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    STINAMARIE86   41,369
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My Biggest Challenge This Year

Monday, December 03, 2012

I started Sparkpeople in April of 2012 and I started strong! I was tracking everything daily, watching everything I did, I even worked out for more than 90 minutes a day or so! I lost 62 pounds from April to July! I was so proud of myself, I still am! But, August came, and with it was ending college and graduating as a Paramedic. I had a lot to get done so I could find a job. So with ending college, the focus of me working out went down the drain. I became focused on graduating, passing tests(finals and Nationals), and after passing them the first time(Which was exciting!), I found a job. I started working in September and with that, came eating out at restaurants for quick lunches...I gained weight(went from 288 to 310). This was a depressing moment for me when I realized how easy I had given up and how quick my focus had changed! In November, I made the commitment to get back on track! I have been tracking my food and I have been exercising everyday! I pack my own lunches for work, which includes a lot of fruits and veggies(5-7 servings) with Oscar Meyer 98% Fat Free Meats(ham and turkey) for sandwiches. I am so glad that I have found my commitment again and am active in all aspects! I have lost some of the weight I had gained; went from 310 to 302! Wednesday, December 5th, is my weigh in; I always weigh in on Wednesdays!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEBLYNN323 12/8/2012 8:05AM

    Congratulations! Way to get back on track!

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CTMOM2KIDS 12/6/2012 8:39PM

    Hey, you're back on track, Christina Marie! CONGRATULATIONS!! You are doing an awesome job! emoticon emoticon

Cheers to you!

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JUSTLLAMA 12/5/2012 8:51AM

    Glad to hear you are back on track and that you aren't letting your failures define you. Keep pushing!

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STINAMARIE86 12/4/2012 11:20PM

    Thank you all!

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RFJSJ50 12/4/2012 7:34PM

    Congratulations on getting back on track! I'm trying and your words motivated me!

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MACMOM57 12/4/2012 2:16PM

    Awesome you can do it.

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CANDOK1260 12/4/2012 2:15PM

quote for the day
You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it.
Emil Zatopek

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STINAMARIE86 12/3/2012 11:19PM

    Thank you!!!

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NAT-AGAIN 12/3/2012 11:10PM

    Good job getting back on track. Its not the number of times you fall that count, its the number of time you get back up!

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CATHYGETSFIT 12/3/2012 10:59PM

    emoticon job on getting back on track! Good luck with your weigh-in! Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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BLUEFISH1881 12/3/2012 10:10PM

    Way to go getting back on track...keep up the good work.

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DIANER2014 12/3/2012 9:49PM

    Awesome job of getting back on track! Good luck on your weigh-in! You're doing great! emoticon emoticon

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CHANGING-TURTLE 12/3/2012 9:03PM

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