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What a difference 2 months makes!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

After I hit my all-time high weight of 180, I decided to make another exercise & weight loss effort.

I met one of my neighbors (82 years old) and asked if I could walk with her. Well, I couldn't keep up with her. I didn't make it out of sight of my house! Took me days to recover from that.

Then my Dr told me I was pre-diabetic, etc. etc., and I promised myself I would lose weight.

Around that same time, a lady in one of the Facebook groups I'm in mentioned SparkPeople, and I decided to check it out again.

I joined on Oct 1, 2012, and decided to JUST DO IT.

After a few chiropractor visits and a couple weeks of Coach Nicole's seated exercise routines I started making progress. I never worked out to the point of pain. But I did the best I could do. I figured I owed that to myself.

I took advantage of SparkPeople's fitness and nutrition trackers, health & fitness articles, videos, message boards, motivational posts and blogs, etc. I stayed on the nutrition plan and within the calorie range that was given me to reach my goal.

It's been almost 2 months and I have already lost 15 pounds and a whole lot of inches. I feel better than I have in years. I am wearing clothes that I bought only to discover that I couldn't wear them, and they've been hanging in my closet for over 3 years. Well, until yesterday. Woohoo!!

I am not -- and never will be -- a fitness or health 'nut'. I don't have membership in a health club or any such thing. But I am here to say that the SparkPeople plan works. And I have no doubt that I will achieve my goals because I'm on the winning team!

Thank you SparkPeople and SparkFriends!

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    Major congrats for your accomplishments! Your upbeat, positive attitude is encouraging, and hopefully contagious. Congrats again!

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    2460 days ago
    Congratulations on your progress and your upbeat attitude! I have no doubt you WILL reach your goals!

    Keep up the great work!
    2460 days ago
    One foot in front of the other. You have found a winning formula. We all can do this if we JUST DO IT! Well said. Spark on!
    2460 days ago
  • LISAN0415
    That was a very realistic but positive blog. You should be so proud pf yourself for taking this head on and taking care of yourself!

    Keep up the great work!

    2460 days ago
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