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Well, I've been looking at my same spark page for a while now and thinking so much has happened since I first started this back in 2007.

I'm still motivated, feeling healthier and happier than I have in a while, however I will say that I am very frustrated as I've been at a plateau since Decemeber at 180lbs....to 183lbs, just going back and forth. I have 30 more pounds that I would like to loose but trying so many different things hasn't really helped. Maybe, I need consistancy of change!!

I still work out at least five times a week for at least 1 to 1.5 hours and keep my calories within the suggested range which at this time is 1500-1700 calories. I struggle with this as I feel like it's too much. Although I feel like I'm struggling with the scale, it's nice to still know that I have lost a total of 120 lbs. Thats all the motivation I need to keep going on my journey.

I have ended phase I of my journey with great success and happiness. I end phase one of my journey having lost a total of 115 lbs!!!!!!! (Picked up 5 lbs. since Christmas)

Phase II of My Journey:

At this point I consider this to be the second phase of my journey. I am still in the 180's and want to lose 30 more lbs. I feel like I need a clean slate and begin my new journey at 185 lbs. I'm going to change up my strategy a bit and see what happens.

What do I call this Phase of my Journey:

Well I completely fell off the wagon and am now having a hard time getting back on. I am writing today on my page sort of as a timeline in undertanding where things have gone utterly wrong!!! Two years now and I have gained back 60 of my overall 120 lbs lost!! I feel ashamed, embarassed, and most of all disinhearted. I want to feel that renewed commitment to get back on track and move towards my overall goal that I set back in 2007 to reach 160lbs. I feel like I have to start over and not even look at the 60lbs I still have off because in some ways this has crippled me. It's an excuse to keep eating and not excersing because overall Ive still lost!! Its horrible. So today I vow a commitment to myself and move foward!! Today I check in at 240lbs. (Ugghh as hard as that is to say)

Member Since: 7/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 37,140

My Goals:
Phase I:
1. To lose over 100lbs.
2. To learn how to make my changes permanant and "a way of living, not a diet."
3. To be more active with my children.
4. To completely tone up

New Goals: Beginning 4/24/2012

- Start working out 3 times a week for 60 minutes.

-Start drinking at least 40 oz. of water/day

-Eliminate sugar and white flour

-Consistantly take my iron regimen to help with the fatigue

-Stay within my calorie range of 1400cal.

My Program:
Diet and Excercise, Diet and Excercise!!

Following the Best Life Diet by Bob Greene since June of 07!! Currently using some elements of WendyChant's "Crack theFat Loss Code"

I consume about 1500 calories a day and excercise at least 1.5 hrs./day, 5 times a week!!

Personal Information:
I am 40 years old, married and have two children ages 7 and 11. I began my weight loss journey in June 2007.

I had lost 120 pounds (12 lbs. prior to Sparks), however had a huge step backwards and gained back 50lbs. Current weight loss is now 75lbs.

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God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the difference.

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