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Gotta Give Up the Weight!!!! :O)

I have been an emotional overeater who has eaten when upset, anxious, or bored...although any reason would do.

A nutritionist guided me to SP and, when I initially joined in 2008 (new SP in early 2009) with 92 lbs to lose, Initially, I did well, but then sabotaged that success repeatedly.

SP is fantastic for its structure, educational & motivational support and I love interacting with my fabulous Sparker friends.
I have been an emotional overeater who has eaten when upset, anxious, or bored...although any reason would do.

A nutritionist guided me to SP and, when I initially joined in 2008 (new SP in early 2009) with 92 lbs to lose, Initially, I did well, but then sabotaged that success repeatedly.

SP is fantastic for its structure, educational & motivational support and I love interacting with my fabulous Sparker friends.




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Member Since: 3/1/2009

My Goals:
Began SP on 12/31/08 with a weight of 223 pounds. My start date reads 2009 because I started over (w/no break), but new page.

Over the years, I have lost and re-gained weight. Now, 6 years later (2014), I started over at SP with a weight of 232. Now I am back to 223 again like in 2008.

My goal is to reach125-130 pounds.

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I have one son and one male cat. They both act similarly ... lol...gotta love 'em.

Talking with friends & relatives, reading, attending the movies & plays, being part of my church, and RELAXING are my joys.

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6/21/14 232
7/11/14 229
8/05/14 226.4
8/08/14 223
8/24/14 223
9/08/14 220.8
9/21/14 220
9/26/14 219.8
10/12/14 222
11/9/14 221.4
12/2/15 227.4
1/4/15 224 1/17/15 220.8

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MKBWNSUGAR
4/23/2015 10:34:23 PM

It's easy to lose focus on your goal when you experience bad emotions and feel like it makes no sense to go on longer. before you make the final decision, ask your self a few questions... like

1. Would you be happy if you gave up and your life remained the same?
Sometimes all it takes to keep going is to remind yourself of the end goal.

2. What's the worst that can happen if you keep going and don't achieve your goal?
Arnold Schwarzenegger once said: "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."

Even if you do not achieve your goal, the person you had become when striving to reach it was probably more than worth it.

3. How would it feel to tell other people why you gave up?
Would you be happy telling your friend you gave up because you prefer watching TV to becoming a healthier person?

4. What would you tell your closest friend if you traded places with her?
Would you tell her to throw in the towel or motivate her to keep pushing...try something different to reach her goals...

Keep pushing and
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MONTANAWALKER
4/19/2015 8:39:08 PM

I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!

emoticon S -- Say something nice to someone!
emoticon U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
emoticon N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
emoticon D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
emoticon A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
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(And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)



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BETRHO48
4/14/2015 11:52:50 PM

Hi, Barbara,
Thanks for visiting my page. I understand what you mean when you write that sometimes you feel like you are doing too much with SP and you get overwhelmed. I feel like that, too. I spend at least 2 hours a day with SP. I have just under 10,000 SparkPoints until I reach 100,000. I am thinking I will slow down then if I can figure out how to do that! LOL
Take care, my SparkFriend!
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~Beth



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MONTANAWALKER
4/14/2015 11:22:59 PM

"Making changes in your life is never an easy task. The key, however, is not to get caught up in the distance you have to go to get to where you want to be. Nor should you despair over the amount of control you have over your circumstances. Progress is made in the small, intentional steps, and chances are, you have more power than you think. By focusing on little steps you can take every day, the progress you make will motivate you to continue your journey, and eventually,you can go wherever you want to go. The important thing is simply to begin."
-Stephen Cherniske
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1HAPPYSPIRIT
4/14/2015 10:31:10 AM

I hope you are meeting your goals!



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