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If at 1st you don't succeed try, try again!

Monday, March 26, 2012

OK so I 1st joined Spark People on 5/24/2009. It took me all that time to reach the 1st major milestone I set up for myself. The milestone was to be under 300 pounds. I reached that goal on this past Sunday with a total weight loss of 75 pounds to date with Spark People.

The old Yvonne would have thrown the towel in ages ago. The very 1st year, and actually it was less than a whole year, I shed 73 pounds. Then I came down with a very bad case of the shingles and was on steroids for almost an entire year. It wrecked havoc on my weight. I gained back a good portion of what I had lost. emoticon

Bummer! Now I had to start over again or let's say half start again. The weight started to come off again but then I hit a plateau around 315 pounds if I recall. $@!% January 1st of this year, well really the 4th emoticonI went back 100% Raw. Almost one whole month of eating Raw, doing what I was supposed to be doing and zip. Inches came off, clothes were falling off, but no numbers on that stupid scale were coming off. Finally in February the numbers started dropping on the scale. emoticonHappy Days! I could stop whining! emoticon

Fast forward to this Sunday and I am doing the Happy Dance! emoticon I gave myself an early birthday present. I made a statement in one of my teams that I set a goal for myself to be under 300 pounds by my birthday. Well that is about 10 days from now. Yippee and by the way I am ahead of the game!

My next milestone is set for a weight of 275 pounds and I am setting each additional milestone in 25 pound increments.

The moral of this blog is that there will be setbacks but we can't give up. We need to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off and begin again not looking back but forward. When you get up in the morning, smile at yourself in the mirror before you brush your teeth for the day. Tell yourself that today is the 1st day of the rest of your life. And then believe it!

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DS9KIE 3/28/2012 12:17AM

    That is sooooooo great and the best birthday present you can give yourself.

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OLDERDANDRT 3/27/2012 4:52PM

    emoticon emoticon And you are doing it!!! emoticon emoticon

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LGAR519 3/27/2012 3:50PM

    Your blog hit the nail on the head today. I needed to hear it!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/27/2012 1:34PM

    Congratulations Yvonne you are sure an inspiration and one I admire! Thank you for sharing your successes with us and your words of encouragement sure has fueled my Hope that I to will have successes if I keep trying and eat a Raw healthy eating plan,which I am working on right now.YOu Keep Working it Girl, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Diana

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MARATHONGIRL29 3/27/2012 12:30PM

    Congratulations Way to go. Keep it up.

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DARKTHOR 3/27/2012 11:50AM

    Yvonne, that is fantastic! I'm very pleased for you. Enjoy the heck out of life, you are doing things the right way.

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QUEENDEBRINA 3/27/2012 10:39AM

    Your blog really hit my buttons this morning! emoticon

Tuesdays are my "weigh" day and the numbers on my scale just aren't reflecting the way my clothes are fitting. Over the weekend (and again today) I wore capris that I couldn't get into last summer.

So the "happy" me says..."Hooray! you're doing it!" emoticon

But then that stupid "insecure" me says..."1.5're gonna be doing this forever...what's the point." emoticon

Then I read your blog and I don't feel so defeated. You "sparked" me...just because the numbers on the scale aren't moving down doesn't mean I'm not making my body better.

And BTW - you are incredible. You have a very positive and beautiful spirit. It comes through clearly when you write.


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ORGANIC811LFRV 3/27/2012 6:52AM

    Yippee! You are RAWking! And the weight is rolling right off you!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/27/2012 1:29AM

    You should be very proud of yourself! You've done an awesome job! I know you will do it!

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    Good Job Yvonne! Love your positive attitude


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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/26/2012 10:15PM

    Way to go, Yvonne!

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    I'm so proud of you! Congratulations!!!! WooHoo!!!!

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FUZZYMOTO 3/26/2012 8:59PM

    Congrats. Way to go. And way to treat yourself right. emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/26/2012 7:49PM

    That the Lord for "ONE MORE TIME!

You are a great inspiration to me!

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HELEN_BRU 3/26/2012 7:22PM

    Good job!


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