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I'm back and better than ever!

Monday, July 21, 2014

I am back on Spark People, and hoping to make some new friends! I started carb cycling two weeks ago, and really feel excited about this new lifestyle. I lost a lot in the first week and a little in the 2nd week. I am trying hard to focus on how I feel mentally and physically instead of being a slave to the scale.
I feel really good, and. i don't feel deprived.. I am going to keep this going!

  
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TIKITAMI 7/22/2014 9:55AM

   
Welcome back! Most of us have to take more than one run at this. Great to see you back so quickly.

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MAGMATTIN 7/21/2014 11:49PM

  Sounds like you are in the groove! Keep up the positive thoughts!

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10 pounds

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I have lost ten pounds! If I sound underwhelmed, its because I have not been able to focus on my weight loss like I imagined I would. Life is great, but so so busy. I have been eating very healthy for the most part. I have not been perfect, but have had some minor successes that I am quite happy about. I went to the movies with some friends and I went in thinking I would skip the regular movie snacks altogether, and was disappointed when I found myself standing in line as the smell of the popcorn proved irresistible. After some thought, I decided I would get a kids pack. It included a small amount of popcorn , a small drink (I chose diet coke) and a small bag of Welch's fruit snacks. I normally get a huge tub of popcorn with extra butter and eat myself sick at the movies. So this was a bit of a victory. I felt guilty at first, but then realized that I very much enjoyed my kids pack. I ate slowly and savored each piece instead of stuffing my face with handfuls of it. This is the way I want to enjoy every movie in the future and maybe after I have a achieved my weight loss goals, I can swap the Welch's fruit snacks for a small piece of chocolate emoticon

  
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STEFIGURL 6/21/2013 10:37PM

    Good Job, Casey!!! Your success is REMARKABLE :-). Changes happening already!! So happy for you!

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stephi

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LORI2562 6/20/2013 11:31AM

    Congrats on your success!

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1LOOKINGFORWARD 6/14/2013 12:33AM

    Thanks guys! Sure do love logging in to find your encouragement waiting for me.

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SNOOPY6180 6/13/2013 6:08PM

    That is a victory! Little changes are still changes! And it's showing on the scale and I'm sure other places too.

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AMYTRIPP 6/13/2013 8:31AM

    That's awesome!! You had a treat but were smart about it - that's all anyone can do! Congrats on the 10 pounds - that's a major victory!

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MOTHEPRO 6/13/2013 7:51AM

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DEEGIRL50 6/13/2013 3:26AM

    This is a victory! emoticon
Small changes can add up to big results!! I'm glad you enjoyed the movie and your sensible size snack.

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PINKEUROGIRL 6/13/2013 1:05AM

    Good job!

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ZRIE014 6/13/2013 12:30AM

  keep with your plan and goals. stay positive.

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Day One

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Well after spending a good day devoted to learning all about this site, I am ready to get started. As I sit here I am worried about a number of health issues. I am only 40 years old. Over the last several months I have been to the doctor more than I have in my whole life. I was walking 6 miles a day 3 times a week and 3 miles a day the other 4 days a week just one year ago. Yes I was overweight, but I was very healthy and felt like I was in my 20's. Now for the first time, I have high blood pressure, a hiatal hernia, acid reflux and major body aches and pains.
I am not about to give up and am 110% motivated to dedicate time and care to my health. I work two jobs and am a single mother caring for my three busy kids. I don't have much time to be hurting or held back by my weight. I am finished with that life. I hope to find may new friends on here to support me on my mission. I also look forward to being a cheerleader for all my new friends. emoticon

  
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1DETERMINEDSOUL 5/31/2013 7:40AM

    I began this journey at with about 145 pounds to lose. I am evidence that you can indeed accomplish this. I"m not finished yet, but I"m on my way. You can do this.

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WATERDIAMONDS 5/28/2013 6:53AM

    I'm a bit late to the welcome party but...Welcome! I wish you the best of success as you work your way back to the great health you're looking for.
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1LOOKINGFORWARD 5/27/2013 7:13PM

    You all are so awesome! emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 5/27/2013 5:40PM

    You can do this! There will be ups and downs and twists and turns, but just keep going. You'll have plenty of company along on the journey!
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POSITIVELY_EB 5/27/2013 9:41AM

    emoticon Keep that "Day One" feeling as long as you can!!! HUGS!

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PATJOONWW 5/26/2013 11:07PM

    Welcome to SparkPeople! You’ll find plenty of support and encouragement here. No question is too stupid to ask, so post away and we’ll all put in our two cents worth. Utilize all the tools SP has to offer. I find tracking my food and exercise most helpful.
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MOTHEPRO 5/26/2013 9:45PM

    Welcome! This site is full of information, encouragement, and support!
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1LOOKINGFORWARD 5/26/2013 8:33PM

    Thanks guys!!! I SO appreciate your encouragement and comments. I am really excited about this. I wish I knew about Sparkpeople sooner. I a, still trying to figure out how to use everything, but so far, so good.

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AMYTRIPP 5/26/2013 6:34PM

    Welcome to Spark People!! There are so many great people here, so jump on in and join us on this journey. You WILL be healthier!

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MYBULLDOGS 5/26/2013 6:08PM

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i lost 44 pounds by giving up sugar and grain products at age 61.

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MRSRIGS1 5/26/2013 6:07PM

    You're off to a GREAT start! Welcome and Best wishes to you!

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