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Things that surprised me

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

It has been just over a year on spark for me. There are some thing that have surprised me.

1. I'm still here
2. I actually participate on the message boards
3. It was easier than I thought it was going to be (didn't think so
at the time)
4. I didn't need to join a gym, although the results weren't as
quick as I would have liked
5. Half a cup of ice cream is enough, who would have thought?
6. Maintaining is more nerve racking than losing was.
7. The number of people who ask if I am ill, like that is the only
one could lose weight
9. I didn't have to give up anything that I enjoy. Just can't enjoy
as much or as often as I used to.
10. I still hate exercise.

The biggest surprise for me is that I actually care about the people here on spark and what happens to them. They are strangers and even though I may not "talk" to them, I care about their stories and their goals.

Have a great day everybody

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    Cool Idea! I think I will reflect and do such a list

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I_AM_WORTHY 4/21/2008 11:12PM

    I'm new here at the recommendation of a friend from Slim Fast forum. What a cool place. I just may switch over! I liked your list. So true isn't it, caring for those whom we have never met and getting so EXCITED when someone posts a loss! Yay!

I am down 90 lbs since I started my journey in Jan 05. I lost 42 of those pounds just since Jan 08. I have 31 to go....slowly yet surely I WILL get there! LOL Nice to 'meet' you. Thanks again for the flowers! emoticon

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1AVERY 3/15/2008 8:29AM

    that is a great list I am so happy you are maintaining and I know that every time I have lost weight YAY!! I can do this but no I haven't. Maintaining is the hardest part I feel. I will do it this time with SP it is the best tool around. The people, motivation, inspiration, encouragement from people like you and many others. I really think the nutrition tracker is my best resource other people may have other tools that work for them. Congrats

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PURPLECLOUDS 3/13/2008 12:02PM

    Oh that is sooooo great!!!! Wow you met your goal!!! You should be really proud of yourself. You gave me the motivation I needed! I know it can be done, I am going to keep at it!!!! Good job!!!! Hope you have a good day!

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

well here I am. I have reached my final goal weight. I will not change my goals again. I am at a healthy weight that I should be able to maintain fairly well, those cookies at lunch today were really good though. Well I guess I'll have to do some sort of activity tomorrow to make up for it. I have done this without giving up anything that I really enjoy nor have I spent lots of money by joining a gym and hating it. That has been the key for me. Whenever I have given up certain foods in the past it has always been short term. I now know how to have some of what I enjoy but not go overboard. I have had a pretty easy time compared to some, but that speaks more about my bad habits before than about the effort I have put forth now. I am not ready to go it on my own yet, I still enter my food on my nutrition tracker twice a week. My exercise tracker is added to every day because that is where my weakness lies, I still don't like exercise.
I am uncomfortable when people comment on how much I have lost. I guess I was in denial on how large I really looked. But that is in the past this is the present. There will be no going back.
Good luck to everyone on all your goals.

http://goal reached

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ZELLAZM 2/16/2008 10:24AM

    My comment comes rather late too - but I saw your 40 pounds lost icon on your post on the Savings Jar club and thought I'd stop by your page and congratulate you. I lost 40 pounds with SP too - and reached goal just about the same time you did in October. Now I'm focusing on exercise and fitness - and training for a 5K race (maybe) in April. And am back to the Savings Jar, too. Blessings and happy weekend, Michelle

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BECCA200 1/29/2008 5:06PM

  I know that I'm commenting on kind of an old blog. But, I couldn't help but notice your comment about feeling uncomfortable when people comment on how much you've lost. I can totally relate to that. I'm just at the beginning of yet another weight loss (but determined to make it the last time it's necessary) and I remember that that is one of the things that made me most uncomfortable as well. I guess the way I will deal with it in the future is just to be honest with myself in that yes, I have lost a lot of weight, and yes, I really did need to. And then try to ride out the comments until people settle in to the thinner me....or YOU in this case! You've done a great job and I hope to have the same success! Keep it up!

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the beginning

Monday, September 03, 2007

I started on sparkpeople back in February. My weight peaked at 185 at Christmas time (no surprises there). So I jump on the New Years weight loss band wagon and managed to lose 10lbs on my own and with some success on another web site that also tracked food and excercizes but just couln't motivate myself to do any better. I heard of spark people about beginning of February and took a couple of weeks to sign up with no big expectations. I had never participated in message boards and really didn't know how. But after lurking for a bit I couldn't help myself, I had to try it. So after 6 months I have almost reached my goal.

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JODENEMARIE 4/10/2008 5:12PM

    I weighed 189lbs on Christmas ''07''. I lost 20 lbs on my own, gained back 5 lbs and then I found Sparkpeople. Congrats!! You are doing a good job. Thanks to people like you, my motivation is much stronger now.

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    Eevee welcome to our Sparkteam. Congratulations on losing 10lbs on your own. I am very proud of you. You are doing a good job.

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DEUTSCHDAISY 9/3/2007 8:52AM

    That is amazing! I think we all lurk for awhile just to make sure this thing is for real before we get into contact with other people. Which is kind of a shame since the people who can prove it is for real or on the MBs and writing blogs.
Way to go and good luck on meeting your goal!

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POETANDMORE 9/3/2007 5:10AM

    Congratulations! What a success story! Welcome to the SP Team!

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