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My Journey to Success with Sparkpeople

Friday, December 18, 2009

On 2/11/2009 I joined Sparkpeople. I was looking for help hoping I would find it here.
I did. After years of struggling with my weight different diets, joining Curves, going to Weight Watchers, taking pills, I would lose some weight only to put more back on.
The question was why, did this happen?
I wanted a miracle, a quick fix on weight loss.
I was weight stuck at 196 lbs. Being 5'3" looked like a rollie pollie.
My eating habits were awful, I felt terrible, wanting to hide.

This is where my journey begins.....I searched Sparkpeople for ways to help me. I needed to do this for myself , gathering information, reading blogs, joining teams, making friends, and most of all sharing ideas. I have filled two 3" notebook binders with what I call, "My Helps To A Better Me With Sparkpeople.

I had a plan now, with motivation from others I was moving on,.
When I fell, I got up again. When I was feeling down at the beginning not seeing any weight loss, wanting to give up, I would read the blogs I printed, testimonies from Sparkpeople members. I continued on my journey to success with Sparkpeople.

The weighing scale was stll my worst enemy. I did not weigh myself for a whole month. I planned my meals, ate alot of fruits and vegetables for snacks, finding out my life style was changing for the better.
I still craved, candy, cakes, donuts, chips and fritos.
Then one day I finally weighed myself, tears came to my eyes, the scale moved down...., weighed myself the following month, the scale moved down....My cravings stopped, I was on my way.

With determination, willpower, and my now friendly weighing scale
I now weigh 140 lbs with another twenty to go.
I eat 1200 calories a day, walk, stretch, and excersise every day.
I would dream of losing weight, pray that I would, and most of all
needed a miracle to happen.....
With hope and inspiration I have accomplished that which I thought
was impossible........

Thank you Sparkpeople, teams,friends, and members.
Thank you to my husband for his support and believing in me.

by: paula strasburg
this day: December 18, 2009


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    that is just Great Paula .. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    4090 days ago
    What an inspiring Blog!! I can only imagine how good you are feeling right now! emoticon
    With the tools, support, and compassion on SparkPeople I know all of us will eventually make to the "Loser's Circle" with you.

    emoticon Thank you for sharing your Journey with us. It makes our Journey easier.
    4090 days ago
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    Way to to Paula. Have a Merry Christmas!
    4090 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work my friend. I'm very proud of you and am hoping to be where you are someday. Bright blessings to you. Love, Dawn
    4090 days ago
    you are doing great. a spark people success story. glad your here to share the journey with me. emoticon
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