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One Day at a Time - Part 1

Donna's ''Ah Ha'' Moment



3/25/2013 4:15:44 PM

Wow, I really needed to see this. Like Donna, I used to be a pretty small size and although I've been overweight for about 10 years now, it never fails to shock me when I have to buy clothes or look at myself in pictures! Last week I ate everything in sight...I hate to admit that, but it's true. And all that after I had actually lost 6 lbs.! I don't even want to know how much I gained. So.....deep breath and moving on. I have a big move in 2 months and it's so stressful, the outcome of the move will be GREAT, but getting it over with is making me anxious. Thanks for the brutally honest story, Donna...I hope to post back by the end of the week that I have regained control. Going to the supermarket after work to pick up something decent to cook. I thank God for this site and knowing I can read about others! :)


2/7/2013 10:41:45 PM


Without an Aha moment - at least 1 ! -
the health/weight loss journey
is impossible

Keep up the GOOD WORK



2/6/2013 10:54:02 PM

MONTHONY's SparkPage
When I clicked on "Donna's journal" to continue reading, it was nowhere to be found, not even in a search. Where is the rest of the story?


9/18/2012 2:01:52 PM

I used to do the same thing - 'edit' my food for the day so it didn't look so bad. Like lying to myself and a website would make my pants fit anymore comfortably...


6/24/2012 2:32:35 PM

DRB13_1's SparkPage
Wow, did this hit home! I'm basically the same starting weight and size, and used to be the same dress size (although when I reach Size 10 again, I think I will be completely and blissfully satisfied).
So happy this is part of the motivational/inspirational series and I can refer to it again and again!


1/25/2012 12:20:27 AM

SPARKFRAN514's SparkPage
though of my self in many places of the blog it made me smile when you talked about not putting in all your food so the count would not be so high.


12/29/2011 11:49:26 AM

thank you for sharing that , planning ahead that is wh at I am going to do


5/12/2011 6:49:22 PM

Very motivational. I know exactly how it feels to see how many calories you are actually eating. I have really made a concerted effort to stay with in my calories allotment.


4/20/2011 12:22:07 PM

Reading this was as if I wrote it myself! I could relate to every word of it! It is a real wake up call to truly do better at planning and tracking and to be honest with myself! Thank You!


12/5/2010 12:17:59 PM

Thanks Donna for the inspiring story. I think using a journal is a positive step that I want to incorporate into my plan.


7/13/2010 2:31:13 PM

I just loved this article, My heart just went out to Donna...although I have only been active in Sparks for the last 3 months...I to have had that Ah-Ha moment....mine one day was : Okay instead of putting the quantity down as I ate 2 servings, I would just put 1 servings....then the light bulb went off.... Wow ... who the hell do I think I am fooling .....I am the only one who looks at this (Tracker) The Whole Point of tracking is seeing what is going on with what I put in this Huge suitcase called me....Only then can I make changes I know that no matter what I eat and amount goes in the tracker ... Cause if I don't what is the point and where will it get me? And now 3 months later, yes the tracker works for me :)


6/8/2010 2:44:57 PM

THAMLEY's SparkPage
Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment. I've had the exact same scenario. Waiting 'til the end of the day was getting me in trouble. I've been pre-planning my days too--it's making everything much easier--Thanks for sharing this with everyone. It is very valuable information.


5/15/2010 11:08:17 PM

XENA1956's SparkPage
Thanks Donna, you have done a great job. Your journal was so interesting. A year ago I weighed in at 204 pounds and today I am 164. I only started really using Sparks at the beginning of Nov. 09. You really inspire me.


3/21/2010 4:40:48 PM

great blog...thank you for sharing this...


3/21/2010 10:51:52 AM

JBDIAS's SparkPage
Great blog. We all need to have our own Ah-Ha moments.

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