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Walking the FAT LINE and SPARK RALLY..pictures


Monday, July 16, 2012

Walking the Fat Line with Pictures!!!

Sorry for below this blog on the comments, I had to edit a former blog and add it here and ended up leaving the comments. My blog button refuses to work to allow me to add a new blog. Thanks in advance! Kristin

Please let me say first, I am sorry that I haven't been on spark in a very long time! I have missed each of you very much!

I went to the Spark Rally, hosted by Indygirl and it was wonderful to meet many new people. I know Indygirl has posted

a blog and if you haven't yet seen it, please drop by and check it out. I am going to post a few pictures here just in case

you haven't seen it.

I was a speaker, and true confessions had to come out. I had gained back weight and I didn't want to go in front of my

fellow Sparkers and admit defeat, but truth is, not one of us is perfect and I felt I had to be honest and say, yes, I have

lost a lot of weight, but in the long run, I gained back a lot too. Yes, I have still lost 200 pounds and I am proud of that,

however, I have gained back 35 ugly pounds that brought me to my knees and did this within six weeks. I can't tell you what

a huge difference this has made in my body! My back hurts again, I feel sluggish, worn to the bone and let us not talk

about the guilt and shame I allowed to swallow me! I know what my body needs and it isn't these unwanted blubber parts!

How did I manage that after maintaining after months of weight loss? It was easy, I gave way to my old eating habits and I stopped

exercising. Foolish girl I was! The only people that were happy were Dairy Queen and McDonalds to see their old fat girl back!

However, I am not here to beat myself up, nor am I here to make excuses! I am back and ready to start

again with the baby steps I have preached over and over about. Somehow, I thought I could go along and not

do the things I knew were best for me!!! I don't know how or why that happened, but I am taking control back

over my life. Actually, sitting here, I can tell you why it happened, but like I said, no excuses allowed!

I have ate clean for the past two days now and I am happy about that. I am planning clean days and of course

I am planning to eat things that I want too. I have to remember, moderation, moderation, moderation!

This has been one heck of a year and I promise myself and you, I am going to end it on a good note!

GREAT NEWS!!! Website and Support Groups coming soon!!!

Myself and a fellow Sparker are joining forces and we are going to start weekly support groups in our

area. We feel we need the added support of friends that are close and it will help us reach our goals

in helping with others. I am also starting a website that I have had in the works for over a year, called,

Losing4me.com . This is in NO WAY to compete with SparkPeople.com in fact, this will be only a

local meeting place for locals or anyone who wishes to read our blogs, or updates. I am doing this more

for myself then anyone, as I feel it is a great tool to help me continue on the road to successful weight loss!


I hope you enjoy the pictures...and please, please, if I haven't spoken to you in awhile, please, know I still

am here and loving you very much! I wish you all the very best in life and I am back to help support you on

this lifestyle journey!

Step ONE, go back to Spark People and begin ...... Check@

My son Zac, has lost 50lbs this year and is running like mad daily..five miles..I am the proud mama!!!! Even if he is wearing his goofy hat and glasses!



Me at the rally!



My sista and I at the rally!


My best friend and I at rally!!


The four Spark Girlies together again!



Spark Picture of group from the Rally! A couple pics to share!





Love ya all,

Kristin
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUCCEED621 4/8/2014 2:50PM

    Good luck to you! I know how you feel. BUT!!! you lost 200 lbs.......Consentrate on the positive and let the rest go! You can do it!
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MYHUBBYISMYHERO 11/29/2012 1:42PM

    Kristin,
Good luck on your journey. You can do this.
sharon

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KATWOMAN234 11/25/2012 6:03PM

    Trying to get back on track also. Breaking my wrist put a damper on my exercising so I also have regained about 20lbs. But what is important is picking ourselves back up and starting again. Hope all is well with you my friend!!

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YATMAMA 10/1/2012 2:40PM

    What awesome pics, my beautiful friend! I, too, have regained some of my hard lost weight and I'm ready to kick butt again. How EASY it is to start driving through again. Right? grrrrrrrrrrrr We are gonna make it OUT of the fat cycle forever!! Kudos on your support group. How I wish, wish, wish you were closer so I could attend them!! I love you, sweetpea. You are my hero forever.

HUGS

Missy

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LLINDY65 9/30/2012 10:17PM

    Was nice to meet you thanks for posting pics

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SHEENADEE 9/30/2012 9:35PM

    Hello! It was so nice to meet you at the rally. I hope to see you at the next one too.

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HOLLYM48 9/30/2012 9:40AM

    I think we all need to here that we are not perfect and we will have setbacks but to see the courage of those that have lost so much weight and to see that it is a struggle for you everyday not to go back to the old ways is a reality check for us as well to say, watch out, those old ways are easy to fall back into but tomorrow is another day to get back on track. Sounds like a fun time at the rally and your webpage sounds like a great idea. It is people like you that make this website so inspirational! Great job.

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NEWMOM20121 9/30/2012 9:12AM

    Thank you for sharing. Love the pictures.



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~INDYGIRL 9/30/2012 5:05AM

    The rally was such fun! Post more pics! YAY!

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LUCYLU22 9/29/2012 12:55AM

    Missed you sweetie! Glad to see you back and ready to get to it!!! Love the pictures, I am so glad you had a great time at the rally.

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COOKWITHME65 9/28/2012 7:08PM

    You are glowing Kristin! so glad to here about your upcoming group meetings and website. Of course I will be bookmarking it and checking it out regularly. A Big emoticon to your son Zac. You tell him show him my sparkpage and tell him Chloe and I thing he is just emoticon to be be be out there exercising and taking good care of his body. You have every right to be proud Kristin. You have done a fine job in raising your sons.

Love ya - K

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CINDHOLM 9/28/2012 4:45PM

    emoticon Thanx for posting the pix..The rally was fun and it was GREAT seeing you again!! emoticon

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MILLIE5522 9/28/2012 2:13PM

    So good to hear from you again! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/28/2012 1:10PM

    hi love it is great hearng from you again ,whatever size you are lol.looks like a great time at the spark rally i wished i lived near enough to go lol.also like your meeting idea,again wished i lived closer but if i can i would love to read your blogs on your website when you set it up.take care love and keep on keeping on everyone is rootin for ruby i am rooting for you love. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRESHA20 9/28/2012 1:03PM

    I am glad that you're back on here. There is nothing wrong with slipping as long as you recognize and get back up and keep it moving. This journey is not meant to be perfect. Those times when we slip will be the times we will probably learn from the most. It is very easy to slip back into old habits. Knowing that will help you to recognize the habits as you forge ahead on this journey. Welcome Back, and you still look great!

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 9/28/2012 12:47PM

    I am sorry about the comments below this blog, because I couldn't use my spark blog button to add a blog, I had to use an old blog and edit it and put the new blog in its place. I love you all!

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RISINGBLUESTAR 9/28/2012 6:46AM

    I enjoyed this blog so much. Nobody likes ugly pounds but you know exactly what you need to do and you will do it, I have no doubts. You are one of my favorite sparkers and you are very inspiring. When I felt down and hopeless, you reminded me that there is always hope.
I will NEVER forget those words. :)

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DTYUNGU 8/15/2012 9:53AM

    coming from oklahoma! :) excited to you meet you all!

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HDANGELB4U 8/5/2012 6:18PM

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SANDRA2BSKINNY 7/28/2012 11:11AM

    I live in California so will have to read about.

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HDANGELB4U 7/22/2012 11:13PM

    will be there


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TEENY_BIKINI 7/20/2012 8:56AM

    Thanks for sharing the info. I am sure it will be a blast!!

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NEWMOM20121 7/19/2012 10:55PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun and I would love to meet spark friends. However I am in California, I will have to look forward to reading about it.

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SNOWANGELDIVA 7/17/2012 3:02PM

    9.5 hour drive...that would be so awesome though...Have a SPARKtastic time, Diva!!

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MISSROCKABILLY 7/17/2012 1:29PM

    I'm going to have to see how my school schedule pans out for fall before I can commit to making it, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. It's only 3.5 hours or so from me, and I would love to be able to come and meet you and more sparkers in person!

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SUSIEPH1 7/17/2012 5:43AM

    Hi Kristin !!
sounds like a wonderful meet up .. wish I could come .. but I am a bit far away ... enjoy my friend !!
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CINDHOLM 7/16/2012 8:17PM

    I WILL be seeing you there!!! emoticon

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WILDFLOWERMA 7/16/2012 6:10PM

    Aww too far for me, but have a wonderful time!

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BMCKEOW1 7/16/2012 4:19PM

    Wish I was closer I would love to go.

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ASHIKIME 7/16/2012 3:15PM

    I wish I was anywhere close to there!

btw, love the wedding dress in your background.. I wish it was bigger so I could see it better lol

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GARDENQE2 7/16/2012 1:31PM

    I will be in Chicago August 23-27. AWW! I'll miss your rally, but be with you in spirit! emoticon

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FLPALM 7/16/2012 1:17PM

    Kristen, I soooo wish, I was closer! We are on the EAST COAST, approximately 1500-1600 miles away! But, I can't wait for all your input AFTER the RALLY! Photos, stories, inspirations, this would be GREAT!


Hugs,

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PAMNANGEL 7/16/2012 1:02PM

    It'd be nice to have a rally in the Sacramento, Ca area. Good luck with your rally.

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 7/16/2012 12:40PM

    Thank you ladies!!!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/16/2012 12:36PM

    Very much out of my area, but I will like it for you emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/16/2012 12:28PM

    wish i could join you love.get someon to tape your speach so i can see it.canīt wait and i am so excited for you love.you will be great. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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