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"One"derland again... Finally!!!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Years ago I joined SparkPeople and lost 75 pounds. After a divorce, struggling as a single mom, and then remarrying my ex husband I gained all of the weight back plus some. I would look in the mirror and be completely disgusted. I knew I could be better, but my husband never would help me stick with my program and would actually discourage me from it. I have since divorced him, again, and married the most amazing man. He is my best friend and soul mate. He is also a huge support. He has been living a healthier lifestyle his entire life and has been a great encouragement to me. We have been working together to both lose weight and workout more, well him pushing me more. He has been weightlifting for 15 years 4-5 days a week. It is so great to have the support he shows me. In May 2016 I weighed in at 262 pounds, my heaviest weight ever. By October 26, 2016 I was down to 197. That day I ended up spending the night in the hospital and having my appendix removed. After that I had a hernia and had to have it removed in February so my working out had slowed down quite significantly. It feels great to finally be able to work out and eat right again. It feels even better knowing that I am out of the 200s for the last time. I will never again see the scale over 200. I am better than that and I will work my tail off to be sure it does not happen. I am so thankful for the SparkPeople program and the resources available.
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  • ONTHEPATH2
    Congrats on your arrival in Onederland! I hope to find my way this year! Keep sparking!
    1206 days ago
  • STEEPERSLOUNGE
    Congratulations! I am happy to hear that you're feeling better and have an excellent support system. That the significant difference in the spark journey. I also left Spark after losing a 100 pounds a couple of years back. I left due to an unexpected illness and missed my Spark Vision of meeting my goal weight.
    I am also grateful to Sparkpeople and their programs.
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    1206 days ago
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