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    OAKASHANDTHORN   21,747
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So thrilled to lose 9 pounds in 9 weeks! Thank you, Spark People!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

After only 9 weeks, and 9 pounds, I can really tell the difference in my body. I am slimming down through the middle; AND the backside and "thunder thighs" are definitely shrinking.

What has worked for me are:

(1) the treadmill-- 3.5 miles a day most days at 2 mph;

(2) tracking everything single thing that goes in my mouth to avoid mindless eating. I am usually within my 1200 to 1500 calories per day, and I check the chart at the end of the day, while calories are still in reserve, to see if I need to add carbs, fats, or protein.

(3) 8 or 9 glasses of water per day--It really helps! Believe it, folks! Water has some magic, catalytic property that gets the weight off!

(4) Signing in at sparkpeople.com every day (actually several times a day) to enter my food and fitness, sign in with my teams, and read other pages/blogs.

Coming back to sp.com is so reinforcing! Great resources, great info., lots of inspiration. And gotta get those spark points.

And, to be honest, that is 9.4 pounds gone in 9.5 weeks! YES!!!!

THANK YOU, SPARKPEOPLE.COM! I have always been a weight-conscious person, and this is the first time I have found all the tools I need, all in one place, to get the weight off, and keep it off. I'm here for life!






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FITFABME2 3/13/2011 5:58PM

    Haven't heard from you in a while - so that's what you've been up to -- consistent weight loss! Awesome - way to go!

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MICHELE0008 3/13/2011 2:53PM

    Congratulations to you! That is a tremendous success. You are well on your way to health and fitness! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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GATORJOY 3/13/2011 9:43AM

    emoticon Hope you continue successfully.

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JILLTBNAGART 3/12/2011 7:37PM

    Woo Hoo!

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MSCAROL3 3/12/2011 7:19PM

    emoticon keep up the good work.

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PLPEEP 3/12/2011 7:15PM

    You are doing every thing needed to reach goal, congratulations. And nine pounds is something to be proud of. Keep up the good work.

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ONESPOTLEFT 3/12/2011 7:01PM

    congradulations

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BOOKWORMBABE888 3/12/2011 6:54PM

    Awesome! You are doing great-keep it up :) emoticon

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