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My Journey via the intro on my sparkpage....

Friday, August 29, 2014

I have decided that instead of continuously updating my intro section of my sparkpage I would cut and paste it all here for me to see where I have been. So here it is....

1/2010: Hi! I'm Tova and I am 44 years old. I have about 50 lbs to lose. And I am scared to even start because I am scared to fail. If I don't start then although I am still fat, at least I didn't fail! I have started and failed too many times to count. I work full time, go to school and have a dh and 3 kids.

5/3/10 Well, I am doing this. I am just about 20 pounds down. If I can stick with this, so can you!

9/10/10 I am struggling. Summer has been more difficult than I anticipated. But I will not let that stop me from reaching my goal of a healthy lifestyle. Everyday is a new start!

3/3/11 I am now 45. I have been doing Sparkpeople for over a year now. And I am now close (which I have been at before, up and down and up and down....) to 30 pounds down. I have gotten back into running. And have gotten the family to join me. We are signed up for a 5K in a few weeks. And seem to be on "target" to be at goal weight by my anniversary in August. Drinking water is now easy. I just need to get past 150 to feel I can get to goal. Hope to get there in a few weeks!

4/30/11 Well, I am struggling yet again. I am now up yet again. I will win this battle. I am recommitting to eatting more healthy foods. Foods that make me feel better. When I eat foods that aren't good for me, I feel sick to my stomach. I ask myself "why did you eat that?" And yet I eat it again and again. I need to learn from my mistakes.

9/7/11 Well, I am close to 46. And I am struggling. I am back up and no where near that goal weight. Nor even past 150 which seems to be a major block for me. Today is the start of the BLC17. I haven't exercised all summer. I have been back at work (school) for 4.5 weeks. I need to make me a priority. This is the first step.

3/12:Starting the 5% Spring challenge on Saturday. I have been struggling big time. I am now near my highest weight when I started on Sparkpeople. I am going to try to make me a priority and exericse. I haven't done anything in close to a year. I will check in with my teams daily. I will log food and exericse most days. My goal will be to lose a pound a week. To do this, I must watch what I eat and exercise. It is that simple. Thank you for taking this journey with me. By the way, I am now 46.

8/29/14: I am still on this journey. At the beginning of this month, I was at my highest weight, 191 (8/9/14). Then I got sick and went to the doctors. While there, I figured I might as well have some blood tests. My A1C came out "a bit higher than the doctor would like". It was 6.5%. My cholesterol was a bit higher than I would like (I am on meds, although, a low dose). It was 180. I figure if I lose this weight, once and for all, it will help these numbers. So the quest continues. Today, I am down 10 pounds since the beginning of the month. Only 50 to go....
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    Oh, Tova, you really have HELPED me to *see* two things of gr8 import:
    1. I am NOT alone.
    2. We really REALLY need to add the 3x's per wk physical to our orientation!!
    Your journey isn't without (as I can see in May's comment) friends that need to stick together. I weighed in at 180 this morning, and have 50 to melt, so let's PLOW, girlfriend!!
    2038 days ago
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    I like the idea of an updated intro.. I'm happy to have you as a teammate this Tri-Term!
    2039 days ago
    I admire you determination, persistence, and attitude, Tova. emoticon emoticon
    2040 days ago
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    Good luck!! I have also have about 50 pounds that I, lose then gain again not the whole 50 like you!! I am 55 will be 56 in mMay emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2042 days ago
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