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I completely forgot about my 3-year anniversary with SparkPeople, which was on March 31. This third year of my journey was not a good one, weight-wise. I have plenty of excuses like a demanding new job and menopause, but the truth is that I burned out and got lazy. In spite of joining several challenges, I found that I was slacking off on the exercise. I stopped tracking my food for a couple of months, and now I am only a few pounds short of the all-time high weight that prompted me to join Sparkpeople three years ago. I'm disappointed in myself, but determined to get back on the horse.

It's my 2-year anniversary with SparkPeople and time to update the SparkPage.

Twice within the last year I got within 1 pound of goal weight, but then life got in the way and I slacked off. I'm in danger of getting all the way back to my starting weight, which is disheartening.

I decided to try a Biggest Loser challenge to shake things up. So far, not much weight loss, but I am definitely improving my daily exercise level. Hopefully the weight will come back off soon.

From March 30, 2014:
Decided to create my Spark Page to celebrate my 1 year anniversary with SparkPeople.

I'm a 50 year old mom, currently living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I've lived here for nearly 18 years and I love it.

I was thin for my entire life until after the birth of my son 16 years ago. I became a stay at home mom and put on one to two pounds per year until I reached 160. That's when I decided that it had to stop.

After one year with SparkPeople, I'm within 4 pounds of my goal weight of 142. It was much harder to keep the pounds off than I ever imagined! I seem to lose three pounds and then plateau for weeks before making a little progress again.

I've started exercising every day for at least 30 minutes, and that seems to be helping break the latest plateau.


Member Since: 3/31/2013

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I'm originally from Portland, Oregon. Married. One son with Asperger's.


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  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon Don't close the book when bad things happen in your life...
    just turn the page, and start a new chapter. emoticon emoticon

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    19 days ago
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    Don't forget to be Fabulous, feel fabulous, and tell yourself "I'm Fabulous"

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    44 days ago
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    It’s during the toughest times of your life that you’ll get to see the true colors
    of the people who say they care about you. Notice who sticks around and
    who doesn’t, and be grateful to those who leave you, for they have given you
    the room to grow in the space they abandoned, and the awareness to
    appreciate the people who loved you when you didn’t feel lovable.
    The bottom line is be OK with giving the gift of your absence
    to those who do not appreciate and respect your presence.

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    76 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/29/2019 6:59:10 PM
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    102 days ago
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    “You can lie down for people to walk on you
    and they will still complain that you’re not flat enough."

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    116 days ago
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