SHERLYN-WILL   11,839
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2010 lost 43, 2012-2013 regained it slowly stress eating taking care of my sick momma



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Don't quit ..........then you won't have to re-start

I have had to hit the restart button a few times but at least I have not quit. My pattern over the past years is to start diets, lose weight, quit diets, gain weight (plus some)!
No more of that. I am learning so much through Spark and figuring out what NOT to do and one not to do is go on "diets"!

UPDATE: 8-1-11... after losing 50 lbs and then gaining 15 back over a 5 month period... I was working on getting that 15 off and them my Mom got very sick April 2011. I was with ...
I have had to hit the restart button a few times but at least I have not quit. My pattern over the past years is to start diets, lose weight, quit diets, gain weight (plus some)!
No more of that. I am learning so much through Spark and figuring out what NOT to do and one not to do is go on "diets"!

UPDATE: 8-1-11... after losing 50 lbs and then gaining 15 back over a 5 month period... I was working on getting that 15 off and them my Mom got very sick April 2011. I was with her almost daily for 3 months... worrying, stressing, praying, caregiving, managing her bills and finances, and still taking care of my family too.
NO EXCUSES... just the facts.... I let all the stress take me back to my old ways and habits... and gained back 20 more lbs...
YES... I did.. and now it is time to get it all back off!.

The old me would have quit trying and just kept gaining... and then waited a yr. or two before attempting weight loss again.

THE NEW ME says... 'Get this car out of the ditch and turn it back around"... so that is what I did on 7-24.

7--24-2011: 205
8-1-2011: 200
8-8--11:



HERE is a little about my spark journey since I joined May 09. I lost 20 lbs in 6 wks following the spark way and logging in all that I ate. (no exercise for 5 wks; then I did start walking 1-3 miles a day)..I did do some low carb eating for a few weeks too.

Then I just quit logging and eventually quit walking and I slowly gained 16 lbs back!! (this is my normal story for 20 years so I think I expect that of myself and sabotage myself with this way of thinking.)


SO Here I am again on 12-18 BUT:
I am joining challenges to be accountable.

I am logging food and doing this as a life change, not a diet.
I am wanting to feel better and be at my ideal weight and "Live" my life.

I realize for sure this one thing that I think is the key to my success: my obstacles are "MENTAL".... my way of thinking must change and the body will follow.

I also realize this: The wanting it yesterday attitude must go, the wanting a quick weight loss metality must go, the all or nothing attitude must go (because I will mess up but I have to just get back on track and get back in the game not throw up my hands and quit like a 2 yr. old!) I usually quit when I get off track and there you go...... out of the game!!


List of reasons to lose weight:
1. I want to wear normal size clothing, stylish clothing, not shirts covering my butt, and baggy clothes.
2. I want to move around comfortably with out this big gut cutting off my wind.
3. I want to feel better about myself and like the size I am.
4. I want to go places and feel comfortable when I see people I know. Right now I am embarassed and want to avoid going out anywhere.
5. I want to wear shorts in public again.
6. I want to pick anything out of my closet and put it on and know it will look good.
7. I want to own 5 pair of jeans that fit me and not be limited to 1 pair.
8.I want to wear more stylish clothes.
9. I want to wear size 10's. I am 5 ft. 6 in.
10. I want to wear med. shirts.
11. I want to wear a swimsuit here at home in my own pool and feel good about myself. Obviously wearing one in public would be nice too. LOL
(I will keep adding to this list as I go)

Weigh in will be on Fridays
So here goes:
12/18/09: 215.2
12/25/09: 216.2 (TOM, so not going to worry)
1/1/10: 211 (-5)
1/8/10:211 (-0)
1/15/10: 208.2 (-2.8)
1/22/10: 207.2 (-1)
1/29/10: 204.2 (-3)
2/5/10: 203.2 (-1)
2/12/10:200.7 (-2.5)
2/19/10:199.0 (-1.7)
2/26/10: 197.5(-1.5)
3/5/10: 195 (-2.5)
3/12/10:195 (-0)
3/19/10:194 (-1) (TOM, note to self)
3/26/10: 194
4/2/10: 194
4/9/10: 194 (PLATEAU)
4/16/10: 194 (still plateau)
4/23/10: 194 (trying to hang in there)
4/30/10: 194 (STILL?)
5/7/10: didn't weigh
5/14/10: 196.5 (o, broke that plateau alright!)(+2.5)
5/21/10: 199 (why r u drinking Mtn. Dew?)(+2.5)
See blog 5-26... Wake up call this is crazy!
5/24/10: 201.4(+2.4) New beginning I am turning this bus around!
5/31/10:199.4 (-2)
6/4/10: 197 (-2.4)
6/11/10:196 (-1)
6/18/10:196
6/25/10: 195.8
7/2/10: 196
7/910:197
7/16/10:198.5
7/23/10:199 don't know why I am gaining (eating within range)
7/30/10: 195 (-4) This is because I gave up processed foods and white flour on Sat. 7-24.
8/6/10: 190 (-5) NO LONGER OBESE on BMI
8/13:188 (-2)
8/20:185 (-3)
8/27: 183 (-2)
9/3/10: 180 (-3)
9/10/: 178 (-2)
9/17: 177 (-1)
9/24: 176.5
Oct. lost down to 171 (officially lost 50 lbs) WOO HOO!!!
Nov. went up and down 4 lbs
Dec 2010 Back up to 176 (geez lu eeze!) Did 10 day challenge
12-13-10: 172 (started a 7 day challenge)
12-17: 169.6
Rest of Decemeber I went up 3 and down 3 and then up and up
January I was binging and eating sugary stuff and bread again
JANUARY 17 I stopped it all in its tracks and weighed in at 180.5
Back on my eating plan from my blog 9-17
Will post weigh in next Monday.

UPDATE 4-20-11 (my momma's Birthday!!)
My attempt to stop gaining only last a few days... I am an Emotional eater and discovered more about this and why I am doing it...
I have now been back on track with my eating plan for over 3 wks now. GO BACK TO MY UPDATE AT TOP OF PAGE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED END OF APRIL 2011... (My mom got sick... I got fatter LOL)


St. Measurement taken 12/18/09
~~2nd number is measurements taken 1/13/10 . (so minus
8.75 by 1/13/10)
~~3rd number is measurements taken 1/29/10 (so minus 11.75 inches lost total)
~~4th number is measurements taken 2/19/10 (so minus 14.75 inches total)
~~5th number is measurements taken 3/8/10 (so minus 20 inches total)
~~last number taken 9/26/10 (so minus 34.5 inches total)

Waist (at bellybutton): 44 /42.5/41.5/41/40/37.5 (-6.5)
Waist (3 in above bellybutton):41 /38.5/37/36/35/32.75 (-8.25)
Hips:48 /47/46.5/46/45.5/43.5 (-4.5)
Thigh L:28 /27/ 27/26.75/26/24.25 (-3.75)
Thigh R:28 /27/ 27/26.75/26/24.25 (-3.75)
Neck:17 (at biggest part) / 15.75/15.75/15.25/15/13.75 (-3.25)
Upper Arm R:14.25 /14/ 14/14/13.5/12.25 (-2)
Upper Arm L:14.75 /14.5/14.5/14.5/14/12.25 (-2.5)
Bust: (don't know if I want to measure; it will be the first to go!)



BMI at Start: 33.7
BMI 1/30/10 31.9
BMI 2-19-20 31.2
BMI 3-9-10 30.3
BMI 8-6-10 29.9
BMI 9/3/10 28.3
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Member Since: 5/16/2009

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My Goals:
To Feel better emotionally and physically.

~To be healthier by eating healthier and keeping processed/junk food to a minimum.
UPDATE: 1/14/10 Doing this really well and I love the healthier food.
~To keep my diet soda to no more than 2 per day.

Update 6/7/10 NO diet sodas only water now

UPDATE 7/24/10: I gave up all white flour and sugar. I feel amazing 1 month later. Cravings for this stuff stopped after 3 days.

UPDATE 9-24-10: 2 mos on this plan I am down 23 lbs! See blog dated 9-17 for the plan. I also started a private group/team for those eating this way!


My Program:
On 7-24-10 I am now doing a new program.
I gave up processed sugar and white flour because I have learned that stuff triggers me to overeat.. I wanted to munch all of my calores up for the day eating this stuff.
I have lost 4 lbs my first week doing this...
I lost 5 my next week 8-6-10. I lost 5 more my next 2 wks 14 lost in 1 month.
I continued this plan and lost down to 169.
I went back to my old ways around Dec-2010 and by March I put back on 19 lbs..
I learned I am an EMOTIONAL EATER and due to some major stress issues.. I was feeding... on junk and slowly gaining back some weight and to be honest at that time I DIDN'T CARE. This is true...just bad attitude... and even depressed...

End of March 2011
I stopped all this destruction and woke up!
I started back on the eating plan.. I blogged about 9-17 and get this: IMMEDIATELY the depression lifted.. LOL Sugar and flour.. make me feel down... depressed.. and make me GRAZE all day.. not bing

Personal Information:
My name is Sherlyn. I live in Arkansas. I am married for over 20 years and have 4 boys, 5 counting my husband. LOL I'm sure some of you can relate to that comment. LOL

I have 2 married sons so therefore 2 daughter in laws. I also have 2 grandbabies. Grandson is 2 yrs old. Granddaughter is 3 yrs. I also have 2 sons at home; 1 son that is 19 and 1 that is 10.

I am 5'6" and my highest weight was 221 last May-09.
I wore size 20 for the most part. It is big in the waist but fits everywhere else.
Update 1-29-10: I wear a size 18 now.
Update 2-19-10: My 18's are baggy. I bought my first 16's... yay!
Started new eating plan 7-24.
8/15/10 My 16's are baggy. Wearing some 14's.
9/20/10: My 14's are all baggy, can wear some 12's!
10/23/10: My 12's are baggy now.
I REACHED 50 lbs lost on this date 10/23/10!!!

UPDATE: 8-11
Having to relose again.... see my page to learn more... I let stress eating get the best (wor

Other Information:
I am a Christian. I love being a Stay at home mom. I also work from home with our business. I love animals (all kinds) but especially dogs!
I am a major procrastinator and that took me years to admit. LOL

Disgust and resolve are two of the great emotions that lead to change." - Jim Rohn



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DONNAJZ4241
9/23/2013 8:41:19 PM

For some reason I wasn't able to send you a Spark mail. So after hearing what my normal dinners consist of, do you think that diet would be workable for me?




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2BFREE2LIVE
9/23/2013 1:52:11 PM

Thinking of you as of late, Hope things are going well and your living healthy.
Best wishes on your journey. Sandy



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DAKOTASMOMMY_07
9/22/2013 7:47:41 PM

emoticon Thank you so much for your support!!!
I hope you are well, and making great choices!
Please keep in touch,I miss YOU.
God Bless~Christina emoticon



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PAMELALYNN2011
8/4/2013 2:13:27 PM

Comforting to see I am not the only re starter and you have helped me to re motivate! thanks!



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SEAJESS
8/4/2013 1:49:59 PM

Congratulations on being Motivator of the Day! I'm inspired by your posting of before and after pictures. These truly motivate, inspire and give hope. I'm thinking I'll take some "befores" in hopes of giving what you have to offer in the future. Sure don't want to post 'em now!

Thanks for inspiring!

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