ANARIE   54,945
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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: 54,945

Fitness Minutes: 28,465

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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STRONG_SARAH
10/17/2013 7:29:01 AM

Hello, thank you for the thoughtful answer to my question about science vs. diet advice. I think you are right about human bodies not wanting to lose weight! It flies in the face of genetics. I have 20 pounds to lose and it seems almost impossible, but I'm not giving up! Thanks again for your support.



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ARCHIMEDESII
10/8/2013 2:45:11 PM

Hey, Anarie ! I saw this in the news and thought of you immediately. Were you part of the search party looking for that lost reporter ??

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-
2449553/Reporter-Cathy-Frye-lost-deser
t-5-days.html



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GOALWTIN7
10/7/2013 1:29:33 AM

Thanks so much for the mention on the joint specialist who does not make a living from surgery. Did not know that was a specialty. I am very active, hike, jog, tread water all summer, do zumba gold. But I am also 61 years old. I hate having to make a decision so soon and can't believe in a year if not happy with movement there is nothing they can do then.

I always look for your posts on all threads as I find you so knowledgeable and smart! Thanks again!



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CATANTIGO
10/2/2013 8:22:54 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your kind words mean a lot. I feel very blessed to have all the support of my sparkfriends. Hope your day is wonderful.



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GRANDMAFRANNY
9/22/2013 12:07:54 AM

emoticon ANARIE !! FIRST OF ALL, I AM NOT SHOUTING I HAVE TO USE CAP'S HAD DOUBLE CATARACT SURGERY LAST YEAR AND HAVE TO SEE WHAY I AM POSTING. I HAD POSTED 2 MESSAGES TO SPARK CAFE TO ALL SPARK'S FOR MOTIVATING ALL. NOT 1 ANSWER THAT REAALY MAKES ME emoticon AND NOT HELPING. I KNOW YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING , BUT JUST THOUGHT I'D POST YOU GOD BLESS YOU & emoticon .



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