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My weight has gone up and down most of my life but then I hit a new high weight and decided I had had it. I got more serious on sparkpeople, got my food in order, started exercising regularly and started feeling better and losing weight. I felt great. And I had lost almost 40 pounds. I was on my way!

Then a series of bad things in life hit me one after the other. I got depressed. I lost my inner strength. I stopped caring about myself. I tried to hang in there but I was only putting forth a token effort. I just couldn't seem to find myself again and I just couldn't seem to find the energy to care about me. Sure enough, gradually my healthy habits faded away. Before I knew it I had gained all the weight back that I had worked so hard to lose. I felt even worse. Before I knew it I had gained 20 more pounds on top of it. I felt worse.

Fortunately, I had another "I HAVE HAD IT!" moment. I got sick and tired of living this way and decided I had to change. Unfortunately, right as I was getting back to my healthy ways I injured my back. That was a major blow to my fragile motivation. I'm not going to let it stop me though. I'll start by doing what I can do NOW.

Since I have a lot of weight to lose and a long way to go my plan is to focus primarily on the next five pounds.

Short-term goal - lose 5 pounds
Mid-term goal - lose first 10%
Long-term goal - get under 300

Member Since: 10/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 117,333

My Goals:
Lose 5 pounds
Lose 10%
Under 300 lbs

My Program:
Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Exercise at least 10 minutes a day.

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    Overall weight loss ending with week 5... Purple Pegasus. 1.35% Crystal Tigers. 1.29% Beauty Amethyst 1.29% let's keep PUSHING
    1 day ago
    HI Melissa,,, TY for asking. My foot FINALLY got the approval to use as usual just last Thurs. That just happened to be the 1st day of glamping. The glamping went better than any of us could of even dreamed of!! We had 5 of us in the cabin and only ONCE was there an argument, which I am PROUD to SAY I WON!!! WOOHOO!!

    It was over who got to do the dishes!! Yes, you see that correct WHO GOT TO DO THE DISHES!!! I won because LOLOL the other 4 tend to be hot, while I am ALWAYS SO COLD. I WON using the argument that my hands were cold!! When it was believed (They should know I am NOT that nice LOLOL I've known 2 of them for almost 50 years!) when I put my ICE COLD HANDS on their faces. I WON!! Other than that, it was AWESOME!! So very peaceful. I enjoyed it so much that I was always the first one UP!! WEIRD!!

    I had thought slightly of cancelling, i am so HAPPY I DID NOT DO SO!!!
    14 days ago
    I'm a bit late in saying, " emoticon Welcome back to the kennel!"
    It's been too long since we were able to run together as a pack. emoticon

    Let's make this the bestest ever 5% Challenge!! emoticon

    Huggers from me and wet kisses from Bubba,
    Love to you,
    Linda & Bubba
    15 days ago
    Hey Melissa,
    The pumpkin patch is fixin to close so let's finish picking those last ew pumpkins! Thank you for the birthday goodie and the pumpkin! We got this one step and one day at a time!
    18 days ago
    Hey Melissa

    BINGO is going to be challenging nut we can do it one square at a time emoticon
    35 days ago
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