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Its about time I do something for myself. I spend so much of my time doing for everyone else that I continue to neglect me. This time I am going to put myself first no matter what. I promise to put 100% towards reaching my goals.

Being on the Spark Program has been a huge self esteem booster for me. Even if I maintain or only lose a pound; I still feel good. Eating healthier makes me feel like I'm in control. I'm planning how to eat and making choices every day and that makes me feel in control.

I still need to lose 50 lbs and I know I will get there. I didn't gain the weight overnight and I'm not going to lose it overnight. One day at a time is all it takes. I have a plan in place to deal with slip ups and I did the entire emotional eating program. What an eye opener that was!

I'm always up for making new friends and good luck to everyone in your journey!

Update: 3/24/09 - Well, I went from 197 up to 254 which was a huge shocker for me. It is the most I have ever weighed and I feel so discouraged. However, Spark is still here and I am back to tracking my goals, drinking my water and picking healthy meal plans. One great thing that happened is that I did manage to quit smoking. Now, I just need to focus on my weight loss and being more active. One day at a time!!!

I have been walking and that is alot of fun. Its very hilly where I live so that makes for a great workout. My legs buuuurn afterwards which is what I think they are supposed to do.. ?

8/26/09 - Here I am again starting spark. The only thing I have to say is I don't quit. I may disappear for a bit but I always come back. I am still sitting at 258 which is dissappointing but I am giving this my all and trying again. I don't plan to quit this time and I'm not giving up!! =-)

2/24/2010 - Here I am again. 6 months later and I haven't reached my goals. I really need to take things slowly this time and really focus. I have so much trouble getting and staying on task. I weigh the same thing I weighed back in August. Still sitting around 250 and totally miserable. My body feels so wrong. Its heavy and uncomfortable in my skin. I don't like feeling like this. I am going to make tiny goals and stick with them. My goal for right now, starting this week, is to Log onto Spark every single day. I also will do 30 mins of some kind of activity every single day and I will take baby steps.

Member Since: 4/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 540

My Goals:
*Lose 1-2 lbs per week.

* Make healthy food choices.

* Incorporate daily excercise.

* Drink my water.

My Program:
Logging into Spark and tracking everything I eat.

Intentional Excercise


Focusing on the positives every day and never the negatives!

Personal Information:
My name is Barb and I live in Reynoldsville, PA. I was born and raised in Southern MS. My two children are Destini and Matthew. I am 27 years old and started the program needing to lose 80 lbs. Spark is a great tool!

Other Information:
I love to read and watch movies. My favorite movies are horror and comedy. I like to read anything I can get my hands on. I found I love getting out and moving. I never realized how I was neglecting myself and body til I started with Spark!

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  • v no profile image FIT4BRIT
    Hey there!

    I just wanted to let you know that today we have another weigh-in for our challenge. There has been a lot of confusion about our weigh-ins so far… luckily this is the only weird week where there are two back-to-back weigh-ins. After today though, our weigh-ins will only be on Tuesday. So sorry again for the confusion and hope to see you on the boards!

    3895 days ago
  • v JANTWO
    Welcome to Wii Exercise!!!! We are so glad to have you on our team!!!! Be sure to check out the challenges and postings. Feel free to ask any questions or post any accomplishments that you want to share with the team. We are a very supportive team with very caring people. Please introduce yourself to the team and get ready to Wii!!!! We can lose the weight and get healthy together!!!!

    3899 days ago
  • v SRV103115
    Thanks for the Comment, good to see your back on track! I'm still struggling to loose slowly! There is no where for us to go but Down!!
    4083 days ago
  • v no profile image AQUATONIC
    Hay there chickita! How are you doing over there?

    4185 days ago
  • v AZIUGA
    Hey! I'm Lee and on of your partners on BLC! Thought I would say hellO!
    4190 days ago
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