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Recovering Addict's Journey on a New Path

I haven't had to anesthetize the mind, body, or spirit with mood-changing, mind-altering drugs since April 16, 2007. I gave up on the next addiction (nicotine) on September 30th, 2012. Now onto my latest addiction... food...

I've gained 20 lbs since this summer, bringing me to an all-time top weight of 235 lbs. I feel awful. I can't hardly tie my shoes anymore, breathing is pretty crappy, my ankles swell all the time, and I am simply sick and tired of being sick and tired. ...
I haven't had to anesthetize the mind, body, or spirit with mood-changing, mind-altering drugs since April 16, 2007. I gave up on the next addiction (nicotine) on September 30th, 2012. Now onto my latest addiction... food...

I've gained 20 lbs since this summer, bringing me to an all-time top weight of 235 lbs. I feel awful. I can't hardly tie my shoes anymore, breathing is pretty crappy, my ankles swell all the time, and I am simply sick and tired of being sick and tired.

I was diagnosed with PCOS in October of 2009. I just started the Paleo diet this last month and I'm already down 15 lbs since November 20th!

Weight Loss Goals:

Goal 1: 223 lbs (5%) : New Pair of Shoes
Actual: 220 on 1/1/13
Goal 2: 210 lbs (10%): New Outfit
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Goal 3: 200 lbs (15%): Gym Membership?
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Goal 4: 193 lbs (18%): New Dressy Outfit and Date with Hubby
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Goal 5: 185 lbs (22%):
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Goal 2: 176 lbs (25%):
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Goal 3: 169 lbs (28%):
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Goal 4: 165 lbs (30%):
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Goal 5: 157 lbs (33%): Hiking Trip to Glacier National Park
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Goal 6: 150 lbs (36%):
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Member Since: 2/8/2012

SparkPoints: 1,025

Fitness Minutes: 440

My Goals:
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Final Goal: 185 by 1/16/13


My Program:
Tracking meals (calories, fat, carbs, protein), starting to exercise regularly (20 minutes a day).

Personal Information:
Name: Amanda
Current Location: Marshall, MN


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CUTEBLONDE_ELV
3/19/2012 12:05:48 PM

Hello & Welcome to SparkPeople! emoticon

I live in the Marshall, MN area, so if you want to start Walking with a Buddy, I would be happy to join you and encourage you along the way. I live near the Marshall Walking/Biking Path, so *bonus* :)
You can email me at elv_79_cuteblonde(at)yahoo.com

I too have PCOS & am on Metformin (was diagnosed July 2007). I've been off & on with SparkPeople since 2007, but I've been back on since Oct 2011 when I hit my high of 198lbs. I'm down 14lbs since then and haven't lost any weight since Dec 2011, so I'm "hitting the books' so to speak and getting back into the exercise routine.

BTW: LOVE your 2013 #5 goal...Glacier NP is absolutely beautiful!

Congrats on joining SparkPeople and hopefully we'll both see results soon!

Comment edited on: 3/19/2012 12:28:50 PM

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SUNNYDJ1971
2/20/2012 1:38:46 PM

Hello. I was just reading your blog, when I seen that you said it was snowing! So I stopped by your page to see where you are from, and I see your in MN. I am in Birchwood, WI. So I guess I will be getting your weather in a few hours! Just what I don't want! I hope you can find a good place to walk! I know I am hoping for an early spring! Best of luck on your goals!



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NIXY72
2/20/2012 8:04:15 AM

Welcome! If you need a shoulder, a friend or a virtual coffee at some point, drop by and say hello! I've been on SP for just over four months now and am amazed at the absolutely incredible amount of support I've received and thrilled with the results. Now I need to pay it forward ... :)

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DEEPSOUTHGAL
2/15/2012 7:41:51 PM

Thank you for your comment on my blog post.
Perhaps I should do the same. Get a junk food jar/container. And we can't get any more till it's empty or something. I'll have a think about it.
M&Ms sure are good though emoticon



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LOSINIT36
2/15/2012 2:09:42 PM

Thanks for adding me! I was happy to see someone from MN. :)



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