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    RAYLINSTEPHENS   242,834
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Today I am not overweight, I am Normal Weight!!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

I joined Spark 4/13/2006 at 205 lbs but was still on dialup and didn't return.

I came back! Mar 27, 2008, I was 210 and this time I stayed and did the Spark Program! Satellite Internet helps a lot.

The first 2 months I refused to trust the Nutrition Tracker and logged on my own but every time I would go below 1000 calories I would trigger a 2-3 day binge over 2300 calories. I lost weight but it wasn't as steady as after I started using the Nutrition Tracker steadily. I had to 'let go' and 'let spark' be in charge. I had to trust that I needed to be eating 1500 calories daily and the weight started dropping. I have continued to average 2 lbs per week until the last few months where it dropped 6 lbs and then 4 lbs per month. But it is still dropping!!

My original goal was 165 because I felt I could maintain it. Before reaching it I discovered the spark program was so easy to follow that I changed it to 148 and then 136.4 to be a normal weight (135 for a rounded number). Now I have changed it yet again to 130 but will go as low as my body is comfortable with. We are thinking possibly 125 or even 120? But from here I will take it a few pounds at a time, maybe in 5 pound increments.

One Day At A Time, One Pound At A Time!

Nothing is impossible with SparkPeople in your corner!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CATHYMVE 2/9/2009 3:38PM

    emoticon That is fantastic !! I can not wait for that feeling. SP is the best thing that I have ever done ! Tracking has made a big difference with me. it helps me keep focused and on track! I am so proud of you !

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SHAY4HIM 2/5/2009 10:28PM

    Yayyyyyyyyyy!! emoticon

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DINA:-) 2/5/2009 3:18PM

    congrats, linda! what a huge accomplishment! we are all so proud of you!

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KARRI28 2/5/2009 3:17PM

    emoticon Way to go!!!!

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GRALLEN 2/5/2009 3:06PM

    emoticon and emoticon !!!

You have done so well. I'm proud of you!

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BABIE_JANE 2/5/2009 2:45PM

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You most certainly deserve being the recipient of my happy dance today! Way to go!

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SUPREME5 2/5/2009 12:40PM

    emoticon you have done amazing on this journy my friend . i sam in your corner all the way and am so proud of you thanks for showing it can be done.
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ITHINKICAN4 2/5/2009 11:37AM

  emoticon on reaching your goal. Being in control is what helps us reach our goals and be successful. emoticon emoticon


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NOBLE28 2/5/2009 11:01AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are a shining star.. you did it and we are all proud of you emoticon

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JENIFIREHARP 2/5/2009 10:26AM

    I totally agree that you have to trust SP to help you reach your goals. The nutrition and fitness trackers are very important to me. We are so close to goal... we will be, ahem, we are successful Sparkers!!!

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BONMACK 2/5/2009 10:23AM

    RAYLIN ROCKS! YOU GO GIRL, proud of ya! WOO HOO! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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V-BISHOP 2/5/2009 10:10AM

  You have done so well. I'm proud of you.

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MARTY19 2/5/2009 7:43AM

    WootWoot for you. Your journey has been outstanding. You never quit, never give yp, always stay focused and are a role model to those who can see that they too can do it. I am blessed to have walked on this journey with you.


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CARILOUIE 2/5/2009 7:01AM


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