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In my Cocoon becoming a Butterfly... I am ready to fly!

03/27/2014:
NEW GOAL: Be below 300 by 04/15/2014!
LET'S ROCK THIS!!

02/18/2014: Life has improved much in the last year. Stress is still a bit high due to starting our own business but it turned out to be successful. In December of 2013 we finally were able to put a down payment on a home and was able to get out of the very unhealthy situation we were in for a year and a half. I promised myself as soon as we were able to get everything settled I would get back to it! ...
03/27/2014:
NEW GOAL: Be below 300 by 04/15/2014!
LET'S ROCK THIS!!

02/18/2014: Life has improved much in the last year. Stress is still a bit high due to starting our own business but it turned out to be successful. In December of 2013 we finally were able to put a down payment on a home and was able to get out of the very unhealthy situation we were in for a year and a half. I promised myself as soon as we were able to get everything settled I would get back to it!

I have!

02/18/2014: I am back and ready to rock!
Weigh In: 334.2 lbs.
Gained: 43 lbs. total since lowest weigh in.

I feel it's important to take a look at the failures as well as the successes because both are what make us who we are and get us where we are going. I learn from my failures just as much if not more than my successes!

I am eager to get this story finished and take off the other 180 lbs I need to get off. I am still struggling with motivation but am "faking it till I make it" and it is getting better every day!

I was not fairing well on the low carb plan that my bariatric doctor put me on. Turned out I was way too active to have such low carb days all the time; however, the low carb days were working, I was just lethargic and feeling like crap all the time. Changed my plan - I am no longer on a diet plan, I do not chose to "find" what I have lost, I am transforming my life to lose and change the way I look at food!

Welcome all who wish to friend me, I lose to motivate others, and hope to get motivated too!

08/2013: Life got a bit worse actually after I tried to begin again in Feb of 2013. We lost our home, and a lot of what we owned, and had to move into a very unhealthy situation where I was not able to get through a day without getting sick several times, let alone being able to workout.

02/10/2013:
Tracked Goals and Successes (and Failures) since 03/26/2011...

04/25/2012: One Year Sparkversary
09/26/2012: One Year Surgeversary.
02/10/2013: Weigh In: 313.6 lbs. Gained: 22.4 lbs.

2/10/2013: I come back to SP... AGAIN, after a very rough 2012 year.

I am working toward getting back on track, setting new goals and beginning a new plan that I think will allow me to stay on track better than before.

I am looking forward to finding my way back to the positive and spunky me that I found a year ago behind the 176 lbs I have already lost. And I plan on working hard to take off the rest that I need to lose!

03/26/2012:
Tracked Goals and Successes since 05/25/2011...

5/25/2011 = 1 month Sparkversary!
6/25/2011 = 2 month Sparkversary!
7/9/2011 = Said good-bye to 400 for good!
8/3/2011 = 100 days on Spark People!
8/7/2011 = Dropped BMI below 60... hit 59.9 for a total loss of 8.8 points!
9/15/11 = weight hit 365.6 lbs. HIT 100 lbs lost goal!!
9/26/11 = SurgeryDate: weigh in: 362.6 lbs. Total loss of 104.4 before surgery!
12/25/11 = BMI hit 50 for a total loss of 18.7.
12/26/11 = 3 months Post Op... 315 lbs. 152lbs. weight lost so far. (47.6 lbs. since surgery).
1/2/12 = FINALLY left the abusive relationship I was in!
2/19/12 = BACK ON TRACK!
3/7/12 = Said good-bye to 300!
3/26/12 = 6 Months Post Op... 291.2 lbs. = 175.8 lbs. lost so far. (71.4 since surgery)

On 9/26/11 I had Bariatric Sleeve surgery.

I am currently emerging into a new chapter of life as a brand new being, fragile yet strong and learning to fly again.

I hope to be that beautiful butterfly that makes an onlooker catch their breathe... not yet but someday!

Want to know more about me, I absolutely love new friends, check out my blogs and allow me to encourage just as so many have encouraged me!

On 4/25/11 I re-entered Spark People for the zillionth time in my life... FOR THE FINAL time in my life! Since then I have crawled out of my cocoon: beaten depression and anxiety, taken control of my own journey, put people in my life, (who stood in the way), in their place, and learned to appreciate those who ARE there to support me!

2/24/2011 = Official first weigh in: 467 lbs.




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Member Since: 4/25/2011

SparkPoints: 25,709

Fitness Minutes: 15,175

My Goals:
I want to learn to eat to live, not live to eat!

2/24/2011 = Official first weigh in: 467 lbs.
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3/26/12 = 6 Months Post Op... 291.2 lbs. = 175.8 lbs. lost so far. (71.4 since surgery)
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02/10/2013: Back again after a rough year.
Weigh In: 313.6 lbs.
Gained: 22.4 lbs.
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02/18/2014: I am back and ready to rock!
Weigh In: 334.2 lbs.
Gained: 43 lbs. total since lowest weigh in.
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03/27/2014:

NEW GOAL: Be below 300 by 04/15/2014!

LET'S ROCK THIS!!

My Program:
I am following Chris Powell's Carb Cycling Plan. This allows me to have the great burn days of low carb eating and yet still give my body carbs 2 days per week so that I do not feel like crap over all!

My plan looks like this:
Sunday: High Carb =
Approx 1800 calories.
(With a cheat meal if I chose to)
Monday: Low Carb =
Approx 1200 calories.
Tuesday: Low Carb =
Approx 1200 calories.
Wednesday: High Carb = Approx 1800 calories (No Cheat).
Thursday: Low Carb =
Approx 1200 calories.
Friday: Low Carb =
Approx 1200 calories.
Saturday: Low Carb =
Approx 1200 calories.

I workout 6 days per week: Chris' 9 minute missions M - F and an additional 30 - 90 minutes per day all 6 days. Rest on Sunday.

Personal Information:
43 yrs old
Live in Southern Illinois Married for 9 years.
1 wonderful son


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Love Chris Powell! Jillian Michaels workouts. Zumba, Biggest Loser, Billy Blanks Tae Bo, Spark Videos.
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1DERLAND14
4/20/2014 1:40:58 PM

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3/13/2014 10:20:47 AM

hello there :)

thanks for your kind comment on my sparkpage. I hope you are doing well! :)

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1DERLAND14
3/6/2014 11:51:37 PM

Thank you so much for thinking of me enough to stop by my page and leave me such a sweet & encouraging comment!!!!

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DOLPHINLADY05
3/5/2014 9:01:40 AM

Hi Kat,
Thanks for stopping by my blog to ask how I've been doing since surgery. Just wanted to let you know that I'm doing fantastic!! I've lost 54 pounds so far and I'm completely off all of my diabetes meds, insulin, and triglyceride meds. I feel like I've received a miracle. It's not easy by any stretch of the imagination but I am so glad I made the decision to go through with the surgery.

Hugs,
Lori

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