read, cook, crochet, and listen to music.

I am active in my church, and love being with my church family & friends.

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MADMANSMAMA87
9/16/2014 1:22:20 AM

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"It ALWAYS seems IMPOSSIBLE
until it's DONE."
- - Nelson Mandela - -

"Even if you fall flat on your face
you're still moving FORWARD!!!!"
- - Victor Kiam - -

"Go for it NOW!
The future is promised to no one."
- - Wayne Dyer - -

Here's to a Terrific Tuesday, Susan!!!
Stay Positive, Keep Focused & Make Today Marvelous!!
You're Worth It!!! :D :D :D :D
Hugs,

Jes

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MADMANSMAMA87
9/12/2014 11:35:23 AM

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Surround yourself with people who have dreams, desires & ambition;
They'll help you to reach for & realize your own:) :) :)
- -UNKONWN - -

"If we would only choose to see that ALL of our limitations
are self imposed & chosen out of fear,
We would leap at once."
- - ADYASHANTI - -

Here's to a Fabulous Friday, Friend!! I Hope You Stay Positive Today & Choose to See ALL the Beauty & Light that Life has to Offer!! Dig Deep, Stay Focused On Your Goals, & Give This Day ALL You've Got - - YOU are Worth It:) :) :)

Hugs,

Jes

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2BDYNAMIC
9/11/2014 1:30:47 PM

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Thank you for reading and posting on
my 'Rhythm and Sink' blog. .. Have
a great day and stay sparkful!
.... 2B ......
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(I like your words ... 'No time to
wallow-time to get back on track.
very good!)




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MADMANSMAMA87
9/10/2014 3:53:33 PM

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"Here's to US. Here's to ordering a salad when you really wanted a burger. Here's to making an ass out of yourself in combat cardio class. Here's to drinking more water than you thought was humanly possible. Here's to 5 more minutes on the elliptical. Here's to working out twice as much as your skinny friend. Here's to saying goodbye to the old you & falling in love with the new, improved, healthier you, the YOU that you really are, the YOU that you are becoming. Here's to looking in the mirror or jumping on the scale & seeing no changes BUT putting on your Nike's & hitting the gym anyways. Here's to carrots & shin splints & sweatshirts & perseverance & sore muscles & stinky socks & 7am Yoga classes & falling down & getting back up - - -And here's to doing it all over again tomorrow."
- - Unknown - -


Never stop pushing for those BIG dreams, Friend!!
Better health & happiness is within your reach!
Never give up on YOU!! You're worth the fight!!!

Stay Positive, Change IS Coming,

Jes

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MADMANSMAMA87
9/7/2014 10:56:51 PM

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"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they are going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them ALL the care, kindness & understanding you can muster & do it with no thought of ANY reward. Your life will NEVER be the same again."

- - Og Mandino - -


Sweetheart,

Always remember that a few nice words or one thoughtful gesture can turn around someone's ENTIRE day!!! Every act of kindness, no matter how small, has a ripple effect - - Dare to be the reason someone smiles today:) :) :)

Hugs,

Jes

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