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Tracking My Journey

Monday, July 15, 2013

I've always been more succesful when I'm accountable to someone for keeping track of my daily goals. Weight Watchers Online worked well for me until I couldn't afford to keep going. I had no idea there was another similar online community that was free to join! I'm so happy I found the ad in my Self magazine!

One of the problems I have losing weight is my genetic condition, Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Protein Deficency. I know what a mouth full. It's a complicated disease but my simplified explination is that I have emphysema even though I never smoked because my body doesn't produce the protein that fights the bad things that get into our lungs. As you can imagine it creates battle when it comes to breathing during exercise, but I'm making it work, by monitoring my oxygen saturtion levels and knowing I have to stop when it dips below 90%.

I started this journey for myself.... less weight means easier breathing, and less weight means the skinny girl inside me will come out and have fun again, enjoying the life she has left. But, in May I met a guy that I am totally head over heals for, and I want to feel sexy again. I want to be able to keep up with him and his active life style. He takes me as I am, but also doesn't want me to sit back and not fight, so he inspires and motivtes me to keep going everyday. Not because he wants a skinny, beautiful girlfriend, but he wants a girlfriend, who is doing everything she can do to maxamize the amount of time she's living the earthly life with him before she goes home to her Heavenly Father. That gives me all the reason in the world to fight and win this weight loss battle!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PENNYPEARLS 7/15/2013 8:48PM

    Welcome! I have tried Weight Watchers online before and honestly like Sparkpeople better. Jump right in and explore all the features. The people here are also very friendly! emoticon

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KAT321123 7/15/2013 4:25PM

    Welcome to SparkPeople! A HUGE benefit to me for SP versus Weight Watchers is that SP truly focuses on health rather than just weight loss. It doesn't just track your calories but tracks all the nutrients you've consumed, too. You can lose weight eating junk food, but won't meet your nutrient needs and SP reminds you of that.

Hope you enjoy it and experience success! =)

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COOL_STUFF 7/15/2013 3:11PM

    You both sound like amazing people. Welcome to Sparkpeople. xoxo

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