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I started my journey here on SparkPeople a little over 5 years ago with many fits and starts. I lost a lot of weight in the beginning, which helped to keep me on track, then, I hit the dreaded plateau that I never thought would end. I was gaining and losing the same pounds over and over again. It was so frustrating.

In the beginning the weight loss was easy because my MD helped me switch from ANY drug that had weight-gain as a side effect to other drugs where it wasn't a side effect, or not likely to be a side effect. When we did all that switching around, it really helped. Then I needed to keep my thyroid under control - another weight-gain side effect.

Then, everything just stopped! The scale stopped moving for a long time and I almost gave up. Then I'd lose tenths of a pound here and there, and then gain it all back. I really do owe all of the support to some of the great teams that I belong to - they kept me going. Then it was the same lose a couple, gain a couple - more frustration.

Last week I went on a much-needed vacation. We always go tent-camping at Winter Island in Salem Mass. We walk to just about everywhere. Even though I ate a lot of stuff that was bad for me, we walked so much that I lost a pound (yeah, I weighed myself prior to, just to see). Then today, I just felt like weighing myself again - another pound down!

When I started here, I weighed 196. I rounded it off because I wasn't going to count the tenths of a pound - 'til I hit that plateau. Any ways, today I weighed 166.4! Since I rounded off to begin with, I'm rounding off now and counting it as a THIRTY-POUND WEIGHT LOSS!!! It took me just over 5 years, but I DID IT!!!! So, if I can do it - you can do it!

Deirdre


Member Since: 6/5/2011

Fitness Minutes: 253,927

My Goals:
My goal is to lead a healthier lifestyle. I'd like to exercise more and eat healthier. I'm hoping that SparkPeople can help me achieve my goals.


My Program:
I drink plenty of water every day. The only other drink I have is my cup of tea in the AM.

I wear a pedometer every day to track my steps, miles and calories burned. I record them all here. My new goal is at least 10,000 steps per day.



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"Sometimes you have to lose everything to find out who you truly are." - Necessary Roughness (TV show)


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  • v CROUCHINGFLEA
    I love to crochet, I knit a little, paint (by number), and am trying to learn how to sew! I consider baking a craft and love to bake bread and the occasional cake or dessert bread. I haven't been feeling crafty of late, so have not been doing much of anything, which needs to change because it helps my mental health to have a craft going :)
    591 days ago
  • v --DEBY--

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    emoticon ~Waving Hello~ Thank You for being a SPARKling Friend
    Wishing You a THANKfilled Thursday~&~a Day Filled with THANKfilled
    Experiences ~BLESSings ALLways~ Deby


    "Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation,
    sincerely & without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate
    those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly
    appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it." ~ Ralph Marston

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    608 days ago
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    emoticon ~ Waving Hello ~ & ~Wishing You~
    ~a MARVELous Moonday ~&~ a WONDERfilled Week~ BLESSings~ALLways~Deby

    "The concept of the marvelous begins to take form when it arises from an unexpected
    alteration of reality, the miracle." ~ Alejo Carpentier

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    674 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Fall? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early September. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Summer Fitness Tune up, Hopscotch and Bowling. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Fall challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv
    idual.asp?gid=25339

    705 days ago
  • v --DEBY--

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    emoticon ~~ Waving Hello ~~
    ~~ Wishing YOU ~~ The Most MARVELous Moonday & a WONDERfilled Week ~~
    ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~

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    "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve
    the world." ~ Anne Frank
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    716 days ago
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