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Friday, June 01, 2012

Went to the mall yesterday for the first time in forever, but was trying to find a specific kind of black pants for work, guess they quit making the ones I've always worn, can't find them anywhere anymore, but found me 2 new suitable pair of pants for work and.............they are size 22!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!! Soooo exciting!!!! K just wanted to share that! :)

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MCJEN2010 6/12/2012 12:56PM

    AWESOME!!!!! :)

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XPHOENIX 6/1/2012 12:05PM

    YAYYYYYYYYYYY! :) hehe I hate when I want a certain kind of pants and they dont have them though. Grr! But who cares?? You got smaller ones! Woot! LOL XO

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INIT2LIVEIT 6/1/2012 10:50AM

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Yay!!! You are doing great!

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SARAHJ19 6/1/2012 9:51AM

    what, what?!?!! Holla! Way to go girl! You are awesome!!!!!
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ALICIALYNNE 6/1/2012 8:00AM

    Doesn't it feel amazing when the size goes down?! A few months ago I went shopping (pants were falling apart) and actually started crying when I realized how far I went down in size. It was awesome!
Keep up the good work, and it'll keep happening! YOU CAN DO IT!

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ESFOSTER 6/1/2012 6:37AM

    That is awesome!!! Keep up the great work!!

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My 1 Year Sparkversary!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Wow! If you asked me last year at this time, I never in my life would have thought I would be where I am today, especially still using this website! I have never in my life been able to stick to anything for this long before! And no I was not always on here, in fact there were about 4 or 5 months that I only logged on once or twice a month just to see what everyone was up to. Then came to realize how much better I was doing when I was on here every day! So let's start at the beginning...I was thinking about hiring a personal trainer but that was far too expensive so I was looking for free online weightloss support groups...and the first thing that popped up was SP! I thought it was a scam and took about an hour just looking around on here only to realize it was real, an actual FREE website with other people just like me! I HAD to try it! And I think that was the best personal decision I have ever made! I joined 4-4-11 weighing in @ 298 lbs.

Since that first day, I have learned some more about eating healthy, and what I do and how it affects my body. I knew most of that already though, the knowledge was there, just no effort to put it into practice. The valuable lessons I have learned from SP are to not feel alone in this, I have never had so much support in all my overweight years! SP showed me that there are so many others out there struggling with the same issues! I wasn't the only fat girl going to be walking down the street with people staring, or the only fat girl to try to workout at the gym! But if I wanted to lose weight I needed to get over my insecurities and realize that who cares what people think when they drive by (yelling out the window at me)! Who cares who stares as they go by, yes I might be the fat girl walking down the street, I might be the fat girl on the track that can't run for more than 1 minute at a time (with fat rolls jiggling) but dangit, atleast I'm out there doing something about it!!!!!! I have gained so much more confidence from being here and having such wonderful supportive friends! But the one thing I have learned that I treasure the most is that no matter what I do, no matter how bad I think I messed up, no matter how lazy of a day, week, or month I had, I always ALWAYS always need to keep going, keep trying, get back up and move forward!!!! That is the greatest gift I have gotten from SP! It has taught me that we all have bad times, we all have struggles, but we can't get depressed and just eat our way back to where we were, we gotta get up and do something about it before it becomes a downward spiral! In those 4 or 5 months that I was just jumping on here once in a blue moon, I still kinda watched what I ate, I still kinda exercised once in a while, and you know what, I did somehow manage to lose 3 lbs over those months instead of gain everything back that I had lost! NEVER in my life could I have done that before! In January, I was able to be convinced by one of my greatest spark friends Amy, that I really REALLY need to get back on SP regularly, and that was all it took. Since January I have been kicking butt and getting back to a regular workout routine! Eating alot healthier again, and best of all, losing more weight! Here's a pic from last month.

So I started out @ 298 lbs. and am currently @ 260 lbs. I have managed to lose 38 lbs. in a year! To me that is the best feeling ever, it makes me wonder just how much can I lose by next year! I am so pumped! I finally feel like I CAN do this! SP has given me my life back! I am so thankful for the day I found this website! I am so thankful for all my wonderful spark friends! You have all helped in your own ways and I can never thank you enough! Now, let's get out there and see what we can accomplish next! I am so excited to be living a healthier life!!!! It's the best feeling in the world! I'm going to go ahead and add the first full pic of me I posted and the most recent one so you all can see that too! :)

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SARASMILING 4/19/2012 5:59AM

    Yay! You are doing so great! So proud of you!
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BECCABOO127 4/13/2012 2:09PM

    Wonderful! You are such a cute young lady, too!

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It is so good to do this when you are young. It is a much bigger struggle when you are older, but the good news is that one can do it no matter what the age!

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XPHOENIX 4/7/2012 12:34AM

    Look at you all smokin' and whatnot :)) You go girl! So proud of you! XOXO

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SUSIEGKORN 4/5/2012 12:55AM

    Great progress your first year, Bridget! So glad you stuck with it and are back on Spark more regularly again. I can't wait to see what you accomplish by your 2nd sparkversary!
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KIBAISREADY 4/4/2012 4:42PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon. CHEERS TO ANOTHER YEAR! emoticon

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INIT2LIVEIT 4/4/2012 2:55PM

    Happy Sparkiversary!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
You've come along way baby! Here's to year 2 :)
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AMY_1217 4/4/2012 2:55PM

    I'm so freakin' proud of you, I could burst! Not only did SP change both our lives, it gave us the means to find each other! As soon as we started talking on here, I knew we were meant to be in each other's lives. Maybe I should send a thank you card to Chris for helping me find my life sister. lol

I love you. You're doing an amazing job, and you continue to inspire me! Now get moving and burn some calories today! :D

(sorry, had to edit for a typo lol)

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    Happy anniversary, and congrats on 38lbs gone!

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RYDERB 4/4/2012 9:06AM

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Happy Sparkversary! emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 4/4/2012 8:51AM

    emoticon Looking forward to seeing what year two brings! emoticon

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DARRLENE13 4/4/2012 8:42AM

    Good for you. Keep at it!

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March measurements

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ok here goes, I have been doing good lately and feeling so different that I wanted to update my measurements. It has almost been a year and I am down 36 lbs. I am now at 262 lbs. My short term goal is obviously to see the 250s again! Not far off! I know I can reach that soon! In January I had set a goal to get in the 260s and I reached that! Then I had set a goal to get into a size 24 jeans, and I reached that! My next bigger goal is to get into a size 22! Went ahead and retook my measurements to check my progress...and they are as follows...

Waist in January was: 50 3/4 inches
Waist currently is: 49 3/4 inches
Lost: 1 inch

Hips in January were: 58 3/4 inches
Hips currently are: 57 inches
Lost: 1 3/4 inches

Thigh in January was: 29 inches
Thigh currently is: 28 inches
Lost: 1 inch

Upper arm in January was: 17 1/2 inches
Upper arm currently is: 17 inches
Lost: 1/2 inch

From January to now lost a total of : 4 1/4 inches

Now I am going to show from last April (my start date with SP) to present.

Waist starting was: 56 3/4
Waist now is: 49 3/4
Total loss of: 7 inches

Hips starting were: 58 1/4 inches
Hips now are: 57 inches
Total loss of: 1 1/4 inches

Thigh starting was: 31 inches
Thigh now is: 28 inches
Total loss of : 3 inches

Upper arm starting was: 18 3/4 inches
Upper arm now is: 17 inches
Total loss of: 1 3/4 inches

For a grand total of: 13 inches

So thankful for sp and the support of all my friends on here!

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SUSIEGKORN 3/22/2012 10:26AM

    So nice to see your "like" on my status! Then I checked out your page and WOW! You're doing FANTASTIC! Keep up whatever you're doing as it's working for you! Love the new hair do by the way! It's fun to try something different. Have a great day!

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AMY_1217 3/17/2012 4:17PM

    Wow, great job! You are on a downward run and its great!!

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the latest news

Sunday, March 04, 2012

just for an update...i quit my job on the overnights, already have a new job lined up, very excited about that. Needed a change from the drama, gossip, lies, and stress of my old job. I know all jobs have these things, but this one was spiraling out of control and i didn't want to be a part of it. I am also glad to be working normal hours now and not overnights. That shift will take a toll on anybody! My family is happy to have me home more too! However, even in the midst of all this I have been continuing to lose weight. Haven't been working out like I should, but have been eating healthy and staying busy! Anyway, I always think i will have more time to spend on here and catch up and stuff is always keeping me away, but I'm hoping by getting off these overnights that i will be able to be on here more. just wanted to update my spark friends on what is going on in my life for now. love and miss you all! :)

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AMY_1217 3/6/2012 11:36PM

    I'm glad you've got a better prospect. There's no reason to have to work in such a toxic environment. I'll be glad to see you on here more too. ;)

Miss you!!!

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GODSCHILD2_2011 3/5/2012 8:21PM

    CONGRATS emoticon

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INIT2LIVEIT 3/5/2012 5:57AM

    Good luck with the new position. You are doing wonderful. Can't to see how you progress when you will be able to workout with your new schedule.
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HOTRODSANDY 3/5/2012 1:28AM

    It's been a long time since I worked a graveyard shift, but I still remember the effects. Glad you found a day job! And congrats on continuing to lose in spite of all the chaos! That's amazing. emoticon

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ABB698 3/4/2012 11:18PM

    Good luck on the new job! Congrats for making the change to change your destiny and on watching the scale or tape measure, do down!

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AMM12076 3/4/2012 10:03PM

    Good luck with your new job. I used to work overnights and I do know that they will absolutely take a toll on you. I never realized how much of one until I switched to a day position. I had always thought I had a pretty normal life, but now that I have a day schedule, I have been able to experience a whole new world!
Good luck! And welcome back...

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NEVERORNOW 3/4/2012 8:57PM

    Great to hear from you! emoticonon the new job and on the weight loss!

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RYDERB 3/4/2012 8:19PM

    emoticon on your progress! I hope your new job is everything you hope for! Miss you!

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woo hoo, time to spark, it's been a lil bit!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Have been crazy busy, between work, hurting my knee, and being sick for over a week now with head cold and bad bad cough!!! Been missing being on here, but just haven't had the time. Weighed this morning and lost another pound! So exciting!!! Can't wait for some warmer weather so I can go walking outside after work! Look out skinny jeans, here I come, well.....eventually, lol!!!!

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MOMTO2GR8KIDDOS 2/12/2012 9:17AM

    sounds great!

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INIT2LIVEIT 2/11/2012 2:00PM

    Woohhoooo Way to go!
Sticking around this time? We sure do miss you...

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ABB698 2/11/2012 12:21PM

    I'm with ya on the busy and hurt, but hope you feel better soon!

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AMY_1217 2/11/2012 11:11AM

    Yay! I love to see a new blog post from you. If you're going to be gone so long, text me so I know you're okay. lol I worry, you know. :P

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    Missed you too, girl. Hope you feel better soon, and I cannot wait for Spring! i want to get outside again walking and riding bike. Great job losing another lb!

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SUSIEGKORN 2/11/2012 10:20AM

    Such a positive post for all you've been dealing with! Hope your knee and cold are both better. Love the energy coming from your blog! I know you can do it! I'm 15 pounds from ONEderland and am aiming for April to be there! So exciting! Here's to us and reaching our goals!

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MEGSINTEXAS 2/11/2012 10:15AM

    good luck on your journey! you got this!!

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