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Never Thought I Could Lose The Weight

Sunday, March 24, 2013

This was me at my heaviest of 313 pounds. I had tried every diet in the book. Weight Watchers, self help books, diet pills, shakes, you name it I did it. I started Spark People in 2009, and lost over 40 pounds. I had surgery to remove my gallbladder and to fix a hernia, and I went off of my diet. I came back in 2011, and could not keep myself motivated, so the weight kept piling back on. Finally on March 1, 2013 when I had a hard time walking up the stairs at work, and had to step to catch my breath every few steps. Was the time I decided I had to do something about my weight once and for all. I want to be around for my four biggest supporters.

My husband and my three boys.

I started back on Spark People on March 2, 2013. I started tracking my food again, and got bac in touch with some of my Spark Teams. I even joined the Tame Your Sugar Challenge. I cleaned out my pantry of all of the sugar and the "White Stuff." Started buying more fresh fruits and veggies.

My first weigh in I had lost 9 pounds that week. I couldn't believe it. I was doing it, I was actually losing the weight. I kept up on tracking what I ate. When I go out to eat, I ask the waiter how the different foods are prepared and stick with grilled, I have been starting my meals out with a green salad w/no crutons, and a light dressing on the side. I don't order the burgers or fries anymore, and most importantly soda is out of my life forever. I have been drinking 8-10 glasses of water each day. Starting my day out with a glass of water.

My second weigh in on the 16th of March I was down another 2 pounds for a total loss of 11 pounds. Starting to feel a lot better. I was able to walk up the stairs at work, without having to stop. I am still trying to find my motivation to start going out and exercising in public again. I hate when people are watching me. I feel like they are judging me. I have to find my Spark and just get it done. No more excuses.

My weigh in on the 23rd of March. I was down another 5 pounds. 16 pounds GONE FOREVER. I was looking on Youtube last night, and came across Leslie Sansone videos. I heard another member talk about her workouts in the team forums, and even some blogs about her. All were very positive, so I decided to give her a try. This morning I did one of her exercises and felt great about it. Going to do another one tomorrow. I found that I don't have to go out in public to get in shape. I can do it at home.

16 pounds GONE FOREVER. Never Thought I Could Lose The Weight.

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  • KELLYD2112
    I love Walk Away the Pounds. I do it a couple times a week. Thanks for sharing your story. So glad the stairs are getting easier for you. That's a wonderful payoff for your hard work so far. emoticon
    1789 days ago
    I love the Leslie workouts. Living in Michigan where I can't always walk outside in the winter and not having the budget to join a gym, it's great to pop in a tape and go to town. Great job on the weight loss.
    1789 days ago
    Congratulations on the weight loss. Love to hear the positive coming through in your blog . Keep on Sparking for the motivation key is there we just have to keep trying until we find the one that fits for us.... emoticon
    1790 days ago
    Yea you!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!
    1790 days ago
  • CASHER52
    I understand about the walking and the stairs. That was my wake up call! I got laid off from my job as a security officer and was eating really un-healthy food and not exercising. Then my job called me back to do a temporary assignment doing a fire watch at a warehouse, easy work, so I thought. My 1st time there I had to walk half the length of a big warehouse, and then climb 2 flights of stairs (30 steps) to get to the area I would be watching. I thought I was going to die! I cried every day I had to go back. At the end of the assignment it was easier, but still a stuggle. I am still layed off, but I vowed after that to make a change!
    We can do this together! Congrats on your weightloss so far!

    1791 days ago
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