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Friday, January 17, 2014

January 17,m 2013.
I'm proud to report that I already lost nearly 27 kilos or 59 pounds!!! I can fit into size 16 clothes that I bought several years ago when I wore 18 double. Last year before I started my health program I think my size was 20, but I denied it and kept wearing size 18. Now it feels so good to go through clothes and find many skirts, blouses that fit me:-)
So its 59 pounds lost during last 5-6 months - so proud of myself. I need to lose 40 more pounds but I'm sure I will get there :-)
The most important thing is to maintain the healthy weight - but I will not repeat mistakes I did last time. I lost around 57 pounds back in 2009 and gained it all /and more/ back ! Will not repeat these mistakes this time :-)

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PJMOMMATO3 1/17/2014 10:37AM

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CARRIELYN56 1/17/2014 5:59AM

    Yay!!!! Way to go!!!

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May 8, 2013

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Well I'm back to Sparkpeople website. Unfortunately nothing happened on health front since my last entry. My weight ballooned up to 113.5 kilos which is approximately 250 pounds. I feel heavy, bloated, unhealthy. I avoid looking at the mirror. I avoid having pictures taken - but couldn't help but posing for pictures during my farewell party at work - and the pictures were sooo awful. I wish I could delete all of them. But then I though that since I can't take away all cameras and delete all nasty pictures of mine I need to get into healthy shape and make sure I have many nice AFTER pictures - that would completely erase memories of my BEFORE pictures. Need to start somewhere and make sure that pounds melt away. Good thing that I started to visit Spark website and read motivational stories. Maybe I will succeed this time.

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JAYDEE1211 5/8/2013 3:53AM

    Hey. It's great you are back. Congratulations. False starts are frustrating but help us develop strategies to succeed. Best wishes.

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Back to healthy lifestyle

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Well, I have fallen off the wagon and didn't pick up for 3 years !?!@#?!! Time really flies, can't imagine that its already 3 years since my successful journey to healthier me. Unfortunately, my journey lasted only for 1 year and then I spent 3 years piling back all the pounds lost back in 2008-2009.

So, I'm back to Sparkpeople, trying to re-start my journey and get down from the current 233 pounds to at least 180 pounds that I succeeded to reach back in 2009.

I never could have imagined that you can gain all the weight back after a whole year of hard work and commitment. I mean, I did know that people tend to gain the wgt back but I was confident that this will never happen to me. I was enjoying the thinner me, enjoying new clothes that I could wear and receiving tons of compliments. I was so proud of myself!

But somehow I let it all slip away, let pounds pile back slowly but steadily. So, I'm back to 233 - my closet is full of nice clothes that are too tight and I practically have nothing to wear to my work. My son graduated from his University and brought me a real nice suit, size 18 /that I thought I was and I told my son that I was 18/ and I can't button it up, its sooo tight. Also, my son's weight ballooned up and I feel guilty that I didn't not instill good habits in him - exercising and eating clean. I feel I should lead by example the healthy lifestyle so that he could follow and become healthy and slim.

I decided to re-join the SparkPeople, repeat the success of 2009, have my family join me in healthy lifestyle and most importanly - maintain the success and continue the healthy lifestyle.


My first public blog

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I've been a member of Sparkpeople for almost a half year now. You wouldn't call me an active member - I don't publish blogs, don't participate in challenges, and you wouldn't see my name on message boards.

But I do find Sparkpeople very helpful and I do believe it helps me to successfully continue my weight loss journey. I subscribed to blog posts of several Spark members and follow their weight loss journey. I read new articles that are sent to my email. When I hit plateau I get motivation from the stories of Spark members who reached their goals.

I joined Sparkpeople at 237 pounds and today I'm at 183.5 pounds. I still have a lot more pounds to lose. But I'm pretty confident that this time I will be able to reach my goal.

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LIZACARTER 5/21/2009 7:47AM

    Sounds like you are successful, blog or not. I don't have the wit of most bloggers, but I have found that putting my thoughts in writing helps me to be more committed/accountable. Congrats on your first blog and on your success--54 lbs gone is amazing! Liz, FFFladies

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LVDEDOGS 5/21/2009 2:00AM

    Hi! had to comment on your 1st public blog because it sounded like I could've been the one writing it. I'm not exactly an "active" member...at least not all the time, I tend to go in streaks, but just because I'm not posting everything doesn't mean I'm not doing it. Somehow, in the back of my mind, it still helps keep me motivated because I feel a responsibility to stay on track because I know all the other sparkpeople are doing it!
I was 234 when I joined am now 183, so our journeys have been pretty similar so far...I'm confident we'll both reach our goals! Good luck!

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