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I am still in it! Lost 40lbs by jan 1, 2012. Emotional eating took its toll with a 15 lb gain over the last few months but I never quit! I rode the waves so to speak and have been on track for about a month now dropping 4 lbs. my new year intention was to try to maintain a while before driving in on the last 20lbs but that did not happen. But I am still Sparking and learning and retraining my thought processes to make this lifelong commitment of health and well-being. My biggest accomplishment has been CONSISTANT exercise. I always liked to exercise but emotional mindsets would interfere and it was a stop and go thing. I have been CONSISTANT for over a year now. Some days my brain tells me I am a fool to work so hard then eat so much because after all, you don't have to exercise to lose weight! BUT it is a healthy choice and Studies on REAL people show that it is vital to maintenance not to mention all the health benefits. So, yes, I gained and no I have not mastered this but I am still in it! I will be proud on my one year Sparkversary in July as no matter what my weight is, as long as it is less than a year ago...
As of today, It has been nearly eleven months since you joined SparkPeople. How is everyone doing? Are you doing well tracking your food and fitness minutes? Do you have any questions or suggestions for others?
Believe and Achieve!
Leader, Lafayette, Indiana Team
Leader, SP Class of July 10-16, 2011.