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My last six months

Sunday, June 30, 2013

These last six months have been such a roller coaster for me. I have moved back to the states from Canada. I miss my friends in Canada so dearly but am happy to be back home in the states. Things here have been so wonky financially. The job offer that we had didn't work out and after spending months working for other chiropractors my husband and I have decided to take the plunge and start practicing on our own - SCARY.

I guess I wasn't weighing myself properly in Canada because when I got here and went to the gym - I realized that I had actually GAINED 35 pounds. I had done so well before and shed so much weight but I guess the stress and being indoors so much finally got to me. My last physical did not go very well at all. The doctor pointed out my weight gain and my family history of obesity and diabetes and strongly suggested I drop 50 pounds.

Last week I went to the MAC store and got a makeover (picture attached) and it was the first time I felt good about myself in awhile and the more I think about it the more I want to feel good all the time. My husband has joined the gym with me (not that he needs it that man - bless his heart- wakes up every day and runs 15 miles BEFORE he goes to work) but he wants to be supportive.

So here goes - for the next six months - I am going to go back to basics. Cutting back on my meals and sugar. I don't like candy, cookies, donuts - but I love fruit juices.

Going to try to decrease my carb intake - not take it away altogether - I am a much happier person with carbs in my life but just substitute sometimes.

Gym - IS going to happen 3 times a week - especially now that hubby is on board.

My goal is that in another six months - I will have shed at least 25 pounds.

So - I'm asking all my spark friends - to hold me accountable. If you don't see me posting - please send me a message or post on my page. I have realized that with this weight gain there is a clear correlation between my activity of spark people and my weight gain. The more I post (especially food tracking, responding to threads, and fitness monitoring), the better I am with maintaining a healthy weight.

Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful day.
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    Amazing photo! Welcome 'home'! What part of the states are you in? Hopefully you can get outside more often! YOU help me keep motivated! THANK YOU!

    2844 days ago
  • MAW_OH
    What a great picture! I know you can turn things around. Thanks for running for Johnny with me! Have a great 4th and talk to you soon..
    2955 days ago
    You can make it happen - you have been through a lot and even JUST the move would be hard. I have great faith that YOU can do whatever you set your mind to.
    2955 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3501043
    You are just simply...beautiful!!! Love the picture!! What a true beauty you are...inside and out!!
    We are on this journey with you! It is all about the ins and outs....and those ups and downs. We all encounter them along the way. I am so glad That you will be here at spark more and I agree....It helps more than we realize.
    You can do this my friend....cheering for you always. emoticon
    2956 days ago
    Thanks everyone!
    2957 days ago
    Welcome back! You can do it. I know you can!
    2957 days ago
    You CAN & WILL do it! emoticon
    2958 days ago
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