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1/3/12 2:09 A

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Wanted to say hello to the new spark team members. Also to Kelly are you still in a size H cup?? If so are you doing any free weight strength training?? I have done some free weights and I tell ya I had to buy a 36 dd bra. I was a 40 dd but I was excited to get that. Just wondering. Thanks!

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12/21/11 10:05 P

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Hi Tori!
Welcome aboard, I'm glad you stopped by! I understand completely what your going through with your family. My husband thinks 5 lbs off, and it's gone my girls are the same way although they are 8 and 15! I've found that when I make dinner I just add a twist for me, such as more veggies for me and less of what I shouldn't have. Then when I have to make anything with ground meat, I switch it up slowly and use a turkey and l/f beef then I fully convert to turkey. He is one that likes to go out to dinner also and there have been times that I've told them to go and get stuff for him and the girls but I'll find something in the house that I would rather have. That happened 3 or 4 times and then he realized that I wasn't going to change my mind and they stopped going out as often. My husband used to tell me that he didn't think that I needed to loose weight that I looked fine the way I was, the thing was I didn't feel fine and I didn't feel like I was at my peak, I had lost it. No matter what my husband said I went on this venture myself doing whatever it took,whether it was eating or working out then I found my Spark Friends and that helped with reinforcement and Kudos's. When you don't think something is a step in the right direction you use your Spark Friends as a sounding board, write a blog or just yell out for help and someone is there to listen and help or even give advice that they've tried and that worked for them..
This is something that you can do and that can be done. You have numerous tools here and if you use them you'll find the light at the end of the tunnel, you just have to keep in mind that through your journey you will have ups and downs no matter how frustrating they are but you will always have support, eventually your husband will see that you're happy about yourself, and that will make life great!
Lay out your plan for what works for you and log your food and of course whatever you like to do for fitness. It's a slow process but well worth it once you can make the lifestyle change, and remember there will be detours along the way, just don't beat yourself up over it, tomorrow is another day!
You can do this! Good Luck in your process!

Kelly



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12/21/11 9:42 P

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Hi everyone, I'm Tori, I am 5' 1.5". I am overweight and short, just like everyone else in my family, but I am trying to make a change. I have yo-yo ed myself over the years and I just need to get to a healthy weight and stay there. It is hard when your children want foods that do not help with weight loss. My children and hubby don't need to lose weight so I don't want to punish them. I do fix healthy meals for all of us but the eating out had gotten out of hand. My husband is tired of hearing me speak negative about my weight and he says I am perfect just the way I am, but I don't like where I am at. My mother passed away at 38 and she was morbidly obese, I don't want to be there and I don't want my children to go through what I did. Any tips and support is very well appreciated. Some days are better than others and I do really well when I am thinking about it, but when I get in a rush... not so good. I thank God that he has given me all that I need to succeed and I just need to try and believe I can do this.

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12/19/11 10:02 P

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12/18/11 10:04 P

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Welcome!
I am also 5'1 and I know what you mean about finding clothes. I have made a commitment to work at this everyday. I have walked everyday for 69 days and it started to make a visible difference about week #7. I have had some down times, but I made up my mind that this is my time. Good luck on your journey, do track the changes, they are great boosters. emoticon

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12/17/11 7:45 P

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Angelia, thank you for the welcome!

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12/17/11 7:44 P

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Kelly, thanks for the welcome! Yep...I've got the big chest as well so I can sooo relate lol.



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12/17/11 7:42 P

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Hi Celeste and welcome to the team..yes it's hard to have short legs and carrying a lot of weight..but we are going to do something about that..Good luck on your weight loss journey.. we are here for one another so feel free to ask questions and also give advice!

Angelia

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12/17/11 7:40 P

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Welcome Celeste,
I was definitly having that problem as well, then throw in a H cup and no matter what when in comes to blouses/shirts you can't find anything that fits and if it does it doesn't look good!
Good luck in your journey and welcome aboard!

Kelly

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12/17/11 7:29 P

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Hello! My name is Celeste. I am 26 and 5'1.

Being short, and a "larger" woman is hard. It's a pain to find clothes for myself too!

Looking forward to talking to you guys!

Celeste

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