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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I've been doing this weight loss/get in shape thing for almost 10 years now and I didn't know you could lose weight in your hands! Sure, my wrists are smaller and I can wear regular brackets now, not just the custom made ones or anklets as bracelets. The other week I was grousing to myself how BIG my non-latex gloves were at work, so I decided to try a pair of mediums instead of my usual large. They weren't tight!

Did you know that a woman is supposed to get measured for a bra when she loses 5-7 pounds? The last time I got measured I went from a 42 D to a 38 C. The 42 D was baggy in the cups, too. That's why I decided to get measured. Now I have pretty, lacy ones as well as practical sports bras! Fun!

And apparently panty size can change as quickly as bra size. I need to find out what size panties I wear now...

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DEWAND1 8/6/2014 6:31PM

    That is exciting......I hear that when the Security Guards start work at our hospital, they often lose a shoe size because they walk so much. So if you can lose a shoe size why not a hand size. I too, can wear smaller bracelets now. Its wonderful!

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You know you're doing something right...

Friday, June 20, 2014

I feel like I'm FINALLY getting it together! I tried on some scrub pants today that I got for work that SHOULD have fit when I got them months ago and NOW they do! A little snug, but they'll work and keep me from having to do laundry so often. (as long as I don't run out of undies)

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ROBBIEY 6/20/2014 8:55PM

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

I noticed on Friday when I came to SparkPeople that I had a streak of over 250 days going. emoticon It's over! I couldn't get online because my internet was down, I worked 12 hours (can't log onto SparkPeople at work), and there were storms when I got home. emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 12/23/2013 12:09PM

    so start a new one ....... you know what the situation was and you are the only on e that counts! emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 12/22/2013 9:10PM


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ARNETTELEE 12/22/2013 3:50PM

  Sorry to hear about your can start over. It happened to me too...I had a streak going then one day I slipped and so I started over. You can do it too!

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My Story

Sunday, September 15, 2013

I've been on SparkPeople for over a year and I don't think anyone but my closest real life friends know my whole weight loss story/journey.

The part I'm going to tell starts in 2005. I decided it was time to do something about my weight. I was in constant pain in my knees and feet and knew something had to be done. I had been going to a gym that had those tables that move you and shake you. You really didn't have to do a thing! So I started working out with a trainer there. It was great, I lost 50 pounds just cutting back and doing what she said. Then I had a stressful situation at work. As a result I had a rectal bleed. The surgeon who repaired it ordered me to go to Weight Watchers or he would fire me as a patient. And I knew that I HAD to push harder. The Monday after that mom and I went to Weight Watchers. On that program I lost 50 more pounds. Then it stopped. I exercised some but obviously not enough. And (my excuse) I had trouble following the program. It changed every 2 years. Once I got used to it and could figure out my points it changed.

That gets my story up to late 2009. By then my younger sister had gotten the lap band and done real well. My older sister's husband and daughter had also had the lap band surgery and were looking real good. So I asked my doctor about it. It turned out that I was a good candidate. I was diabetic, had high blood pressure and arthritis in both knees. I also had high cholesterol. My lap band surgery was in October, 2010. I won't say it's been easy, but I don't think I could have gotten where I am today without it.

My highest weight was 424. I never want to see it again. I don't even want to be close. Last Wednesday I weighed in at 266. A total loss of 158 pounds since 2005. And I'm not done yet. That's not all. I am no longer diabetic. I no longer have high blood pressure. I wish I could run but I damaged my knees so badly that I have no cartilage and I'm bone-on-bone and I'm trying to delay knee replacement surgery as long as possible.

I know SprakPeople wants to hear from people who have lost their weight completely through here, but sometimes the journey is longer and more complicated.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 9/16/2013 1:36PM


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Saturday, July 06, 2013

Every day is loaded with choices. Do I eat this emoticon , or not? Do I go to the gym emoticon , or not ? Strength training emoticon or aerobics emoticon ? I made a bad choice yesterday. It wasn't the food choices. It wasn't if I should go to the gym or not. It wasn't even strength training OR aerobics. I did both. emoticon And I'm paying today in sore muscles. emoticon

Today is a rest/recovery day. emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 7/6/2013 10:14AM


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DEEGIRL50 7/6/2013 9:32AM

    Excellent choice to give your body time to recover. We do have so many choices to make every day We'll keep improving as long as we make more healthy choices than we did in the past.
emoticon Enjoy the journey!

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