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Friday, January 10, 2014

I lost 60 pounds with spark people in 2010 an maintained the loss for over a year and then life happened and I slowly gave up the healthy habits I worked so long and hard to create. Long story short, I regained almost all of the weight.

It is a long boring story…..I could complain about all of the challenges that I have in my life but it's such a bunch of bull. When I stopped tracking and exercising I started gaining back the weight. I wish I could get to a place where I don't have to track my calories and don't have to think about my food constantly, but the sad truth is I will need to do this for the rest of my life to achieve my health goals.

All I know is the more weight I gained the more disconnected I felt from my true self. I want to find myself again. I want to be healthy and I want to be happy. In other words I need a SPARK! I did it before...I can do it again!

I finally found my way back to spark but I felt too ashamed to restart with my old page. After all, I was a spark motivator! After thinking about it I have decided that is silly. I need to own my struggles as well as my success! However, I still think I need to stick with my new spark page and user name. I will leave this page up to remind myself of my past success and motivate myself when I need it.

If you were a spark friend to me in the past I am asking you to add me as a friend and support me on my new journey. My user name is now WILLIS9301.

With your support I can do this! Onward and upward!

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    Welcome back! We're all here for you! emoticon
    2604 days ago
    You can do it, Laura!
    2609 days ago
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    I have big goals for the next 6 months. I would love to be your friend and make this happen...Best wishes. I have added you as a friend.

    2609 days ago
    There is no need to be ashamed. It happens to so many. Good luck and I'm glad you found your way back.
    2610 days ago
    I write this with tears streaming. Thank you for being willing and courageous enough to gives me strength to do the same.....I am right there with you and so frustrated to be at this point again. I have gained about 50lbs back of the 130 I lost and very likely dashed all hopes of my 5th half marathon this April. I am so disappointed in myself.....I have lost at least 30 of this 50lbs I don't know how many times. I have been unable to find the heart or will to even try to get back on track lately....I am so tired of fighting what for me as well, will be a lifelong battle....every day. I know exactly what you mean about feeling disconnected from yourself.....I want that connection to me and to life back. So funny, I too thought about a ne page....something completely separate from the past failures AND successes....not really in terms of a fresh start....but one that starts from here...and not there....if that makes any sense lol. I know we can do this...we've done it before....I will be cheering you on and trying to get my head in the game as well! From one Laura to GO girl!
    2610 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Yay, you're back! Don't be ashamed, we all fall off the wagon sometimes...the thing to be proud of is that you're getting back on!!!
    2610 days ago
    2610 days ago
    Welcome back!! OOHHHH, I remember parts of your story and you were having some real health issues. Well, you're ahead of the game 'cause you know exactly what you need to do!!!
    2610 days ago
    I'm back too! I don't know that I'll be anywhere near as active a member as I was before, but I'd still love to be your SparkFriend. =D
    2611 days ago
  • DEB62BIE62
    I wasn't a friend then, but emoticon I know it is tough, but keep in there. Just stick with it. We are here to help.
    2611 days ago
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