CAKEMAKERMOM   46,419
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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: 46,419

Fitness Minutes: 38,884

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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BEBARB149
3/19/2014 10:59:41 AM

Thanks for the potted plant. I'll add it to the geraniums sitting on my widow sill waiting for warm weather so they can be outside. Spring tends to be our snowiest time of year here, so they'll have to wait a while longer.



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NOTGVGUP83
3/11/2014 1:27:11 PM

hope you're feeling better! =)



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TERRY0217
3/8/2014 12:06:42 PM

Thank you for your prayers for Ruth Ann and her family..God bless




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AKATHLEEN54
3/6/2014 10:20:42 AM

OK Thanks. I'll give it a try. emoticon



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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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