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Discovering my inner beauty

I have struggled with obesity my entire adult life. I finally became serious about losing it about 5 years ago. At that time, I was just over 520 pounds and got winded just walking to the bathroom.

Through a doctor supervised program (no surgeries, just diet and exercise) I lost 150 pounds in a year and a half. But then I lost my job and had to drop out of the program. 2 years later, I started a similar program, and discovered I had gained back every pound.

But, I ...
I have struggled with obesity my entire adult life. I finally became serious about losing it about 5 years ago. At that time, I was just over 520 pounds and got winded just walking to the bathroom.

Through a doctor supervised program (no surgeries, just diet and exercise) I lost 150 pounds in a year and a half. But then I lost my job and had to drop out of the program. 2 years later, I started a similar program, and discovered I had gained back every pound.

But, I got busy and again lost about 128 pounds. Again I had to quit. I got serious again the end of March, and had gained back only 36 pounds in a year and a half. I was happy it wasn't more.

I can't look at the weight left to lose, but focus on these small triumphs.I have finally accepted that this is not a diet, but a change of lifestyle, that will continue even after I have reached my goal weight (whatever that might be.) Reading the successes of others helps keep me focused. I know I can do this.




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Member Since: 8/26/2007

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Fitness Minutes: 12,375

My Goals:
I'm focusing on 50 pounds at a time.

My Program:
I'd be thrilled to be a 200 pound person, so I'm changing my lifestyle as if I already were. I keep my calories under 2000, and exercise 4-5 hours a week.

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I live in Wichita, KS, with my very supportive boyfriend and teenage daughter.

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My favorite quote, by one of my favorite authors. One I try to live my life by:

"Be who you are, and say what you feel. Those who mind, don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind"...Dr. Suess

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GLOW8211
4/28/2013 4:06:38 PM

CHRISSYDEE BEAUTIFUL SPARKPAGE!! we FALL DOWN BUT WE GET UP!! you can DO IT AGAIN!! emoticon You are right it's a life style change!! Let's Change Things!! emoticon emoticon

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CBREYNOLDS
1/6/2011 12:07:46 PM

You and I can do this, Chrissy. Keep up the great work. emoticon



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YICHE12
10/27/2010 6:38:06 AM

I looked through your Spark Page and was totally inspired by it. You have such determination... Keep up with the great work that you're doing because it is working. Many emoticon



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SAYINGYESTOLIFE
7/29/2010 3:11:44 PM

Hi Chrissy, Just stumbled upon your SparkPage. What an inspiration you are! Your page re-affirms that weight-loss is not really about diets, it's about living our lives to the fullest. Good luck to you! emoticon emoticon



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VICTORYINJESUS1
7/9/2010 4:02:08 PM

You are an awesome woman. You inspire me to keep on going. If you can do it, so can I. I pray that God will bless you for all of your commitment and dedication to the journey.
Love ya, in the Lord,
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