CAKEMAKERMOM   55,635
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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.





New Spark Shirt! 177 pounds, 1 year 5 months 1 week into the program.



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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: 55,635

Fitness Minutes: 43,460

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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ANGELN325
7/25/2014 5:35:54 AM

Thank you for commenting on my blog, "I hate TOM." I used to call her Aunt Flo too before I learned of this TOM, but I like TOM because it's all encompassing. Before Aunt Flo comes, I have horrible PMS. I get very emotional and that's when the chocolate cravings and sometimes I feel like I have a tapeworm in me. It lasts until my period starts and sometimes goes through all the way until it ends. When my schedule was helter skelter, I wouldn't know what the heck was going on until it started and then be like....Ohhhhhh, that's what was going on, but now that it's like once a month or a little longer than that, I'm like...it's coming. There's no other explanation. LOL



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CATTUTT
7/17/2014 9:58:57 PM

The Crockpot is a beautiful invention for sure!

And that's a very good idea, about writing down something I like about myself. I just found a new journal in a bag the other day, I could use it for that!

My fingers are crossed for a real diagnosis. I'm hoping it's still early enough that I will be able to avoid having to have surgery.

IHOP actually has some breakfast combos with egg substitute and turkey bacon that are supposedly healthy, one even comes with 2 pancakes. I wasn't in the mood for breakfast though, so I did the turkey club. The hard thing for me to resist there is the stuffed French toast. Evil, indeed!

Hope you're having a great night!



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ACRAIG921
7/16/2014 2:33:32 PM

Have you tried that Dannon Oikos yogurt dip? It is so good. I tried it today, I had got it for free at the store!! It is so good, my son and I both loved it. It's only 25 calories per 2 TABLEspoons. I tried the cucumber dill flavor.

I wanted to share that with you. I hope you are having a great day :)



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STEPHM-ARATHON
7/9/2014 11:30:31 AM

Thanks for adding me back :) I've been following your food blogs for a while and decided it was about time I just added you. Keep up the great work. I enjoy the blogs.



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CATTUTT
7/5/2014 3:30:58 PM

The recipe sounds really good! Alas, my dh won't eat tomatoes, and I think it would definitely be missing something without them. Thanks for sharing, though!



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