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Day 38 Check In.../ 7 Month SparkVersary!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Day 38 Check In...

emoticon - 192.3

Exercise - Praise Moves! 45 min.

Calories - 1444

Fiber - 32

Freggies - 4

Water - 8 today!


So, 7 months ago today, I made a decision that would change my life. I made the decision that I would do what it took to lower my cholesterol and get to a healthy weight. I had no idea how I would do it, so I turned to Google and researched how to lower cholesterol. I included as many of those foods in my diet as I could, but I realized I needed a way to track it, so I googled food trackers and SparkPeople popped up. I haven't looked back since. SparkPeople has given me the support, motivation, and resources that I needed to lower the cholesterol and lose some of my excess weight. I had not idea how difficult it would be, because I have never stuck with anything this long. But, one thing that I know for sure is that whatever sacrifices I have had to make, has been totally worth it in the long run.

I am no longer worried about quitting. Quitting is not an option. I will reach my healthy weight (whatever that may be) and maintain because I have made life changes, not just gone on a diet. I still struggle nearly every day with food choices, but exercise has become second nature to me. I have learned to rely on you, my friends, instead of food when I am upset or need comforting. I have learned that I am capable of a lot more than I thought! What a difference 7 months have made!

Thanks for sharing this journey with me! Y'all are awesome, and I know we will accomplish our goals together!

Praise Moves at the church tonight was wonderful. It felt so good to stretch all those muscles that I have been working so hard on all week! I am all relaxed and ready for bed. Hoping that scale moves down a little in the morning.

Good night, sweet friends!

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    Quitting isn't an option for me either but detouring still seems to be a big option for me. Working on that one!

    Congrats on all your success! I'm very proud of you.
    1276 days ago
    You're simply amazing, Dachelle. I do hope your scale moves in the direction you want it to go, but I also know you'll be fine if it doesn't. You're doing the things you need to do - walking the walk.

    I realized reading your blog that I feel the same way about having made changes from which there's no going back. What a gift...

    Have a beautiful day, my friend!
    :) Gail
    1276 days ago
  • STAY39
    Awesome! What a great gift this site is! emoticon emoticon
    1276 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    I am so glad you found spark too, and that I found spark too, I have loved getting to know you. You are doing super, and you are a great motivator to those around you. Congrats on your 7 months of better health!! emoticon
    1276 days ago
    I hope you feel blessed in the morning, even if the scale holds fast!
    1276 days ago
    Wonderful! I'm so glad you found this site too, and that we're getting to cheer each other on =)
    1276 days ago
  • JUNA89
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    1276 days ago
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