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September 2009

"Don't Quit"

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are;
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit."

January 2009
In many ways, I did succeed last year with my resolution; however, none of those successes had to do with weight loss. This year, I am focusing on only two things: losing the weight, and getting my finances more securely in order. My fiance and I have joined with my parents playing "Biggest Loser," amongst ourselves, starting today (January 2, 2009), and each put in $20 for a grand prize to the winner at the end. During this journey, we will be working together, getting fit, eating more nutritiously, and losing that weight! I will be updating my b log here much more often to keep me motivated throughout this process, as well. 2009 will be my year!!

January 2008
My New Year's Resolutions this year all fit into one category. M4. I've always had lengthy lists of resolutions, but looking at those lists all the time was daunting. I've found that reducing those long lists to a simple, short "mantra", if you will, has really helped me stay on track so far.

Member Since: 1/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 20,568

My Goals:
Eventually, I want to get down to a weight of 175-190. My "ideal" weight "should" be around 159 lbs., but my doctor admits that for my body type, 175 is a much healthier goal weight for me.
My other goal is to gain control over my life - and more importantly, take control over myself.

My Program:
As of October 16, I have joined Weight Watchers, which I will follow along with SparkPeople. From October 16 through November 21, I have lost my first 10 lbs (13, actually), and WILL have lost 15 total by Christmas. I am constantly looking for "safe" food replacements for my favorite snacks, and am slowly making myself more active over all.

Personal Information:
I graduated from high school weighing 240lbs in 2000. By 2003, I was at 280. By 2006, I was at 310. In 2009 I briefly hit the 340's, then committed to sparkpeople and lost 25 lbs. I stepped away from sparkpeople, and quickly gained back much of the weight, topping out again in October of 2011 at 339 lbs. Never again. I joined Weight Watchers, and with the help of my support system, I will not only never see the 330's again, but will first get to 299, then 274, and then will get under 240 for the first time since the turn of the century. ;)

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    Hey!! Hope life is being good to you and yours. I'm giving you a Spark Goodie pedometer to help with your walking goals. Enjoy the journey!

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    3447 days ago
  • v BUTTER808FLY
    sparring is cool... cant you find another group to "battle" with? kickboxing, for me, has been pretty consistant at least once a week for a while. I wanted to do somethign that included nature and exploring my town a little bit like I used to do while I was in college therefore the bike. Also, my church is 2.5 miles away (I clocked it) and I want to ride there to a meeting I go to on Friday nights... save gas and exercise... I used to ride everywhere and it was fun. I'm not forced now but I think it's so liberating to ride my bike somewhere. Shrinks the hips too!
    3466 days ago
  • v BUTTER808FLY
    hey there... sorry I can't remember you name. I know it's not Abby nor Kate... ... why is that your online name? Your middle name perhaps? Anyways, how was that brocolli? good job on making yourself eat something like that. I generally don't push myself in terms of eating healthy ... well, sometimes. I am looking forward to going grocery shopping tomorrow and getting some more healthy food and some more ice for my smoothies. Yum. I feel that my binge week is over and I'm glad about it. About the mini-challenges... nah, just not interested righ tnow. It's my personal challenge to write in this journal and my offline journal as much as possible. One day at a time.. maybe later. Hope all is well! You inspire me!
    3466 days ago
    Thank You so much - I don't feel like I've been doing much, but I think of you all the time! I pray for all my special spark friends! I've had a lot going on - but do think of you often. Thank YOU for being there as well.
    3468 days ago
  • v BUTTER808FLY
    wow, ur down 2 pounds already! Great job! YW for the sparkgoodie. I'm doing alright.. just home doing chores today. I like to eat more when I'm home though and Id idn't hav eanything to eat for lunch except ramen so now I'm sleepy.. carbs and pasta makes me sleepy. :) and I want an ice cream... I think I hate telling someone else that I want another ice cream bar because then they will try to stop me and i don't want stopped.. is that terrible! I did already eat some fruit though so I'm going to work on that b4 any ice cream. Oh, and Zumba planned for tonight. How's your day?
    3474 days ago
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