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3/26/14 - 239.8 lbs



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I've been overweight all my life. Last week I hit an all-time high. I'm determined to get this under control before it kills me! Not to mention, my toes look like sausages and that's gotta change! lol

Update: 4/16/11-I'm down 16 lbs and I weigh in again Monday. Hopefully I'll be down some more. I've realized in these last couple of weeks that not only do I have to change the way I eat (and what I eat), I have to completely change the way I LIVE! I can't expect to lose weight ...
I've been overweight all my life. Last week I hit an all-time high. I'm determined to get this under control before it kills me! Not to mention, my toes look like sausages and that's gotta change! lol

Update: 4/16/11-I'm down 16 lbs and I weigh in again Monday. Hopefully I'll be down some more. I've realized in these last couple of weeks that not only do I have to change the way I eat (and what I eat), I have to completely change the way I LIVE! I can't expect to lose weight and keep it off for good if all I do is follow another diet that I'll end up hating and don't add daily exercise, no matter how much I don't want to do it. This isn't a perfect world where all you have to do is sit on your butt and THINK about exercise and the inches melt off. lol I actually have to MOVE!!! Judging from reading others' pages and posts, I'm assuming that at some point, I'll learn to like exercise. I'm not there yet, but I do have to say, I hate it less than I used to. I don't know what the difference is this time, but I honestly feel that this is it. This is for real this time. Somehow, something in my brain snapped and I FEEL like this is for life now. Every time I've "dieted" before, all I ever did was think about food. It consumed my every waking moment. Its different this time. I can't explain it, but its very exciting! I don't feel obsessed about food this time. Yet another reason I think its for real this time.

Update: July 4, 2011-I made it past 50 pounds lost! 3 months and 1 week into Spark!!! My birthday is December 17th, so I'd like to be as close to 100 pounds down as I can get by then!

Update: January 12, 2012-Due to a 4 months "break" from September to January, I not only didn't hit 100 down by my birthday, but I also managed to gain 10 back. :( FYI-a break from exercise and healthy eating is NOT a break, its a lazy spell and should be avoided at all cost! lol
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Member Since: 3/27/2011

SparkPoints: 34,450

Fitness Minutes: 26,374

My Goals:
Short-term:

5% down, no deadline (243.2) GOAL MET!
10% down, this seems like a good May target!
(230.4)
15% down, no deadline
(217.6)
20% down, no deadline
(204.8)

Long-term:

Get down to 199 lbs! Onederland, here I come!!

My Program:
Accountability, tracking, accountability, blogging, accountability, challenging myself in terms of fitness minutes (oh, the good ole days! lol)...and did I mention ACCOUNTABILITY???


Personal Information:
I'm a 41 year old mom of two. I've always been big, but big turned into really big. :P Its time to change that! Not only do I need to be smaller, I need to be healthier! Whatever weight my body naturally decides is the ideal weight for me, I'm fine with. As long as I have energy, lower my cholesterol, and I'm healthy, that's all I can ask for.
Oh...and a WAIST! lol

Other Information:
Weigh-In Progress:
03/18/14: 239.2
02/05/14: 246.6 oops
01/08/14: 256.0
08/12/13: 244.8
04/01/13: 236
03/25/13: 241
01/07/13: 235-WRONG WAY!!! lol
11/07/12: 224.5
09/25/12: 227
06/04/12: 216.5
05/28/12: 217.5
04/30/12: 223
03/05/12: 231
02/06/12: 235
01/02/12: 252
12/12/11: 249
10/31/11: 239
10/17/11: 241
09/12/11: 246
08/01/11: 254
07/04/11: 262
06/06/11: 272
05/02/11: 286
04/04/11: 300
03/27/11: 312

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LILMISSRED79
4/6/2014 6:58:33 PM

Hey you! Thanks for checking in with me, I appreciate it. I have definitely lost some momentum, partially due to the amount of traveling I've been doing for work and partially just from letting things go. Time to refocus and change things up! I hope you're doing well!



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TWESTEN1
4/5/2014 8:38:48 AM

I hear you about the cabin fever!!! It's been a LONG winter. Supposed to get in the 50s today and tomorrow ... only 37 and cloudy right now, but I'm hoping it changes!

Hope work goes by quickly for you today and that tomorrow does cooperate & give you a beautiful day to get outside!!! I'll be thinking of you!

Have a great day :)



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MICHELLESMILES_
3/29/2014 12:38:36 PM

Just stopping by to say hello! you are looking fabulous!



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LILMISSRED79
3/26/2014 1:18:32 PM

Absolutely I'm happy about rain! I mean, I like it in general but California is experiencing a big drought this year so trust me- rain is a good thing right now!



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HIMBEERNUSS
3/21/2014 3:11:41 AM

Hi Amy! My week is quite good yet. :) Went walking early in the morning again and just updated my FitBit tracking. Somehow I don't get how the FitBit calculates the burned calories. They turn out much too high. Do you have the same problem? Oh, and my thighs are sore. :D I hope your hip is doing better. I wish you a wonderful day!

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