I started out well. In fact had moved from WW to Sparkpeople as a way to save money. I learned that the plan is superior. The main thing that has helped me tremendously is that my goal is no longer attached to a number on the scale. This has, by far, been the best lesson learned. Now I don't get discouraged if my progress isn't as I'd like.
I've lost 20 pounds since last year. I want to lose another 20 to 25. I'm exercising more consistently. I've been stuck at 20 pounds lost for a while and have decided to go through the steps again to get back to losing weight.
I haven't been very involved in the support groups but I may look into participating more. It may help keep me accountable.
Edited by: DOGLADY13 at: 4/25/2011 (12:29)
Don't tell me what I can't do. John Locke, Lost
106 Days since: Staying True
Fitness Minutes: (10,542) Posts: 371 4/17/11 8:20 A
Congrats to those who have lost, and kudos to those of us who haven't and haven't given up. Anniversaries are a time to look back, review and in some cases- start the clock again. I haven't lost anything this year, had logged here, logged with Weight Watchers and nothing lost. I have continued to exercise- so in one year, I know what to eat to maintain, am happy I didn't gain and am bumping up the exercise and lowering the calories, just a tad. Happy anniversary to my fellow classmates. Keep it up, it's a way of living, not a diet, and small goals and changes are what make for life changes.
Pounds lost: 6.5
Fitness Minutes: (9,795) Posts: 2,263 4/16/11 8:30 P
Hi everyone, my anniversary date is April 20, 2010. Between life altering events plus illnesses, I am 4 lbs higher than when I began my journey a year ago. My anniversary gift to myself will be to post my new start weight on my SP page!! It will be hard I know, but I need to keep fighting to be "real" & help all my health issues to improve! Ill never give up on letting my "skinny" girl break her way out of my fat body!! Thank you all for being here!!!
503 Luv, Huggs & tons of Blessings!!! Janet Gagner
If hunger is not the problem, food is not the solution! Dr Phil McGraw
Relay For Life of Diamond Bar (Ca) Gagner/Hoye Family Team
current weight: 149.4
Fitness Minutes: (9,795) Posts: 2,263 4/11/11 8:29 P
Well, I "officially" joined Spark April 2010 - bought the book, downloaded the app - but didn't download the attitude. In my mine I restarted on January 9,2011. Since then I have lost 25 pounds. I don't call this a diet but a new way of life. I failed on lots of diets but somehow have succeeded at life. My major change has been trading exercise for drinking wine. I use to come home from work and down several glasses of wine to leave all the stress behind. Now, I head to an aerobic dance class. If that stops working I will have to check in with more formal tracking of calories but so far so good. Congratulation to everyone and even if you didn't download the attitude a year ago ( like me) it is never to late to restart. Martha
current weight: 187.0
Fitness Minutes: (9,795) Posts: 2,263 4/4/11 8:29 P
Hello everyone, and happy birthday. I'm on several teams (Slowest Loser, Catholic Critters, Insulin Resistance, parents of babies under 2 yrs, parents of 6-to-11 year olds, Dancers, Over 40 Sexy and Sassy, 40-somethings with 25-to-49 lbs to lose), and find them to be a great source of motivation.
My journey toward better health and fitness has been going very well. I took up running again last spring, after a 25-year layoff, and it's been going well. I now run 5K several times a week, and I'm inching closer to my goal of 5K in under 30 min.
The weight loss has been going very slowly, but that seems to be the way my body likes it. This morning I hit my lowest weight since my journey began, so that was a lovely way to start the day.
All the best everyone on your journeys toward better health!
Pounds lost: 13.0
Fitness Minutes: (9,795) Posts: 2,263 4/4/11 12:47 A
Hey team members! I lost 40 pounds on my journey, now I am in the healthy range for the BMI. I went from 205 down to 165. I have been maintaining this weight, my goal weight, for ten weeks now. I am now working on two others goals.
The first goal is reducing my diet pepsi from 6 liters a day down to 2 liters. For the last two weeks I have maintained this goal!
The second goal is limiting Nicorette Lozenges from 15 a day down to 6 a day. Right now I am down to 8 a day. I quit smoking on September 12, 2010!
Have a Healthy Day!!!
current weight: -3.0 under
Fitness Minutes: (11,382) Posts: 1,859 4/2/11 11:17 P
Hello everyone! I have had a lot of changes this year. I got divorced and moved to another state. All in all they were good changes for me but not without the consequences.
So far I have lost 55lbs and have recently revamped my goals to lose another 55 by Sept in which I was planning on going to Hawaii but now I am not so sure about the plans but still sure about the goal.
I have just this week assumed the role as the leader of the Olympia WA Spark team and am really excited about it. I am looking forward to the weather warming up and getting to know some fellow Sparkers in person.
April 18th is my anniversary date and I see that there have been lasting changes even though I am not always doing everything I can. I have learned more then anything how the smallest of changes can make a big difference - like leaving food on my plate and not feeling that I have to clear it and parking further away from the door so I have to walk a little farther. It has been a great year and I am looking forward to everything just getting better and better. I even think that I may go for an evening walk tonight!
I hope to hear from more of us that joined this time last year!
I'm co-leader of several teams (Toastmasters, A Course in Miracles, Lesbian Fiction Readers and Lesbians who are Liberals).
Lost 42 pounds so far. Hope to make it to 50# lost by my anniversary (April 21, I believe). It was slow over the holy-days (misspelled intentionally), and then I had that fall on ice, injured my knee. The dr said no cardio for 6 weeks.
I did continue isometrics and ST with bands and dumb bells...
What did I learn? That I love SP, my teams and friends here. It's enough social networking for me...it serves that purpose, plus it's helping me get healthy!
I love they're idea of 'baby steps.' Also the 80%/20% rule with the 80% of our intake being quality, nutritious food and drink.
I learned even deeper what A Course in Miracles teaches...no matter our differences on the outside...we ARE ALL THE SAME!
Have a delightful, purposeful, Sparkly, accomplish...but relaxing, too...weekend, team! Love you all!
Edited by: ACIMPEGGY at: 4/2/2011 (20:01)
OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!
Co-leader A Course in Miracles Spark Team Co-leader Toastmasters Spark Team Co-leader Lesbian Fiction Readers Spark Team Co-leader South Suburbs-Fan the Spark team
President of West Suburban Toastmasters, Club 930, La Grange Park, IL
"It seems to me that most folks are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. " Abraham Lincoln
I AM ...One Life, One Spirit, One God, One Love....I AM
current weight: 259.0
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