Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'
Pink Tulips and Periwinkle
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Unfortunately, I'm a Yo-Yo when it comes to weight! Its now October 2016 and I've gained weight again and continue to struggle with my weight problem. I'm back at 240 lbs and trying to get motivated to get healthy again. Due to high blood pressure and cholesterol my doctor put me on medicine that I've been taking for over a year. I want to not only lose the weight but get off the medications. I also just found out I'm pre-diabetic.
As of October 2016, I joined a 5% challenge (Starfish team) to lose 1 pound a week from Oct-Dec 2016. Yeah!!! I lost 25 pounds and feel pretty good with lots more energy. Now, I need to keep going and get below 200.
I've just joined a new 5% challenge (Starfish team again) that runs Jan-Mar 2017 and want to lose at least 1 pound a week. Please wish me luck!! Yeah!!! I lost 17 more pounds and really feel lighter!
Yeah!!! I made it to ONEderland!!! At March 11 weigh in, I finally got below 200 lbs...this is the first time I've been below 200 lbs. in 20 years! Since Oct 2016 I'm down 43 lbs. My basic diet plan has been eat less and exercise more. I've cut down on portion sizes, drink 8-10 glasses of water a day, cut out all junk food and carry out food from my diet, and try to exercise at least 30 minutes or more every day. And, of course, logging food and exercise daily to Spark which helps keep me accountable. These things have worked for me and helped me keep my focus.
I've joined another 5% Challenge (Starfish team again) that runs April 8-June 3. I plan to keep following my new healthy habits and want to lose more pounds. Wish me luck!
Here's my story...I have had weight fluctuations ever since I was a teenager. I am now the heaviest I've ever been in my life. In July 2007 I had health problems and my doctor wanted me to start taking medicine for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I don't like to take medicine! So, he told me that if I lost 20 pounds in 3 months, lowered both blood pressure and cholesterol, he would re-evaluate me. I joined SparkPeople in July 2007 and with support and motivation, I lost 30 pounds, lowered my blood pressure and cholesterol. So, I don't have to take any medicine! I want to continue on and get healthier. I truly hope the support at SparkPeople will help keep me motivated so I can lose more weight.
Jan 2008 update: I've joined a 12-week challenge group to try and get extra motivation to eat healthier and exercise more every day.
Update Feb 25, 2009: So, I've been away from Spark for over 1 year, gone back to my old habits of eating whatever I want and no exercise. I've gained back all the weight I lost. I don't feel energetic anymore and I'm really beating up on myself. But, today I'm starting over again at 236 lbs!! I'm going to try really hard to commit and make me Number 1 so I can take care of my health. Considering writing a daily blog and joining support groups again. But for now, I just need to concentrate on eating healthy and getting exercise in my routine every day. If you've gotten through all this story, please send me a note of encouragement...I need all the help I can get. : )
Update March 12, 2009: So another year has passed and I'm back again weighing 235 lbs. I want to lose weight and be healthy and I'm making the commitment (again) to start living a healthy lifestyle. I'm changing my goal weight from 160 to 200 and getting back on track. I am going to start a search for a group that I fit in to get support.
Update 2010: Gained back weight again! New start again! I just love to "eat"..............Need to find replacement activities that give more satisfaction than eating and gaining pounds!!!!
So its May 2011 and I've come back to Spark because I've regained the weight I had lost (a number of times). Am feeling upset with myself and trying to get strength to get back to a healthy diet I had in the past where I felt better. Have some health problems now that are forcing me to change my lifestyle. Need lots of support and encouragement. Thanks for stopping by....
My latest note and comment: Wow!!! That story really sounds like a broken record. I keep repeating the same pattern time and time again. I've got to get on a healthy track and stay there!!!
1. Eat healthy food
2. Exercise every day
3. Reach goal weight of 160
1. Track all food eaten.
2. Drink 8 glasses of water everyday.
3. Walk 1 mile each day.
I love my family, my little 5-year old girl pug and 10-year old boy pug, flower gardening, butterflies & birds, angels, music, photography, playing video and computer games with my Grandson and making and sewing baby doll clothes for my Granddaughter's baby dolls.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
When you change your thinking, you change your life.
You become what you think about most of the time.
All things work together for good for those who know and love the Lord.
Even this, too, shall pass.
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| current weight: 193.0
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12 days ago
Thanks for commenting on my page , looks like we need to support each other on this life style on getting healthier....I'll add u as a friend.Several of the friends I had in the past when I (was) active are no longer active... so I'm adding more.
23 days ago
Thank you for the friend add; have added you back!
23 days ago
Thank you for the friend add, I have added you also. I love all the beautiful flowers on your Spark Page!!!!
Have a great Monday!
24 days ago
Welcome to the 2017 Spring Starfish.
We are happy to have you with us!
Wishing you success in achieving your goals.
26 days ago