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5 years later

Thursday, August 29, 2013

5 years ago I joined this site when I hit 240 pounds because I felt I was spinning out of control with my weight. I had just graduated college with a nursing degree, moved away from family and friends for a job in a city where I knew no one, and had just got out of relationship that left me heartbroken. It was a new start to life as a grownup.

Approx 5 years later I am now 290 pounds and feel hopeless.In the past 5 years I've moved in with my now boyfriend, I went to part time when our beautiful 2 year old daughter was born, and I've been promoted to supervisor at my job. A lot has happened and a lot of added stress has happened. In addition to my boyfriend and my daughter, my boyfriend has two teenage daughters and a disabled brother who lives with us.

The breaking point for me was a trip to kings island this summer when I was kicked off not one but two rides for being too big. Thats when I realized I wasn't just "big boned"

I'm going to Disney World in November and I'm dreading the plane ride due to my weight plus all the activity involved there. I want to be able to keep up with my daughter and enjoy myself as well.

Really hope to drop 20 pounds in the next 2 months but right now I'm feeling its impossible.
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    nothing is hopeless. you just need a plan. What's the one thing that if you changed would make a difference? Do you know what it is? Are you willing to make a change?
    1153 days ago
    As soon as you start consistent exercise and counting calories and eating good foods, you'll see a great deal of weight come off. Drink lots of water, drink sodas, juices and alcohol in moderation, less than what you do now. Keep at it and change it up. Start with C25K (couch to 5k)...the first few weeks are easy and are intervals, which are great for weight loss.
    1154 days ago
    As all have said-you can do this. I am a nurse-just turned 50, so a few years ahead of you. You are a lovely young woman and have metabolism on your side-a plus. Start small and work for consistency. Read about mind body connection here on spark and look for articles and resources that speak to your needs/fears/concerns-they are here. Best to you and keep sparking!!!!
    1154 days ago
    You can do it!!! One day at a time emoticon
    1154 days ago
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    You can, you can, you can do this !!!! Don't lose hope ! We've been there, we know exactly how hopeless it can feel, so believe us when we say YOU CAN DO THIS !


    For some motivation, you can check out Brad's spark page - He started out at 509lbs and is now down to 299 !

    1155 days ago
    You can do it! emoticon
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    1155 days ago
    You can do it! Take it one step at a time!
    1155 days ago
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