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The Ups & Downs of Sparking: UP

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I've been meaning to post this for a week or so; it seemed to balance out tonight's "DOWN" post well!

I have a relatively new friend, Leslie (she actually joined Spark in December, MURFNLES, but has totally fallen off the wagon the last few months). My DH was out of town, her DH was working, and I was at her house for dinner. Our girls were all playing upstairs, and she and I were talking about weight loss, comparing histories: pregnancies, marriage, who gained weight when, and why. She asked me what finally clicked for me. I told her I'd been trying to track calories by hand, with a reference book, and trying to exercise--I knew that it was supposed to work. But I was only maintaining, not losing, and it was frustrating. I was web-surfing one night (which I rarely do) and ended up on some weight loss blog, where a woman mentioned SparkPeople. I clicked... and here I am, 10 months and 21 pounds later/lighter. My friend looked at me and said "Wow! So you really are a SparkPeople success story!"

I thought about it and realized she's right! So I'm not perfect. So I still have more weight to lose. I found something that works for me, and I have learned so much, made so many changes... I'm proud of me! It's a really good thing that I have done, and I am a Success Story, even if I am still a work in progress!

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