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I am so ready for change!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Last November my daughter got married. Everyone told me how beautiful I looked, and I really felt beautiful, UNTIL I saw the photos of me . I was shocked! Why is it we don't see the way we really look when we look in the mirror?? I vowed right then that I would eat healthy and exercise to get the weight off once and for all. Well, here it is almost 9 months later and guess what? I am 9 lbs. heavier than I was at the Wedding!! emoticon My daughter informed my husband and I that we are to be First-time Grandparents in April of 2014. I am thrilled , don't get me wrong, but one of my first thoughts was...omg, if I continue on this road I will look horrible in any picture taken with my grand child. I run from cameras and I don't want to do that anymore! I have over 100 lbs to lose and I KNOW I can accomplish this. I am sooo excited about it being September 1st tomorrow.....I think I am more determined than I have ever been to eat right and move my body, and this is due to joining SP today emoticon I joined My Fitness Pal and I get NO support over there. I love how this is so different . My first day and people are coming out of the woodwork to make me feel loved.

I want to get this weight off so I will feel better.....I am always tired, my chest hurts a lot, and I just don't sleep well at night. I do not want to end up getting a disease because of my bad eating habits. Its much easier to prevent than cure. I set goals on here and I AM READY !! emoticon I already planned out my eating for tomorrow and I am going to go walking.

I look forward to getting to know people on here. I want to motivate others, and also to be the best that God made me to be. Together we can do this!!!

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    Congrats on your decision to join Spark people. I have celebrated many of the same recent life milestones and the pics are a shocker. But in the meantime just try to stick with your plan and don't run away from the camera. Just know future pics will be better. You would be sorrier if you weren't in the pics. People love you whatever size you are and see what's inside. It's just hard personally when you see the pics for yourself.
    1696 days ago
    You have all the right reasons to loose weight with a grandchild on the way....but don't forget the most important person of all to do it for is YOU!!! emoticon emoticon
    1696 days ago
  • WARRIOR11209
    Congratulations! You made the decision to become healthier and have a plan for Sept 1. Sparks helped me get healthier and drop 100 pounds. There are videos, groups and blogs for motivation, ideas and at times just a good laugh.
    I too got a wake up call when I saw a picture of myself at my 50th birthday party, what an eye-opener.
    Best of luck and we are all here for each other when needed emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1696 days ago
    Much success to you on your journey.
    1697 days ago
    emoticon Spark is fantastic, you can do it!
    1697 days ago
    Planning your eating in advance is a huge help and gives you a guide to help you say no to other temptations. Take it one day at a time - this can be done. emoticon

    and remember the words of Jillian Michaels......"Unless you are going to faint, puke or die, keep moving" emoticon
    1697 days ago
    Colleen, You have a plan now follow through!
    1697 days ago
    Welcome Colleen!

    SP is a great website and community, very supportive and positive.

    Like you it took a picture to finally and once and for make the changes for a new me cause I sure didn't like what I saw. I focused on a couple items each week to work cause changing everything at once is overwhelming. Plus what really helped me was the caloric counter.

    Get involved with the many videos and teams out there. You'll meet so many interesting people that share a lot of the same interests as you do.

    I've lost over 45lbs and am running my third half marathon. Next year I'm planning on running a full marathon, a gift to myself cause i'll be turning 50. I never thought at that age I could ever achieve that.

    So welcome, look forward to celebrate your achievements. Petra
    1697 days ago
  • DS9KIE
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  • DIANE7786
    Now is your time for success! Sparks has a lot of support, motivation and tools to help you reach your goals. I understand running from the camera because I've been there. We look nice in our mirrors because we can't compare ourselves with other bodies. About once a month have someone take pictures of you with people (strangers) at a park or other activities. Think of getting in shape as preparing for photos of yourself as an active grandma pushing the stroller at a fast pace without tiring, easily sitting on the floor playing with your grandbaby and other fun activities. You can do this!
    1697 days ago
    Congratulations on your commitment!!
    1697 days ago
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