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Hello, and welcome to my Spark page. I've struggled, I've fallen flat on my face, and I've gotten back up again. I began to look at my lagged weight-loss journey as a failure. I began to doubt my ability in many things. I came back on here ready to kick myself into shape.

What has changed for me this time; especially if I'm almost the same weight years later?

I've learned how to inspire others. I've learned how to help them along their journey. The more I help others, the more I help myself. I've learned how to love myself. I've learned how to inspire myself while inspiring others.

I learned to not look at my weight as the problem. My attitude was the problem. I began to focus on the smaller things I could do. It began to lead into bigger things.

My blogs may seem like I'm whining.. but I'm not. I am showing the world that I am learning each and every day about who I am, what helps/hurts me. I've learned how to look within instead of in the mirror.

Please, let me be your inspiration. We can seriously meet our goals together. I don't know everything in life, but I've made some huge mistakes. I've done a lot of stupid stuff.. I've lived and learned.

Member Since: 12/18/2012

Fitness Minutes: 3,606

My Goals:
With time, goals often change. When I first joined Spark (I can't remember when I originally joined).. I just needed something to get me going in the right direction. Ultimately I failed myself. I saw Spark as my rebound diet plan after I figured Weight Watchers didn't work for me. Today, my goals are to lose 105 lbs, maintain a lower sugar level, and to prevent my T2 Diabetes. I was diagnosed in 2013 as borderline. I would like to keep it at borderline, or prevent it all together.

My Program:
I've revamped my program. I'm not so focused on calories. I know that my calories never reach a certain number. What I do focus on are the Macros. I've learned recently that Macros matter. I'm talking about every single thing you put into your body: Calories, carbs, fat, fiber, and all the essential vitamins. I'm also becoming more motivated. I may not be able to exercise daily (Cardio etc), but I make sure I move every 10-15 min. I make sure I'm mindful about what I do each and every day. I am in a Morbid Obese Support Group and we share our victories, hard times, and give each other advice. We also crack each other up.

Personal Information:
I lived in Texas when I redid my Spark profile. I currently reside in Hagerstown, Maryland. I have lived here since November 2013 and I really like it. Now, I live in Idaho. Yes, I did move again. But I've been here 2 years now.

Other Information:
When life tries to tell you that you failed, tell life that you haven't given up yet. It is only when we die, that our journey is completely over. If you think you cannot succeed, remember, failure is life lessons. We only fail once we totally give up. I keep coming back so I can succeed at this weight-loss goal. This time, I'm doing things totally different!

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  • v MSANN59
    welcome glad you are with us dont bash me for saying this it is not about your friends or your hubby boyfriend you have got to focus on you and your health and well being me and hubby go out i eat different from him he eat a plate of food me when we eat fish i eat at buffet i eat tablespoon of grits about 4 pieces of fish i am done he eat fries orka biscuits fish peach pie i do some times but we never share a plate really he do his thing i do mine but you in the right place here join some of the teams good luck let me know how you are doing emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    877 days ago
    Hello and welcome back! You are right, some people just can’t get the struggle we have with food! I have two daughters-one struggles, the other eats whatever! However, she is mid-thirties now and beginning to understand! Our bodies are so complex! I hope you can develop the friends base you need for the support and encouragement you desire! Good luck as you continue your journey!
    878 days ago
    Welcome Back!

    The support from other members here is awesome.

    Best of luck as you continue your Spark journey.
    878 days ago
    Thank you for filling out the introductions questionnaire at Fit to Write, I enjoyed reading about you.

    It's early in the month, so if you're looking to add more writing to your life (including word-mongering) consider signing on to the 50% challenge in our team goals section. I'll give you a shiny trophy at the end of the month if you do at least 15 sessions this month :D

    I also find the 100 positive steps thread useful when I'm trying to meet important goals with lots of pieces.

    No pressure though. Do whatever you have time for. I hope the team can help you become a fitter, healthier and more productive writer!

    2245 days ago
    Your welcome!

    Remember I am only a click away.

    3141 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/20/2012 9:40:52 AM