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Seventeen years, and then 133 Days...

Saturday, May 24, 2014

I have guilt when others struggle to succeed at SP. I have been on SP since Jan. 12, 2014. I have only hit one plateau that lasted 21 days, and then the scale moved again. I had a steady upward movement of the scale for seventeen years. I was raising a daughter, going to college, starting a career, and maintaining my marriage of 31 years. Now, it is time to fight off the middle-aged consequences of those seventeen years of indiscriminate eating. I have a reputation of meeting goals if I really set my mind to it, except with my weight loss efforts. This time, I broke two plateaus, the 21 days at SP when the scale stood still, and the 25 pound plateau that always ended my weight loss progress on every other try at it.

Seventeen years, and then 133 days at SP...two broken plateaus, 35 pounds LESS!

*Per my husband's request, this time I am doing it free of charge.
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    Way to go! you're doing great!
    2540 days ago
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    You go girl! You are doing awesome! Spark People is wonderful, I think the people here are so encouraging and genuine. I have used WW in the past too, and don't like their website at all. I did pay for a year of the Spark Coach feature here, which I feel was really worth it for me personally. But it really is amazing how much they give us for free here.
    2540 days ago
    Way to go on the weight loss! It is fantastic that Spark People is free! My DH loves it too! My plateaus always start when I lose up to 30 pounds, so I have come to really watch my tracking and exercise. Do some changes to get it to kick start again. I am at 72 pounds gone and I still am slowly walking my journey to a healthier me.

    I am so very proud of what you have accomplished
    2540 days ago
    You go !I too like the fact it is free and I find the support better here !
    2540 days ago
    First, I love the free of charge of SPARKS. I was paying WW online,, and I didn't find things as easy as they are here,,, I did though give it "only 3 months" and when I came onto SPARKS I at once made many friends who hit my pages,,, and right off within a month found the Dawggies,,,, that I think was the "$aving Grace" and I dropped paying WW. I do not mind the ads,, if we wish to keep it free, now and than if we click on one,, they will keep renewing on Sparks,, keeping it free. After doing it a few times,, they of course with all sites,, learn what it is we like,, my ads are mostly to do with dresses,,, I have for 3 yrs been looking for the "perfect yellow dress" and haven't found it yet. I will.

    Plz do not feel bad about having it much easier. I think that's great !! the first time I attempted to lose,, it came off easy. Also I can't remember how old you are, but if under 35,, and active,, it'll come off much easier for you than those who are older,, and do not "really" give it their all. I have the spreadsheet,,, and thru the week,,, I can pretty much tell "who's going to gain ' just based upon what it is they do. they will write some blogs of "I want to lose so badly" but, than under 30 mins of exercise on a daily basis,,, it just doesn't work, if we do not put forth the effort. Esp if one is on meds,, than they'll need to really step it up. That's what it is I have to do,, am on 13 meds (23 pills) a day,, I Need to do 2 hrs of exercise a day to lose often .60 to 1lb a week,,, in general its .70 of a lb a week, but I am also 55,,,, and have done this many times,, so the yo yo dieting has gone against me,, now I am finally serious for the right reason,, so it's a coming off, but it also scares the woohoooo outta me as it does,, that it'll suddenly shoot right back up. So I just go from week to week,, doing the best I can. :)
    2540 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You're winning this battle!!! emoticon
    2540 days ago
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