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Hi there! Michele here. I was on a journey to lose weight (again) for the big wedding day. My goal was to lose 40 pounds, and although I didn't hit the goal, I was happy to lose 32.8 pounds. It felt great. But I'm still on the mission to lose those last 7.2!! I've made great friends through SP over the years (I joined in 2004 but got really active in 2005) and together, we support each other and cheer and share our ups and downs.

Member Since: 5/1/2004

Fitness Minutes: 24,881

My Goals:
Getting there and STAYING there. It's a battle, but with God's help, I am there!

My Program:
Doing Weight Watchers alongside Sparkpeople. I lost a good amount (over 60 pounds) with SP before, but have managed to gain quite a bit back. This time, I've got to figure out this maintenance thing.

Personal Information:
I've been doing this for a while. When I started this, I was in the midst of a divorce. That seems like a LONG time ago. I am now the single mom of a very happy, active, 7 year-old son! I live in the Los Angeles area and have been battling with weight loss for as long as I can remember. I once lost a lot of weight (and my menstrual cycle) by eating one piece of lettuce every day hahahah... then when I started eating two pieces, I gained it all back because my body had gone into starvation mode :)

Other Information:
before SP: 208 SW 9-1-05: 203.5

9-30-05: 195.5; 10-31: 187.0; 11-30: 177.5; 12-30: 166 01-31-06: 156.5 02-28: 154.5 03-31: 156.5 04-30: 152.5? 05-31: 155 06-27: 151

GW: 140-145(ish) Height 5'6"

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  • v MINNIE
    thought you were back. where are you?
    3662 days ago
  • v MINNIE
    miss ya. hope you're doing well.
    let's do october together.
    3712 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Checking on you and love to see how great you are doing.

    I'm reading the BECK DIET SOLUTION, which isn't a "diet" but she teaches how to THINK like a THIN person. (Got a copy from the library.) I recommend it to everyone. (We have a support team here at Sparks.)
    Walking for five minutes is better than walking for zero minutes. Exercise is essential even if I don't do very much at first. I can build up the amount that I do over time, but I have to start somewhere.
    Hunger is never an emergency. It is only mildly uncomfortable. I can tolerate it. It will come and go.
    I really do deserve credit for breaking old habits and it is essential for building my confidence. Once my confidence grows everything will become so much easier.
    If I want to lose weight permanently, I can't make exceptions. I'd rather be thinner. I can't overeat on week-ends or any other time.
    I have to develop the habit of eating every bite slowly, while sitting down, so I can fully enjoy it. It is worth developing this habit, so that I can have a lifetime of being thinner.
    I'm not going to let any minor setback ruin everything I've accomplished. One mistake dosn't ruin my diet, but falling back into old habits will.
    I will recommit to my diet right here, right now!
    Exercise is not negotiable for good health. It needs to be a daily lifetime habit and I need to make it so. The hardest part is getting started. I'll feel so much better when I'm done. So get started!
    OH WELL! I'm going to ignore this craving. I'm going to do something and let it subside. I'm turning my attention to something else, like exercise.
    3807 days ago
  • v COMFORT1
    How great are you! Still my "Sheroe!"
    3824 days ago
    awwww. thanks for the goodie!!! it was such a nice surprise
    3867 days ago
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