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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: 183,251

Fitness Minutes: 120,288

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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BRENDAF761
2/14/2012 10:03:19 PM

Hi Bev! Thanks for the welcome to the TOPS sparkteam. I added you as a friend and would love to keep in touch. Have a great week! emoticon



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SUNNYSIDE
1/4/2012 9:43:22 AM

Hi Bev,

Thanks so much for the beautiful Tierra! That was so sweet of you and I appreciate it very much! I'll try to do a better job this year towards getting closer to my goal. I appreciate all your comments and time spent in helping others do better.

Thanks again,

Sunny



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SUNNYSIDE
1/3/2012 6:58:28 AM

Bev, congratulations on winning our Tops Pals team contest! Keep up the great effort you have been making on exercise and healthy eating! I enjoyed our contest very much!



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MAYFLOWERCHICK
10/19/2011 11:34:16 AM

I hope you are feeling better soon!!!! emoticon



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MAYBER
10/8/2011 8:30:54 PM

Thank you for the tiara it was thoughtful of you and for the comments on my inbox thanks for your encouragment
Went to Fall Rally for Tops today and got inspired
Have ten weeks left in 2011 to show a loss right now am down a couple pounds and still have time to add to it am so close to my first set goal that it scares me with determination hoping to achieve
One day at a time
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