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Please Don't Wait! DO IT NOW!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hi everyone here in Spark land. I am writing to report my weigh in this week was a zero pound loss. emoticon It is actually okay with me though because I am in my home stretch and knew I would have weeks like this. Hey I did not gain so I'm thinking that is something to celebrate ! emoticon I am so grateful for the progress I have made so far. It took me years to finally get my mind set in the right place to do something about my weight. So, I can be patient as I work to get these last pounds off. Speaking of me taking years to get this weight off, I think one of my pushing forces to finally get serious and do this for myself was the fact that I will turn 50 this year. I was determined not to hit that milestone of my life being so over weight and unhealthy. I urge all you younger spark friends to continue this journey and MAKE IT HAPPEN for yourself this time. Please do NOT put this journey off or give up. Don't wait until your almost 50 like I did and then decide to do something about it. I want you to have many more years to enjoy being healthy and self confident. I cannot tell you how absolutely AWESOME it feels to be smaller and get to pick from a larger variety of clothes now, I feel good about myself, I am healthier, I have energy, I have more confidence and guess what? I am no longer hiding from the camera! I actually want to be in the pictures now. I feel like I have years of missing from all the family photo's to make up for. I so want for you to get your self healthier by taking all that excess weight off so you can enjoy all these things too. I want you to enjoy then NOW not wait until you are almost 50. I promise you the journey is sooooo very worth the wonderful things the results will bring into your life. For spark friends more my age, PLEASE continue your journey so that you too can enjoy a happier, healthy you! You will come off medications that being overweight made necessary , you will have more energy, more self confidence, you will be made free of all the things that being over weight holds you back from. I don't just mean physically either. Our emotional well being and self esteem is negatively affected by being over weight. I have had sleep apnea for years and have had to use a C pap at night. Guess what? No more sleep apnea for me! I want you to experience the freedom losing that extra weight holds in store for you. My one regret is that I did not follow through and do this for myself sooner. I want to try and help anyone I can from making the mistake I did, which was waiting so long to do this. Please stick with your program and meet those goals you have set for yourself. You have a wonderful community of very caring and supportive friends right here with you to go through this with. Lets get it done TOGETHER! You are never alone in this journey here and YOU my friends are SO worth the effort it takes to get this done. So PLEASE do NOT give up or give in. See this journey through and I promise you that you will be so very happy that you did. We are all in this TOGETHER friends!

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  • KELSPRETTYGIRL
    BRAVO... thanks for talking about the Sleep Apnea... some people don't relate that to weight... I don't know if there are slender people who experience Sleep Apnea... but most of the folks I know are overweight... just keep on sharing!!!!
    4317 days ago
  • FIREWIFE9900
    You are so right!!! My goal right now is to be under 200 before I turn 30 in August. I think it is completely atainable. 23 pounds to go, in 5 months! So I know what you mean about wishing I had done this sooner. I wish I could be where I am now 10 years ago. There is something about those milestone birthdays that kinda kick our butt into gear! Thanks for a great blog and reminder of our goal, both short and long term!!!
    4318 days ago
  • MOMMA_GRIZZ
    What a great blog! Thank you for sharing! It's absolutely true - the journey is soooo worth it, in so many ways. Good for you!
    4319 days ago
  • KNAUGHT61
    So true! I turn 49 this year so I am right behind you, and I really needed to hear this, as my motivation to keep going has slipped in recent weeks. THANK YOU! Kathleen
    4319 days ago
  • SPARKCH1CK
    You have no idea how bad I needed a post like this one today! Thank you for posting this... you just made my bad attitude do a complete 180 :D


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  • HEALTHY-GG
    Your blog was great. I am sure you helped many by writing it!
    4321 days ago
  • LISA1316
    Thank you for writing this blog...I will definitely keep this in mind when the going sometimes gets tough...I WILL KEEP GOING NO MATTER WHAT THAT SCALE SAYS! Your so inspiring to so many people keep up your hard work your almost there. I love u lots! emoticon
    4321 days ago
  • no profile photo CHANGE4FREEDOM
    Thanks for posting this blog Donna! You are so right! I look back and think of all of the time I've wasted being overweight and it's sad. Congratulations on your weight loss and I look forward to celebrating with you when you reach your goal!

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  • no profile photo CD2332407
    It is good that you are taking care of your self at such a young age. I am 65 and I am on this healthy journey with you. Keep that positive mind and you are off to a wonderful healthy rest of your life.
    Irene
    4321 days ago
  • TEDDYBEAR662
    Thank-you for that! I'm glad I stopped in and read this. I am the one who could see me putting it off and then when I'm a YOUNG 50 be mad at myself!!! So I'll keep that in mind when I decide to not exercise today or have that dish of ice cream. Thanks! Good luck on the little bit left you have to lose! Your doing awesome!!!

    See you in the Valley!
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    4321 days ago
  • WYOWILDDEE
    emoticon I, too, am almost 50... but better now then never. I'm just starting and you are nearing your goal weight! I will be there with you... just a matter of time! Congratulations to you! Keep up great work! emoticon
    4321 days ago
  • TAKINGBACKLIFE
    Thank you for this blog. It is really inspiring to continue moving forward towards being in a healthy lifestyle.

    I am going to be 35 this year. I am hoping to be closer to my goal prior to turning 36.

    Here's to health and weightloss. emoticon
    4321 days ago
  • MISSENG
    You're doing a super job! You're an inspiration to me. Thanks for your words of encouragement. emoticon
    4321 days ago
  • SUNSETINAZ
    Don't worry about tomorrow/Just take care of today/The 'todays' add up!
    It is great to see you understanding that a 0 pound weight loss is just part of the process. You WILL get to your goal! No doubt about that.

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    4321 days ago
  • MRSAKINS2005
    I know how it goes. Been this way since I was in the 3rd grade. I have quit many times because there would be a 0 loss. You are going wonderful. Keep up the good work. We all love you. emoticon
    4321 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4228914
    I've had a few weeks of zero myself lately. I keep plugging away...because I am the healthiest I've been in quite some time. Seems as if I don't care if anymore comes off or not...I'm into the healthy lifestyle so much that zero isn't bothering me. I have lost a little more girth in my chest, abdomen and hips so I know what I'm doing is working and the zeros are most likely fat being replaced by muscle.

    3 pounds away from your weight goal? You might wake up any day and be there! Best wishes from me to you on achieving your goal!

    Tim
    4322 days ago
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  • DEBANNE1124
    Hope youa re feeling better.
    No worries at no weight loss. it will happen in due time.
    Debbie
    4322 days ago
  • LITTLE_QUEEN
    Are you talking about meeee e ee........ being a spark friend aalready 50! LOL!

    I know what you mean though, I feel I wasted to much of my life being morbidly obese, I also had sleep apnea Donna, Isn't it horrible, Mine seemed to go away too with weight loss, You are doing great in your weight loss journey to healthy land, We are proud of you!
    4322 days ago
  • SPARKLESSENCE
    Such heartfelt words of inspiration! And *you* are a tremendous inspiration to us Sparksters behind you, too! About to turn 50 and you've LOST 50 pounds - talk about a substantial transformation! emoticon You give me an abundance of hope along my own path :) Bet you show a loss on the scale next week (or at your next weigh-in). You are magnificent! - Sara emoticon
    4322 days ago
  • SPARKYCARLEY
    What a great blog! Thanks for the inspiration.

    I know what you mean about the photos. I'm not even at my goal weight yet and I'm starting to feel the same way. I stopped shopping for clothes years ago and now I'm anxious to get started shopping again. I want to be in photos. As a matter of fact, when I reach my goal if I can come up with some cash I want to go to a professional photographer and get some really nice pics taken. I've never done that before, but I want so much to have some really pretty shots of me while I'm young enough to look young in the photos! And the emotional benefits of a healthy lifestyle is more than I ever expected. It's awesome to be getting well again. I can't even begin to describe it.

    Again, thanks for this awesome blog.
    4322 days ago
  • CUDDY521
    emoticon emoticon Cuddy.
    4322 days ago
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