PILGRIM125   34,643
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Two years, 140 pounds





In my twenties





November, 2012



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As a teen and through my twenties, I never gave a thought to what I ate. I was thin, fit and very active. I hiked, backpacked, bicycled, folk danced and jogged. I loved the outdoors and enjoyed good health. I had my first child at age 29. After each pregnancy (3 children, 5 miscarriages), I gained weight back to the highest weight during my pregnancy. After my childbearing years, I realized I was continuing to gain weight every year. Every time I tried to increase my activity level, I ...
As a teen and through my twenties, I never gave a thought to what I ate. I was thin, fit and very active. I hiked, backpacked, bicycled, folk danced and jogged. I loved the outdoors and enjoyed good health. I had my first child at age 29. After each pregnancy (3 children, 5 miscarriages), I gained weight back to the highest weight during my pregnancy. After my childbearing years, I realized I was continuing to gain weight every year. Every time I tried to increase my activity level, I had an injury that threw me for a loop, and led to a more and more sedentary lifestyle--and more weight gain. I didn't think I could change my diet, and felt hopeless to change. When the scales passed 300 lbs. last year I realized I had to do something if I wanted to live my life to the fullest and change the end of the story. In September, 2012, I started walking daily, and in January, 2013 I also began to change my eating habits. I am happy to report that I've dropped over 25 pounds since my highest weight! I am thinking maybe I CAN do this! Maybe I won't die fat!!

Update: As of May, 2 I have lost over 60 pounds. I am amazed and humbled and appreciate the prayers and encouragement of my friends, and this website!

Update: As of January 10, 2014 (my one year anniversary at Spark People), I have lost 120 pounds. Only 33 pounds to go :) !

Update: As of January 10, 2015 (my two year anniversay), I have lost 140 pounds, and gained back 5 over Christmas :( 15 pounds to go.!
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Member Since: 1/9/2013

SparkPoints: 34,643

Fitness Minutes: 28,679

My Goals:
Lose lots of weight
Get more active
Combat fatigue
Reduce joint stiffness/pain
let God be my fulfilment

My Program:
Walking
Tracking what I eat
Low carb/low cal diet
Exercise Bicycle


Personal Information:
Married
3 adult children
Retired

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"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

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SPARKFRAN514
2/7/2015 1:04:39 PM


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1/28/2015 10:29:26 PM

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1/27/2015 10:45:20 PM

doing your best means never stop trying because if its important to you will find a way

Make each day a mater piece remember dreams only work when you do what are you doing today to meet your dream
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1/19/2015 12:26:05 AM

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” ~Chinese Proverb


Stumbling is not falling.” ~Portuguese Proverb


“ “A stumble may prevent a fall.” ~English Proverb

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