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Hello my name is Angela, i'm 45 and way over weight.
i had gotten up to 286 lbs. in 1999 and i told my self i have to do something i had no energery to do anything at all. myself and my mom had started walking and exercising everday. i had gotten down to 145 and i felt good, looked good, was healthy and i could do any thing and not be short of breath.i started putting it on a little at a time in 2001. Now in 2012 I am at 248 lbs but i really want to get down to about 145 again. i know that isn't my ideal weight but at my age and all i will be good at that weight and the Dr. agrees also. I know I can do it because I did it before. For now i am taking it 10 lbs at a time that way it wont seem as much to lose. And maybe i wont get over welmed with it and stop again.
A little inspiration to take it one pound at a time. . .
"Hello, do you know me? If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat and I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me; I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound! Everyone wants to lose 3 pounds, 5 pounds, or 15 pounds, but never only 1 pound. So I just stick around and happily keep you fat.
Then I add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice.
That is until I've grown to 10, 20, 30 or even more pounds in weight.
Yes, it is FUN being ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT left to do as I please.
So, when you weigh in keep right on saying, "Oh, I only lost one pound." (As if that was such a terrible thing.) For you see, if you do this, you encourage others to keep me around because they will think I'm just not worth the effort."
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
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Slow and steady wins the race! We may be the last turtles over the finish line, but we are going to look damn good in our shells! - Biggest Loser Season 4
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to lose 60 + lbs. but to do it one pound at a time and also be healthy;
to eat healthier, and to exercise daily for better health:
to stay with-in my calorieof 1200-1550, to stay with-in my sodium intake,(i never knew how much this mattered):
to keep my head held high no matter what..
Be active on my teams.
Drink 8 glasses of water.
Eat within my calorie range.
No eating after 8pm.
Take my morning walk around the building i work in 4 x's (1mile).
Walk with my 2 dogs every evening at 7:30 pm.
Sunday is my day of rest!
my name is Angela i'm from AR. i am 40something yrs. old,,,i love to hunt, fish, take care of my chickens, work in the yard, hang out on the farm,sew, & spend time with my family.
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE. I MAY BE THE LAST TURTLE OVER THE FINISH LINE, BUT I'M GOING TO LOOK GOOD IN MY SHELL! Keep on keepin' on!
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| current weight: 251.8
i'm back and i'm hoping that this time i stick to it.
1940 days ago
are you still on SparkPeople?? I see that your a member of the Conway group. How is everything going?
2086 days ago
Welcome back to SparkPeople!
I just subscribed to your SParkPage blog and sent you an invite to a SparkTeam I lead.
Hope to see more of you around this wonderful place.
I've been staying active on here, but I did gain quite a bit of weight back. I started this year off at 214.2# and am chug, chugm chuggin' away at getting back to my lowest SP weight and beyond.
P.S. How is Mr Wiggles doing?
2242 days ago
Its nice you have a buddy living with you at home :) I think your Calorie count seems low for starting.
Be sure and see what Sparks suggest, and Realage.com
they are good too.
Baby steps :) Like you said One day at a time.
You can do it.
Yvonne in WA
2245 days ago
Well if it isn't my long lost Spark Buddy Angela...LoL!!!
Glad to see you back on Sparks...I have been MIA myself till Jan...and finally back on track with a February Team Challenge.
Hope you'll come back and chat with us on the Hunting and Fishing Team.
Good Luck with your New Start!!!
2247 days ago