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Rough Week...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Last week was pretty rough. I was going through a breakup of an unhealthy relationship and was very sad and depressed. On Thursday I made it home from work..and couldn't walk well because I overexerted my ankle. It was rather odd because my ankle wasn't swollen..and it felt like a bone was outta place. OUCH! emoticon SO I was crying over a loser...unable to walk..and sleeping as much as possible. So finally on Saturday I take a shower..and my ankle is able to have some weight on it. I didnt work out or watch what I ate from Thurs-Sat. I was overwhelmed by the 175 pounds I want to lose. I actually felt like it was unattainable...BUT!!..I picked myself up...figured that losing the loser was a great thing..and finally left the house on Sunday to go to was exactly what I needed. I needed to be reminded to have faith. Today I went to work out...I walked a mile on the treadmill at 2.5mph..and I swam for at least 30 mins. It's always hard to get to the club..but once you accomplish your feel tons better. I really need you guys at this time..seriously. HELP!! emoticon

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DIAMNDSPRKLMOM 12/17/2008 6:39PM

    Anytime you need a friend I'll be right here. Keep smiling because things will turn out just fine. emoticon

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LILYPEARL 7/28/2008 10:43PM

    emoticonYou are always supported by your Spark Friends. If you ever want to talk, just spark mail me.

You are doing the right thing to release those who are not good for you. Change is usually uncomfortable at first. You seem to be doing very well.

You are smart to go to church. Your relationship with the God is the most important relationship.

Lily emoticon

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SMONTY77 7/28/2008 9:58PM

    One way to look at it, since you've lost the loser it could feel like you've lost a ton.

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Facing the numbers...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I used to weigh 413 pounds. That's the most I ever weighed in my entire life. Now I weigh 373 pounds...forty pounds gone! Before I would have NEVER admitted to ANYONE how much I actually weigh....and honestly I feel that facing the one important part of going through this process. Now I see that I ACTUALLY have put a small dent in the HUGE picture of this journey. My dream would be to weigh 200..No I take that back 199lbs! That number is 174pounds away! It sounds so shocking to say..and I know that there are people in the world that have lost more than what I have to lose..and now I seek them for encouragement. Today, I walked 1.17 miles on the treadmill at took 30 minutes...Also I swam and did some water exercises. I came home exhausted..and took a nap...but I feel like I deserved it. So...just to let you all know..that this is my life's goal to get down to a healthy weight..and any positive words right now would be greatly appreciated. Much love to you all!! emoticon

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FEATHERGIRL34 7/18/2008 10:32AM

    Facing the numbers,in my opinion, is half the battle!! Getting real about what we are really doing... and where we let ourselves get to... is empowering. Because when we get real about it, we have to do something about it. And you my dear... you are doing something about it!!

Rock on my Sister!! LIke PumkinFace... I am so proud of you!!

Keep up the good work!!

(((HUGS))) FeatherGirl

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PUMPKINFACE73 7/16/2008 7:11AM

    Girl I really am proud of you and soo impressed with your dedication to yourself and this journey you are on......YOU CAN DO IT honey.....YOU WILL DO IT........I will be here to support you every step of the way


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VEEJAY3 7/16/2008 12:10AM

    You can absolutely have your dream. You can do it. You lost so much already, and it's simply a matter of keeping on doing what you know works. Tell yourself all the time how great you are going to feel, and how much energy you are going to have.

And stay here on spark! Explore. There are so many great articles, and I like reading everyone's blogs and the threads ... it keeps my head on straight.

You are beautiful, Ingrid. Can you IMAGINE yourself in 40 more pounds???!!! Wow.

Have a fantastic week!

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Living and Love ME!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Sometimes I wonder why it took so long to receive that "aha" moment. I've been struggling with my weight for most of my life. I can remember being at Girl Scouts and the girls were all hoppin' on the scale weighing themselves...I was last of course..LOL and I weighed the most. No one made a big fuss but I knew I was different.

When I was twelve my mom dressed me in polyester pants and old lady tops. Her options were limited for an obese child I guess. So when I got into high school I start buying my own clothes. In high school I was on the swim team and took off about 40 pounds swimming a mile a day. I felt good and strong. When I graduated..I didn't keep up with swimming.

So I guess this is my fat history lesson huh? So I was the typical fat girl. Bubbly, giggly, happy all the time on the outside...but in the inside..I always wished I was smaller. I always had a irregular menstrual cycle, which my mom wasn't educated on time just went flying by.

I can remember when my menstrual cycle used to come three to four times a year. When I was a teen this was AWESOME!!..and some of my friends were envious of Then as the years progressed I would have more and more accidents. I would never know when my period was coming. I would have "blood attacks" where blood would just pour out of me. It was ridiculous. There was a time when I didn't have insurance so this was a problem that has went untreated until very recently.

NOWADAYS...So now I'm ready..I'm DONE!! This is something new because I was never ready before..I never tried to lose weight. I never put any effort into losing. But I know that being on SP, going to Curves and basically being mentally ready is the key. I look at the Spark Pages and there are times when I am in AWE. I see where people started..and see how far they have come.. I want to be encouraging like this for people who start after me.....Thank you all for having the courage not to be the "fat" girl/guy any longer. You all have a new cheerleader.

God bless

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EDEN30 5/20/2008 2:45PM

    You do it. I know how you feel as far as struggling with weight. I was always the bigger girl in school. I agree it is nice to know that you are not alone and that others feel the same way and are going through the struggle as well. So don't give up and if you need to talk write me.

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    I know exactly how you feel; I have PCOS but couldn't take the meds. I want you to be prepared that it is HARD to lose weight when you have PCSO so don't get discouraged. It will happen it just might be a little slower than you would like.

If you ever want to talk about it just shoot me an email. We can help each other.

I LOVE YOUR ATTITUDE! It is definitely positive and encouraging! Keep it up!


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LILLIAN364 5/9/2008 7:19PM

    We're here to encourage you. You will reach your goals. It will happen because you are done.

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FEATHERGIRL34 5/9/2008 5:51PM

    Hey there!!

Your blog sounds like me!! Being overweight, joining Curves, wanting to leave a leagacy of health and fitness for those that come after you... WOW... I totally get that!!

My Dear Spark Sister, you can do it!! You can be anything you want, and you can acheive any dream that you set your mind to!

There came a time that I had to believe in me, and when I did, I just soared!! And somewhere along this path, I kinda forgot that, until recently! I have begun to soar again!! I have learned to love me again... and I have learned that there is more to life than just watching it pass me by!!

You can do this!! You are not alone in your effort or along your path!! You have so many people that are here to encourage you, support you and run that path with you!! And the legacy you leave, those that follow down that path after you, will be so thankful that you did it!!

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