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    DRAGONCHILDE   56,724
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Feeling better than ever

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I'm still following my mystery plan (and yes, you'll get to hear about it soon, I promise. And why you can't yet.)

It's working well for me. Today, I weighed in lighter than I have been since before getting pregnant. I'm almost afraid to track it... I feel great, I'm eating healthy things with lots of veggies, and I've not been following my program perfectly, but using the things I've learned at SP over the years and that this plan teaches to make substitutions that make sense.

One thing that has benefitted me here on SP more than anything else has been involvement in the community. Yes, I read articles, and click links, but I've learned more from my Sparkfriends and the people who share their knowledge in the message boards than I've ever dreamed possible.

I've made great friends in the process. I am accountable. I feel like I NEED to log in here and post my nutrition, because people are checking in on me.

I was looking in the mirror today, and I realized something.

I have a WAIST. And curves. Not the lumpy curves I've had for years, but actual, pleasing curves! That persistent gut of mine is still there, but it's smaller.

I like who I see. I smile more. I have more energy. I actually fit clothes I haven't worn in years.

And today, my husband asked to go to the gym with me. He's hit 240 lbs, and it scares him, I think. I'm trying not to bombard him all at once; I just asked if we could do that awesome salad thing once a week, and maybe focus on doing stuff like grilling a batch of chicken to reheat now and again. :) I'm not going to nag him about how weight loss is in the kitchen... baby steps. I don't want to overwhelm him and scare him off.

First we gotta get active!
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MERRY_XMAS 3/13/2013 3:16PM

    I'm so happy for you and your progress!!!
Well done!!!

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CLARK971 3/13/2013 1:12PM

    you are doing great!

your baby steps are having a positive impact on your husband! emoticon

and yay for fitting into the clothes! emoticon

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JENSTRESS 3/13/2013 8:31AM

    What amazing news!!! So glad for you! Fitting into old clothes is such an amazing feeling. I can't wait to get there again!!! Keep up the great work.

Also, I agree. After taking time off from this site, I realized when I came back that I love the accountability, and the support.

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BUBBLEJ1 3/13/2013 5:42AM

    Can't wait to hear about this mystery plan... Hope you tell us soon. I'm very nosy!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 3/13/2013 1:44AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 3/12/2013 11:59PM

    I'm glad your husband seems to be trying to make progress. Perhaps a side effect of finally facing his drinking?

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LEOPARDSPOTS1 3/12/2013 9:24PM

    I'm glad things are going good for you! My boyfriend walks with me alot but as far as working out he refuses. He is not overweight but thats shocking when i think about what he eats... hes on a digiorno pizza/ice cream/fried food diet =P

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TORIAMAE 3/12/2013 5:26PM

    Glad to hear it's going well! Looking forward to the details.

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VTRICIA 3/12/2013 4:43PM

    emoticon Glad to hear thing are going well!

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SUSANELAINE1956 3/12/2013 4:42PM

    You are doing great. My husband also has started to change his habits, including going to the gym since the beginning of the year. I know how good that makes you feel. emoticon

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DRAGONCHILDE 3/12/2013 4:42PM

    Bite your tongue! No Dr. Oz here. ;) Wench.

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OBIESMOM2 3/12/2013 4:35PM

    emoticon
looking forward to hearing your secret.

I wonder which Dr. Oz promo you are following... emoticon

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