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MARIAGI's Photo MARIAGI Posts: 566
3/22/17 3:11 P

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I still have a ways to go but I'm now able to curl 35 lb dumbbells again. When I got off track with my workouts, I not only gained weight and lost energy, my strength went down too. Since I love lifting, I'm so happy to be motivated to be back in the gym!
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"Throwing in the towel is no longer an option. The only towel I'm throwing now, is landing in my gym bag."

"And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?"
Rumi

"Remember why you started"


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BABYBARNEY's Photo BABYBARNEY SparkPoints: (169,556)
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3/21/17 3:27 P

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wall squats make sitting & standing much easier...thinking of the toilet... emoticon

lifting 7 pound weights during exercise instead of 1 pound, especially OVER HEAD...& I am over 60....

no more fat rubbing between my legs when I walk....all jean zippers zipping nicely...without the muffin top...

BEST OF ALL getting the numbers from my lab work that shows the HEALTH of my insides MATCH the HEALTH of my outside!!!!!

Sorry, if this is TMI! All great NSV's for me...

Edited by: BABYBARNEY at: 3/21/2017 (15:27)
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CHANGE "I CAN'T" INTO "I CAN" AND PRETTY SOON, YOU WILL SAY "I DID."











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TIBURONA's Photo TIBURONA SparkPoints: (128,359)
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3/20/17 11:57 P

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Go thru a turnstile head-on.

From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.

-C�sar Ch�vez



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EVILPASSION's Photo EVILPASSION Posts: 91
3/20/17 1:23 A

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Join the fire department!

I've still got a long ways to go to get to my goal weight but i HAVE fulfilled my goal of joining and getting my EMT and no way could I have done this at my highest weight.

I can't see a light at the end of the tunnel....yet.


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BECCABOO127's Photo BECCABOO127 SparkPoints: (58,132)
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3/14/17 12:24 P

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I can walk without breathing hard.

I can workout at the gym or physical therapy place.

I eat good food which helps lower my blood glucose.

I eat gluten free food which helps lower my pain level.

I can cross my legs.

I've lost 96 pounds.

I wish I'd done it earlier in life before arthritis. I can only imagine how I would feel if I had all that weight on me now!

Try harder--in everything that you do!
If the mind mends, the body will follow.
Gluten free is working for me!

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40 bags in 40 days challenge starting March 2, 2017.


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GRANDMABABA's Photo GRANDMABABA SparkPoints: (275,766)
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3/11/17 5:45 P

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I can better judge portion sizes and food composition. I am far less likely to ever binge on anything --- maybe movie popcorn now and then.

Becoming the healthiest me that I can be.
Barbara
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SLENDERELLA61's Photo SLENDERELLA61 Posts: 9,850
3/11/17 5:25 P

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Run! Took 2 golds and 1 silver medal in today's Senior Games. No way I could have done that at 212 pounds, but at 127# it is downright fun!!


My Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!

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3/11/17 1:37 P

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Congrats! Job well done :)

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3/10/17 1:21 A

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I'm past my goal weight.

I go an hour on elliptical or treadmill and my heart rate at the end is the same as when I was on the couch last year.

I can tie my shoes.

I am wearing size 32 waist pants.

I care about my fashion.

I can get up and down without pushing with arms.

No more drugs or machines.

I am hungry for healthy food.



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JOANN25's Photo JOANN25 Posts: 618
3/10/17 1:12 A

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I still haven't gotten to my goal weight. It's an up and down journey but I am trying harder and am seeing some results.

No. 1... I can see my waistline
No. 2... My clothes are getting looser
No. 3.. I work harder at eating healthy and watching the labels and information.
No. 4..Tracking is automatic each day...I am learning to track more than 1x a day.
No. 5..Move better most of the time unless I overdo it and make myself sore
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FUNNYFACE101002's Photo FUNNYFACE101002 Posts: 2,998
3/9/17 11:13 A

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I can do so many more things. I can walk and walk without having to look for a place to set down. I can ride my bike for miles. I can bend over and pick things up off the floor. I can exercise for an hour and feel like I can them do even more. I don't need the seatbelt extender and I don't lock up my seatbelt all the time. I can set at a booth and not have my body squished in there and wonder how I will eat. I set on chairs and not worry that I will break them. I can set in chairs with arms on the sides and not feel like I am wearing the chair. I don't have to worry about how I will get out of the chair either.
That's some of the things I can do better without the extra 163 pounds. Life is easier.



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W19636789's Photo W19636789 SparkPoints: (1,010)
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3/4/17 11:21 A

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You are amazing! Congratulations!



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3/2/17 11:10 A

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Having lost over 100 lbs, I had the confidence and capability to go sky diving and bungee jumping 2 years ago for the first time. I also ordered and wore my first bikini. I've hiked up to 13,000 ft elevation, something I doubt I could achieve carrying around that extra weight. Then there are the simple things like improved group exercise performance, I can run longer distances and be more active with fewer injuries. It's been a new me!

Highest Weight: 267 lbs (2008)
Goal: 140-145 lbs


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KRISZTA11's Photo KRISZTA11 SparkPoints: (95,132)
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2/18/17 4:35 A

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I can run, I can climb four hundred stairs without huffing and puffing, I can do proper push ups, I can lift and carry surprisingly heavy objects surprisingly long.
I can bike uphill from the river to our house without stopping - in pre-Spark times I had to get off and push the bike at the steepest parts.
Nothing extraordinary but all this feels very good, and everyday activities are very easy to do.

Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 2/18/2017 (04:37)
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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SPELIZABETH1's Photo SPELIZABETH1 SparkPoints: (13,893)
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2/17/17 1:02 P

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That's so great to hear! Thank you!

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2/16/17 5:03 P

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I can get up and down off the floor with ease. When I decided to change my life (i.e.,the way I ate and moved) a big part was that we had house rabbits and when I got down on the floor with them it was hard to get up. At age 61 I realized it was only going to get harder. The more important thing though is that I can now move with ease and I love it!

Persistence is more important than perfection.


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2/16/17 1:57 P

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Being overweight can make some activities harder. I'm writing an article about what our members can do now that they've lost weight. Tell us: Are there any activities you can do now that you couldn't do before you lost weight? What is the activity/activities and how do you feel now that you can accomplish them?

Thanks!
Elizabeth Lowry
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