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    RACHELBUGSMAMA   35,955
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Progress report

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Well, it's been a long time since I actually posted a real blog on here. I just wanted to put a progress report out there.
I had been a really good "sparker" for the first part of 2011 and lost about 35#, then I fell off the wagon and gained it all back plus some. I was still logging on to spark some, but I wasn't applying myself. I started back in again the first part of September, after I was at an all time high of 347.6# (according to my scale... the dr office read over 350.)
I have been concentrating on staying in my calorie range, and now I've been working on adding in my water as well. I have foot and knee issues, so I hadn't been exercising, but I did start adding in some low-impact exercise this week as well. I am currently involved in a few challenges (both on teams here and one at work) that have been keeping me motivated. I haven't lost a lot so far, but I am losing. Hopefully once I am more consistant with water and exercise, the weight will start coming off faster.
I hope that by the end of the year, I will be able to get my water in without a struggle, be exercising and staying in calorie range regularly, and have reduced pain in my knee and feet. I hope to be at my goal weight in about 2 years (unless it gets delayed by a pregnancy, DD is 3 already, I'm going on 38, and we are hoping to have another one... we'll see if it ever happens though, getting pg with her was hard enough!)
When I reach goal, I will be 1/2 my size!! (currently 340, goal 170).
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I_AM_FREE 11/15/2012 11:24AM

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KITTYKITTEMMING 10/27/2012 4:09PM

    Keep working and applying yourself and the weight will come off.

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FAVALL 10/25/2012 5:13PM

    Hi Rachel, Your child's picture is sure cute!

Have you set your intermediate goals for the next 2 weeks? Attaining reasonably set goals will help you to gain confidence. Don't be discouraged or overwhelmed. Just keep making the best choices for you day by day. emoticon

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TALLGIRLX3 10/24/2012 9:11AM

    I'm with everyone else... any loss is a loss!

Getting started is always the hard part. You can do it! Just think, in 2 years - you'll be so glad you started now!

And good luck on getting preggers again. :)

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.DUSTY. 10/22/2012 9:38AM

    emoticon You lost 6.4 lbs. this week! emoticon

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MELLIEH0212 10/22/2012 9:16AM

    Hey girl! any loss is a LOSS! you can do this! emoticon I'm here to support you anyway I can ;)

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MPRILL 10/22/2012 8:11AM

    emoticon on getting back on track.

It's difficult when you have injuries and exercising is painful. Just remember to start slow. Focusing on water intake is a great first step.

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FAVALL 10/22/2012 1:44AM

    Its great that you rejoined Spark and are sensing progress. It takes a while to start seeing the changes but trust that your making the right choices over and over will get you to the goals you aim towards. I drink more water with a straw. Try that and see if it helps.

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GELFLINGLADY 10/21/2012 9:59PM

    Congratulations on getting back on the Spark track! emoticon

I just restarted this whole thing (even reset my goals from the beginning of the year) and I think that by getting back to sparking my motivation will stay with me this time.

I look forward to seeing you on the boards!

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