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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!


Member Since: 6/5/2011

Fitness Minutes: 194,229

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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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"Sometimes you have to lose everything to find out who you truly are." - Necessary Roughness (TV show)

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    Hey there! How's that fitbit working so far this month?

    253 days ago
    Can't wait to see how you do this month with the 10k October Personal Step Challenge. I'm sure you'll knock it out of the park as usual! :)

    413 days ago
    You shold be happy and proud. I know I am proud of you. You worked hard and it shows. emoticon
    489 days ago
    Glad to see your name in the July Personal Step Challenge again my friend. Let's make this month AWESOME!


    503 days ago
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    Belated wishes!

    HAPPY Sparkiversary!

    S is for all the SparkPeople you meet along-the-way!
    P is for the Points on the wheel you keep spinning!
    A is for ALL the friends you´ve made and will make!
    R is for healthy recipes you´re adding to your collection!
    K is for the Keys to your successes!
    I is for Investments you keep making in your health and well-being!
    V is for the Victories you have because you´re persistent!
    E is for Everyone YOU spark!
    R is for rewards you earn and give yourself!
    S is for the Satisfaction you have on this special day!
    A is what you get from ME, from US, for your hard work!
    R is for the Recognition YOU deserve for every effort!
    Y is all about YOU, because we are so proud that YOU are with us on this journey!

    521 days ago
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