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ONE YEAR SPARKING...I'm SO Excited!! I just can't Hide it!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I can't help it, the title that is. I have actually been VERY lazy this week. I have NOT wanted to do any of my exercises. I've DONE them, just NOT wanted to. Well last night I was on here and I decided that I would blog about my 1st year here with spark. I don't know what happened but I finally got my MojO back just thinking about it.

Ok for anyone who does NOT know me, I found spark by accident a year ago today. I was not a computer person. I had DIAL UP! emoticon I was trying to Help someone else (Big surprise) that was what I did. I always did for others just not me. I was always last on the TO Do List, if I even made the list. Well here I was looking to help someone figure out their BMI and BOOM Sparkpeople, What's That?? So I checked it out and I said Why NOT? People meet their future Husbands, get jobs, find love ones, all kinds of things online, why not lose weight. Now what's the catch? Well I hesitated, read everything, looking for an excuse Not to join spark. I couldn't find NOT ONE! So here I go...Jan. 13, 2010, new year, something new, let's see how long this will last.
MAN I weigh 238 pounds!

That was The Beginning!
So I lost some weight, I started to learn HOW to eat. I know silly right? Not for me. I knew I didn't eat right, I just didn't realize how bad. I was eating around 700-900 calories a day. I wasn't hungry so Why eat? I have never minded exercising, I actually love walking. So why was I getting so big? Now I was learning, but it's hard to eat that much when you are not use to it. I had abused my body since Jr. High not meaning to. Well it was finally working but How could I keep focusing on me. I didn't have time for this. (Didn't have time For ME?!?) Then I found a wonderful Challenge. I joined the Bahama Mamas! emoticon The name alone made me smile, ME a BAHAMA MAMA, OK! Talk about coming out of the comfort zone, try telling my family that one. Hey I'm a Bahama Mama. (now say it w/o laughing) I couldn't. So one of the challenges was to take & post a pic. (YEA RIGHT!) not me. I took it and finally got the nerve up to post it. Well I choose to take my pics. a little different. I have a hard time seeing a difference especially when it's me.

Not really there right? so here goes BAHAMA MAMAS...just for you!

This is what becoming a PROUD BAHAMA MAMA emoticon emoticon has Helped me do! I really see it!

Well the Holidays hit, I'm still here not doing as well but stil LOVING SPARK and All the wonderful people that I have met here. I have lost close to 50 pounds. Over the 3 challenges with the Done Girls (Proud Mama HERE!) I lost a total of 30 pounds and 18.5 in. but more important I gained the LOVE for myself, Walked a 1/2 marathon, stuck w/what I know works (even during the hard times) and learned to take my own advice.

I haven't lost that much weight since Nov. and I see people getting upset w/theirselves when that scale doesn't move. I TOTALLY understand, I was (and can be) the same. That's one I'm still working on. LOL But Thanks to a wonderful Sp. Friend that has challenged me and reminded me that we can decide what happens. I joined a new challenge 100 days b/f Christmas, CRUNCHES! emoticon So even though the weight is NOT really going as Fast as I would like, I SEE A DIFFERENCE......

Yes not even 3 pounds since November, but I'M OK WITH THAT!

I have really enjoyed SPARK! emoticon
I have loved pushing others (and being PUSHED!) emoticon
I have really met some wonderful NEW FRIENDS! emoticon
I have Learned that I AM A BAHAMA MAMA! WooHoo! emoticon
I have Learned that I am MORE than that Number on the scale! emoticon
I am enjoying MY LIFE! emoticon emoticon emoticon
I learned that I AM WORTH it. If I can't love me, how can I truely love others. emoticon
I really see the ME that everyone else does! emoticon

So I have had an AWESOME 1st year! emoticon
I'm LOOKING forward to an EVEN Better 2nd! emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD8770351
    You give me some hope. You look so amazing. Thanks for sharing those pictures. emoticon emoticon
    3476 days ago
  • JODIE2105
    You look amazing!
    3488 days ago
    Wow! Great blog. Awesome results in just one year! Keep up the great work!
    3488 days ago
    Wow... you have come so far in a year! What an encouragement you are :) Yes, we are SO MUCH MORE than a number on the scale. I wish every woman would GET this!!!

    Excited to follow your blogs though 2011 and see what this year has in store for you and what YOU have in store for it!!

    3490 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8640526
    This is so motivating! You have come such a long way, baby!

    I bet you're so proud! I know I am! emoticon
    3492 days ago
  • MEMAOF10
    emoticon HAPPY 1 YEAR Anniversary!!!! I'm so PROUD of you for learning to LOVE YOUSELF. You have done a emoticon job on taking care of yourself. Your pictures tell a story in themselves. The more we see the better YOU look. I've been telling you and now you can see for yourself. Pictures tell the whole story, so keep on looking at those pictures.
    You have been and still are such an inspiration to me and lots of others. I love you so much. KEEP up the fantastic job, you make me so proud. emoticon & emoticon
    Love Mama
    3493 days ago
    Waht a great year you had! Those pictures tell a wonderful story. Let's kick it this year! emoticon
    3493 days ago
    emoticon It's party time!! emoticon You go Bahama Mama, with your bad self! I'm sooo jealous of that stomach emoticon Hope my 50 a day will do the same for me! emoticon I'm soooo proud of you sis! You are emoticon !!!!
    3494 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7644525
    This is AWESOME Becky!!! Way to go on making your first year. Your pictures look amazing. I'm so proud of you, not just about the wieght loss but for your wonderful attitude, taking care of yourself and making your healthy lifestyle a priority.

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    3496 days ago
  • BRE7482
    I really enjoyed this blog and the pictures. emoticon You're amazing!
    3496 days ago
    emoticon totally emoticon i have just joined the 100 days 100 crunches challange.hope i have the same succsess as you love.way to go bahama mama´s which reminds me i haven´t chated this week better hurry up and do so,go bahama mama go.
    3496 days ago
    OMG! your pictures are just so wonderful... you look so great! congratulations on all of your achievements from the last year. you have done a wonderful job and should be so proud of yourself! emoticon
    3496 days ago
    Wow! What a difference my friend! I'm loving that stomach. I think I'll have to start doing those 100 crunches a day. You know how slow I lose weight! Bahama Mamas Rule!! emoticon
    3496 days ago
  • SWAZY33
    emoticon job!
    What a differnce in a year!
    So proud of you!

    ¨ ) ..•*¨) -:¦:-
    (. ;.•.♥ Have a Spark Fabulous Day.
    (¸.•´( -:¦:- ♥ Karen ♥-:¦:-

    3496 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8095520
    AMAZING job!!! Do you see that stomach of yours?!? I think it's ready for the 2 piece. Becky you done such a good job and your attitude throughout your journey so far has been so optimistic..I'm still in awe of your stomach..I think i may need to hop on board with those 100 crunches. I'm so happy to have you as a friend; you awesome in some many ways(which now you see)
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    emoticon you rock! emoticon
    3496 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6473944
    WOW! your pics really tell the truth! Your doing AMAZING!!!
    Happy 1 year!
    3496 days ago
    what was the crunches challenge??? Very impressive!!!
    3497 days ago
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