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Six Month Anniversary with Spark People

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I can't believe it has been six months since I started this wonderful journey with Spark People! emoticon emoticon

I have lost 33 pounds and many more inches from all parts of my body. More importantly, I feel wonderful, am healthier, and I also look much better too! Tracking food and exercise is now a firm part of my lifestyle. I plan my meals ahead of eating including when I go out to eat. I check restaurant websites and fill out my nutrition tracker before I going to the restaurant.

I plan my exercise as well and experiment to keep my body guessing. I sometimes feel sore after my workouts, but I know I need them and am healthier for it. I can't say I love exercising, but I continue to do it at least three times per week. I have learned to incorporate exercise into my daily routines, like cleaning, shopping, etc.

I have learned so much from all of the helpful resources. This website and all its members are unbelievable. What a wonderful gift we have been given when Spark People was invented. Thanks, Chris!! I've been SPARKED!!!


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SHANALFOSS 5/29/2013 2:00PM

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AESTHETICA 4/7/2010 1:17AM

  YAY! Congrats on your success!

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Two Months with Spark People

Monday, December 07, 2009

Two months has flown by for me and I am 17 pounds lighter and many inches thinner!
Wow, and Woo Hoo...I feel great!

I just moved into Phase 3 and have selected two motivational phrases to inspire me along the way. I hope they will inspire you as well.

“Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise,
risking more than others think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical, and
expecting more than others think possible.”

“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”

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THE_SILVER_OWL 1/24/2010 12:43AM

    You are so spot on with those quotes. Congratulations with all the success you are having. I see that by now you are down 25 pounds!

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MACAMPBELL3 12/7/2009 9:06PM

    Congratulations on your success!!! Keep it up!

That first quote spoke directly to me. I always strive for excellence, and I think hearing it laid out like that was exactly what I needed to hear, so thank you for that!

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One Month Into Spark People

Monday, November 09, 2009

I can't believe it! It's been one month since I joined Spark People. I love it, especially the nutrition and fitness trackers!!

I have lost 10.6 pounds and unbelieveably...lots of inches off most parts of my bod. I really believe I can do this! Finally, something is working and has me inspired.

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BUBBLY_ONE 11/9/2009 11:53PM

  I myself will be a month in too. I haven't lost as much as you have but I soon hope to pick up the momentum soon. Keep up the great work. emoticon

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KOI239 11/9/2009 11:52PM

    You go girl!

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"Don't Get Gobbled Up" Challenge for week of Nov 1 through 7

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Holiday Mantra: I can do this, even during the holidays!

1) Reviewed trackers and blogs from week 1 on SparkPeople.
General: I worked to understand the site and use all the components.

Nutrition: I went over my calories during the first couple of days when I was tracking after eating. Then I started planning my food before eating and have stayed on or below my calories all of the time.

Fitness: I was not doing much/anything for fitness.

Community: I joined 3 teams, but did not contribute much during the first week.


2) Made a list of your strengths and weaknesses that you have discovered in your first month here.

a. I am very good at planning and tracking my nutrition. I track everything and don't cheat.
b. I am internally competitive with myself, so the challenges work well for me.
c. I like to learn, so all of the articles and blogs are really helpful.

a. I find lots of excuses to not exercise or go to the health club.
b. I am a very private person when it comes to my weight, so it was difficult to share nfo/experiences.
c. I tend to overeat on proteins and undereat on fats.


3) Weighed the pros and cons of continuing through the holidays instead of starting over in January.
a. I won't be 10 or more lbs heavier in January and thus won't have to lose the extra weight.
b. I'll be proud of myself for accomplishing a very difficult task.
c. I'll have lost weight by following my nutrition and exercise plans, so in January I'll be lighter.

a. I'll miss out on all the wonderful food that is present at every party, etc. during the holidays
b. I'll miss out on eating some of the cookies I bake for others at Christmas.


4) Create a Visual Collage of what motivates you. Base it around a specific goal, mantra, feeling or whatever helps you hang to your determination. (50 points)

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