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1/31/11 8:43 P

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So, funny story... I had no idea it was 2008 that I joined SparkPeople... that is really cool.

I imagine I joined it when I found it because I knew I would want to later? No idea... but I am finally actually dieting and visiting...so that is cool.

Thank you all for this group because it feels special to have been a member for this many years. :) In today's quickly changing online environments, that is a plus. :)

Hello all!

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1/21/11 11:10 A

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Welcome back!

This is the 3 year mark for us and I know we can do this. Life sometimes gets out of controll and the first thing we let go of is oursleves. I am guilty of it big time. But this is where we need to be to create that healthier lifestyle and no matter how many times it takes we get a bit more motivated and wiser each time!

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1/20/11 12:27 P

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Hi everyone! I am back too. I lost some weight on my own, but I seem to have lost some motivation lately. I'm hoping getting back in to the swing of things here will get me going again. I downloaded the spark people app to my phone to keep track of what I eat. I'm also going to start working out more on the wii fit that we just got.

Heres to a new year and getting back in the swing of things!!!

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1/8/11 10:40 P

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That is the porpose of these life style change. We just don't give up because it is a change. Not a diet but a permanent change and we all tend to slip and do something we regret. The trick is to never totally give up. Forget about what happened yesterday and start a new day clean.

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1/8/11 8:41 P

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Good for US for NOT giving up!!! Doing a little better with the help of my counselor. I 've been in a funk...aka depression. But now am ready to do the work it's gonna take to stay off the meds.. DON'T WANT THEM. Being more active and watching what I'm eating. One day at a time!

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1/8/11 8:25 P

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Hello to class of 2008,January!

I'm back..and this time for good.

Like many of you, these last 2 yrs brought a bunch of events in life that consumed me inside and out.

In those 2 yrs, I have since regained some of what I lost from my gastric bypass in 2004. Now that I am past the anger at myself for letting that happen, I am totally ready to full regain control of life.

My goal is to permanently lost 35 lbs...another 10 could be nice but I know that I would be happy, healthy, and very able to maintain my weight comfortably with a 35 lb permanent loss.

So my January 2008 ...turns into January 2011...
(and NO...was not an intentional NYResolution...)just the timing of when I started everything.

Today (Sat.) I am finishing up day 5 of a whole new regiment and feeling EXTREMELY good about my progress.

Until next time...blessings to all

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10/12/10 10:34 P

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I did well for the first year or so, then 2009 hit and we lost our daughter, my husband was up for lay-off after 28 years of service, my husband filed for divorce and my daughter-in-law decided she didn't want to be married any longer. I have put on weight, but I know what foods not to eat, and I try to watch my portions. Times being tough, I've been systematically using up things in my cupboard. I know I need to track my food again and be more consistent with my exercise.

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10/6/10 7:54 A

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I know there is not as many of us still here as when we started but I do believe that the ones whom are here are the best. We have had failures but keep coming back to do the right thing and succeed!

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BECKYANNE1's Photo BECKYANNE1 SparkPoints: (158,547)
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10/5/10 7:58 A

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When I started I was so determined. That didn't last long though. Now after all this time, I've finally got it and am doing well. My goal is also to start running again, but I've got a bit to go on that. I've also gone back to work. I work part time so I have no excuses for trying to find time to walk, etc. My goal is to reach my goals by next summer. Or at least come really close. As long as I can keep this attitude especially thru the holidays, I'll reach it.

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10/2/10 8:32 P

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I'm still here. not working hard enough obviously!! or.. is there a reason why this wt. is suddenly stuck.. this is quite unusual for me. Happy to see you all.

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10/2/10 8:46 A

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What a great idea, BENDER!

When I started I just kind of jumpped in with both feet. A bit scary but it worked for me. I ended up losing over 50 pounds from January until July. I was thrilled.

Then came the day that rocked DH & my life. We rushed him to the hospital with what we thought was a heart attack only to find out that his kidneys had shut down. Living at the hospital for nearly a week was stressful along with hard to eat health all the time. When we got the list of foods he would have to stay away from it ws LONG! Most of them were ones we both liked (and most of them were ones I should be eating for my nutrition) so it was a big challenge to get him to eat the way he should and I did not want to eat his favorites in front of him a tell him he could not have any.

So the weight came back on trying to eat what he did and it took me over 1 1/2 years to get to the point where I could work in all the things from here and from the dialysis team into one. Buy that time I had gained all my weight back. Drats! But I am starting over and so far I have lost 14 pounds. It has become easier to eat certian foods around him and he realizes that he can't et them like he used to but might have a little taste. He is on dialysis 3X a week and has been put on a transplant list.

My children are doing good. All 3 on thier own with the youngest being 30 and he is the only boy. My middle daughter is my rock. I would not know what to do with out her. She has been next to us the whole time and is right there when we need her, she is 35. My oldest will be 39 next month and lives in Flordia. We don't hear from her at all except through others so we know she is doing okay.

I work as an Administrative Assistant to the owner of a window cleaning company and have been back there for a year now.

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10/2/10 8:22 A

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Tell us again about yourself. It's been a couple years since we all started this journey, so update us on family, goals, occupation, etc.

When I started with SP I "lurked" on the message boards for a long time before joining in the conversations. Now I post almost daily & find it helps keep me on track. I'm still teaching preschool, but have gained confidence and stamina over the past 2.5 years. This summer I took a big step & started running--haven't done that since high school. In Jan. 2008 all 5 of my children were living at home, 2 moved out over a year ago and my baby started high school this fall.

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