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Making myself accountable;

Saturday, July 20, 2013

OK, so I have been following the SparkCoach motivational advice and I think its time to come out of hiding and make myself more accountable by putting myself more out there. I've joined some great teams and I think its nice if our team members actually know what you look like....it makes it easier for me to relate to them when I know what they look like, so its only fair. So, here is my starting photo taken on June 24, 2013.

263.5 lbs….starting weight.

Ok, so this is the heaviest I have ever been and it is time to get this weight off and keep it off. So.... I've been jotting down reasons why I need to lose the weight, so in the future, after I lose the weight, I can come back to my notes and remind myself why the weight must remain off. So far, here are my Reasons why this weight must come off:

1) My feet and ankles hurt really bad. Walking is horrible, and therefore, I’ve been limiting it.
2) Many times my knees hurt. Something pulls or goes out in them and then I have problems walking for days, or even weeks.
3) None of my clothes fit right….I have this huge roll above my jeans, all the way around my body!
4) I’m tired of constantly being tired.
5) I have excruciating pain in my hips (night and day); it hurts like a bitch getting up off a chair, hard to sleep because they hurt so bad, walking isn’t a pleasure either.
6) My walk is totally different…talk about waddling, because my thighs are so big.
7) I hate the huge roll I have above my pants and all the way around to my back.
8) I’m scared to ride my horse because I know that if I fall off, I will be hurt really bad. My own body weight would crush me on the way down.
9) I can’t ride my horse because 260lbs is the maximum weight that livery stables have set for their horses. Why would I hurt my own horse by putting that kind of load on him.
10) My X-Large shirts are tight on me.
11) I had to buy some 2X clothes in order to get a comfortable fit.
12) I have a really hard time putting on my left sock…just a real bitch to put my left leg over my thigh and then reach to put the sock on. (Right leg is OK)
13) When I got on the airplane, my seatbelt was at the very end…if I didn’t suck in my stomach, I’d have to ask for the belt extender.

Where I am as of today;

- I have finally made the decision that this time I'm only doing this for me!

- Last weekend (7/13/13) I attended a picnic/party and only drank WATER! This was a first for the first time in my life.....no alcohol! (Even volunteered to be the designated driver!)

- I earned my 5K steps on my fitbit....now I'm shooting for 10K this weekend!

- As of today, I have lost 11 lbs!


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    emoticon on the 11 pound loss! That's great! emoticon emoticon
    1693 days ago
  • JAYDEE1211
    So impressed with your attitude. You can do this!
    1703 days ago
    Wonderful that you have already lost 11 pounds, you are well on your way, my friend!

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    1703 days ago
    emoticon job and emoticon on your accomplishments of drinking water and losing 11 lbs. emoticon

    Your blog is a great one and I'm here for you! I cannot walk in your shoes, but I will support you every step of the way! You've faced your reality, written it down, put yourself out there, and now we can assist you.

    I found that blogging is a great way to be not only accountable, but to receive the best part of Spark...the friends.

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    1703 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    you can do this! I have faith in you!!!!!!!

    1703 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless & be encouraged!!!

    1703 days ago
    What an amazing blog!
    I am so proud of you coning to
    Terms with yourself.
    I love love Love the picture.
    I truly believe that you will be
    Able to get good results now.
    Have a wonderful day today! !

    Connie in WV
    150+ To Lose SparkTeam
    1703 days ago
  • ELMA1913
    Way to go in losing 11 pounds so far!!! You are an inspiration to me. I finally got enough nerve to do more on Sparks in the last month.
    1703 days ago
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