SONGBIRDPAULA
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weight = 380 lbs...I could never have accepted it until I found this picture.




March... 2009




Summer...2013


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A Story of a Journey ... Just cold turkey

I began my original journey in March 2009 weighing 380#. I knew that I had been on so many "diet plans" in my life that I finally threw it all out the window and just began using a "portion control with a little extra protein and a little less sodium" and that is how I arrived to where I am today. I have had no surgeries, pills, shots, hypnosis, anything....only eating less! I don't count anything, calories, carbs, points, etc. I realize, that now, they haven't and don't work for me. My style is.....I eat what is prepared at any time or any where......I just don't eat all of it! I have numerous disabilities that leave me unable to exercise only minimally. My doctor's tried me on a new medication for one of my issues which caused me to gain 42# back, but since then she has stopped that one and I'm on my road back down from there. I will not change "my journey style" as it works for me. I don't know how far down I will lose, but I leave it in God's hands.


Member Since: 12/20/2011

Fitness Minutes: 53,327

My Goals:
1. My goal is to be the healthiest I can be.








My Program:
Portion control only.



Motto: "Always try to leave the last bite."

("Paula's Thoughts")
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Personal Information:
I'm 62 years old

Live in Texas

Married 38 yrs to BFF

1 daughter

2 grandsons

I have numerous disabilities allowing minimal to no exercising.


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I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me.




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  • v SURVIVOR61
    Our new Mantra~ emoticon

    My body is a marvelous machine and when I take care of it, It meets my every expectation! emoticon emoticon

    13 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Good Morning emoticon Paula

    •*¨) ✫ ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.✫
    ¸.•*¨) ✫ ¸.•*¨)✫ Dropping by to Spread the Spark....
    (¸.•´ .•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¯`•.✫
    And wishing you a Great Day & Week ahead!
    And say emoticon for your continued support & friendship.... emoticon

    13 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    I wave my hat to all I meet,
    And they wave back to me,


    High overhead, the skylarks wing,

    But just like me, they love to sing,
    As o'er the world we roam.

    Oh, may I go a-wandering


    16 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    emoticon emoticon As I was visiting working my spark challenges, I read so many comments concerning regaining the weight after reaching goal weight.

    This concerns me, my friends, as I too have regained some weight. Even though I hadn't reached my goal weight. I had slipped into depression and had stopped exercising. I do know the reason behind my weight gain.

    I would like to point out that this is not a diet, it is a way of life. It is not something you do to fit into that special dress or to look good for your daughter's up coming wedding or your reunion. This has to be a new learned way of eating healthy for the rest of your life and exercising regularly. I cannot stress it enough that this must become a life style for you it YOU WANT to remain at your healthy goal weight.

    Once you get to your goal weight, you may want to discuss with your doctor on how best to increase your calories for weight maintenance. Yes, I said increase your calories. You will slowly increase your calories just a little, in order to maintain that new you. But you must continue to exercise in order not to regain weight.

    Again, I cannot stress this enough that you need to talk to your doctor or even a dietician. Losing weight and exercising is a great way to get in shape, but there is so much more to maintain that new found health.

    I want all of you to be Happy Healthy and Fit.....read, research and talk to fitness experts, doctors and dieticians.
    Love
    Jill
    16 days ago
  • v 1SANDRA2BFIT
    Move on. It’s just a chapter in the past. But don’t close the book, just turn the page.
    ~ Unknown ~

    Have a wonderful day. emoticon
    17 days ago
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