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Staying tough when things are tough...
It's the beginning of March madness...college basketball goes crazy as 64 teams battle it out to determine who's the best team in the country. In many games, the teams are very closely matched in speed and skill. The game is not won by wide ma... Read more
Sticking with it...
Lots of people start. They make New Year's resolutions, turn over a new leaf, decide to start a 'diet', exercise routine, etc...
But they don't stick to it. Somewhere along the way they give up. They never reach the finish line.
I ... Read more
The Three Affirmations
Many of us have struggled with weight issues a long time, and sometimes we approach a new 'diet' plan with somewhat jaded eyes. We have this 'been there done that' attitude, and unfortunately, the 'there' we've been to is failure. We tried. We f... Read more
Ready to start a new year, a new chapter...
The year is drawing to a close. No matter what happened in 2007, it's now past history, and 2008 is looming upon us. It's time to start a new chapter in my life, recommit myself afresh to the goals I have set, forgetting my successes and failu... Read more
As Christmas draws near, I want to wish all my friends here on Sparkpeople a very merry christmas! (and a healthy new year)
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Less than 10 lbs to my 100 lb goal...
11 months ago I weighed 91 lbs more than I do right now. While this year has had its ups and downs, good weeks and bad weeks...over the course of the year I have managed to maintain a steady enough progress toward my goal that at this point it ... Read more
The 'magic pill' for weight loss!
Everybody wants one..that 'magic pill' to help you lose weight.
Don't hold your breath waiting on one that will work. We didn't get overweight by eating too many pills...but by eating too much food and exercising too little. The 'magic' w... Read more
Finally, I'm not lying on my driver's license...
As of this week's weigh in, I am no longer lying on my driver's license! For years, it's said 250, even when I was much larger. As of this week, I am 249 (down 85 lbs since starting SP in January of this year), so I'm actually SMALLER than my ... Read more
80 pounds and counting...
After a bit of a slow summer, I'm off and running again this fall. As of today, I have lost 81 pounds since my journey began in January of this year.
I started with about 150 lbs I wanted to lose...I've passed the halfway mark, and beyond.... Read more
What are your choices?
If you watched the US version of The Biggest Loser this week, you saw that when one of the contestants was feeling like she couldn't complete the exercise she was doing... in a very poignant moment Jillian, her trainer, posed the question that g... Read more
65 lbs and counting...
May wasn't my best month so far.. I only lost about 5 lbs.. but as long I lost, I still consider it a good month. :) My GOAL is to lose 10 lbs a month, but I'm happy as long as I continue to lose and move closer to my maintenance goal.
Jun... Read more
60 pounds lost .. still on the way down..
After 4 months on Spark People, I have now lost 60 pounds. It feels good to watch the weight disappear and my clothes become too big. The encouragement and support of the people has helped tremendously.
Looking forward to the oncoming m... Read more
50 pounds lost and counting...
I've officially lost 50 pounds since I started Sparkpeople, 3 months ago. While I don't expect the next 3 months to be ►that◄ productive, I do anticipate continuing to lose at a steady pace. I feel better, I'm seeing and feeling ch... Read more
Almost 3 months..
I'm in the last half of my third month on SparkPeople and in this new lifestyle. As I approach the end of my third month, it's time to assess where I am and where I'm going.
At the beginning of March I joined a gym and met with a personal... Read more
The importance of eating...
Well, that's a no-brainer, eh? Of course you have to eat. One of the things I have learned along the journey of finding an eating plan that works for me, however, is how important it is to eat often.
Weight loss is essentially a numbers g... Read more