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Jan 22, 2010 414 pounds, 34W jeans and 5X shirt


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Wrote this the other day thought it fit for the moment.

I am trying.
I am showing up for the party.
I know I can do this because I HAVE done this.
I know this takes work.
I know this takes hard headed determination.
I know this takes sacrificing the foods I LOVE for ones that love me.

Jan 22, 2010 Starting weight 414

My name is Sandy. I am married. I work as a pharmacy tech and I am on my feet constantly. Unfortunately, my schedule is all over the place and I can not regulate my meal and exercise times.

I have always been over weight. I have been healthy, or as healthy as a fat person can be. No health issues that I know of but my body is sure letting me know as I get older that it's TIRED of carrying this fat around. My feet are going to give out on me one day soon if I don't finally get this off. My body has become stiff, probably with the onset of arthritis from my fat breaking it down.

I just want to feel good. I want to look good. I know that once I lose this weight I will have sag and bag but I want to know what it would feel like on my chest to take a breath that isn't labored. TO have it flow in and out of me easily. To walk up stairs and not huff. To jump into a pickup truck and not have to pull myself up with all my might into the cab because it sits too high off the ground.

Ive come a long way but I still have a long way to go. I've got to "pick my hard."

Add me as a pal, shoot me a message, ask me ANYTHING and if I know I'll get back with ya. Im on social media sites too so if you got this far and need a buddy hit me up!

Member Since: 2/3/2010

Fitness Minutes: 56,406

My Goals:
Starting weight 414 1/22/10

Jan 1 2016 #333
End of the month for:
Jan 2016 -12 #321
Feb 2016 -0 #321
Mar 2016 -0 #321
April 2016 -0 # 321
May 2016 +9 #330
June 2016 -5 325

My Program:
Stay in calorie range.

Drink water and more water and more water and some sugar free lemonade.

Try to stay away from white food (sugar, flour, salt)

Try to stay away from a lot of processed food products.

Personal Information:
Im 47 years old looking to be fit by the time I hit 50. Im married the 2nd time around to David and getting ready to celebrate our 7th anniversary on June 27 2016. I have 2 children from a previous marriage. I have a son Jake in the US Army (almost out) and a daughter Molly working her way through life and she's a mommy of my beautiful grand daughter Aubree. You'll see lots of pics of them all :) We have 2 pets. A yorkie poo and a jack russell mix that is a puppy (year old now) and chewing EVERYTHING. I may just have to ask for a new dinette set after he gets out of this stage. ;) I work as a pharmacy tech, constantly on my feet taking steps but not really pushing the envelope so to speak. I like to draw, create things with my hands and imagination. Shopping woo hoo. But shopping with the husband is like hunting with the game warden. *sigh*

Other Information:
Ummm...just an average person getting by the best way I can.

Ive hit the -100 pounds mark a few times now I need it to be behind me moving to the -150.

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  • v DEEGIRL50
    emoticon You missed the sign up for April Foolishness on 100+ First Step Club.

    emoticon "April Fools!" It's starts Friday. There's a sign-up thread posted.
    6 hours ago
    Hi Sandy Thanks for adding me. I hope you are having a great day today. Remember you can do this.
    12 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Here is a New Daily Mantra!! Post it Where you Can see it....

    Pound by pound, inch by inch, choice by choice We will become healthy and fit!
    We struggle, but we grow. We fall, We will get up. Even amid adversity, We keep moving towards our goal weight.
    Today our portion size is shrinking and so is our waistlines.
    Today we are beautiful, We are fit, We are healthy; and more so every day!
    Today We are making the right choices and the right changes to have the body We want!
    emoticon emoticon

    289 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my page, I too enjoy the dialogue exchange on here.

    I did read that part and I understand the eyebrow raising to asking for money. Since there is no tone in text I feel obliged to say that my intent was not to slam you. Nobody deserves to be murdered, even if their lifestyle was less then savory. I was just expressing my opinion that unless we know exactly the situation someone is in (which we don't know everyones story but our own) then we shouldn't be so quick to pass judgement.

    If one or two people are shady in a group, the entire group shouldn't be judged. Now if there was proof that there was money hidden...then by all means yeah asking for money is wrong. But we don't know anything really except what the media tells us and hear say. The people contributing may or may not feel obliged to contribute...we don't really know anybody elses reasoning...if you think about it.

    I feel that we should be able to express ourselves on our blogs and pages however we see fit. I just like you, was expressing my opinion on the subject. Not everybody who receives public assistance, whether it be in the form of Medicaid or food stamps, is corrupting the system...a couple of bad apples doesn't really ruin the tree. But again the media is going to show us what we want to see...scandals and violence, because sadly that is how this world has evolved to.

    I was saddened to see that you have no hope for the children who survived. But again there is no tone in text and I could be reading that completely wrong. I would be more then happy to discuss this with you...because you never know what you will learn from a stranger emoticon .

    I hope you have a lovely evening and I'm sorry your area was affected in such a negative light.

    334 days ago
  • v YICHE12
    Hello Sandy. So sorry I missed your Daisy Day! I sure hope that you enjoyed your very special time in the spotlight among the Daisies. Spark emoticon

    P.S. Your transformation is amazing! Keep up the great work.
    334 days ago
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