ANARIE   56,461
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"Before", Dec. 2001. I dieted to squeeeeeze into the dress. Well, at least my hair looked cute!





"After"-- October 2005, about 130 lbs.



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I was overweight my whole life, except for one week when I was three. (My mom took a picture.) From chubby baby I went to pudgy child, chunky teen, and fat adult. About 5 years ago I started driving more and my weight skyrocketed. When I realized that I was not only too big for my old clothes, but couldn't even find new ones in my size, I had to face facts. I wasn't "plump," I was obese. I'd heard that losing 5% of your weight would lower your risk of diabetes, so I Googled "calorie counting ...
I was overweight my whole life, except for one week when I was three. (My mom took a picture.) From chubby baby I went to pudgy child, chunky teen, and fat adult. About 5 years ago I started driving more and my weight skyrocketed. When I realized that I was not only too big for my old clothes, but couldn't even find new ones in my size, I had to face facts. I wasn't "plump," I was obese. I'd heard that losing 5% of your weight would lower your risk of diabetes, so I Googled "calorie counting software," downloaded a couple of programs, and set out to lose 9 pounds. When I learned how many calories I really needed to eat and how many calories were really in my food, the weight started dropping. I lost my 9 pounds, so I decided to lose 8 more, then 7 more, and without really meaning to, I reached a "normal" BMI. That's where I've been for the last 3 years, right at the top of the "healthy" range for my height. I'd like to lose a few more pounds as a "safety margin," but I'm not too worried about it.
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Member Since: 7/7/2007

SparkPoints: 56,461

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My Goals:
I was focused just on maintaining, but re-gained a little bit over the past 4-5 years. As of May of 2011, I'm on a drive to take off what I gained AND keep going to take off the last 7-10 pounds I never did lose the first time. All in all, I'm aiming to lose 15-20 pounds over the next 6 months to a year.

Update for the New Year 2012: Um.... I guess the update is that there's no update. :( I still need to get rid of those 15 pounds that somehow sneaked back on when I wasn't looking! Oh, well. New Year's Resolution time!

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Calories in versus calories out. I've logged everything, every day, for just a bit more than 4 years. I walk a lot, run a little, ride a bike now and then, and drive as little as possible so I can burn calories and save money all at once!

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MOOMSHINE
1/31/2014 2:30:46 PM

Loved your response on how to stop the binge. My mom was ill all my life, so I've self-mommed all my life. . .never was good with the self-comfort bit. I hugged my mother for the first time in my life when my daughter was 3 (I was 39). It was her negative reaction that lets me remember it so well. Thank you so much.
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CARDAMOMMA
1/31/2014 12:28:01 PM

What a lovely comment you left on the thread in answer to the question of how to curb binge eating! Thank you.



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KRISTINEMANCUSO
1/29/2014 11:18:24 PM

Just wanted to say: loved your response to the poster who asked about how to stop binge eating. Thanks for sharing!



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1/29/2014 1:17:58 PM

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1/26/2014 9:38:38 PM

Thank you for all that you do for Sparkpeople! I hope that you have a wonderful week!



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