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2019 - The Year of ME

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

In March of 2017, I began a program called Ideal Protein. I was amazed at the quick results I saw! In 8 months, I lost 71 lbs. at the beginning, I felt really good. At around the 5 month mark, I started to add some exercise into my daily routine. Very quickly, I began to feel fatigued, hungry, and miserable. I still loved the weight loss (and compliments), but I wasn’t feeling great. Then my hair began falling out at an epic rate. After 13 weeks of the scale not moving at all, I had enough. I had heard of others who did the program then gained all the weight back, but I swore I wouldn’t be one of them. Now here I am, 11 months after I stopped the program, and pretty much every pound I had lost is back. Now I am here. Fad diets do not work. It really, truly is about eating healthy, whole foods and exercise. I turn 44 in just 22 days and my goal is to be at my personal goal weight by the time I’m 45. I can do this. My family (husband and 2 sons) have all committed to doing this with me. My kids are older now and it’s time I do this for ME. 2019 will be MY year.
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  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    416 days ago
    Good job making the right choice. 😊
    416 days ago
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