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4 weeks into the program, Feb 6th 2012. 222 pounds





One year later with the same clothes. This is what a 50 pound difference looks like.





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My journey from fat to fit.

I got rid of 50, now I'm working on the last bit. I updated my tracker to reflect the new, smaller goal. I know I can maintain because I've been maintaining the 50 pound loss, but I want to see an 80 pound loss in the end. At that point I'll decide if I want to see a skinnier me or if I'm fine with what I looked like when I graduated high school 20 years ago.

I've had excuses before, I even had legitimate ones. I got rid of the clutter in the house, the medical issues in the ...
I got rid of 50, now I'm working on the last bit. I updated my tracker to reflect the new, smaller goal. I know I can maintain because I've been maintaining the 50 pound loss, but I want to see an 80 pound loss in the end. At that point I'll decide if I want to see a skinnier me or if I'm fine with what I looked like when I graduated high school 20 years ago.

I've had excuses before, I even had legitimate ones. I got rid of the clutter in the house, the medical issues in the family, the credit card debt and the toxic apartment. I no longer have excuses.

I control my vitamin D deficiency with supplements. I have a beautiful park with walking trails in the backyard, I have some active video games. I have 2 elementary schooled kids I need to be healthy for.

I may live in an apartment, but it has a south facing balcony, I am growing a garden in pots again this year. I love fresh vegetables whenever I can get them, especially right off the plant. My garden consists of container sized vegetables and herbs. I started a bigger garden at my Mother's house since she has a backyard that can support bigger plants like melons and squashes.

I won't let excuses rule my life, every excuse can be overcome. An excuse is just a challenge to figure out how to do something different.
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Member Since: 1/10/2012

SparkPoints: 45,926

Fitness Minutes: 38,615

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to be able to buy a bra off the rack at Target again.

I'll take a new picture of myself once every 5 pounds to see my progress.

Making exercise part of my normal routine whenever I can fit it in, which is more often that you'd think.

No mindless snacking, especially at night when it's time to relax.

Mini Goal #1, under 200 pounds: 5-22-12

Mini Goal #2, halfway point, 190 pounds: 6-28-12

Mini Goal #3, No longer Obese, 185 pounds: 8-6-12

Mini Goal #4, 20% gone, 184 pounds: 8-6-12

Mini Goal #5, lowest married weight, 175 pounds: 2-2-13

Mini Goal #6, 30% gone, 161 pounds: tbd

Mini Goal #7, no longer overweight, 154 pounds: tbd

Final goal, High School Weight, 150 pounds, tbd

My Program:
I've been watching my food intake with SparkPeople and getting some exercise. I walk in the park whenever I have time which happens more often during the school year. I'm working on 10,000 steps a day.

Basically it's less junk food and more movement.

Personal Information:
I'm a Minnesota mom of 2 elementary school aged kids with a helpful husband that hides his junk food if it comes home.

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Come join the SparkTeam, Hungry For Change, where I'm a leader: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
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AKATHLEEN54
3/6/2014 8:17:52 AM

Sorry to keep bothering you but I really want to try your yogurt blend..... so that's just uncooked oats on top? Isn't that kind of dry and chewy.... not trying to criticize cuz i know how great the oats are for you, just thought it may not be too palatable?????



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QUEENIEBELLE
3/4/2014 12:31:57 PM

Your steady progress shown in your pictures is absolutely amazing. Really an inspiration for me to keep going. Thank you so much for sharing on your spark page.



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EGRAMMY
3/2/2014 5:21:30 PM

emoticon Happy Birthday



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ANGELN325
3/2/2014 11:24:28 AM

Thank you for commenting on my blog. That's what I've been told. When the mind changes, the body will follow.



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HEYSHAKER
2/24/2014 4:33:22 PM

Thanks for letting me know. It looks soooo good, and healthy!



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