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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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  • v 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
    1218 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.
    1219 days ago
  • v MIATIA1
    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
    1219 days ago
  • v TATTER3
    Yea you!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!
    1220 days ago
  • v 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!

    1220 days ago
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