Day One

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Welcome to my Re-Start! Yesterday I woke up to my highest weight ever of 307.3 pounds and I didn't like it one bit. Last week I went on a work trip to Chicago and by the end of that trip I could barely walk due to how much weight I was lugging around! I said enough is enough and I started to make a plan.

I have decided to drop out of all of my current and future challenges for the time being and use that energy and focus on myself. It was a really hard decision because I feel like I'm letting my teams down but I have to look out for me. I have had some people understand and others have not and that's ok...I understand. With that being said I've decided to come back to SP like I did 3 years ago and return to the basics. No teams, no challenges, just me and my trackers. I put in my new goals and go my new calorie ranges and plan to start being more active slowly starting with walking and low impact cardio and hopefully moving back up to what I was doing 3 years ago when I lost 42 pounds.

Being 300 pounds is not fun. It is hard work to walk, move, get up, work, and just live. I'm done doing this to myself. I don't have any goals except to increasingly get better with my eating and exercise and to lose or maintain each week. I don't care how long this takes me...I just know I need to do this.

So today is Day 1.

Don't forget to get out there and VOTE today!
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  • RODRIGUEZ41508
    emoticon Whatever works for you is BEST! You are doing this for YOU and that is all that matters. Focus on yourself and what works for you ;) I am doing just that, the basics and taking it one day at a time.

    We've GOT this!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1721 days ago
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    1722 days ago
    You got this, girlie! Focus on YOU and the rest will fall into place! Good luck emoticon
    1722 days ago
    Getting back to you sounds like a wonderful plan! And just focusing on what's important is also a good idea. When I was losing weight steadily the thing that helped was tracking my food and staying in my calorie range. Every bite... every drink... everything that enters your mouth. I was even tracking ketchup, etc.... Tracking and measuring really is the key.

    But one thing about leaving challenges.... you don't have people checking up on you then. At least that is what I found here on Spark. And that is one reason why I haven't been on this site very much. Because the friends on here is what keeps me coming back as motivation. If no one talks to you on the site, it is harder to stay on. I stopped the challenges and then stopped Sparks. But I am trying to come back and just waiting for the next challenge to keep me coming back. LOL....

    But I get it and I will be here for you if you need that support! You got this!
    1722 days ago


    1723 days ago
    Starting with the basics is my plan as well. It is hard to do every day things when your over 300 lbs. I've been heavy all my life and over 300 for probably 12 yrs. It's hard not to get disgusted with yourself. When I was in High school I weighed 230 and felt horrible. Now I wish I was back there, that would be a good start. I just want to get out of the 300's for good. Today is day 3 of calorie counting. emoticon emoticon
    1723 days ago
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    You've got this!
    1723 days ago
    You can do this! emoticon
    1723 days ago
    I started my journey at 309 pounds, so I know the feeling. You really do have to focus on you and do what needs to be done instead of trying to juggle various things that don't serve you well. I have had to trim back quite a few times. You can do this!
    1723 days ago
    Well really can do this. I don't do teams or challenges, I just use the trackers and look in on my friend's blogs, and I find that takes the pressure right off and allows me to concentrate on what's important. 2 months ago I weighed 253 pounds, and I sympathise with you about how much it hurts to move around. All I can say is that in only 2 months by swimming I've managed to get myself so much stronger and it doesn't hurt hardly at all keep going and hopefully in 2 months you'll feel so much better too emoticon emoticon
    1723 days ago
    Good Luck to you!
    1723 days ago
    I'm soooooooo sad that you're leaving the Limes but I wish you the very best.
    1723 days ago
    Good for you and good luck. I too did the same thing a while back and most people understand, focus on yourself and you'll do amazing things!
    1723 days ago
    Welcome back. I hope this new plan works for you.
    1723 days ago
    You are here for you, not for anyone else. Do what works for you! emoticon
    1723 days ago
  • KATYDID2016
    You can do this! My re-start started yesterday! We're all here for you!!
    1723 days ago
  • L15963
    I started just under your weight in may thanks to cross fit and walking eating lol Cal high protein and tons of veggies I am now 183 lbs...down 73 lbs and going! You can do this
    1723 days ago
  • MARI1526
    You got this! Good luck 😊
    1723 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Nice job. You can do this.
    1723 days ago
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    Good for you & good luck
    1723 days ago
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