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My Lifestyle Change

Saturday, February 27, 2010

All journeys start with one step. My first step was finally knowing that if I was to lose weight, it would be for me, and not for someone else.

January 1st of this year, I decided I was tired of looking like a blob. If it was going to leave, I had to do it the same way I put it on, very slowly. I started drinking water all day instead of reaching for a soft drink. I only have a glass of tea a couple of days a week. The rest of the time, I drink water. Took me a while to like the taste, but it finally happened.

My weight on January 1st was 234 pounds. Now, on the 27th day of February, my weight is 222 pounds. That is a total of 12 pounds gone. In the big picture, it doesn't seem like much, but when you pick up two five pound bags of sugar and one two pound bag, it brings it into perspective. I no longer carry that weight with me every day. And looking toward tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, I will lose more each month. I plan to add to this blog in order for me to be able to look back on my journey through this lifestyle change in my life.
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  • no profile photo CD3273459
    Congratulations on your success so far and good luck on your journey to being healthy and fit!
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    3987 days ago
  • TONI2TOM
    Sounds like your on a roll, and I mean that in a good way! Congratulations and continued success.
    3987 days ago
  • TIXIEPOO
    "...but when you pick up two five pound bags of sugar and one two pound bag..."

    I love that because it is so true. So often we look at weight lost as not quite enough, or as how much more we have left, so it is always good to put it into perspective to see the true accomplishment. Congratulations!
    3987 days ago
  • WALIDGAZALA
    The Idea of our spark people is to make us discuss our successes and failures so we share them and encourage our friends as well as get benefit out of them.
    I congratulate you and hope by the end of March you will tell us about another major success
    3987 days ago
  • WALIDGAZALA
    The Idea of our spark people is to make us discuss our successes and failures so we share them and encourage our friends as well as get benefit out of them.
    I congratulate you and hope by the end of March you will tell us about another major success
    3987 days ago
  • WALIDGAZALA
    The Idea of our spark people is to make us discuss our successes and failures so we share them and encourage our friends as well as get benefit out of them.
    I congratulate you and hope by the end of March you will tell us about another major success
    3987 days ago
  • JAD3DM0M
    Welcome to Spark , I'm new here and like you I decided to be rid of this weight. I started on the 1st also never got serious until 2 weeks in ! Can't wait to follow your journey
    3987 days ago
  • PEACHES_3954
    Congrats on the weight loss!! That is so awesome and I am so happy for you. Keep up the great work and always be proud of yourself. emoticon
    3987 days ago
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