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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!!
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