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Nov 2007- Size 14 was tight! WOW-is that ME???

Oct 08 - Size 10 now-same shirt-smaller waistline-one year later

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I am back as of June 26, 2017. After reading my intro I've decided to keep it as, the thought process is the same. I am looking forward to another journey of a 40 pound weight loss beginning today.

January 8, 2008 was the beginning of my journey with Sparkpeople. FIVE years now and I remember it well. So determined to utilize this great opportunity to lose weight - FREE - and allowing myself to call the shots. I taught myself how to be honest about what I eat. I learned to eat so much healthier through so many good recipes. I played with and studied this website with its multitude of resources and felt I hit a gold mine. It was up to me to start digging!
Beginning weight was 180 as I watched the pounds slowly melt off. I remember the first person who noticed and asked me directly if I'm on a diet cause I'm looking good. What a feeling it was.
The clothes became loose, the backache went away, the energy level increased and my best weigh-in was at 152. Almost 30 pounds lighter. WOW, I was feeling good. I'm big boned so 152 is a good weight. I even got into a size 7 pants!
I'm back today and every day again. I know the routine and I know what I need to do to lose the 15 pounds I've gained back. I can't think of a better day to start than on my anniversary.
Happy Anniversary Mini-me. :)

Member Since: 1/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 59,366

My Goals:
Hit 175 by end of August 2017

Hit the 150 mark by end of November 2017

Weigh 150 consistently

Maintain 150-155 for always :)

Continue daily log-on with my SP family - nutrition count, fitness and to give and get support

Make time for MYSELF to work out. Get rid of stress and frustrations of daily life

My Program:
common sense... so simple yet complicated....

Burn more than I take in

Walk at LEAST 12,000 steps/day when ever I can

Less carbs, more protein

Do not exceed daily cals

Give and receive using this wonderful SP world

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I want to age with grace not excess weight.

30 pounds ago, I didn't know where to go. Finding SP has been my little miracle. I FINALLY TRULY know what I need to do.

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Thank you Sparkguy (and your team) for making this website available to the millions of us searching for our solution and making it accessible to us at no cost. You truly believe in all of us.

The only thing nicer than having someone telling you " look great" is FEELING great about yourself!!!!

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    So good to hear from you too. Of course we will again get on track and just do it. We've been busy, lots to tell. Trips to Europe, selling our house and the passing of my Mother. Good and bad times. I'm off for a walk now, I'll send you a long email later.
    1981 days ago
    Hi. I'm back. Gained all my weight back and it is time again to take it off. How have you been doing? Looks like you have kept most of your weight off. Good job!

    1985 days ago
  • v KATV865
    Hi, thanks for the comment on my photo! I would love to go back to Puerto Vallarta one day, such a cool town. It would be great to rock P.V. in a nice bikini, too!
    Keep on with your great progress!
    2504 days ago
    Thanks so much for the compliment!! I really needed to hear that today because I was having one of my down on myself spells!! You are doing such an amazing job! Keep it up, you will get to goal!!

    2564 days ago
  • v SALLY212
    Hi, just stumbled upon your page. You're doing really well and are a great inspiration! I've added you as a friend. Keep it up! Sally
    2623 days ago
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