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I weighed 400 pounds in July of 2014. On that day I decided I had had enough, and so started on a low carb diet, and a swimming program doing laps 6 days a week for half an hour. I stalled in March of 2015 at 231 pounds and held it for 8 months, then got sick and gained to 294.5. On January 4, 2016 @ 294.5 pounds I restarted a different carb controlled program, and right now I am at 218.5 and going down beautifully.

Meanwhile I am learning to walk. That would be re-learning to walk because the weight and sedentary life changed my muscle strength and gait. So I am now walking outdoors with Nordic poles and it is absolutely marvelous to be out walking again!

At 400 lbs, I used a cane and a walker. I had to use a motorized cart in the supermarket. Everyday activities were extremely taxing. I had high blood pressure as well. I was on the list for knee replacements. I am no longer on any medications, and my knees never bother me at all!

Today I walk on my own steam, am free of any medications and do not require any knee replacements as I have zero knee pain. I am 38.5 lbs. to my goal after which I make assessments for 6-12 months to see how well my skin readjusts before I notify a plastic surgeon for removal of hanging skin.

I am looking forward to maintenance and a whole new body. And a lot more activity!
Dated: June, 2016

Member Since: 2/2/2012

Fitness Minutes: 5,152

My Goals:
Down to 180, or lower, if I can. We shall see. My lean body mass is currently @ about 123, so if you add body fat and glucose processing, that number increases. I have to wait and see. (BTW - Lean Body Mass = organs, bones, and muscles.)

My Program:
Ideal Protein
Swimming 5 days per week mornings, and Nordic walking evenings.
Weekend trail walking.

Who knows - I may learn to run!

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    I read your updated profile. You are amazing. I'm back to Spark and I've added you as a Friend. Pam (womanwithgrit)
    144 days ago
    What an amazing process! You go GURL!!
    240 days ago
  • v MINIMOE1
    Wow, what great progress pics! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    276 days ago
  • v FINFIN2
    Best of luck to you!
    I am going to try to start over. I ordered a wrist activity tracker and I will be loading the calorie watcher to my phone. I work at two jobs now and don't know when I will have time to walk. I think I need to layout a daily schedule. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    309 days ago
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