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I have had PCOS for years. I have high blood pressure and sleep apnea too. I was diagnosed with Diabetes in Oct 2005 and at that time I weighed 305 pounds. I had gotten down to 252, but it has creeped back up a bit and I have gotten more laxed about taking care of myself. But all that is changing as I am now going to focus on taking care of ME and getting healthy!

Weight Record:
16 Aug 1989 - 228.8
1st child born 1991
05 Jun 1992 - 250
2nd child born 1993 ...
I have had PCOS for years. I have high blood pressure and sleep apnea too. I was diagnosed with Diabetes in Oct 2005 and at that time I weighed 305 pounds. I had gotten down to 252, but it has creeped back up a bit and I have gotten more laxed about taking care of myself. But all that is changing as I am now going to focus on taking care of ME and getting healthy!

Weight Record:
16 Aug 1989 - 228.8
1st child born 1991
05 Jun 1992 - 250
2nd child born 1993
06 Aug 1994 - 264
27 Mar 1995 - 273
22 Jun 1998 - 269.8
04 Jun 2003 - 304
11 Oct 2005 - 305 (highest ever)
01 Jan 2006 - 276.4
03 Sep 2006 - 252.0 (lowest in years)
01 Jan 2007 - 259.0
01 Jan 2008 - 273.2 (I got too comfy I guess)
20 Jun 2008 - 262 (making progress)
09 Aug 2008 - 260.8 (after vacation)
19 Oct 2008 - 256.6
11 Jan 2009 - 269.2 (Oh No! We need to stop this trend NOW!)
I weigh myself everyday so it never sneaks up on me again!
21 Jan 2013 - 233.4 (trend reversed Thank God!)
2 Mar 2013 - 223.8 (guess I finally lost the baby weight 21.5 years later!)
25 May 2013 - 207.8 (So close to getting into ONEderland)
8 Jul 2013 - 203.2 (officially over 100 pounds lighter than my heaviest ever of 305)
20 Sep 2013 - 194 (under 200 and planning to stay that way!)
19 Oct 2013 - 193

Using MyFitnessPal app to track food intake and exercise.
Got a FitBit for Christmas 2012 and using that along with my old Omron pedometer to track steps, sleep, etc. Love it so far!

The absolute best thing for my weight loss journey has been having my hubby (and 20 yr old daughter) doing this with me. Together, we are changing old bad eating habits and making new better habits instead.
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 current weight: 198.6 
 
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Member Since: 9/16/2007

SparkPoints: 20,293

Fitness Minutes: 49,631

My Goals:
I want to get healthy and lose over 100 pounds doing it.

GOAL:
New goal for 2013 is to get to 190 by end of year. (DONE! now just have to stay there)

My goal for 2012 was to get down to 250 by the end of the year. (DONE!)

My Program:
Just trying to get as many steps as I can in without my feet swelling or blistering up and causing problems for me.

Trying to walk at least 1 mile a day with Leslie Sansone during 2013. Walking 2 miles when I feel I can to bank them for when my feet and legs hurt too much to walk for a day.
NOTE: Got side-tracked by an injury 3 weeks into the year, so no more walking under Dr.'s orders for now.

Personal Information:
I started using MyFitnessPal app on my Android phone 9/3/12 and have lost over 70 pounds as of 10/19/13. It is so easy to log, I highly recommend it!

Also using a FitBit One to track fitness and sleep, it's like a pedometer on steroids! Love it!

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Message me if you want to be friends on MyFitnessPal www.myfitnesspal.com/anewerkaren or FitBit www.fitbit.com/user/23WB74 .

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MOSTMOM1
1/22/2013 9:05:06 AM

Howdy! Thanks for the add; I added you too. Hope your day is Sparktacular!
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1/24/2011 2:59:37 PM

Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"







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5/22/2010 12:04:03 PM

Congrats on being Walker of the Day! Keep it up! emoticon



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5/22/2010 10:18:08 AM

Congratulations Sweetie, for a very nice job of being " Walker of the Day" emoticon



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