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Can anyone help me with the Awards?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I want to find where on the Spark people site that I can get the award to put on my page that says "I have lost 40lbs thanks to Spark people?

Yes its been a long long haul to get to this stage............there were days .....no months were I didn't lose any weight and nearly gave up all hope of ever doing so....this site kept me sane and on track with all the positive things happening here.

I would come in here and just wander through and only read sometimes as I was too ashamed to admit that I was not losing any weight and I was only half heartedly trying to do so.

It took me over a year to find out what did and didn't work for me.........it was a real journey of discovery I can tell you. But hey we are all individuals and what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another one........you have to find your own point of reference after trying a lot of other ones that had worked or not.

I had reached a plateau where nothing seemed to be working for me then I went to my doctor and she had some blood work done showing high cholesterol on both the bad cholesterol levels. I also went through that joyous time called Menopause where I was not sleeping well and had those frequent "power surges".

I was miserable and overweight and my body was complaining soundly to me. After not seeing my doctor for over two years I finally went to see her on a minor matter of a Achilles tendon.

Well my doctor recommended I take Melatonin 3mg at night, gave me Cyclobenzapr to help relax my muscles as I slept and Pristiq a new drug on the market for depression (it also helps those whose system wrongly identifies parts of the body as invaders and attacks them to neutralise them as in my case).

Jackpot!!!!................t
he weight finally started to come off.

I was sleeping soundly through the night, my muscles were no longer in spasm in the morning and would relax completely over the night ........and the side effect of the Pristiq was a dry mouth and not feeling all that hungry all the time for now I was drinking copious quantities of water...liters to be correct.

Then I discovered that I needed to detoxify to allow my body to focus on getting better, healthier rather than just losing weight. So I completed three weeks on the MC with incredible support throughout ( I even lost a lot of that terrible cellulite on my thighs....about 3" in measurements, but best of all that rough dimpled effect, what a bonus).............

So a grateful "Many thanks "to everyone for their support help and kind words of cheer.

Just proves to me that losing weight is more than what you put in your mouth or exercising the body: it is also about getting a good restful sleep at night and flushing the system with lots of water.....and most of all "stickability"

So...."Never, never ever give up.................




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  • SCOOTERXS
    Well said 1VALKYRIE. The only failure is to cease trying. I hope all is well and that you are out enjoying the open road on your HD.
    3357 days ago
  • WILMAC1
    That was so encouraging to read many thanks for entering your blog
    4110 days ago
  • ASH72461
    you have to goto your spark page
    and click under changes for the amount of weugh lost that you need
    also congrats on the great weigh lost emoticon emoticon
    4110 days ago
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