PILGRIM125   28,242
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I thought it would be fun to do this classic photo and it was..until I saw that I'd lost an earring!





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November, 2012



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Pilgrim's Progress

As a teen and through my twenties, I never gave a thought to what I ate. I was thin, fit and very active. I hiked, backpacked, bicycled, folk danced and jogged. I loved the outdoors and enjoyed good health. I had my first child at age 29. After each pregnancy (3 children, 5 miscarriages), I gained weight back to the highest weight during my pregnancy. After my childbearing years, I realized I was continuing to gain weight every year. Every time I tried to increase my activity level, I ...
As a teen and through my twenties, I never gave a thought to what I ate. I was thin, fit and very active. I hiked, backpacked, bicycled, folk danced and jogged. I loved the outdoors and enjoyed good health. I had my first child at age 29. After each pregnancy (3 children, 5 miscarriages), I gained weight back to the highest weight during my pregnancy. After my childbearing years, I realized I was continuing to gain weight every year. Every time I tried to increase my activity level, I had an injury that threw me for a loop, and led to a more and more sedentary lifestyle--and more weight gain. I didn't think I could change my diet, and felt hopeless to change. When the scales passed 300 lbs. last year I realized I had to do something if I wanted to live my life to the fullest and change the end of the story. In September, 2012, I started walking daily, and in January, 2013 I also began to change my eating habits. I am happy to report that I've dropped over 25 pounds since my highest weight! I am thinking maybe I CAN do this! Maybe I won't die fat!!

Update: As of May, 2 I have lost over 60 pounds. I am amazed and humbled and appreciate the prayers and encouragement of my friends, and this website!

Update: As of January 10, 2014 (my one year anniversary at Spark People), I have lost 120 pounds. Only 33 pounds to go :) !
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Member Since: 1/9/2013

SparkPoints: 28,242

Fitness Minutes: 22,250

My Goals:
Lose lots of weight
Get more active
Combat fatigue
Reduce joint stiffness/pain
let God be my fulfilment

My Program:
Walking
Tracking what I eat
Low carb/low cal diet
Exercise Bicycle


Personal Information:
Married
3 adult children
Retired

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"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

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NELLIEH1
3/22/2014 1:34:49 PM

Hi! Thanks for the fruit! yummm You keep yup the good work, too.
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/22/2014 4:44:25 PM

"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston
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Hope your week is going great, Spark friend! Keep taking those steps towards your goals. Never give up! As long as you keep going, you will succeed. You are always worth your best effort!
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Pixie



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FAITHFULLYTRYNG
12/14/2013 8:28:30 AM

How did you get the badge that says "I lost 110 pounds with Sparkpeople"? I would love to have one!!!



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MOM2ACAT
10/14/2013 3:26:11 PM

Thank you for the Spark Goodie! I am so sorry you have to fight this disease too. emoticon



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/26/2013 12:48:24 PM

“The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
-Michael Josephson
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Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never quit...you are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort!
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Pixie
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"Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.”
-Jillian Michaels



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