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HAPPY NEW YEAR SPARKERS: My goal for 2020 is to stay focused on my healthy lifestyle. Long enough to weigh less in the start of 2021. Current weight is 199 pounds, overall goal weight is 139. I am definitely a work in progress and will never give up on myself. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I've been asked, Why am I doing this??? Why do I want to lose weight?? Why do I want to be healthy?? I have been overweight ever since I was 10 years old. I have always been the short chubby one that everyone loved, but I didn't really love myself. I always felt uncomfortable around people and wished to be athletic like my sister. My family always reminded me that I was overweight and always tried to guide me to healthy eating. They used to be annoying in my eyes. Now that I'm older, I know it was all out of love. Too bad I didn't take them more serious when I was 10. *********** HOW DID I MAKE IT? ************************** ~ Created inspirational posters with my next goal weight each week. I look forward to it now, so do my kids Maya 15 & Alex 13. They understands why I want to lose weight and be healthy. They are my #1 motivators! ~ Set small goals, 2 lbs a week because slow and steady always wins the race. ~ Read spark member pages and watch YouTube videos for extra weight loss motivation. ~ CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY is everything! ~ Logged EVERY BITE into my fitbit and be honest with myself ~ Weigh in once a week, every Monday ~ Take monthly body shots and measurements ~ Have a daily 1000+ calorie deficit ~ Drink 128oz/16 cups of water daily ~ Fruits, veggies and water are now part of my life ~ Self Control, Do you think you can make it without self control? ~ "NO" is my new favorite word, LOL. ~ Whole wheat products, breads, pastas and rice aren't all that bad after all. ~ Exercise Routine: Walking, jogging, Insanity, Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, Slim & 6, and Chalene Extreme. ~ Muscle burns fat, gave me more ENERGY and boosts my metabolism. ____________________________ MOTIVATIONAL PHRASES THAT HELP ME GET THROUGH THE TOUGH DAYS (from my spark friends and me) ____________________________ Stay strong and fight for what you want! ============================ Nothing in life comes easy! ============================ Believe In Your Dreams! Believe in yourself! ============================ True changes only happen when YOU decide to make them happen. ============================ We can't change the past, but we can change today ============================ A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ============================ One DAY at a time, One POUND at time! ============================ Thinking before you act ============================ TWO steps forward and ONE step backwards is still PROGRESS.... ============================ This is not a contest or a race, where every little misstep could mean the difference between winning and losing. It's your life! ============================ Stop the excuses, recognize those excuses, own up to those excuses and drop them! The weight loss will follow! ============================ "A book is written one page at a time, A journey is taken one step at a time, Our lives are lived one day at a time, Make your goals attainable, Small goals build upon themselves and turn into big achievements. ============================ THE DONEGIRL: "I am done being the biggest one in my family! I am Done shopping in the plus sizes!! I am DONE making excuses! I am DEFINITELY DONE living an unhealthy life!!" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP UP THE FIGHT AND NEVER GIVE UP!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Member Since: 7/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 102,793

My Goals:
**WELCOME TO 2017**

Have you ever heard of Intermittent Fasting? You fast for 16 hours and Eat your total daily calories during the other 8 hours. You pretty much set your own schedule. I start eating at 8am and stop by 4pm daily. This has totally kicked started my weight loss again and helped me stop late night snacking.

My Program:

1. Stay focused & Motivated!

2. Eat Healthy one day at a time

3. Drink 16+ cups of water daily

4. Exercise for at least 30-60 minutes 5 days a week.

5. Getting in over 10,000 steps daily

6. Intermittent Fasting

Personal Information:
My name is Dedrie, from New Jersey!
Harold - Love of my life
Maya - 15 year old daughter
Alexander - 12 year old son

Other Information:

The struggle is real, but I will never give up trying to reach my goal weight of 139:

The key is trying to stay as consistent as possible.

If you fall off the wagon try your best to get right back on track

Fight for what you want!

Know you can do this!!

Know that you will make it and reach your goals!!

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  • v DTONEY76
    I feel the same because I was on point with my nutrition yesterday. :-) we can do this!!
    1 day ago
    Yesterday was a really good day for me. As I said, I have been struggling for a month or so but I think hearing from you was the ‘spark’ that I needed :) Thanks
    1 day ago
    Hi, I am not active on any teams. I had my page private for a long time and just made it public again a few months ago. I have thought about you and looked you up when I did. I never thought that you would remember me. I will join your group so I know how you are doing. I had regained much of my weight and was 185ish in June 2018 when I started again. Slow and steady, I made it to under 145 in June 2019 and have maintained for 6 months. It's been hard for the last month or so but I'm trying. At 5'6" I am not thin but I feel healthy at this weight. Spark People and my Fitbit have really helped me. Thanks again for contacting me, it was such a nice surprise.
    3 days ago
  • v ON_A_DIET
    I am doing good! Thank you! How are you?

    3 days ago
    Oh my goodness! It is so nice to hear from you! I hope that you are well.
    3 days ago
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