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Feb 28, 2013 290 lbs (30 lbs lost with IP)

Left - 275lbs, the maximum the program would allow. Right - goal weight of 180lbs, complete with great jeans and cute shoes!


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I'm a dog-lover working as a chartered accountant in Calgary, AB.

I've done some research and I'm getting ready to start a LCHF program.

I lost 30 lbs in 2010, and 10 lbs in 2011. Even though I've had periods of time where I've been 'off the wagon', I'm proud that I have been able to keep at least that much off. 2012 was a bit of a yo-yo year - I was up and down around 10 pounds. In 2013 I lost 40 pounds with Ideal Protein and then my life went off the rails and I gained 20 back. Time to get back on track.

[ ] Hike in the mountains without feeling like I'm going to die
[ ] Go kayaking (and fit in the boat!)
[ ] Go downhill skiing (and fit into the boots!)
[ ] 5K
[ ] Mud run
[ ] Color run
[ ] 10K
[ ] Half-marathon
[ ] Marathon
[ ] Fit into regular sized clothes
[ ] Lose my 'cankles'
[ ] Feel comfortable on a plane
[X] Feel comfortable at a movie theatre
[ ] Only take up one seat on a bus
[ ] Buy a bra from Victoria Secret (TMI? sorry!)
[ ] Buy a fun, cheap ring that fits! (started with size 12 fingers!)
[ ] Twoterville
[ ] Onederland
[ ] Take a picture without a double-chin
[ ] Get an hourglass figure (ie, belly smaller than boobs! TMI? sorry!)
[ ] Fit into a pair of killer heels that I can wear all day at work
[ ] Fit into a cute outfit, including cowboy boots for Calgary Stampede 2014
[ ] no longer morbidly obese (BMI under 40)
[ ] no longer obese (BMI under 30)
[ ] no longer overweight (BMI under 25)
[ ] fit into my size 16 Tommy Hillfigger jeans from 2001
[ ] Climb the stairs in the Calgary Tower
[ ] Buy a Lululemon workout outfit
[ ] Go zip lining
[ ] Try a spin class
[ ] Be able to do at least one proper push up from my toes

Member Since: 1/4/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,410

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Walk my dog, eat less crap. I'm starting small.

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Calgary, AB

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360 lbs - Jan 1, 2010, size 28
332 lbs - Jan 1, 2011, size 26 (28 jeans)
320 lbs - Jan 1, 2012, size 24 (26 jeans)
320 lbs - Jan 1, 2013, size 24 (26 jeans)

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  • v OOLALA53
    Welcome to Living Binge Free, where we concentrate more on learning to live emoticon with food reasonably than on losing weight. (Our longterm BF-ers have lost and kept it off.) I think it's great that you've been losing in increments and keeping it off. It's much better to concentrate on the changes that we can sustain rather than achieving large losses with tactics that can't survive.
    1015 days ago
    Hey! I'm back to Sparking with a vengeance, and I've lost 9 lbs in 4 weeks. emoticon I'd love to see you around here. Let me know if you decide to get back into Sparking. Miss ya!
    1053 days ago
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    Just cruising through leaving everyone with some motivational thoughts for today:

    “Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.” ~ H.L. Hungt

    “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

    “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

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    1067 days ago
  • v BLISS_OM
    Hi BringtheSpark, I've been awhile from the IP SP page for awhile, but I checked through the feed and haven't seen you post in awhile. How are you? I hope all is going very, very well for you. Congratulations on so many successes! Take good care. I wish you ALL JOY! - Bliss
    1110 days ago
    Thanks for your note on my blog! I'm glad you are finding this site helpful. I know it helps me (when I choose to actually use it). Let's keep sparking! emoticon
    1209 days ago
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