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Monday, December 16, 2019

I first lost weight on SparkPeople between 2004-2007. I got to my highest weight: 180 lbs/size 18 then went down to 136 lbs/size 8 and became a model. However, back then I was in a controlling relationship, and it was easier to be motivated by someone who took it upon himself to be my physical trainer. Now I have five things working against me: age, food allergies, a car, and a loving husband who cooks only vegetarian meals (that’s marriage and vegetarianism in one). I gained 30 lbs on the same diet where he lost 30 lbs. so he has no motivation to change his diet. I’m back to my highest weight, but now I look pregnant instead of rotund: 180 lbs/size 14. This time my belly is large, and not my face. I have no stairs to climb, no public transportation to use, no way to get vegetarian protein that I’m not allergic to, no job that requires physical activity, can’t use my Apple watch as a pedometer because I’m allergic to nickel, and very little drive because when I got married, I had to adjust myself to his pace so I wouldn’t overwhelm him. Wish me luck. The pic attached is of me last month (November 2, 2019). #newbie #thirtysomething #marriedlife #vegetarian #foodallergies
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    emoticon to our Team! We do not diet but we eat healthy. emoticon emoticon exercise is also a part of it. Together emoticon emoticon emoticon
    503 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/29/2019 6:13:55 PM
    That's a helpful tip @BIKE4HEALTH since the last time I was here I couldn't get to 135 lbs. I've got a good water start due to starting with a cold and can just maintain at this point.
    514 days ago
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  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome back to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome back and get active on this site. emoticon
    516 days ago
    It all begins someplace and you just started there. Sp is the way to do it.

    We want to remember it took us a few years to put our weight on and it comes off a little at a time, just like it went on. People get frustrated with it not coming off faster than we put it on. But with consistent focus on doing what we are told on SP we will hit our objective. Like many things it just wont get there overnight.

    Make sure you make one of your most focused goals you water intake. Myself, when I hit plateaus its because I am not doing the water correct. I found using a reminder on my phone to be very helpful in making sure I keep on track with the water
    516 days ago
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    There are some teams that are set up for a few weeks that can help you achieve your goal with their exercise programs etc. Best wishes.
    516 days ago
    Good luck!
    516 days ago
    Throw your excuses out the window and look for things you can change starting with your inner dialogue. emoticon emoticon
    516 days ago
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