ONE YEAR since reaching goal weight!
Well, as amazing as it seems, it is exactly one year ago today that I stepped on my scale and the numbers read 150 pounds! I had lost the 56 pounds that I set out to lose!
At the time, I was fairly jumping up and down with excitement - I k... Read more
I'm a Featured Article!
Wow! I got an email from Coach Jen this morning, with a link to an article...some weeks ago she had posted a request for people who had lost a lot of weight using walking as their primary means of exercise to email her. I sen two notes to her (b... Read more
One Year Spark-Anniversary
Wow! Unbelievable! One year ago today, for some reason (don't know why!), I decided I had had enough of being fat. I stepped on the scale and it read 206 pounds - yuck! Too much for at 5'9" tall...
I remembered SparkPeople...something I had... Read more
Now only 3 weeks away from my one-year anniversary on Spark, I have decided to try to drop just a few more pounds! I am now UNDER 144, and will try to get down to 140, so I can "float" from 140 - 144! In the meantime, I continue to feel awesome ... Read more
I am Amazed, Awed and Grateful!
Imagine my surprise - I am no longer a regular Sparker, but today I was receiving Spark Goodies and comments from people I do not know...just a short time ago I discovered that I am today's FEATURED MOTIVATOR - WOW!
I bless SparkPeople and ... Read more
Success Without Spark
This past week (well more like 10 days) I have been off line...I haven't been Sparking....I haven't been weighing or measuring my foods, haven't been chatting with my Spark friends in daily posts...It's the first time last August that I have don... Read more
WOW! I DID IT! I HAVE REACHED MY GOAL WEIGHT!
I feel like shouting like those European soccer players - "Goal, goal"!...or maybe like crying - tears of joy of course!
This morning, the LAST day of my month #7 here on Spark (NOT my "regular" weigh-in day, but at this point I am weighing... Read more
6 Month Anniversary (warning - long blog!)
I started at Spark on August 6th...well, I signed up in January, but took a look and ran the other way...I wasn't ready, and didn't come back until August 6th...that's when I began to take my life into MY control and begin my new journey....
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50 pounds GONE!
Well, it's official! I started this journey at 206 pounds, and as of this morning I am at 155.4 - that means I have lost just over 50 pounds!!!
Next week will mark 6 months that I have been with Spark - and I will celebrate with a teammate ... Read more
Stuck but laughing!
Well, on December 28 my weight had dropped to 159.8. The following week it dropped below that. Since then it has hovered between 157 and 159, driving me crazy.
Now, I know all of you are laughing at me. It is really the first plateau I am d... Read more
A Major Milestone!
Today, December 28, my weight has dropped to 159.8 pounds.
This is significant for 2 reasons:
1) I am in the 150's!!!!! (I started this journey over 200 pounds!)
2) My original goal was to reach 160 pounds by my birthday - March 18, 200... Read more
Been Good Too Long?
A challenge for today was to blog about a lifestyle change issue for which we needed input or advice....
This topic has been on my mind....I think I've been good too long!
I haven't "strayed" since starting Spark on August 6th...oh, I'... Read more
4 Month Anniversary at Spark!
Wow! Today marks 4 months since I began my active journey here at SparkPeople...I was introduced to the site in January, but began to use it on August 6th....
Although I usually weigh and measure on Fridays, as today is my "anniversary", I ... Read more
I REALLY have to run upstairs and work out, I am on a VERY tight schedule this morning, but I had to share my excitement! I have reached 10,000 Spark points and a new trophy, that means I have averaged 95 points a day....of course some days have... Read more
A Sunnier Day
Well DH and DS spent all day yesterday car shopping....finally settled on something, and if DH doesn't blow it up at the last moment (which is always a possibility) by Friday I should have full use of my car again....
DH always has a tough ... Read more