I am still here! Yes like someone else said - still active on other threads as well! I check in daily still and LOVE Spark! I hit a plateau in April of 2009... and am STILL on it! My measurements have changed a little, but I am playing with the same 3-4 pounds - up and down! Over the holidays last year (Thanksgiving/Christmas) I put on about 8 pounds... and that woke me up and I started the P90X program in January hoping it would kick my butt back into gear and off of this plateau. I am on the final Phase 3 (which means about 5 more weeks!) and just NOW can report to losing 1 pound and a few inches overall! I am sticking with it to say that I did it... and hoping that it really WILL jumpstart me back to losing!
Even though the plateau has been hard... extremely hard... I had to come to the realization that this is my life now! Even if I never lose another pound - I ENJOY working out now... I feel better when I eat healthy... I would not go back to my old life for anything! There ARE days when it would be great to feel like I didn't have to work quite so hard to just maintain - but it is what it is for now! So I Spark On and keep pushing through!
My Highest weight since being here at Spark (which was my beginning mark was 254... my Lowest weight here was 174... my current weight is 182. I think I will reevaluate my goals again... make some more specific short term goals to work toward. That gets very hard and very discouraging when you are on a plateau because those smaller little 5 pound goals are not as easy as they once were but I refuse to give up or give in!
We can do this! Spark On! ~Karrilee~
Spark On! ~Karrilee~
Leader of: Yakima Sparkers; The Shack; Psyched about Psych; & Parenthood on NBC
SAGENTUS, I am glad to have you back too! You were such a motivator when we began this journey and now maybe we all can return some of that help to you! Thanks for bein there in the early times and for coming back now.
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