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I've been on Spark for years. And then off. And then on. And then off.

I came back for a while and thought that I had conquered all of the demons that seemed to keep me going back to fat. Then I lost it again.

In January of 2016, not at my heaviest weight, but not far from it, I decided to make a change. I decided I had to learn what my demons were to conquer them.

I started a program, and I gave myself rules. I gave up sugar for a time (mostly just because I struggled with it) and I worked out. I tracked my food. Then, I realized something. One demon was my binges. I needed to stop them, or help control them. I also needed to control how I responded to them. In the past, I would binge for a day or two, or longer. I'd let it turn into more instead of pushing myself out of it. I would avoid spark to avoid the shame and friends that would encourage me to get back at it.

My rules now are no more than 1 day off spark. No more than 1 day of a true binge. No giving in. No days off from my workouts (barring injury or illness). What I do is not workout to punish myself, but to treat myself well. I eat to treat myself well. I work on moderation in all things.

I'm not perfect, but I'm making progress, and I love it.

I will make my goals and maintain. I'm almost there.

Member Since: 8/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 31,975

My Goals:
lose weight
be healthy
be a good example of fitness to my kids

*Wear a single digit pant size

*Be excited to go clothes shopping

*Run a 5k with my sisters

*Be able to buy a pair of cute boots and wear them on the outside of my jeans.

*Put on my goal jeans and have them fit

My Program:
I workout usually 6 days a week, but also try to remain active EVERY day getting my 10k of steps in every day. I love weight routines and cardio.

11/8/14 - finished 1 round of Insanity

Personal Information:
I live in Indiana near family and friends.

I'm happy.

I'm a mommy.

Other Information:
Love to read, love movies (my huge downfall since that is sitting and snacking epitomized) and trying to get on the bandwagon of loving to work out!

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  • v BANANNIE925
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! I really appreciate it! I have not been tracking my food but I know I definitely should. Its just a little tedious because I eat many things that are home-made and I can't exactly figure out how many calories they have :( Thats an awesome strategy! When I see the bad food I will say 1. Am I hungry? 2. Do I really need that in my body? Maybe I'll add 3. Will this do good to my body? Thanks for the pointers! I always learn something new from my awesome fellow Sparkers! I do allow myself some carbs :) .. Maybe I am not having enough. I'm gonna try my best to start tracking my foods. Thank you for the awesome comment and I added you as a friend! Keep up the good work and stay strong!
    3251 days ago
  • v no profile image AMITIEL1
    Thank you for such a nice comment on my blog post! I appreciate the encouragement.
    3253 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    The balance thing is so HARD for me. I kind of love the two a days. :)

    Keep on sparkin'!
    3257 days ago
    Thanks for leaving such an uplifting comment on my page, it was truly appreciated!

    Love the profile pic!
    3257 days ago
  • v no profile image LILAPAULINE
    Thank you for your input. It always helps to hear from other people. I appreciate the kindness.
    3258 days ago
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