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I think i reached my happy weight! And made a new friend - Myself!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

I've been holding steady at 118 pounds for the last 4 weeks. I'm eating mindfully but not obsessed with food. I let myself have cheat meals ( like dinner out at Bonefish grill with my sweetie for Valentine's day). I exercise nearly everyday and have just started a formal strength training plan. I'm also going to try to up my low impact aerobics to 30 min 2 times a week and 20 min 3x a week. I'm hoping this will help me tone up! --What ive really learned on this journey is to track everything i eat and exercise. And to be kinder to myself. I used to be my own worst enemy. I said things to myself that i couldn't imagine saying to an enemy. Now everytime i say something negative about myself I have to counter it with a compliment. My negative thoughts have gone way down. And oncr i learned to accept and love myself the weight started coming off. --The best part of all this is I have lupus, fibromyalgia,chronic migraines, arthritis. While losing the weight i stopped needing mutiple steroid shots in my knee, shoulder, and hip. And I stopped taking 180 tramadol a month and falling constantly. I take Rx naproxen when i need it and im on nueontin for the pain. Ive had 1 steroid shot in my hip in 9 months. -- Losing the weight wasn't easy, learning to love and accept myself was very hard. It was a roller coaster ride through heaven and sometimes hell but I wouldn't trade it for anything beacuse it made me into the woman i am today. Iam stronger for what I went through and I learned so much about myself and my fellow Sparkers. --To anyone who may read this you can do it. It may take years but you can do it!
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