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    J3N1971   46,979
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Lesson learned, the hard way...

Friday, October 22, 2010

(Just re-read my own blog from a long time ago. REALLY MOTIVATED MYSELF!)

So, here a sit @ nearly 200lbs!!! Although I had struggled w/ my weight for nearly all of my life, 5 years ago I was on a mission of change. My first goal was to lose weight. During that time I went from my all-time high of 236lbs down to 146lbs in about a years time. I consistently maintained a weight of 155-165 for 4 years. Then things changed: illnesses, getting off work @ 6 as opposed to 3:30 & getting married, to a cook no less. I was busy & just stopped paying attention to me.

A year ago I got on the scale & weighed almost 180lbs. Instead of that being motivation to "get back on track," I became very disappointed in myself & ultimately let myself go - all the way up to 216lbs!

In August of this year my sister mentioned SparkPeople to me & I am so very grateful that she did. I joined SP on 8/28/10 and to date I have lost 17lbs & am really enjoying the journey. I would like to take a moment to thank my AMAZING sister, both my my "12 weeks til Christmas Challenge" buddies & my SP friends for helping me along the way. You are appreciated!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1BEACHWALKER 10/26/2010 6:44PM

    So happy for you. We are all grateful for Spark People and our friends who keep us happy and motivated. Glad you are my friend! You are doing goood-stay strong and keep going! Connie

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CHRISTIES6PACK 10/25/2010 2:51PM

    You can do it!! It is such a challenge but you are so worth it! Keep going, 17lbs is great!! Glad to have you as my buddy!!!

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GWCANNON 10/22/2010 9:03PM

    Thank God for Sisters AND SparkPeople!!!!
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LESLEYMTN 10/22/2010 12:41PM

    Thank you Jen! Remember you are worth so much, never give up! It is living to be a Happier, Healthier You!!!!

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MACILINN 10/22/2010 12:22PM

    I was at goal wt a few yrs ago too! I thought for sure my days of crazy eating were over! nope! I started sparks 8/21 and have lost 11 pds. I think the secret to me is to stay focused! I think I will prob be a sparkie the rest of my life and log in my food! That's what I stopped doing last yr. as far as cooking for your new family. Do them a favor and feed them foods that will make them feel good about themselves too!You can do it, I can to! Let's be goal wt again soon! ~Maci~

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