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Once and For All!

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 pain...so I thought. All along it only created more. At the age of 51, I reached my highest weight ever. Thankfully at 53, I am back in the game and losing again. I need to do this for me first and for my wonderful family so I am healthy and there ...
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 pain...so I thought. All along it only created more. At the age of 51, I reached my highest weight ever. Thankfully at 53, I am back in the game and losing again. 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 pound!
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Member Since: 7/7/2011

SparkPoints: 15,404

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
self-esteem!
* 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!

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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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SEATTLE58ANEW
12/4/2015 7:22:59 PM

Thank you for your sweet comment on my page. I'm sure that you're so happy to have your daughter's wedding behind you now. I remember back in 2011, when our daughter got married, I was so happy when it was all over. emoticon Whew! Now you'll just have the beautiful memories within you now and that's such a good feeling. I'm doing pretty good. Taking a day at a time with my chronic pain and gained pounds. I go to my Rheumy this coming Tuesday, the 8th, and I know that he's not going to be very happy with me, with being over 200# again and only 5'2"! I'm going to tell him again that this "Xeljanz" med. that I'm on for my RA, is a weight gainer. I'll tell him to look up all the reviews about it on WebMD, and everyone mostly loves it as far as making on feel better, but almost each and everyone has gained a significant amt. of weight like I have!! So this makes me so frustrated and am truly willing to get off it because of this, but also because of the scary side effects. This drug is more dangerous than others, but I like it too because it comes in pill form, where the others are either injections or IV's. So we'll see what goes from here. I hope that you health is tons better than mine.

I just read your blog about the wedding and the photos are all so beautiful, including the last one of you. You are such a pretty lady. You are so worth all it takes to lose weight and I know that I am worth it too. I just have to cause this to turn around and keep plugging along. I know that it sounds like the same song, same verse, the same old thing, all over again. Why do I stay here? Because I feel that one I'll be going the other way for a change and I can persevere!

Your page is so Christmasy too! In fact, the trees with the heavy snow, look a lot like Renton, with how much more heavier it can be with it being more wet. Our snow here is always so very dry except the Fall and Spring. We can't hardly ever make snowmen with ours!!!

Love and Hugs to you too,
Karen



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LIBERTY_JOY
10/26/2015 5:29:12 PM

Great to read how well the wedding went emoticon



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DETERMINEDJANET
10/20/2015 6:10:55 PM

So thankful you weren't hurt in the accident! Anymore it doesn't seem like it takes much to hear "totalled."



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