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2013- Time to get serious

My weight loss journey began in March of 1996 when I joined TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). I reached my goal by the end of 1997, having lost 129.75 pounds. I kept the weight off for about a year, but then let my guard down and started gaining. For a while I stopped trying and before I knew it I had gained back just over 100 pounds before I turned things around again and started to lose. I've had my ups and downs ever since, but being a part of TOPS has kept me from being too out of ...
My weight loss journey began in March of 1996 when I joined TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). I reached my goal by the end of 1997, having lost 129.75 pounds. I kept the weight off for about a year, but then let my guard down and started gaining. For a while I stopped trying and before I knew it I had gained back just over 100 pounds before I turned things around again and started to lose. I've had my ups and downs ever since, but being a part of TOPS has kept me from being too out of control. Somewhere along the way I found SparkPeople, which has also helped.

For the last few years I have made no progress. I might lose a little, but then gain it back. I have pretty much stayed in the same 10 pound range. While I am glad I haven't gained a significant amount, I need to lose. I know the reason I haven't lost is that I am too careless with my eating habits and I find too many excuses not to exercise as much as I should.

In December of 2012 two of my TOPS friends passed away. Both were KOPS who had been at their goal weight for several years. I will miss them a lot, but I have decided the best thing I can do to honor them is to work hard at getting my own KOPS status back. It probably won't happen in 2013 since I need to lose more than I am likely to do in one year, but I WILL work harder and get closer to goal by the end of the year and should be able to become a KOPS once again in 2014. I know my friends will be smiling down on me when I am reinstated.
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Member Since: 3/15/2006

SparkPoints: 175,997

Fitness Minutes: 115,105

My Goals:
I would like to be able to climb stairs without being out of breath and to sit down and not see a roll of belly fat! I would also like to fit into some of the clothes packed away in my closet rather than having to buy more fat clothes.

My Program:
I belong to TOPS for the accountability of weekly weigh-ins and face-to-face support, but I like the 24/7 availability of SparkPeople. I am trying to be careful about portions sizes and also to make smarter choices, substituting healhier versions of some of my favorite foods rather than giving them up completely. Watching what and how much I eat along with exercising regularly should get me closer to my goal weight.

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My name is Beverly and I live in southern Vermont. I have an adult son and daughter and four grandchildren- three boys and one girl.

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LMSW55
1/1/2014 10:04:59 PM

HAPPY NEW YEAR! THANK YOU FOR THE CHRISTMAS SPARK GOODIE. I'M A LITTLE LATE THANKING YOU. I AM WORKING 21 DAYS IN A ROW. MY NEXT DAY OFF IS MONDAY 1/6/14. IT'S ALL GOOD THOUGH. THE TIME IS FLYING BY!




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BRENDAF761
11/12/2013 6:48:16 AM

Good luck on finding your snow tires! I'm just not into winter at all! I love to swim and lay in the sun. Winter is just depressing for me. I do home daycare so I'm stuck in the house when it's cold out! Have a great day! emoticon emoticon



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MAYBER
9/30/2013 11:47:19 PM

Thank you for the bouquet of flowers that was very thoughtful of you
We are doing okay Lose a bit of DH each day in a different way however he is happy and safe
Getting things ready for the snow months have a few flowers to get transplanted had to put up a new fence between a neighbor and us we shared the cost and it looks so nice will last for as long as we live here we are pretty much homebound I do get out at least once a week and most times two have someone come to sit with DH
Truly we do take one day at a time
Love prayers peace
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POETCHICK
8/16/2013 2:15:38 PM

Just stopping by to wish you a fabulous weekend! Don't forget to drink that water and move that body! We can do this!

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Stephanie



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POETCHICK
8/14/2013 11:03:21 PM

Thanks so much for the warm welcome and Spark Goodie!

Stephanie



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