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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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  • 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?
    3481 days ago
    Great to get your note about joining the Walk to Rivendell. All of us, including the Hobbits, are quite excited. Enjoy the journey!

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    3484 days ago
  • v BUTTER808FLY
    reply: Yeah, smoothies are awesome and they go me through last week but it just wasn't what I wanted this weekend. Ice cream is ice cream no matter how I cut it. I even tried frozen yogurt on Saturday which may have also triggered the ice cream breakdown. :) thanks for the suggestion and I will keep doing my smoothies this week when the mood strikes at night. I make these really killer lemondae smoothies with only about 100 calories... YUMMMY!
    3484 days ago
  • v BUTTER808FLY
    Hi there... thanks for stopping by my blog. I finally lost 2 pounds.. yay! I feel motivated to continue for sure although I'm aware that there will be bumps in the road. How are you?
    3484 days ago
  • v BUTTER808FLY
    PS.. wow, I keep forgetting we are about the same weight.. very cool! (well.. u know what i mean.. it's nice to not be alone) :)
    3493 days ago
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