Good for you and you've got your game plan in order! Thanks for the inspiration! I want to lose my 24# to get down to 145 and I know the only way to get there is to keep my plan in my head and remember my goal each and every day! Good luck to you!!
Thank you for sharing! I recognize your struggle and whole heartedly agree that the weight I lost this last year is not allowed to come back. Did you join the challenge, I don't always make my monthly goal but recording two times a month has helped me maintain.
Good job on the eliptical!!
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Good for you! You have a very positive attitude and this will pay off big time. Keep it up! My bet is, you'll loose the rest 14 pounds as well! I just started yesterday and I feel motivated to loose 20 pounds. Your post encourages me, and I am sure others as well.
Edited by: PEDI61 at: 12/30/2012 (11:48)
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I love your post and am so glad you decided to stop by. It does take real self commitment and self respect, which you have obviously developed. May I be so inspired and lose 7 pounds this year, too. Happy New Year.
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It's been a while since I've posted here at Spark but I wanted to drop by and say hello. Although I am still working out and eating as best as my willpower will allow, I find that I have really just been maintaining my weight loss over the last year with a drop of only 7 lbs. overall and daily fluctuations of 1-2 lbs. I actually consider this to be pretty good for me because, throughout my life, I've always gained back the weight I've lost. The big difference this time is that I do incorporate cardio and strength training into my weight loss. I used to just cut back on calories and would end up a jiggly mess. I am more toned now than I was at 30. That's pretty exciting. Yesterday was my first time doing a whole hour on the elliptical. I can't even describe the amazing way I felt when I was finished. The entire day, I noticed I looked better. Being 50, my face tends to sag in some places. Yesterday, it seems the oxygen-rich blood actually plumped out some of those lines. I'm going in to the gym in a few minutes to attempt another hour workout on the elliptical. I really want to keep pushing myself to do this regularly because I cannot ever regain this 40 lbs weight loss. I spent so much money on a trainer for a year and I am proud of what I accomplished. I hope to drop the remaining 12-14 lbs this year but even if I only manage another 7 for the year, that's ok. I'll still weigh less and feel better than I did when I first started this journey summer of 2011. I was 278 lbs back then. I look at my pictures and smile.
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