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I have been a member of Spark People for over three years now. I am not the success story you are hoping to find. I have gained weight since I joined. Of course, this is not SP's fault. It is all on me. I have not followed the program consistently.
That is changing NOW. I've started tracking and I'm exercising regularly again. I would like to lose 80 pounds. That would get me under 200, which has not happened since 2001.
I am 31, live in Iowa and work and volunteer as a counselor as well as a youth director at my church.
I enjoy my life and am looking forward to figuring out this last piece of the puzzle that bring unhappiness at times.
My ultimate number goal is 190. I do not know if this is possible, and I would be thrilled if I it 190.
I would like to start thinking like a healthy person.
I am tracking my calories every day. I am not perfect at this, but it's about progress, not perfection.
I am also exercising daily. I take yoga classes and for cardio, I walk, do Zumba, and play my Wii.
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| current weight: 265.5
Happy FOURTH Sparkversary. Since most people quit who join Sparks, what you have done is
1862 days ago
you, and love your blog! YOU can do this, M!! It's not easy and it's not always going to be fun, but you'll reach your goals as long as you keep your focus. You need to retrain your brain! No more negative talk or thinking!! Focus on the positive and create short term goals. Look ahead at only the next 10 pounds....not the big picture. Before you know it, 5 of those 10 pound goals will be faded memories and we'll be planning a trip to meet up somewhere :D I KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS!! I have faith in you. Take each day and make it the best you can! No need to strive to be perfect each and every day or at each and every meal. That will come in time. Awesomeness doesn't happen overnight, but it IS attainable :)
P.S. Happy Valentine's Day!!
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
••Ralph Waldo Emerson••
1865 days ago
Comment edited on: 2/14/2012 12:18:53 PM
1879 days ago
I wish we lived closer to each other. I really need someone (a friend!) to work out with and cook meals with and talk to about my trials/tribulations on a daily basis. We should start working on a daily check in to help motivate each other. Either on here, Facebook, email, or by phone!! Seriously. We can help to push each other to get daily exercise and to eat right and share new recipes with. I've been thinking about this a lot today and just had to log on here to tell you! You're the only person I talk to (and trust) on here anymore and I need (and I know you need) help in this! No empty promises to cyber world. We can be completely 100% supportive of each other and get this weight off for good!! Let's make a pact! We can do this!! I also thought of a GREAT idea! We should make meeting up somewhere at the end (say, after we successfully lose 50 pounds) a goal prize :)
1918 days ago
Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you may want to paste it on the wall of other women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out.
Thanks for all your encouraging and wise words over time. I know you were going through a rough patch, but I think the tide is turning for you now, and you're so right: "Slow and steady wins the race!"
1938 days ago