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I Reached A Goal

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

When I started on Spark People I worn a size 20 jeans. Now in less than 2 years I am in size 8 emoticon I have never worn a size this small in my adult life. When I was growing up I was kind of skinny and then when I hit the teens I got big thighs and thought I was fat. I wore an A cup bra size but was 36 inches around. At the age of 18 I got married to a guy who when we ate a meal if I did not finish my meal fast enough he would eat from my plate. I learned to eat fast if I was going to get full. As we all know if you eat fast you don't know right away when you are full and you eat more.

When I was 19 I had my first son. I put on weight with the baby but the doctor did not say any thing until after the baby was born. He put me on a 500 calorie diet that of course I could not stay on. I was wearing size 14 and with the birth of two more children I just kept gaining until I wore size 20. My mother who wore a size 12 said I was fat and would always be. Lot of help she was.

When I started on Spark People my goal was to wear single digit size jeans. I started exercising and counting my calories. After about 9 months of eating right and having days that I did not eat but binged, I lost 20 pounds and was in to a size 12. I was having trouble taking off anymore weight so I joined Weight Watchers. I like the program because I can eat all the fruit and vegetables I want.

The Farmer's Markets are open this time of year and all my extra money goes toward buying things like fresh made salsa, celery, cabbage, peaches. and strawberries to name a few of the things I munch on. I eat when ever I am hungry starting out with a fruit or vegetable and than move on to protein and grains. I add a little diet margarine to my bread. I grill most of my food on the GF grill, love my chicken and fish cooked that way. I love french fries and buy the frozen kind and fry them in a dry pan on the stove. I do now and than have a little fast food or candy, no foods are "bad foods".

As of today I have lost 33.6 pounds in about two years. I plan on losing about 25 more and want to wear a size 6 jeans. With all the support I get from my Spark Team team mates and my Spark Friends I know I can do this.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AHALTOM 6/20/2013 10:20AM

    Great Job on your success. I'm a big advocate of slow and steady wins the race, especially with fitness and health. The time line of my weight loss is very similar to yours, and in my opinion it's the best way to gain progress. It's allowed us to developed a lifestyle. Where as others who choose routes that cause them to drop weight quickly don't learn enough about themselves or develop the habits to keep it off.

Keep it up. You should be very proud of yourself.


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DOTTIEJANE1 6/12/2013 9:19PM

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LOVESLIFE48 6/12/2013 8:42AM

    Wow!! Congrats!! That is so emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ZENRYAKU 6/12/2013 4:48AM

    emoticon Congratulations for persisting to pursue your goal. emoticon All the best for the next goal post. emoticon

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SHARON10002 6/11/2013 10:05PM

    emoticon on your achievement, and emoticon for sharing your story! I do believe that size 6 will be coming your way very soon! emoticon

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PENNYSAVER2 6/11/2013 7:35PM

    Great progress!! emoticon

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KSNICKER 6/11/2013 7:07PM

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11TERRY20 6/11/2013 5:49PM

    Hi Kathryn!

Wow, wow, wow! You should be a Spark People Success story. You know, it's not all smooth sailing, but you didn't let any challenges make you quit. You really worked with them and that's the big secret: expect setbacks and vow to work with them rather than throwing in the towel.

Love to you!

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JENSHAINES 6/11/2013 5:43PM

    SO happy for you!!! This is truly wonderful! emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYM48 6/11/2013 5:22PM

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SKFEREBEE 6/11/2013 5:11PM

    That is quite a milestone! You're doing great :o)

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FLASUN 6/11/2013 2:55PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon So Proud Of you Kathryn!!!!!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 6/11/2013 1:00PM

    I am so proud of you, and I absolutely KNOW that you will reach your next goal to fit into size 6 jeans!!

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