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Well, here I am again. Ha. I have lost and re-lost this weight so many times, I should be ashamed, but I'm not. I refuse to be! You wanna know why? Because every single time I've failed, I have learned at least one thing that helps me become more successful the next time I try!

This last set back put me 16 pounds heavier than a weight I'd been maintaining for six months. I am not ok with that so I am at it again. Prior to this "failure" I did not realize how important accountability is. ((Now I know.)) I have decided to try again. I figure what else could go wrong? What do I have to lose except my frustration, weight in pounds, and agony over the defeat? In fact, that sounds great!

Here's to try, try, trying again! I wish I was perfect, and I could've nailed this the first time (25 years ago), but I will not spend one more moment beating myself up about that. No, instead I will focus on what I can do right, and that is the reality that I can get up once more!

Member Since: 9/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 39,496

My Goals:
I am beginning my journey December 19th, 2012. I am in it for the long haul and am determined to make whatever changes necessary to regain control of my health.

GOAL 1: 249 lbs.
REACHED: 1/29/13

GOAL 2: 239 lbs.
REACHED: 3/7/13

GOAL 3: 223 lbs.
REACHED: 5/10/13

GOAL 4: 217 lbs.
REACHED: 5/17/13

GOAL 5: 210 lbs.
REACHED: 6/14/13

GOAL 6: 199 lbs.
REACHED: 9/19/13

GOAL 7: 189 lbs.

GOAL 8: 179 lbs.

GOAL 9: 169 lbs.

GOAL 10: Maintain 167 or as low as 155 for a year

My first goal is to track without cheating. To just get familiar with what I am eating. I also want to know more about why I eat and when so I'll be doing a lot of blogging. After those things are down, and the amount and type of food I am eating is down pat, I will incorporate excercise. I may wait until I am around 200 lbs. to start that up. I am 271 lbs.

My Program:
I plan to eat mostly fruits and vegetables while concentrating on my protien intake to curb hunger. I have been doing this for years, but ate a lot of sweets along side it, so cutting those out for the most part. I really want to know why I overeat and face every battle, challenge and fear so a lot of soul searching will be incorporated. Exercise will come later. I have been very religious about it in the past. At 250 lbs. I have ran a mile in less than 15 minutes over the summer of 2012. Not too bad, but certainly not my goal. This time however, I am taking my time, as my real problem is with food.

Personal Information:
I am a happily married mother of five. My children are 20, 17, 15, 4 and 1. I graduated college in 2007 with a BSBA and plan to use it before I am 50. (I hope, lol) For now, I am a stay at home mother working on me.

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Glad to see your Spark Friend, BUNNYKICKS is The Motivator of the Day. What an honor for her. emoticon
    1626 days ago
    I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

    {This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

    'Twas the night before Jesus came
    and all through the house
    Not a creature was praying,
    Not one in the house.
    Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
    In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

    The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
    Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
    And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
    Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

    When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
    I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
    With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
    I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

    The light of His face made me cover my head
    It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
    And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
    I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

    In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
    Was written the name of every saved man.
    He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
    When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

    The people whose names had been written with love
    He gathered to take to His Father above.
    With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
    While all the rest were left standing around.

    I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
    I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
    I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
    Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

    In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
    The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
    There's only one life and when comes the last call
    We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

    (by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

    To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.
    1784 days ago
  • v ARUN4ONE
    So glad to be back on here. I need the accountability. So thankful for spark people! It's great we can do this together. :)
    1885 days ago
    I have also gained 16 pounds since earlier this year! It's tough to get over the mental block but we can do it :) I'm going to add you and check back with you
    1885 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Good Afternoon emoticon

    Dropping by to say hi and wanted you to know you are being thought of today, hope all is well with you and your family.

    I haven't seen you around for a while & wanted you to know you are missed, please keep in touch as you can! emoticon

    Cheering you on for a great week ahead. emoticon emoticon

    1933 days ago
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