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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

So 2013 was a good and bad year for me. As of tomorrow I will be cigarette free for one year. YAHHHH! However I gained 30 pound doing it! BOOOO! At the beginning of 2013 I was on point. Exercising around 8 to 10 hours a week and eating right but not losing the weight. VERY depressing after 5 months of struggling and no help from my doctor who simply told me I was lying on my food tracker. I just stopped trying. I changed my doctor and found out that I may be insulin resistant which is why I was struggling to lose weight. Doing everything right with no real results. My mother, both grandmothers, great grandma and aunt are all diabetic. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my son. I have been testing my blood sugar in the morning and it is still high so I am sure as of January 22 the doctor will be sending me to a specialist. UGHHH! But I will be glad to have help. My husband also found out he is pre-diabetic in 2013 and is on medication. Spark people keep me going for the first 5 months of 2013 but after all of the exercising and eating right with only a 4 pound weight loss in 5 months the Sparkpeople pep talks from friends was not enough to keep my motivation up, so I just gave up.

Now that I have quit smoking in 2013 I am now looking forward to losing weight in 2014. One hurdel down and one to go. My family needs this kick in the butt to get us back on track. I feel like the 30 pounds I gained in 2013 added about 20 years on my life. My hip hurts, my back hurts, etc. I am starting to feel old. I feel so great when I exercise so I know soon I will be back to feeling my age or younger again. I also have the added motivation of having to run some 5K's in the fall to help me get on track.

Happy to be back with Spark!
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    Wow! Smoke free for a year! That is such an accomplishment...congratulations! I'm happy to hear that you are getting help with your health. I look forward to following your weightless journey! If you want a jogging buddy, let me know! I'm going to start heading to VB once a week on the weekend to try out hot yoga again, I'll love to jog with you! Don't worry, I'm slow! :)
    2659 days ago
    Congratulations on kicking the smoking habit! That is a huge accomplishment and a very hard one to achieve without the weight-gain side effect. Find the right combination of diet and exercise, and you will lose the weight. You have the motivation; go for it!!!
    2659 days ago
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