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Coming Clean for 2013 for Me !

Monday, April 22, 2013

On March 14, 2013 I turned 50 and for the longest time I avoided something on Sparks to update my Ticker. You see I am coming clean for 2010 before my wedding I was 252 pounds by July 2011 I was down to 187 pounds. In 2012 I coasted between 189 and 193 which I thought with the scale I had at home. Oddly, though at the gym my weight depended on the scale (there are 3) between 193 to 200. To be honest I didn't really want to pay attention to it.

Last summer I participated in my first "Tri-A-Tri", it when I saw my photos from the event I was so depressed. Then when the fall season came around when I took out my winter clothes, there were all too tight I knew there was a problem. Finally, purchased a new scale and I was devasted my weight was up to 212 ! Plus I noticed more and more I was having night sweats, dear pre-menopause had started....

Even though I worked out, wrote in a journal nothing was happy on the weight loss side. At the end of January, I started to go to a Athletic Perfomance Center for boot camp training. It's tough, I sweat buckets, I had to re-adjust my eating to eat more *gasp*. I am eating more high protein, low carbs.

So in March when I turned 50 I was down to 202 pounds, now I am back down to 197 - 100 pounds lost I swear I have lost and regained during the course of my life the same 125 pounds. Nonetheless, this time I am being true to Me ! A couple of weeks ago, I was able to do 9 chin-ups assisted of course but never in my wildest dream ever did I think I could achieve a chin-up ! Never stop believing in yourself.
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    Here's to coming clean and training mean!! emoticon
    1727 days ago
    Great job getting back on plan.
    Happy BD. And lucky you. No night sweats until 50? I've been in the pre stage for the past 6 years!! :)
    1729 days ago
    Happy Belated Birthday! Struggles will always find us but the good thing is we have the tools to conquer them! You are doing great! Keep it up! :)

    1735 days ago
  • CATTI53
    Happy belated 50th Birthday! It is time to be "true to you!" Those 125 lbs you keep losing - time to lose them forever! Tell them they are not welcome in your life anymore! Keep up the great job you are doing.
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    1739 days ago


    Love the Rock pic..
    1745 days ago
    Josee, I'm sorry to be late reading this. But I wanted to let you know how much you inspire me. And how courageous I think you are for sharing this. I am proud of you for all your accomplishments and still wish we could hit the gym so you could emoticon my butt emoticon You are emoticon and I am blessed to know you! YOU'VE GOT THIS! emoticon emoticon
    1755 days ago
    You are always such an inspiration Josée. You are still there. never letting go. You truly amaze me and don't ever let go. You can & you will !

    Thumbs Up for the chin up =)

    Keep going ! Le soleil est enfin sorti.. c'est l'temps =)

    1764 days ago
    I know what you mean. I am going through the same thing. I just haven't been able to get back where I need to be. I try and then flop. Good luck! I have gained 29 pounds back. Today I got on my scale for a reality check. What a lap in the head. So it is get serious time for me. Reading your blog is a big help. I always looked up to you and to see you are going to get in there and work on yourself is very encouraging and a boost. Thanks for sharing this. emoticon
    1766 days ago
  • LBP1961
    The important thing is to get back on track.

    Boot camp is amazing isn't . I use to love it. emoticon It completely transformed my body. And what strenght, it was beautiful.

    p.s. I have notice that we all have the same tendency, when the weight goes back up, we don't blog anymore. I think we need to stay on this site to keep track of ourselves. Good luck on the journey , I know you can do it. emoticon
    1766 days ago
  • KARVY09
    You can do it hun!
    1766 days ago
    Like you - I too have battled with the weight regain but we're going to stay strong, come clean as you put it and go for it!! emoticon
    1766 days ago
    You are amazing!! I have made many friends, but you were one of the first people to encourage me when I first joined Spark and you were and still are a HUGE inspiration to me. Okay a skinny inspiration to me, but you get the point.

    Sharing your struggles with us all means so much to me personally, because while you are still just as amazing and inspiring as ever, it just shows you are just so human like the rest of us. We all have bumps in the road, but the most important thing is to not give up, and you have shown that hard work and dedication pays off! emoticon

    I am just so proud of you on so many levels, and the fact that you posted a Dwayne Johnson quote means I heart you even more, I just love him. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1766 days ago
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