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I rejoined Spark People in February of 2018, at 220 lbs and successfully lost 55+ lbs by August of that year. I changed my life and my wardrobe! I saw the person I could be, the person I had been missing. More fun, more active, definitely healthier, it was great. My DDs and DH were very proud of me. In the August of 2018, I hit a plateau and for the next year I struggled with the same 5lbs, taking comfort in the fact that although I was 30 lbs away from goal – I was maintaining.
“WAS” was the operative word. In October of 2019, life does what life does and I gained back 16 lbs – which felt like 100 lbs. I felt ashamed that I was not able to pull upon all the good things I had learned with Spark. I distanced myself from my Spark buddies. (a great and invaluable network of wonderful people – a lot who never gave up on me) Thankfully, one positive habit persisted and that was daily walking with my Fitbit. Most recently my body has been sending me strong messages that I need to get back on track.
And now, once again I am willing to listen.
I have joined Spark Premium, reset my goals and am once again recording my calories, figuring out my fats, carbs and protein goals. Measurement have been taken! Once again into the foray with meal planning and snacking. I have found a bit of advice I will take to heart. “Close your kitchen DOWN at 7:00 P.M.” no wine, no snacks.
My goal for 2020 is to self talk positivity. Be more patient and forgiving of myself and others. Continue walking (with my Fitbit friends) – restart meditation on a daily basis, as well as take a yoga class- virus permitting. My weight goal is to weigh 150 lbs by Christmas. This is still 20lbs away from my goal weight but I want this to be as much about being healthy and healthy lifestyle as weight loss. Almost six months which would make it about a 5 lb per month loss.
Wish me luck – I can do this!

Member Since: 2/8/2018

Fitness Minutes: 81,659

My Goals:
My goal is to achieve and maintain and enjoy a healthy weight and life style. Healthy weight is defined currently as 130 lbs. Healthy lifestyle means less couch time, being more aware of what I put into my body. The goal for 2020 is to get back on track and say good bye to at least 30 lbs before Christmas.

My Program:
I am tracking food and tracking exercise. I use the Spark calorie frame work but not the daily recipes. I do use the recipes from Spark recipes as well as finding them on the internet or my cook books. I have experienced a "reset"

Personal Information:
09-Feb220 Start weight
06-Apr197.1lst goal 10% body weight next 10% takes me to 178 lbs.
04-May 192.2
11-May 190.0
18-May. 189.0
25-May 191.0 ??
01-June 186.7 ??????????????
07-June 184.7 ??
15- June 179.9 working it!
40 lbs of freedom gained
22-June 180 blip 8 inches
overall loss this month ??
June 28 179
July 6 177 yeah!
July 13 177
July 20 176
July 27. 175
August 4 175
August 10 173
August 17 171
August 24. 169
August 31 167.5
September 7 168
September 14 168
September 21 169
September 28. 168
October 5. 165
Oct 19, 169
Nov1, 169. Struggling since August -will stay the course??
Nov 9, 168
November 16 168
November 24 170. ??
November 30. 168
December 1 167
December 6 166
December 13 167
December 20 166
December 27 - 170

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