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Monday, July 08, 2013

So I've been dreading the whole blog thing since I've started Spark. I want to share my journey with everyone but I have never been big on being open especially about my weight (the conversations I've DREADED my WHOLE LIFE.) My weight and dieting has been a roller coaster all my life as many of you may know this all to well. I just figure there is no better place to share what I am going through than here where there are other people in the same or similar situations as mine.

On April 13th of this year I stepped on the scale and @ 332lbs I finally decided enough was enough. Although that was not my heaviest I was still so ashamed. First thought to myself was what kind of example are you setting for your daughters. Then I began to go over all the small things I've missed out on in my kids' life, not because I couldn't do it but because I chose not to do it because of how ashamed I was by my weight. Then I thought to myself not only are you losing out on life but you are making your kids lose out as well. So I made the decision that day to begin my life changing journey with no looking back.

So here I am on July 8th making my very first blog entry, being more open about the dreaded topic of weight than I have ever been. To date I've lost 53lbs and yes I'm ecstatic that I'm in the 2's for the first time in 7 YEARS!!!! I'm very happy with my progress and yes I have a long way to go but I can honestly say for the first time in a VERY long time I'm beginning to love the NEW HAPPY HEALTHY ME!!!! If you are reading this thank you for taking your time to listen to me babble!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FINDINGME35 7/17/2013 1:50PM

    emoticon You are off to a great start! I just started my journey, I have 3 kids and I know my weight is hurting them to. Enough is enough... we can do this! emoticon

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STRONGDJ 7/14/2013 10:58AM

    This is a great start!

I find the support on my blogs very motivating. I also find it helpful to go back and look at past blogs. It lets me see where I've been and how I'm changing.

Keep up your good work!
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UNSWEETMAMA 7/13/2013 12:36AM

    You are doing so great!

You're right, blogging is a good way to share and connect with people who have similar experiences, even though we are each on our own journey. It's nice to know we have good company.

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MELJONES3478 7/12/2013 8:26PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss! Awesome job! emoticon

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REN3741 7/12/2013 5:52PM

    Awesome you can do it!!!

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GREGGWEISBROD 7/11/2013 8:52AM

    This is such a great story, and such a great strength for you to be open. The Sparkies are an extremely supportive bunch, and I'm behind you all the way. Never forget that this is the most important thing you can do in life for yourself and your family, that motivation will help alot, and don't hesitate to cry for help here either. We hold each other up here, and you can depend on our strength. Have a great Thursday, gorgeous! :-D

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    LOVE!! =)

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KTIERNAN09 7/8/2013 9:17PM

    Go you! Amazing progress so far! I completely understand being hesitant about blogging on this, but the good news is that everyone here understands and will support you 100% ! Keep on trekking!

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MSKIZ69 7/8/2013 7:52PM

    Way to go!!!! Happy for your awesome progress and successes!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  I am so happy for you.

Yes, losing weight takes work and discipline but it is well worth it to feel strong and healthy and confident and to be able to know that it is all up to us and not have to depend on someone else to do this.

this is my choice and decision to take off all the excess weight that is not good for my health and am having fun doing this because I am looking at this like a challenge and a game of figuring out what works best for me and what new and different things can I now try and with losing weight and getting healthier I feel so good spirit, soul and body.

You can do this and look back and kick that fat to the curb and never have to go back there again. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ZZYYGGY3 7/8/2013 7:12PM

    great job. Wooo hooo. You can do it.

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