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Three years in, over 50 pounds down!

Like a good yeast bread, I had risen & doubled in bulk over 25 years--literally.

A health scare in early 2011 prompted me to start eating healthier, losing weight, & getting back in shape. So far, I've lost 50+ lbs, after having been stuck for over a year. I joined SparkPeople to get back on track to my goal of losing 140 lbs total.

Whew! Yup, there it is, in writing, my long-term goal--140 pounds, gone, safely and permanently.

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Like a good yeast bread, I had risen & doubled in bulk over 25 years--literally.

A health scare in early 2011 prompted me to start eating healthier, losing weight, & getting back in shape. So far, I've lost 50+ lbs, after having been stuck for over a year. I joined SparkPeople to get back on track to my goal of losing 140 lbs total.

Whew! Yup, there it is, in writing, my long-term goal--140 pounds, gone, safely and permanently.

This isn't a new battle. I've been wrestling with my weight for, what seems like, my entire life. I've counted calories, done Richard Simmons, done exchanges, etc. etc. etc. The weight came off, but came back.

After some health issues in 2011, I stepped on a scale for the first time in years. At that moment, I weighed 323 lbs. I realized that I had a choice. Continue on my current path, and wind up with diabetes & other health issues, or change direction and get the weight off.

I worked with a registered dietician for a year -- it was a great refresher course for everything I'd ever learned about eating correctly. She also pointed out that I needed to get moving. I had no idea that I'd become so sedentary. "Use your legs or lose them, honey." -- what a wake up call! I also needed to start drinking water.

So it's time: time to get moving (I'm counting steps), time to write down EVERYTHING I eat (in my food tracker), and time to get back to "One-derland"! The line is drawn in the sand -- time for me to move forward!

I hit my interim goals of 40 lbs. down in November, 2013, reaching the 270s in December, 2013, and 50 pounds down in January, 2014. My next goals: reach the 260s and 60 pounds down!

The Lord has plans for my life. I want to be healthy enough to accomplish them!
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PGHP31CK is feeling well today, and looking forward to having DS home tomorrow for the Labor Day weekend!! Let the wild rumpus commence!
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Member Since: 6/26/2012

SparkPoints: 36,616

Fitness Minutes: 22,981

My Goals:
My goal is to lose a total of 140 lbs. safely by December, 2015, and to KEEP THEM OFF!!!!

My Program:
Food:
-tracking my food -staying within my calorie range each day.
-eating my veggies, fruits & whole grains
-adding non-meat proteins
-avoiding white sugar and refined flour
-avoiding soda
- 8 glasses of water each day.

Exercise:
-minimum 30 aerobic minutes per day (walking/Leslie Sansone)
-minimum 7,000 steps per day.

Rewards:
-celebrate non-scale victories with non-food rewards.



Personal Information:
I've been married to my DH for over 25 years and we have one child, who is away at college.

I love to read, cook, crochet, and listen to music.

I am active in my church, and love being with my church family & friends.

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GINIEMIE
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The cucumber water sounds great -- with lemon. Sometimes its the little things that can make a great deal of difference. thanks, Pam



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Thanks for the support on my crazy train office blog. She's going out of town to one of our other offices next week, and it's such a relief! I survived the week of temptation, though. I'm going to remember how good and powerful I feel after this and your support and use it to help me during the tough times.

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Thanks for the goodie and commenting on my blog. Have a great day and an awesome weekend!
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