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12/6/11 3:20 P

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Last year 2010 during the holiday season I was trying to reach a goal of being under 200 by the New year. I was so focused. And I made it too.
This year I have only a few pounds to reach my new goal of 135. I had already reached my original goal of 145. It is harder this year. I am more lax and I have been seesawing up a lb. down up 2 and down. i have discovered you can't let your eye off the goal, you have to stay on track. That is if you really want to live a more healthy life style and be fit.
So I am once again focused and not going to slip and slide any more down that slippery slope. Too much at stake. I don't want to see an avalanche and if I let my bad habits creep in, just a little it could get out of hand.
So far I feel good about where I am.
It's almost two years since I embarked on this weight loss journey, from 333 lbs to 138 (today).
Thats quite a feat.
Hope everyone else is doing as well.

Believe in yourself, never give up, you are stronger than you think."
I Believed , I Never Gave Up , I Lost 200 Pounds.


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1/21/11 10:26 A

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I've made a big effort this past week, tracking food, drinking water and more exercise than usual. Paid off when I stepped on the scale this morning and saw I have lost a pound. Just hope I can keep it going now, weekends are pretty tough.

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12/22/10 10:28 P

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I've been maintaining my weight loss, haven't lost anything in 2 weeks, but haven't gained anything either..which is pretty good with it being my birthday and the Holidays and all...but what was really cool...last night I went to our Company's Christmas gathering,some of these people I haven't seen since last Christmas....every one of these people commented on the weight I've lost, how great I looked and wanted to know how I did it!!! Woo Hoo! Ask me if I didn't feel great!!!! What a confidence boost! Yay me...Yay Sparkpeople! emoticon emoticon

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12/22/10 10:51 A

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I was up this week, but I am not that concerned if I don't meet my goal. I think I have finally recovered from my cold, and that is more important.

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SPEEDY143's Photo SPEEDY143 SparkPoints: (137,018)
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12/15/10 7:11 P

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12/6-12/15, Weeks #6 & #7 for me, lost 1.8 pounds emoticon

This is the lowest I've been in decades emoticon looking forward to 2011 emoticon

Merry Christmas Spark buddies

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Tired of starting over? Stop giving up!!

NEVER QUIT =]


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12/15/10 5:45 P

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I hit my interim goal (185 by Christmas) a bit early, but I didn't finish my novel in Nov. (Not even close!) I have only 1.5 lb left to go for the challenge, but I'm going to take a week off.

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12/1/10 4:12 P

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+1.8 this past week.

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11/30/10 12:00 P

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I am down 1 lb. I had to work so hard for it.

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11/29/10 3:24 P

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Week #5, for me.... 286

Stayed the same from last Monday's weigh-in after losing a little and gaining a tad over the Thanksgiving holiday. All in all I'm very pleased and back at it 100% with one final family birthday dinner tonight at BJ's

Looking forward to December and excited about finishing up this year in much better shape than I started it emoticon

Bring On January!!!

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11/29/10 2:34 P

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I'm at 217. stayed the same the past two weeks, but I am happy. I did not gain.

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"To be "heart healthy' focus on the positive; it's persistence rather than perfection that will create progress."


The difference between success and failure is the effort we put into getting there.


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11/24/10 10:04 A

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I'm up a pound this week--haven't gotten much exercise and it shows.

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher


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30 pounds--SPA day
35 pounds--New outfit
40 pounds--Special date night


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11/23/10 12:51 P

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Great job, everybody!
I lost 1-1/2 lb. I am so glad we have this forum to report to, so I feel accountable. Thank you, team!

Anna


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CURVYMEG's Photo CURVYMEG Posts: 897
11/23/10 12:40 P

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Another pound and a half gone. Thank you for the support. You are AWESOME!!!!

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11/23/10 9:57 A

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Down 1 lb. this week, yay!



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11/22/10 3:00 P

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Great job, SPEEDY 143!!! What a great way to celebrate 5 months here with such a great loss! Way to go!!!
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Focus on what you CAN do, instead of what you can't!

It's not about lowering the weight on the scale; it's about increasing the weight on the bar!

Stop weighing yourself! Focus on eating healthier & getting stronger. Looking better will simply be an added bonus!


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11/22/10 1:47 P

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emoticon Monday, November 22, 2010 emoticon

Week #4, for me emoticon 286 pounds emoticon

Down 3.2 pounds from last week emoticon That makes a 40 pound loss total... my 5 month SparkVersary was yesterday so I'm more than pleased... I'm giddy emoticon and looking forward to an extra special Thanksgiving this year emoticon

Edited by: SPEEDY143 at: 11/22/2010 (13:49)
Exercise 1st... Spark 2nd. Works for me!

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't I give myself reasons why I can.

Tired of starting over? Stop giving up!!

NEVER QUIT =]


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11/18/10 5:43 P

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I'm down 3.5 lb from last week.

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11/17/10 2:15 P

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WE ARE emoticon emoticon everyone emoticon

Exercise 1st... Spark 2nd. Works for me!

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

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Tired of starting over? Stop giving up!!

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11/17/10 9:44 A

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You all are AWESOME!! I am down as well. 1.2 pounds so I am down to 160. I never thought I would see that again. 1 more pound and I will be in the normal bmi range.

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11/16/10 6:49 P

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11/15 = the start. 0/15

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11/16/10 1:58 P

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Congrats to those who had losses!

I lost this week. I'm back down to where I was when I started so that is a good thing. I've been trying something different recent and it is working for me. I eat when I'm hungry and what I am hungry for within reason. Just eating smaller amounts. By not denying myself what I want, I'm less likely to binge on it. My sodium intake has been lower and that is helping alot.



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11/16/10 12:03 P

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Great reports from you, guys, this week!!!!
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11/15/10 9:46 P

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Wow, you guys are all doing so great. your losses are awesome...I lost .6 lbs, which is the norm for me....but as long as I don't gain, I'll be happy with even a little loss! Spark on you guys! emoticon emoticon

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11/15/10 2:51 P

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I'm down 1/2 pound this week. Still losing-slowly-without being to exercise much.

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher


www.youravon.com/juliehough

Rewards:
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25 pounds New outfit--or two
30 pounds--SPA day
35 pounds--New outfit
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11/15/10 2:43 P

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Wow, looks like people are really making progress around here! Way to go TEACHINMOM, SPEEDY143, KAMAPERRY, KARENSTURN on your losses!!!
I had a good week, too. I'm not weight-tracking, but I am measuring my progress in fitness gains. I shaved 1:25 off of my 6-mile Sunday run--best time to date 52:35!
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Focus on what you CAN do, instead of what you can't!

It's not about lowering the weight on the scale; it's about increasing the weight on the bar!

Stop weighing yourself! Focus on eating healthier & getting stronger. Looking better will simply be an added bonus!


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11/15/10 2:13 P

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Oh my gosh, I just did this somewhere else. Still learning.....sorry.
Lost 4.4 pounds this week and met my mini goal and started into my next one!

Cindy
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11/15/10 1:29 P

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Week #3, for me emoticon 289.2 emoticon

emoticon Down 2.2 pounds from last week emoticon Speedy is doin' the turkey trot *GOBBLE* *GOBBLE*

emoticon Goooooooo "BRING ON JANUARY" Team emoticon emoticon

Edited by: SPEEDY143 at: 11/15/2010 (13:31)
Exercise 1st... Spark 2nd. Works for me!

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't I give myself reasons why I can.

Tired of starting over? Stop giving up!!

NEVER QUIT =]


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11/15/10 12:03 P

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I lost 1.1 last week. 151.1

Kama is ready to take it all the way!


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11/15/10 10:17 A

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I'm down 1 lb this week. I did ok on food but didn't make it to the gym enough last week. So that is the goal for this week, get to the gym more this week and of course stay on track with the eating.

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11/15/10 7:40 A

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Weekly check in - here we go starting Week 6!! Woo Hoo.

Have a GREAT week.
Carolyn


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