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Super Happy & Super Obnoxious ;)

Thursday, May 16, 2013



I just have to admit it, my happiness and my Spark is at an all time high, and I am actually, well to be quite frank, OBNOXIOUS! emoticon

I am beyond emoticon's and emoticon's right now, and when I sweat I'm pretty sure glitter comes sprinkling out. emoticon emoticon

I think I struggled for so long that I forgot how good it felt to have this weight loss under control, finding the "sweet spot" again has been amazing! My emoticon jar has been receiving a lot of action since the big drought these last few months.

Part of this happiness came from forgiving myself. Any of you who have followed me and watched me moan and whine about being on a plateau and struggling know the last few months have been hard. emoticon Hitting 212 in October of last year only to plateau, then gain, then lose, then gain, then lose then maintain and then gain 10ish pounds March-April was just heart wrenching. There was a part of myself that kept reminding me that I had "wasted" 6 months because I was not losing weight. I should have been in Onederland, in fact I should have hit my goal of 180 in that amount of time. It was a devastating blow to feel like I just threw that time right in the garbage. emoticon

But I have since gotten on track and gained some serious perspective. Even when things got hard, I never stopped coming to Spark people. I never lied about any weight gains, no matter how big or small. I NEVER let my weight get higher than a gain of 10 pounds, and once that happened it was my true wake up call to get moving in the right direction. The old me would have just ate her way all the way back up to a new all time high weight, but not the new me.

So I feel great because not only am I back on track, but I can now say the last 6 months were NOT wasted because I learned:

emoticon: It's easy to slip back into old habits, and that one week of an "I don't care attitude" can turn into an entire month.

emoticon: Weight can come back on sooooooooo much faster than it takes to lose it, and we can easily lose ground.

emoticon: I've learned that I know how to maintain my weight within a 5 pound range, that knowledge is going to help me SO much when it's time for maintenance.

emoticon: My support from my spark friends and logging onto this site daily is a very important part of my success.

emoticon: I've also learned that any time spent not regaining all the weight I lost is still a huge success! The scale going down is the obvious success, but the scale not going back up is a success in it's own right!

So yes, my happiness is obnoxious right now, and I don't care who knows it. When you go from down in the pit of despair to the sweet spot, all you want to do is celebrate! emoticon

My name is Stephanie, I'm sickeningly happy, I'm headed to Onederland and I don't care who knows it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Whether you are in the pit of despair trying to climb out, in your sweet spot, or somewhere in between, don't give up! Keep your eye on the prize! If I can do this, I promise you ANYONE can do this! emoticon

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  • HEATHERFREE
    YAY sounds fantastic!
    1224 days ago
  • BETHIEBOOPS
    owow! You go girl! I am celebrating with you!
    1225 days ago
  • GEMINIGEM6
    Girl. If I don't know how this feels firsthand I don't know who does. And aside from me, there are sooooo many people on this journey that is filled with imperfection. That's why it's a journey! I think sometimes we are too hard on ourselves. We have to take into account that (and this differs from person to person on how long of course...and I say 'we' meaning in general)we didn't put the weight on overnight. For a lot of ppl it took years, some it took months. But the REASON why the weight is there is what the journey is about and why we can go up and down. It's in our thinking. So I COMPLETELY understand. I have been on SP since 2008. Since that time I've lost and regained on average the same 20-25lbs the whole time. Now I'm back on the up side. I am now at my highest original start weight. Which totally sucks. In the end of 2011 I was down close to 30lbs. I completely sabotaged myself w/ my thinking. My point to all this jabber (lol) is that it's a journey and not everyone who has lost the weight and kept it off got there their first try. I'm so glad that you are so transparent and staying positive. You rock girl! And you are going to reach your goal!!!
    1227 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/19/2013 3:10:52 PM
  • AHTRAP
    trying to come up with something snarky to say, and failing :)

    just glad that you're happily kicking that proverbial posterior
    1227 days ago
  • DEBSZOO74
    I'm so happy that you're happy! You're doing an awesome job! emoticon
    1228 days ago
  • STARSUB99
    So glad you are back in the sweet spot- - I love your confidence - you will be in onederland before you know it! emoticon
    1229 days ago
  • GRANDMABEAST63
    Woohoo, great blog ! You can do it my friend. emoticon
    1229 days ago
  • LOSIN_IT4GOOD
    Your attitude is infectious! emoticon
    Great Blog! Thanks for sharing!
    1229 days ago
  • LOPEYP
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    1229 days ago
  • LISAN0415
    I am so happy for you- it's great to have days like this, and it's great to document it, it makes it easier to stay on this journey!

    I am very happy I have lost the weght I have, and now I am getting serious to get to my ultimate goal weight of 146 by the end of summer, I believe I can do it, with a weight loss of 1-2 lbs per week, by August, I should be there!

    Best wishes!
    Lisa
    1229 days ago
  • MOTHEPRO
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    You're not obnoxious at all! You're super-duper inspiring!!!!!

    1230 days ago
  • 5KGRANNY
    I want to sweat glitter Too!!!!!!! Great job Stephanie!!!!! Keep that mojo going and you'll be in Onderland the end of June if not sooner. Do you realize how much growing up you've done since the start of the last round? emoticon
    1230 days ago
  • ITSJUSTJANE
    :) GREAT JOB!!! Love your positive attitude! You're doing just a great job. Thank you for this post!
    1230 days ago
  • SIMONEKP
    One truly awesome post
    1230 days ago
  • MEGYSU
    Congratulations, lady! There is nothing better than getting back in the groove and remembering the feeling of losing weight and feeling awesome.

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    1230 days ago
  • AMARILYNH
    emoticon This blog deserves a LOVE LOVE LOVE button, not just like!! Happiness is NEVER obnoxious - it is contagious and I'm sure everyone reading your blog feels happier just READING it!! I am so happy for you - and you are SO right, not gaining (or limiting it to 10 pounds) IS success!!

    Losing weight isn't easy - if it was none of us would be here. And for most of us it isn't a completely smooth path down - most of us have a few gains along the way. But we CAN do it and we can maintain it - WITH the help and support of our SparkFriends!! You ROCK!! emoticon
    1230 days ago
  • MERRY_XMAS
    You made my day! I love this optimism!!!
    You are doing a great job and you see the results!

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    1230 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    Congrats! Your enthusiasm is well deserved! Enjoy the glow!
    1230 days ago
  • ADARKARA
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    1230 days ago
  • ZELDABEE
    I'm so happy that you so happy! emoticon I'm hoping your fantastic attitude is contagious
    1230 days ago
  • JAVAJENN
    Thanks for sharing this post, I loved it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1230 days ago
  • BEANIES_MOM
    emoticon Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    yyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep that happy going!
    1230 days ago
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