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Hey Is it Day 3 Already?


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Well I can't believe I'm still here on Spark after 3 days. I have had so many false starts over the past two years but I feel as if this time it might work for me (again). I am still planning on video blogging, so stay tuned for that, hopefully later today. I have an exciting announcement to make regarding the video blogging, so that could be exciting as well.

Here's the skinny on me and my Spark history. In November of 2009 I got really tired of being fat and stumbled upon Sparkpeople.com. I started tracking what I ate, staying within a certain calorie guideline and occasionally taking a walk. I started to loose weight! I got more and more motivated and over the course of about 6 months I lost 50 pounds. You might think that is fast, but for me, not really. I am a pro at dieting. I am not a pro at keeping off the weight. I'm 44 now and the first time I ever went on a "diet" was 30 years ago when I was a freshman in high school. My mom and I joined Weight Watchers together and I successfully dieted my way down to 172 pounds (from 202). Funny how I can still remember the numbers after all these years, isn't it? Well, I gained it all back and more within a year and so began my love affair with yo-yo dieting.

Now I am just over 100 pounds more than that "low" weight. I've been heavier though! I know that I have been over 300 pounds, but I somehow never seem to step on a scale when I'm that heavy.

So here I am, back at Spark, hoping to "loose it" once and for all! I hope you will continue to follow me in my journey here on Spark because the support of other Sparkers is what Spark is all about!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FRANKLY5 12/21/2012 10:17AM

    Ok lets do this thing
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CRAZY_DIET_MOM 11/30/2012 9:07AM

    In so many ways I could be reading my own story... I'm 44, was on my first doctor prescribed diet in junior high (so some 30yrs ago), I actually lost so much weight on WW about 12 years ago that I worked as a leader with them for a while and my first foray into SparkPeople was the fall of 2009.
There have been ups and downs but now I'm here, I'm succeeding and I know that with the support I get and give here on SP that this time is the last time. We WILL do this together and I look forward to sharing in your successes.

Traci
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RHONDA-MULKEY 11/28/2012 8:02AM

    emoticon We are all here together! YOU GO GIRL!

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TCANNO 11/28/2012 7:59AM

    I hope that you can keep at it as you know what you need to do as you have done it before.

I do wish you luck and will follow you..


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EL-E-E 11/28/2012 7:58AM

    Hey, we are all here for you! I just came across your blog this morning and wanted to join in the cheering!!
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Best wishes for your success!

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1935MARY 11/28/2012 7:44AM

    I am with you. I'll cheer you on. Rah Rah. You go , You can do it! emoticon

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