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I started my journey here on SparkPeople a little over 5 years ago with many fits and starts. I lost a lot of weight in the beginning, which helped to keep me on track, then, I hit the dreaded plateau that I never thought would end. I was gaining and losing the same pounds over and over again. It was so frustrating.

In the beginning the weight loss was easy because my MD helped me switch from ANY drug that had weight-gain as a side effect to other drugs where it wasn't a side effect, or not likely to be a side effect. When we did all that switching around, it really helped. Then I needed to keep my thyroid under control - another weight-gain side effect.

Then, everything just stopped! The scale stopped moving for a long time and I almost gave up. Then I'd lose tenths of a pound here and there, and then gain it all back. I really do owe all of the support to some of the great teams that I belong to - they kept me going. Then it was the same lose a couple, gain a couple - more frustration.

Last week I went on a much-needed vacation. We always go tent-camping at Winter Island in Salem Mass. We walk to just about everywhere. Even though I ate a lot of stuff that was bad for me, we walked so much that I lost a pound (yeah, I weighed myself prior to, just to see). Then today, I just felt like weighing myself again - another pound down!

When I started here, I weighed 196. I rounded it off because I wasn't going to count the tenths of a pound - 'til I hit that plateau. Any ways, today I weighed 166.4! Since I rounded off to begin with, I'm rounding off now and counting it as a THIRTY-POUND WEIGHT LOSS!!! It took me just over 5 years, but I DID IT!!!! So, if I can do it - you can do it!

Deirdre


Member Since: 6/5/2011

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My goal is to lead a healthier lifestyle. I'd like to exercise more and eat healthier. I'm hoping that SparkPeople can help me achieve my goals.


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I drink plenty of water every day. The only other drink I have is my cup of tea in the AM.

I wear a pedometer every day to track my steps, miles and calories burned. I record them all here. My new goal is at least 10,000 steps per day.



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  • v LYNCHD05
    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. Yes, before you know it you will be on the same journey. It is so much easier when you have so much support. Don't we all just love this site!!!
    415 days ago
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    We ask ourselves,
    'Who am I to be BRILLIANT, GORGEOUS, TALENTED, FABULOUS?'
    Actually, WHO are you NOT to BE? ... We are all meant to Shine...
    And as we let our own light Shine, we unconsciously give other
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    Have a SParkling rest of the week.
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    486 days ago
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    565 days ago
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    2015 is Coming! Before 2014 Ends,
    Let Me Thank all the Good People like you,
    Who made '2014' so much Beautiful for Me.
    I Pray you be Blessed with Faithful Years Ahead.
    I wish You a
    Fantastic JANUARY
    Love able FEBRUARY
    Marvelous MARCH
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    Have a VICTORIOUS '2015'

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    I wish you joy all though your holidays,
    I wish you good luck that forever stays.
    I wish you the love of family and friends,
    I wish you happy days that never ever ends.
    Merry Merry Christmas to you,and be good to your self.

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    612 days ago
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