1 year mark...and starting anew

Friday, May 02, 2014

So! April 8th was the one year mark for me...although the last 4 months I haven't been doing the diet...and I have gained a bit back...I still have lost a total of 65 lbs in this year!

I started at 380lbs
And finished out the year at 314lbs

Here is the first pics I took:

and here I am a year later:

I started out the year going good and reached 90 lbs lost in 8 months. Then the holiday's came, some family stresses, and just general life happened and I fell off...I gained back 25 lbs. But looking at the year in total. I have done a good job!

So now here we are on the second year...and I am renewing myself to get back on this journey...

I loved the progress that I made last year and miss losing and I don't want to go all the way back...

I can't really pinpoint why I am struggling so but I am determined to keep trying...I am praying.

So today I restart my 30 day is where I stick to the diet completely for 30 days...and don't go over my sugar intake.

I want to start taking my monthly pics again...and losing again! I want to get my energy back.

I have learned through this year, I can't let myself go completely off this journey because getting back on is really, really hard. splurging every once in awhile is fine but staying off for any length of time is not...this really is a lifestyle change and not just a diet for a little while!

So here is this months (May) pic:

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    You CAN and you WILL do it! Together we CAN!
    2464 days ago
    There are detours and traffic jams on every journey, so recognize that you are still on the journey, and that's what's important. You will get there step by step you'll see.You have what it takes and there's no way you will stop! And just know that you have been such an inspiration to many people!

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    2481 days ago
    You did an AWESOME job. Winter is also a struggle for me... there are the holidays, and birthday month (February), but also it's so cold and dark out all I want to do is eat warm and filling foods and hibernate, preferably covered in blankets, book in hand, and a cup of tea beside me. So you are definitely not alone in struggling through the winter! But 65 pounds in a year is AWESOME--way to go!!! You're going to rock this year, I just know it.
    2489 days ago
    Winter has always been a down time for me...and Spring makes me feel like a completely different person! I'm gonna guess you are about the same.. So, it follows that we will BOTH get back to the business at hand of losing the "winter effects", and succeeding this spring and summer!! Our challenge will be to carry the Lifestyle changes through next winter!
    2490 days ago
    Good to see you posting again - we all know that being part of the Spark community is such an important factor in reaching our goals. Miss you on the Island!

    2491 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    You have a good handle on why and what. You have a good plan in place to move forward again. You took a step back and reassessed what you truly wanted. Sometimes it is the steps that make us feel like we are failing that pushes us onward to the end.

    You can do this! I can see some major changes in your body this past year. WOOHOO! You are on your way.
    2491 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    You can do this - I have stalled many times, and it is normally a mental issue for me.

    I am here for you, as are the others.

    All the best
    2491 days ago
    You made huge progress. You can keep going and make this another fantastic year!
    2491 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Great job this past year. Blessings to you as you seek to make even more progress in the days, weeks and months ahead.
    2491 days ago
    That is awesome work for 1 year, even if you did backslide a bit. The good thing is that you're starting back up again! Hang in there and you'll lose another 65 this year!
    2491 days ago
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