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This weekend was one of realization. I realized when I was picking out jeans at WalMart that I was buying the largest size they sold. I came home and for some reason it dawned on me that I have been struggling with weight since before my kids were born...my daughter is 33. I have now spent more than half of my life overweight. There are events that I know sent me into a spiral; some I have never totally overcome (being honest here) but I have used that all as excuses for not dealing with the real problem and that is that more is going in than I am burning off. It is amazing how I can justify just about anything and balance it with an "i deserve this" or "this was a bad day." However if I do not stop this, I know that I am NEVER going to get any smaller and there will be no one to blame that on in the long run, than me. I have so many things I would like to do and I hold back on ALL of them because of my size. Not to mention I waited a lifetime for clothes of the 60s to come back in...love peasant tops, long dresses, and couldn't get past looking like mama cass, so I never got any of them. So time for a change. My plan? I thousand little, obtainable goals that will equal my ultimate goal. I want to SOMEDAY weigh 133 again. I haven't been at that weight since I was 20! Right now my goal? To make it to tomorrow counting and logging what I REALLY consume...even if I go over my allotment. To include water in my day...I am horrible at this. To use my fitbit to count my steps and to push myself to reach my goal even if I am tired. To stop using my treadmill for storage, to clear out beside the eliptical and to USE BOTH OF THEM. As for weight...I would like to lose 2 pounds a week.

Member Since: 6/25/2012

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My Goals:
My first goal is to make it to tomorrow!

I would like to lose 2 pounds a week.

I want to meet my daily step count. For the rest of Sept 2013, that is 5,000 steps. (In oct that moves to 6,000)

I want to log ALL my food, the real food, the real amounts.

To add water to my day.

To except NO EXCUSES from myself or others.

My Program:
Food 1500 to 1700 calories a day.

8 glasses of water.

Shooting for 5,000 steps working to 10K+

Personal Information:
I live in AZ where it is so hot that this weight should just be dripping off me. I teach gifted kids on the reservation. Have 2 grown kids. Love dogs and cats, movies, good books, technology, music, hate what Obama has done to our country, I'm patriotic, believe people are never done learning, believe you need to keep your eyes open if you are going to see what is going on around you and am tired of my own excuses for failure.

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Failure is not an option.

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    I started my journey on 09/05/2006 and I did not expect for it to happen....I lost 30lbs in 4 months!!!

    Spark People WORKS!!

    It does become a habit and you will succeed. This is a GREAT site and best of all it's FREE!! You have nothing to lose but weight and you are motivating soooo many which is the BEST FEELING EVER!!

    and remember if motivation leaves you, find will power and reel him on in :)

    God Bless :)
    2154 days ago
    Hi Hun and welcome to SP! I saw your post in weigh in team , and I love your positive attitude! One day at a time, anyone can do it! :)
    2180 days ago