SUSIEGKORN   37,467
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"I'm not losing weight. I'm getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again."

6-1-14 "Don't carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet, and use them as stepping stones!"
~ Dr. Laura Schlessinger

3/3/14 Spark People says, "You don't have to go fast. You just have to GO."

January, 2014
Commit and carry through... still my personal mantra, still difficult for me to actually put into practice. I've slipped into bad habits and unhealthy ...
6-1-14 "Don't carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet, and use them as stepping stones!"
~ Dr. Laura Schlessinger

3/3/14 Spark People says, "You don't have to go fast. You just have to GO."

January, 2014
Commit and carry through... still my personal mantra, still difficult for me to actually put into practice. I've slipped into bad habits and unhealthy food choices since a long recovery from a foot surgery I had Nov. 30, 2012. I let that affect me in such a negative way and have used that as an excuse for WAY too long! Truth be told, it was a set back to working out and cooking healthy meals consistently, but really, it messed with my mindset more than anything. I'm slowly working through all that now and am 100% ready to commit ~ with your help and my hard work, I will also 'carry through'!

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." Golda Meier

"Tomorrow is promised to no one, so use your today wisely."

6-30-12; recommitting on 7-19-12 I CAN DO THIS!
Done Being the Fat Girl! Just joined that team and am recommitting to working on getting my excess weight off! I've learned over the last 6 months that I can maintain my weight, but before that is the lifestyle I choose to live, I must get to a healthy weight first! Here I go!!!

1-1-2012
Here's a nice thought to start off the New Year:
"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." Edith Lovejoy Pierce

10-10-11
Starting year 2 with Spark today. I had a successful first year; losing 53 pounds and actually enjoying exercise! I'm continually learning about myself. I am still learning to make healthy food choices, but I realize acceptance of my shortcomings has played a huge part in my success! I've learned not to be so hard on myself when I have a set-back, just start again, again, and again if I need to, and that's okay. I have learned to believe in myself and my ability to live a healthy lifestyle. And, IT FEELS GOOD! My new mantra for the next year is: POWERING FORWARD! Here I go!

10-10-10
"We all have a past, the story of which is already written. However, our future is full of blank pages waiting to record our life’s journey. We need to accept what was and look forward to new and exciting chapters being written with God as our co-author.” quote from The Whisper of God

It's time to take my obesity seriously! I'm ready to fill those blank pages with successes!
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Member Since: 10/10/2010

SparkPoints: 37,467

Fitness Minutes: 24,066

My Goals:
Use positive self-talk each day.

Eat at least 5 fruits and veggies per day, on 5 of 7 days.

Do strength training 3 times, and cardio 5-6 times per week.

Drink 8 glasses of water per day.

Lose 1-2 pounds average per week.

My Program:
Live healthier ~ and remember, it's a lifestyle not a diet!

Specifically, monitor food intake by tracking daily; and make exercise a priority when planning my weeks.

Personal Information:
My name is Susie. I've never been married. I'm a 57-year old, retired teacher of children with special needs, from St. Peters, Missouri. I've been blessed with a strong faith, a good family and many friends, all of which are important to me.

Other Information:
Goal: to lose an average of 1-2 pounds per week

Weight:
4/30/09 284.8 lbs
Joined Spark 10/10/10
274 lbs

11/15/10 274 lbs
12/27/10 259.2
1/31.11 255
2/28/11 249.8
3/28/11 242
4/25/11 236.8
5/30/11 239.6
6/27/11 232.4
7/31/11 232.4
8/29/11 227.2
9/28/11 222.2
10/10/11 221.0
53 pounds lost
1 year Sparkversary!
11-1-11 223 lbs
12-1-11 215

1-1-12 220
2-1-12 218.2
3-1-12 217
4-1-12 222
5-1-12 220.4
6-1-12 225.4
7-1-12 225.6
8-1-12 226.8
9-1-12 230.6
10-1-12 228
11-1-12 230
11-30-12 230
(foot surgery)

2-11-2013 228.2
3-12-13 234.6
4-8-13 239.8
6-17-13 245
8-1-13 251
10-20-13 251.6

Time to start fresh!
1-1-2014 248.6
3-3-14 243.6

REALITY TIME!
6-26-14 255.2



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BMCC488
7/2/2014 12:09:41 PM

Thanks for the feedback about the fruits and veggies! I'm glad it's already working really well for you. I look forward to trying it myself. And also about the recipe. I'll have to try it someday, it certainly does sound good.



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GODSCHILD2_2011
6/30/2014 11:44:12 PM

Hi Susie,


I hope things get better soon with the weather so you can tend to your yard work.

I was glad to see you around the St. Louis Spark team today. I hope to see you more often.

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MWESTICH
6/29/2014 4:07:57 PM

Dear Susie,
I have not been Sparking for a good while. I, too, have gained back a good bit of weight I had lost. I have thought of trying to use Spark again to help me change things, but for some reason the site is very unreliable for me. Not sure what is wrong with my computer. Of course, that is no reason to eat foolishly. I thought I would come on today if I could access for a bit of time and see who was still active. I am glad you are "at it" again. I hope I may be able to join you.



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SPICEMWE
6/29/2014 3:33:19 PM

Thank you for your comment on my blog. It's support like this that really keeps me going!!



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SAPHRAEL
6/24/2014 4:53:53 PM

It really is that easy isn't it? One good choice after another :)



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