KNITTERBUG1
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One of the happiest days of our lives, and I look my worst. He deserves a healthier, prettier wife.




Me at my husband's college graduation 8/25/2012




Me 10/4/2012


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Hi! I'm Rebecca. I'm 41 years old, a Christian (Lutheran), married for 10 years to a wonderful man, and step-mom to an awesome 14 year old boy.
I've fought with obesity since childhood. When I graduated high school I was 220 lbs, and my weight steadily climbed year by year. By the time I was 30, I weighed 275 lbs. God brought a great man into my life in May of 2004, and I married him in November of that same year. We immediately began trying to expand our little family, to no avail. The next ten years brought failure, grief, devastation, fertility drugs, depression, stress and two babies taken to Heaven. I have a hormonal disorder known as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and several blood-clotting disorders (Lupus Anticoagulant, Anticardiolipin Syndrome and Compound Heterozygous MTHFR mutation). All of this contributes to my infertility and the blood clotting disorders led to my miscarriages. PCOS also is one cause of my weight problems.

In early 2015 I was finally officially diagnosed with hypothyroidism, after fighting for years to get a doctor to take me seriously. I have been on levothyroxine for several months, but haven't seen much of a change.

I've had quite a few wake up calls recently, and I've come to the realization that I have to change the way I'm living (or rather, existing...I haven't been truly LIVING for a long time) or I won't see my 42nd birthday. I feel like I'm not living my life, I'm simply existing. I feel like I'm just sitting here waiting to die. And I'm tired of that.

I love to read, knit, sew, and spend time with my crazy adorable baby girl, a 3 year old pit bull.

"No one's life should be rooted in fear. We are born for wonder, for joy, for hope, for love, to marvel at the mystery of existence, to be ravished by the beauty of the world, to seek truth and meaning, to acquire wisdom, and by our treatment of others to brighten the corner where we are.” ~Dean Koontz, Life Expectancy


Member Since: 6/15/2012

Fitness Minutes: 592

My Goals:
Lose 50 lbs by Christmas.

Be more active.

Feel better about myself.

Complete a 5K.

Long term: Lose at least 200 pounds.

To not be in constant, chronic pain.


My Program:
Daily tracking with SP Android app and website.

Measuring and weighing food.

At least 30 minutes of some type of activity daily.

Consistently drinking 10+ 8oz glasses of water daily.

Eating more fresh veggies and fruits, less processed and packaged foods.



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Some of my hobbies include:

Reading
Knitting
Sewing
Coloring (I love Angie Grace's coloring books)
Essential Oils




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  • v EMMABE1
    Thank you so much for adding me as a friend - I wish you every success in your journey to better health and fitness
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    1380 days ago
  • v MILLYMOUSE1
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    Welcome to our Chair Exercise Team. You have made the right choice to become a part of our team and from my experience I can say that you will be greatly benefited here. Help in the form of our leaders. Wish you all the Best.
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    Sandra
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    1380 days ago
  • v EMMABE1
    Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The Chair Exercise Team
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    Welcome to the most friendly, most supportive team in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who dont, so come on in.
    It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, ideas and links to help and support you at all stages on your journey.
    I hope you succeed in all the goals you set.
    Enjoy the journey
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    Ann (Co-leader Chair Exercise Team, and ~Indygirl Challenge)
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    Catch a smile - be part of the SMILE EPIDEMIC!!

    1380 days ago
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    Today you have the choice to be amazing. Today you can do more than just try. You can succeed. You can be victorious. Today, you can rock your world. You can look yourself in the eye and smile... because you know that you are fighting for an amazing cause: YOU. And YOU are absolutely worth fighting for.

    You can also do the same thing tomorrow.

    "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

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    In honour of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games this Saturday in London, I give to you the Olympic Creed which is as true for the games as it is for achieving our own goals and dreams each and every day:

    "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."

    Today, you are a superhero, a survivor, a warrior, and a beacon to others for honouring yourself, your mind and your body; for making the choices that will make you an even better person tomorrow.

    Today you are one step closer, because you decided to be. Fight strong, fight well, fight fair.

    "Never, never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill

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    1464 days ago
  • v BECOMING_HOLLY
    emoticon every 1/4 mile adds up and makes you stronger!
    1476 days ago
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