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5 years on Spark, A fresh start

Monday, September 09, 2013

In July I had my 5 year spark anniversary. I wish I could say that the last 5 years have left me in the best shape of my life....honestly it is just the opposite I am now in the WORST shape of my life. In that 5 years I have had 4 children (6 kids total in the last 10yrs). I could make some excuses about how it was my pregnancies that made me fat....but that isn't it. I am fat because I ate too much and exercised too little. Simple math. I used my pregnancies as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted and be lazy. Since my sparkpage showed my constant start/stop and lack of motivation it depressed me to log in here. So......I just deleted 5 years of journal entries. Let me tell you it felt good to do it. I also changed my sparkpage backgrounds and colors and changed my pictures. Now logging in doesn't depress me :)

My youngest child is 7mths and I am just now getting back in the grove of working out and watching my calorie intake. I just splurged on new running shoes and a fitbit :) I am one week in and so far so good. Because my littlest is still nursing I am trying to take it slow and concentrate more on health then on the scale. With that in mind I am locking my scale in the outside shed so I can't obsess over it and get depressed again. My plan is to weigh in once a month on the 1st.

This spring my husband is receiving a promotion and part of the ceremony includes my standing in front of his whole squadron and pinning his new rank on his uniform. I want to be able to do so with confidence and pride....not worried about my muffin top showing.

I can do this. I lost quite a bit of weight after my 2nd child (50 lbs) I can do it again. This time however it is STAYING off!
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    Best of luck!
    1652 days ago
    Sometimes you have to start over completely. May you have all the success you deserve!
    1652 days ago
    1652 days ago
    Sometimes a new SparkPage is like the reasoning behind a new pair of undies...no one else knows how uncomfortable the old ones were emoticon

    Don't let the stop/starts make you quit. if you want to stand up there and look amazeballz its going to take hard work and commitment. Don't let anyone slow you down and just remember, slow and steady.

    1654 days ago
    My scale is banned, too. emoticon You have the right attitude IMHO, because healthy is so much better than skinny. emoticon
    1655 days ago
    Wow you are busy!! Your kids are absolutely adorable!! It sounds like you have the right idea. I never could lose weight when I was nursing either. Just concentrate on exercise and eating right and when you stop nursing it should be just second nature to the right thing. emoticon
    1655 days ago
    You CAN do it!!
    I also have 6 kids (not as close in age!!), and it's IMPRESSIVE that you are even thinking about fitness with your youngest so tiny! That's the first step in your success story. :-) emoticon
    1655 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/10/2013 11:12:21 AM
    Keep on Sparking and making those small, consistent GOOD choices!! Love that you locked the scale in the shed! emoticon
    You are on a roll - keep it up!!
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    1656 days ago
    You CAN do this! And congratulations on the "fresh" start. Don't think of those 5 years as anything other than a LEARNING EXPERIENCE. You're coming to Spark now a wiser person, and you CAN do this! Congratulations on the baby!! When mine was that little, I would put him in the swing or bouncy seat and do WiiFit in front of him. He liked to watch Mommy "bounce" with him :) emoticon
    1656 days ago
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