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500 Days Milestone...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Today marks 500 days of SparkPeople in my life. When I started out as an irritated, 225 pound, obese woman sixteen months ago, I was skeptical that I would do what I had planned--lose, lose, lose, and get healthier.

I was irritated because I hate exercise, and I love food! I was irritated because I knew that I would have to stay on this journey for a long, long, long time, give up a lot of sinful foods that I love, and possibly exercise. All that is true. I had to give up fried foods, bread, and frequent servings of cake.

In return for counting calories, tracking my water intake, and having a SparkPeople presence, I have lost over seventy pounds, with twenty left until I reach my maintenance goal. I am no longer irritated, nor am I obese. I am healthier according to my doctor.

At 153 pounds, I wear size 8 and 10 pants sizes depending on the brand, and I wear women's small to medium blouses, when I used to wear size 20 and 2X sixteen months ago.

I am a gym-hater, so exercise is a word I do not favor. I Stand Up Paddle Board every weekend (both mornings). I take ice-skating lessons every week, and I hula hoop almost daily. These are fun activities that I do a lot on a regular basis, and I track them at SparkPeople.

A lot has changed after 500 days of SparkPeople in my life. I am thrilled with the results from my first 500 days of this long, long journey! It has made the last twenty pounds seem so attainable--piece of cake!
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    2068 days ago
    WAY TO GO!
    I don't like exercise either, but I LOVE playing! I bought a weighted hula hoop, my record is 4 spins! Then I'm on the ground laughing too hard for 1/2 hours. It is a great ab workout!
    2169 days ago
    emoticon You did it!

    I hope you achieve your goal weight soon as a reward for your hard work and commitment to better health.

    2174 days ago
    Lovely, Encouraging blog!!!

    I just HAD to hit "like this blog"

    U r one determined, loyal, dedicated woman I know!!! U r remarkable !!!

    That's a GREAT amount of weight. I wish Bihar the determination u do!!! Sure I 'll.reach a spot where my body will be much healthier, it's slow

    Congrats for being outstanding!!!
    2174 days ago
    2175 days ago
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    emoticon what a testimony, you have there! I do understand EXACTLY where you're coming from, as I was there, starting at 388 lbs.! However, being in SP Land has been the most exciting and delightful task I've ever had to do, when it came to losing weight! You go! Just emoticon as you're almost there!!!!!!! You and I will do this together, as I have about 10 lbs. to reach my maintenance goal!

    I love your play on words!


    - Nancy Jean -
    2175 days ago
    Yay! and congratulations for all the changes you have made in your life to make your life so much better!!!
    2175 days ago
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