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6/14/13 Day 1 - I've been overweight since the age of 11. I gained 25 pounds as a kid in the 5th grade when my parents divorced. 7 years of stress and unhappiness followed and overeating became a lifelong habit and way to cure stress and numb I thought. All along it only created more. At the age of 51, I reached my highest weight ever. And here I am at 54 still struggling...I need to stop the YoYo! I need to do this for me first and for my wonderful family so I am healthy and there for them. I'm ready, I can do this...once and for all!
Update 7/29/13 - I've lost 15.2 pounds! Exciting!
Update 8/10/13 - 18.2 Slowly but surely!
Update 8/30/13 - 23 even!
Update 9/12/13 - 25.0, one quarter down!
Update 9/27/13 - 31.6 - Whoo Hoo, passed the 30 mark!
Update 10/4/13 - 33.2 - Worked hard for vacation
Update 1/15/14 - 20.0 - Our 30th wedding vacation in October took a toll; having trouble getting back on track.
Update 4/1 /14 - 18.2 - going backwards; this needs to be a change for a lifestyle!
Update 12/11/14 - I've regained everything back over the past year..ugh...BUT today I started a Biggest Loser Challenge. I hope this is the turnaround I need!!
Update 1/16/15 - I'm back on track and losing; it feels great!
Update 2/19/15 - I have lost 15.3 pounds and earned the title Biggest Loser on my BL challenge!
4/9/15 - 21 pounds!
5/26/15 - I've been up and down and up and down and find myself today at the exact same weight as I was back on 4/9. Time for the YoYo to stop and to see that scale go down! Looking forward to the BL Summer Challenge!
9/25/15 - 24.7 pounds!
8/22/16 - Need help doing this!!
9/11/16 - Joined WW, need a shove!
10/20/16 - WW must have been what I needed, I am doing great! Lost 16.7 since starting.
11/22/16 - Lost 3.9 last week for a total of 28.6!

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 366

My Goals:
Most Important Goal:
Get healthy so I am around for my family

What Losing Weight Will Do For ME
* Gain confidence and
* Look better!
* Feel better!
* Be happier!
* More energy!

My Program:
I re-started Spark in June 2013. Right now I am just keeping my calories in range. I am TRYING incorporate exercise and am planning to hop on my treadmill now that I moved it to the new den and it won't be used as a closet anymore!!

Personal Information:
My name is Teri ~ I live on the west coast of the state of Washington, in the beautiful Pacific NW. We live 30 miles from the beach and go at every opportunity, it's my favorite thing! I've been married to my wonderful DH 32 years and have two awesome kids, Dane 29 and Lindsay 25. I am truly blessed!

Other Information:
I love the beach, music, interior decorating, gardening, anything artistic and kitties!

I could watch DIY network and HGTV all day long!

I love going to concerts and go as often as I can.

Did I say I LOVE THE BEACH! :)

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  • v AMY_1217
    Wall pushups absolutely count! And trying is the best you can do, thanks so much for giving it a go!

    75 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    The Dragons challenge you today!

    Spell your name, repeat 2 times:

    A = 50 jumping jacks
    B = 20 crunches
    C = 30 squats
    D = 15 pushups
    E = 1 min wall sit
    F = 10 burpees
    G = 20 sec arm circles
    H = 20 squats
    I = 30 jumping jacks
    J = 15 crunches
    K = 10 pushups
    L = 2 min wall sit
    M = 20 burpees
    N = 40 jumping jacks
    O = 25 burpees
    P = 15 sec arm circles
    Q = 30 crunches
    R = 15 pushups
    S = 30 burpees
    T = 15 squats
    U = 30 sec arm circles
    V = 3 min wall sit
    W = 20 burpees
    X = 60 jumping jacks
    Y = 10 crunches
    Z = 20 pushups

    Let me know how you do!
    80 days ago
    Looking forward to being an Emerald Gem with you and rocking this challenge!!
    103 days ago
    Hey Girl! I'm back on The Emerald Team! YAY! Who knows- maybe you won't even remember me?? Not sure! But Hopefully things have been going well for you? I can't wait to get started. We changed things up quite a bit. Next up: Push- Up challenge. Your way. Wall, Knees, or full board.... set your goal, do your reps, increase the reps a little each day.... WE CAN DO IT!!!! Hugs to you! Jen emoticon
    104 days ago
    Hi and welcome to the Emerald Leaves of Change - Fall 2016 team. I am one of your co-leaders and am looking forward to working together to make this a great challenge. If I can be of any help, please let me know. One step, one day at a time...we can do it!

    Nancy, co-leader
    104 days ago
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