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Me at 186.2 lbs on April 5, 2015!

Me at 175.2 lbs on July 8, 2015!


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Hi I am Sarah. I started Weight Watchers on 11/22/2014 and so far have lost 12 lbs. I love it and really think it works. I am excited about what I might weigh this April! The weight has really crept on in the last few years. I couldn't believe when I started weight watchers that I weight 207 lbs. I cannot wait to get to 177. That is my first goal! Then I can start losing from there. It was 2 years ago that I weight 177 and have it recorded in my diary. It's hard to believe I've gained so much weight in such a short amount of time. I am going to use both Sparkpeople and Weight Watchers. I am not leaving Sparkpeople. I like it better than WW because after all it is free so it might be good. Although I might now be a lifetime member of WW. Depends on how things turn out. But I do horribly without points. Points have totally saved me and my sanity!!!!

3/15/15 Update: Okay to update whatever I was blabbering about before! LOL. I have gotten over my weight watchers thing and am using spark people full time because I cannot afford weight watchers. I am loving the transition to the mobile app from WW's mobile app. So much better and it is FREE! I must say WW probably did help me figure out calories and how much I could have in a day so that did help and it is now easier to transition into just doing the calories and I did lose 17 lbs with WW. That said I am thrilled to be using spark people so much and I have increased my points to like 1000 from before just by downloading apps. I also have added fitness back in because there is something about using the Spark that makes you want to exercise. I was only recording my exercise before now that I realize there is so much more I am thrilled.

3/22/15 Updated: I am looking over my old blogs and realizing that I was at a decent weight at 175 being my lowest. I never went lower but this time I am really going to try. Right now at 188 I can't wait to get down to 175. I also realize looking at my old blogs I was in denial possibly and not really doing anything much about my weight. I mean I wasn't tracking the foods that I ate which is a big part of the whole thing. HUGE I would even say!

7/29/15 Updated: I am surpassing my goal at 174.2! I feel great and fit my clothes great. Can't wait to lose more!

10/25/15: Updated: Seem to be in a plateau but holding strong around 170. I got on the scale tonight and it was 170.2. I have to work extra hard now to get results. Slow but sure I know and thankfully there are inspiring stories out there. Also had my 6 year sparkaversary!

2/27/16: Updated: I am starting to track weighing every week by average so I will have my weight for each week and then an average next to it. You will see that next week. My new weight loss goal is to get to 155 and show a normal weigh on my BMI.

7/25/17: I'm back and addicted to Spark again! I have now discovered the Vegan diet and I am trying to follow it. Or as it is called by Joel Fuhrman, the Nutritarian Diet. I'm reading a book called The End of Heart Disease by Joel and am almost done it. I have lost 5 lbs so far and have started to track my weight and blog again. I am very happy with that accomplishment. My goal is to reach 150 lbs and be normal weight!!!

7/17/17: 181.4
7/23/17 179.8
7/30/17 181.6
8/6/17 178.4
8/12/17 178.0

Member Since: 10/15/2009

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My Goals:
Weight 150 lbs. and reach "normal" weight. 11/2014: Start weight of 207. 4/3/15: Weigh 186.2 and lost 10% of my weight since starting.

My Program:
Weigh myself every week and exercise 25 minutes every day only skipping when there is no time or doing less like 15 minutes.

Personal Information:
Name: Sarah Brooks Age: 42 Start Weight: 207 Height: 5 feet 6 inches I have 2 daughters. Michelle age 12 years and Megan age 9 years. I have major depression so it is hard to keep me motivated on an exercise program.

Other Information:
I love to read and am reading to fight my depression. It is working. I like to blog and write in my journal. I love spending time with my daughters. I love General Hospital, NCIS, and This Is US.

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    I have 4-5, and they are her older ones because...hey, I am broke. She also has some on YouTube. I still have one that is on VHS, it was my very first one. I need to upgrade it to a DVD, but I've known that for years. Luckily, I have a combo DVD/VHS player.
    5 days ago
    Good to hear about Wonder Woman! I have a partner whose birthday is tomorrow. That might be the best present!
    5 days ago
    People are welcome to post on the team wall and the general discussion forum is for sharing topics, as you did the movie Forks over knives.If people are interested enough, they make comments. You could have shared about cilantro there if you wanted to, but it was perfect where you placed it. You could have saved it for when "C" came around too. If you scrolled back far enough, you might even have found it, maybe even with the same source you used. OR, it was placed in the the Fruit and Vegetable Alphabet. Both of those were already in place when I became co-leader and I really liked them and appreciated them. I added pictures to the What's New and Beneficial. I really don't have a lot of energy because of my disability, I am doing as much as I am going to do. I am frustrated by the lack of participation by members but people have various reasons (illness, job changes etc). I think everything you are requesting is already there if you look for it, you just don't care for the arrangement. Have a nice evening,,. and thank you for your participation.
    16 days ago
    Thank you for posting something in What's New And Beneficial! My only request is that as Team Leader is that you follow alphabetical order.
    17 days ago
    Please read the Forum called "Why the "new" recipe forum? Doesn't exist." I hope this answers your questions.
    20 days ago
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