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I was always a chubby kid. I was once told when going from 6th grade to 7th grade that if I would lose weight that I would be really cute. GAH!!!! Then my brother tells me when I was 8th grade that his friends would like me if I would lose weight. Again, GAH!!! Now he was a Senior in high school at the time. So I told him that if they didn't like me now that they wouldn't like me thin. I did lose weight in high school and wasn't really big but big enough through school. But I did have the boys respect, see I beat them at arm wrestling so they had a certain respect. After having my second daughter I gained weight up to 235. I fluctuated between 235 and 250 for the next 20 years. I divorced and remarried and was at 270 at my highest weight. In 2007, I had gastric bypass surgery. I lost down to 145, just 5 lbs from my goal weight and the next thing I know, I was back up to 165 and climbing. I got up to 185 and was able to put a stop to it with the help of SP. Pa has been a wonderful support system to me. I had some what I call "body work"done before the regain. I am currently fluctuating between 170 and 175. I hope to be getting this down with the help of some of my teams I joined. I want to help people with this journey. However I can help someone I will do what I can. I try to encourage, be an example and be a sound board. Hopefully, this journey will be at maintenance level before we know it.

Member Since: 7/16/2010

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My Goals:
I wish to lose about a pound a week and get some success under my belt again. I am eating better. I do have some physical limitations to exercise but do what I can.

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I have gone back to the basics of my WLS education. I have a Misfit activity tracker that I absolutely love. It has been great in helping me keep track of what I am doing. It also helps me track on SP. I love it. It is helping me track everything.

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i am a 50 year old wife of Pa, Ma of 4 girls, grandma of 6. I have 2 Pugs that I absolutely adore. I am a Christian with an understanding of who Christ is and what He means to my life.

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I like to craft, paper crafting is my fave, but also wood. I like to bake. I love baking bread. I love animals, having a garden and preserving what we are blessed with. My favorite movie in the world is Silverado. I love hockey, football, rodeo, PBR.

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    I've missed you too!!! Without out spark "friends" we are helpless! I blame my overwhelming self confidence after the modest weight loss (20 lbs), mixed with being outside more, healthier eating and two very heathy active children.., I'm not on much
    5 days ago
    After this journey, and everything I have learned, I can't consciously feed my husband and children food that I KNOW is unhealthy and potentially harmful. I'd rather argue with a 7-year-old about the benefits of broccoli! Lmao
    5 days ago
    It is 1000 times harder when you have to accommodate other! Got a husband and 2 children?, That's 3000 times harder! It takes commitment. I now don't feed the hubby and kids boxed mac&cheese and pizza because it's not healthy, Its just not right...,
    5 days ago
    I'm still at 150 from a month ago! I think I am doing well with maintaining. I feel good. I think my new goal is going to be 130 instead of 145 (previous goal)... We'll see...
    5 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear that! I am Not at my "goal" weight yet , but I am LOVING food! Food that loves me back! I'm reinventing the relationship I had with food. It's cheesy, but my new motto is "does it make me feel full? Or does it make me feel fueled?
    5 days ago
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