-DEIRDRE-
350,000-499,999 SparkPoints 361,857
SparkPoints
 
Photos
See this image larger
Regular length hair.



See this image larger
Captain Jack Sparrow and ME!!!


SparkGoodies
go to goodies page
Gold Trophy
From:
LINDA!
go to goodies page
Rainbow
From:
FRIENDly Persua...
go to goodies page
Applause
From:
NMRYAN
Awards

-DEIRDRE- is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Shared Fitness Tracker
 
Interact with -DEIRDRE-
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


I started my journey here on SparkPeople a little over 5 years ago with many fits and starts. I lost a lot of weight in the beginning, which helped to keep me on track, then, I hit the dreaded plateau that I never thought would end. I was gaining and losing the same pounds over and over again. It was so frustrating.

In the beginning the weight loss was easy because my MD helped me switch from ANY drug that had weight-gain as a side effect to other drugs where it wasn't a side effect, or not likely to be a side effect. When we did all that switching around, it really helped. Then I needed to keep my thyroid under control - another weight-gain side effect.

Then, everything just stopped! The scale stopped moving for a long time and I almost gave up. Then I'd lose tenths of a pound here and there, and then gain it all back. I really do owe all of the support to some of the great teams that I belong to - they kept me going. Then it was the same lose a couple, gain a couple - more frustration.

Last week I went on a much-needed vacation. We always go tent-camping at Winter Island in Salem Mass. We walk to just about everywhere. Even though I ate a lot of stuff that was bad for me, we walked so much that I lost a pound (yeah, I weighed myself prior to, just to see). Then today, I just felt like weighing myself again - another pound down!

When I started here, I weighed 196. I rounded it off because I wasn't going to count the tenths of a pound - 'til I hit that plateau. Any ways, today I weighed 166.4! Since I rounded off to begin with, I'm rounding off now and counting it as a THIRTY-POUND WEIGHT LOSS!!! It took me just over 5 years, but I DID IT!!!! So, if I can do it - you can do it!

Deirdre


Member Since: 6/5/2011

Fitness Minutes: 249,075

My Goals:
My goal is to lead a healthier lifestyle. I'd like to exercise more and eat healthier. I'm hoping that SparkPeople can help me achieve my goals.


My Program:
I drink plenty of water every day. The only other drink I have is my cup of tea in the AM.

I wear a pedometer every day to track my steps, miles and calories burned. I record them all here. My new goal is at least 10,000 steps per day.



Personal Information:
"Sometimes you have to lose everything to find out who you truly are." - Necessary Roughness (TV show)


Other Information:




Read More About -DEIRDRE- - Profile Information moved here. (Updated July 20)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 May Minutes: 2,489
0
34
68
102
136
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v KRYS210
    emoticon

    In your belated birthday cake, I want to dedicate one slice to love, one slice to courage, one slice to determination, one slice to peace of mind and one slice to fortune. My all these slices come together to form a life for you which is sweeter than any cake in this world.
    39 days ago
  • v GODS-PRINCESS
    emoticon I almost forgot it was St. Patty's Day also!


    72 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    emoticon

    Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of March. Ten teams participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the link below, or click on my username to leave me a message or you can click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon on my Spark page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Challenge Waitlist thread. To get to my Sparkpage or reply click on my username.
    sparkpeople.com/myspark/grou
    ps_individual.asp?gid=25339 or search Biggest Loser Winter Challenge ALL Teams.
    116 days ago
  • v HLTHAPPINESS4C
    Hi! Hope you enjoy the next day you have off! emoticon emoticon emoticon


    122 days ago
  • v GODS-PRINCESS
    emoticon for pointing out the new members of the team. I like giving them goodies but I fail to look to see who is new!
    168 days ago
Member Comments (557):  123Next >Last >>