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I completely forgot about my 3-year anniversary with SparkPeople, which was on March 31. This third year of my journey was not a good one, weight-wise. I have plenty of excuses like a demanding new job and menopause, but the truth is that I burned out and got lazy. In spite of joining several challenges, I found that I was slacking off on the exercise. I stopped tracking my food for a couple of months, and now I am only a few pounds short of the all-time high weight that prompted me to join Sparkpeople three years ago. I'm disappointed in myself, but determined to get back on the horse.

It's my 2-year anniversary with SparkPeople and time to update the SparkPage.

Twice within the last year I got within 1 pound of goal weight, but then life got in the way and I slacked off. I'm in danger of getting all the way back to my starting weight, which is disheartening.

I decided to try a Biggest Loser challenge to shake things up. So far, not much weight loss, but I am definitely improving my daily exercise level. Hopefully the weight will come back off soon.

From March 30, 2014:
Decided to create my Spark Page to celebrate my 1 year anniversary with SparkPeople.

I'm a 50 year old mom, currently living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I've lived here for nearly 18 years and I love it.

I was thin for my entire life until after the birth of my son 16 years ago. I became a stay at home mom and put on one to two pounds per year until I reached 160. That's when I decided that it had to stop.

After one year with SparkPeople, I'm within 4 pounds of my goal weight of 142. It was much harder to keep the pounds off than I ever imagined! I seem to lose three pounds and then plateau for weeks before making a little progress again.

I've started exercising every day for at least 30 minutes, and that seems to be helping break the latest plateau.


Member Since: 3/31/2013

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I'm originally from Portland, Oregon. Married. One son with Asperger's.


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