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7/4/12 6:39 P

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Fantastic work... I am 1/2 way at the moment and facing that point where I have always folded and then gained again over time, so I get what you mean. Stick to it it willl work. Also I have managed to come off my antidepressants and Steroids for about 2 weeks now, but looks like it will be ok... So you may be able to do the same later in your journey....

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HIPSGOTTOGO's Photo HIPSGOTTOGO Posts: 51
5/18/12 1:37 P

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Way to go , emoticon emoticon you can do it, and keep up the great work!!



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LOVEPASSIONLIFE's Photo LOVEPASSIONLIFE Posts: 645
5/8/12 8:02 P

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Thanks!!

And huge congrats on your 8 pounds so far!!! It sounds like your life is definitely changing for the better :-)

~Ashleigh

Follow my progress! I also do my best to make the blog a good resource for others: passionlifelovehealth.com/


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WELLTHATSME's Photo WELLTHATSME Posts: 47
5/5/12 12:16 P

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Wow I am very touched and I think you are doing a great job! Keep it up and keep us posted!

I cannot even imagine how great you must feel every time you think about what you have accomplished so far. I only lost 8 pounds so far and I am very very proud of myself and I feel great. Not just the pounds gone but the changes that might to my life over all is what is so astonishing

Have a great weekend!


Don't give up or in only your scale will :)


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23KAIYA's Photo 23KAIYA Posts: 4,838
4/16/12 12:38 A

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Welcome to the team, thanks for sharing your story. Take pride in every forward step, weight lost, endurance gained, confidence found, they are deserve recognition!

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

Ann


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HEARTSTOPPER's Photo HEARTSTOPPER Posts: 6,391
4/15/12 9:11 P

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I find people by clicking on my friends pages and inviting their friends to the team or blogs, message boards and sometimes other teams that I'm active in.

Thanks for joining!

HS


I'm ~Stephanie~

Long live the Butterflies.

"If I could just come in, I swear I'll leave, won't take nothing but a memory from the house that built me" Miranda Lambert:)

If I keep saying "I'll do it tomorrow" I'll only be looking back at alot of wasted yesterdays!

Founder/Co-leader of the ladies room!

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LOVEPASSIONLIFE's Photo LOVEPASSIONLIFE Posts: 645
4/15/12 8:55 P

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Thanks for inviting me! I don't know where you found me, since I don't think we'd interacted before, but this looks like a great team, so I'm happy to be here :-)

~Ashleigh

Follow my progress! I also do my best to make the blog a good resource for others: passionlifelovehealth.com/


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HEARTSTOPPER's Photo HEARTSTOPPER Posts: 6,391
4/15/12 8:47 P

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Girl I'm so glad you joined the team!!!!!!

Thanks for telling your story! 18 pounds in AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Keep up that good work!!!!!

HS


I'm ~Stephanie~

Long live the Butterflies.

"If I could just come in, I swear I'll leave, won't take nothing but a memory from the house that built me" Miranda Lambert:)

If I keep saying "I'll do it tomorrow" I'll only be looking back at alot of wasted yesterdays!

Founder/Co-leader of the ladies room!

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=36558


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LOVEPASSIONLIFE's Photo LOVEPASSIONLIFE Posts: 645
4/15/12 8:15 P

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Hiya guys! I tend to be reeeeally verbose when writing things, but I'll try to keep it short :-)

I'm Ashleigh; I'm 25 years old and have been overweight for the last 10 years. I was a healthy and athletic kid...I loved playing softball and volleyball and basketball. Then, when I was 15, I was diagnosed with depression and put on antidepressants. What they didn't tell me was that it would cause weight gain. I was up 50 pounds in just a short 6 months!! By that time, I had quit softball (the last sport I still played), and it's all been downhill from there. I always had a terrible diet, but adding the antidepressants and a new incredibly sedentary lifestyle just made it so I had no chance.

As the years went on, I would occasionally try to lose weight. I never made it much more than 20 pounds before piling them back on. The number on the scale crept even higher each time. Last year, I was put on antidepressants for the gazillionth (and last--I will likely be on them the rest of my life) time, and gained a final 30 pounds, putting me at a solid 140 pounds overweight. I became twice the size I was 10 years ago.

But it's not all bad news! I don't know what on earth possessed me to do this (because generally my attitude towards my weight had just become: don't even think about it so it won't bother you), but on February 25th of this year, I decided to turn my life around, lose weight, and get healthy, once and for all. I came up with some ideas for baby steps I could take to steer me in the right direction, posted about my decision on facebook, and immediately two different people recommended SparkPeople to me. I joined that same day, and haven't looked back since!

7 weeks into my journey, and I am down a full 18 pounds. Since I'm getting about to that time where in attempts past I would give up, I've been kicking the motivational techniques into high gear. I've set up a reward system for successfully meeting my daily goals for 30, 180, and 365 days in a row. I joined a Biggest Loser Challenge that another SparkTeam I'm a part of is putting on, and I'm super pumped for that to start this week. I'm doing everything I can to set this up so that I WILL succeed. And you know, it really does feel different this time. Something in me just feels like this is it: THIS is the last time I'll see these pounds.

~Ashleigh

Follow my progress! I also do my best to make the blog a good resource for others: passionlifelovehealth.com/


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