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1 year mark...and starting anew

Friday, May 02, 2014

So! April 8th was the one year mark for me...although the last 4 months I haven't been doing the diet...and I have gained a bit back...I still have lost a total of 65 lbs in this year!

I started at 380lbs
And finished out the year at 314lbs

Here is the first pics I took:

and here I am a year later:

I started out the year going good and reached 90 lbs lost in 8 months. Then the holiday's came, some family stresses, and just general life happened and I fell off...I gained back 25 lbs. But looking at the year in total. I have done a good job!

So now here we are on the second year...and I am renewing myself to get back on this journey...

I loved the progress that I made last year and miss losing and I don't want to go all the way back...

I can't really pinpoint why I am struggling so but I am determined to keep trying...I am praying.

So today I restart my 30 day is where I stick to the diet completely for 30 days...and don't go over my sugar intake.

I want to start taking my monthly pics again...and losing again! I want to get my energy back.

I have learned through this year, I can't let myself go completely off this journey because getting back on is really, really hard. splurging every once in awhile is fine but staying off for any length of time is not...this really is a lifestyle change and not just a diet for a little while!

So here is this months (May) pic:

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    You CAN and you WILL do it! Together we CAN!

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MJEFFERSON23 5/12/2014 8:38PM

  There are detours and traffic jams on every journey, so recognize that you are still on the journey, and that's what's important. You will get there step by step you'll see.You have what it takes and there's no way you will stop! And just know that you have been such an inspiration to many people!

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ZANNACHAN 5/5/2014 11:38AM

    You did an AWESOME job. Winter is also a struggle for me... there are the holidays, and birthday month (February), but also it's so cold and dark out all I want to do is eat warm and filling foods and hibernate, preferably covered in blankets, book in hand, and a cup of tea beside me. So you are definitely not alone in struggling through the winter! But 65 pounds in a year is AWESOME--way to go!!! You're going to rock this year, I just know it.

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LADYSTARWIND 5/3/2014 10:46PM

    Winter has always been a down time for me...and Spring makes me feel like a completely different person! I'm gonna guess you are about the same.. So, it follows that we will BOTH get back to the business at hand of losing the "winter effects", and succeeding this spring and summer!! Our challenge will be to carry the Lifestyle changes through next winter!

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ZELLAZM 5/3/2014 9:10AM

    Good to see you posting again - we all know that being part of the Spark community is such an important factor in reaching our goals. Miss you on the Island!


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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/2/2014 6:54PM

    You have a good handle on why and what. You have a good plan in place to move forward again. You took a step back and reassessed what you truly wanted. Sometimes it is the steps that make us feel like we are failing that pushes us onward to the end.

You can do this! I can see some major changes in your body this past year. WOOHOO! You are on your way.

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CIPHER1971 5/2/2014 6:31PM

    You can do this - I have stalled many times, and it is normally a mental issue for me.

I am here for you, as are the others.

All the best

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BELLSES 5/2/2014 1:48PM

    You made huge progress. You can keep going and make this another fantastic year!

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COOP9002 5/2/2014 1:46PM

    Great job this past year. Blessings to you as you seek to make even more progress in the days, weeks and months ahead.

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SKYEDIVE 5/2/2014 1:42PM

    That is awesome work for 1 year, even if you did backslide a bit. The good thing is that you're starting back up again! Hang in there and you'll lose another 65 this year!

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Day 10 of 30 day cleanse--Week 48

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hi all in all the last 10 days have gone pretty well...

I have only had one day with that is good...haven't stayed in range at all though...but I know I'll get there again...

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ZELLAZM 4/14/2014 6:23AM

    Sorry to have been MIA - good to see you are still persevering in your journey and taking positive steps!

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CIPHER1971 3/30/2014 6:55PM

    You are doing amazing emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/30/2014 10:53AM

    You are truly working towards your goal. I think it is amazing that you are continuing to keep something so addictive out of your diet successfully. You will get to where you want to be!

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    You CAN and you WILL!!!!! emoticon

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MCFITZ2 3/30/2014 12:10AM

    Your making progress. emoticon

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LADYSTARWIND 3/29/2014 9:15PM

    One step at a time!! Sounds like you've got the Sweets out of the way---so this week you can add one more little goal...! In my case, that's easy, since it is a "target rich" environment!! LOL All the Best--You CAN Do This!!

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Day 6 of 30 day cleanse

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

So again wasn't in range...but still no still doing good that way...Also got all my water in too...

So I am at least keeping the sugar intake down!

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CIPHER1971 3/29/2014 6:36AM

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MJEFFERSON23 3/26/2014 9:26AM

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I_R_WORTH_IT 3/26/2014 7:40AM

    One step at a time is all any one can do! Well, unless you have those cool bouncy shoes ...or yer on the moon...dude! On the moon, with the cool bouncy shoes!

What were we talking about?

Hahahaha....keep up the great work on making you the best YOU ever!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/25/2014 7:44PM

    Yea! Way to control your sugar. The rest will come into focus as you continue. I think you are tacking the hardest part first. Good for you!

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KLONG8 3/25/2014 3:33PM

    Keep it up. When you think of the progress you are making.....celebrate! And keep aiming for your planned goal.

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Day 5 of 30 Day Cleanse...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hi this weekend was busy busy!! And I didn't stay in any kind of range...but good news is...NO SWEETS!!!! So all in 3 and 4 was good :)

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RUBECCAL 3/25/2014 8:58AM

    NO Sweets! Congrats .

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/24/2014 6:29PM

    WOOHOO! You Rock! You are changing one thing at a time with this. Yes, you were over calories, but... you refrained from eating the stuff you knew would set you back. One step at a time.

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Day 4 of 30 day cleanse...

Saturday, March 22, 2014

well yesterday was day 3....did good in the morning...until lunch...then the rest of the day was not on track...

hopefully today will be better :)

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/24/2014 6:28PM

    **HUGS** You are now aware of what happened, rather than just letting it float on by. Now you can begin to change the behavior that led to the afternoon off track.

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STONECOT 3/22/2014 5:33PM

    Half a day is better than not at all! You are getting there, participation, not perfection. You can do this Tammy!.

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CIPHER1971 3/22/2014 4:56PM

    You knew that it would be a tough 30 days, as Andrea says Delayed not defeated.

You will do this.

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MCFITZ2 3/22/2014 4:26PM

    Patti that is a great idea. emoticon
You were good for half the day. That was have a day of good choices. If you were not working on this how would that half day looked?
I know you can do this. And Patti is so right. reread what she wrote. Individual choices, long haul, we are not perfect. the next choice can always be a positive one.
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LADYSTARWIND 3/22/2014 3:46PM

    Remember its a "Work in Progress" --- Perfection is a Myth!!
It is the many, little decisions over a l-o-n-g time that makes for progress. As long as you are doing better than you were before you started this Journey, you are headed in the right direction!! You WILL do this--give yourself time and encouragement!

Have you been able to set aside a "Tammy's Treats" area stocked with some really healthy foods you want to include in your eating plan? And then set a Golden Rule that you MUST eat something from there.. And wait 10 more minutes...before you indulge in "regular" sort of treats. I find filling up on healthy foods every two-three hours really keeps me more satisfied, and less likely to get off track! It also allows me to focus on taking positive actions, as opposed to "not" doing something. ("Zero Will Power" is a great description of me!!)

All the best,

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