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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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    1954 days ago
    Keep working and applying yourself and the weight will come off.
    1973 days ago
    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
    1975 days ago
    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. :)
    1976 days ago
  • .DUSTY.
    emoticon You lost 6.4 lbs. this week! emoticon
    1978 days ago
  • MELLIEH0212
    Hey girl! any loss is a LOSS! you can do this! emoticon I'm here to support you anyway I can ;)
    1978 days ago
    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.

    1978 days ago
    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.
    1978 days ago
    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!
    1979 days ago
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