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How can this be?

Friday, July 08, 2011

It has been 12 weeks since I came back to Spark. And really, it was my
first sparking because when I had joined in 2009 I didn't understand
what I was to do or how to get around this website. It was easier this
time .

emoticon the site ask me how much weight I wanted to lose each
week and oh, how I wanted to say 3 to 5 pounds a week! Now being the bright person that I am emoticon I knew that wasn't realistic so I thought about it. and then I thought some more. emoticon I realized that I am quite the emoticon when it comes to chipping this old fat off. So I slowly put in 1 1/2 pounds a week hoping this was not a trick question and that, yes there was someone on this planet that really could lose 1 1/2 pounds a week, after all that was 6 to 7 1/2 pounds of pure butter we are talking about in one month. (I think for me it is more like lard ) lol

So I have watched the emoticon each week and it started moving down, at a nice pace in April, very slow in May and nothing in June. Then something sparked in July. I know, it is only the 8Th of July but I have already shed 8 1/2 pounds so far. And the big surprise is emoticon I am down 18 big, very big pounds. 12 weeks, 18 pounds (12 x 1.5=18) Could I be right on Target for where SparkPeople said I would be. Have they spiked my oatmeal or something?

I am so shocked you could of knocked me over with a feather. Now as my friend Karen would say, " get up and do the Happy Dance" and you can bet your booty, I am Happy Dancing all over the place. emoticon

I can and will succeed and maybe, just maybe I might beat the turtle in this race!

Now wouldn't that bring a Spark to my step!
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  • HOLDINGMYOWN
    My goodness me Gail~lol~ 1.5 lbs per week! BRAVO for sure! I am stuck at 1 lb per week there now for quite a bit~ but I am not complaining let me tell you! When I started my journey to lose weight and stick to a healthier lifestyle back in Feb 2010~ I started out averaging 2.5 lbs per week! But that did not last~ but like you~ I started to be proud of the other things I was accomplishing even if the weight loss slowed down! Such as, NOT letting the one day here and there of falling off the wagon let me give up on myself and all I had accomplished so far! Like you~ I was pleased as peach to find myself getting back on track right away and getting on with the goals I had set ~
    Once More Gail~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2658 days ago
  • SHARONSPARKLE
    Gail - you have found the plan and you're working the plan! Results will happen. Keep up the great job!
    2659 days ago
  • MARSHASTAR
    This is a great blog.
    positive, upbeat, motivating, inspiring.
    2660 days ago
  • JUNEBUG150
    Loved your blog! Congratulations on the weight loss, you put me to shame! Guess I needed that 'spark', thank you.
    2661 days ago
  • JILL313
    I can't believe you've only been Sparking 12 weeks and have lost 18#s--my dear Gail, you put me to shame--LOL!! If you're a turtle, what am I--LOL!! Time for me to get serious about this healthy lifestyle as you know eating healthy is the biggest challenge for me! I loved your humorous and yet so truthful blog. A big WOO HOO for you and your great WL Success. It's not easy to change but you are proof it is possible!!

    Hugs and Blessings,

    Jill
    2661 days ago
  • ABB698
    So happy for, and proud of you Gail! So glad you found our RV Team! Spark on!
    Hugs to you and prayers for the babies!! emoticon emoticon
    2661 days ago
  • BOOBERRY
    Congratulation on the weight loss . love your blog. this site is wonderful isn't it !!!!! keeps you in tune to what you are doing and should do. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Brenda
    2661 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon I think of weight loss in pounds of butter too!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon YOU are emoticon and rockin' the journey to healthy living!!!! Keep up the good works and know that you inspire ALL of us emoticon

    emoticon Linda
    2661 days ago
  • MARGIEH0104
    I am so happy for you! Keep up the good work and you will get to where you want to be in time! Sparks people are get encouragers, aren't they?! emoticon
    2662 days ago
  • CHALLENGER15
    Awesome, Gail!
    2662 days ago
  • SHANJHENDERSON
    Way to go, that is great news. T
    2662 days ago
  • IOWAGRAMMA
    Hi, Gail. Great comments and very, very nice weight loss!! It is especially so given all of the challenges you've faced. Keep up the great work and thanks for being a great Spark Friend and Sister. I'm so glad I've gotten to know you these past few weeks. emoticon
    2662 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/8/2011 5:53:54 PM
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