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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
06 Sep 2014 - 196.6 (fighting to keep it off!)

Using MyFitnessPal app to track food intake and exercise.
Got a FitBit for Christmas 2012 using that to track steps, sleep, etc. Love it!

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.

In January 2014, I discovered SimpleGreenSmoothies.com. Hubby and I have been enjoying regular green smoothies every since. I am eating a lot more variety of fruits than ever before because most of my hangups with fruit are about texture not taste. Check them out and sign up to participate in the next Challenge. Lots of great recipes and tips for FREE.
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Member Since: 9/16/2007

SparkPoints: 25,928

Fitness Minutes: 70,774

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

GOAL:
My goal for 2014 is to tone up and get stronger. Also to keep the weight off and stay below 200.

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:
On July 8, 2014 I discovered the Healthy Women Get Fit Challenge and jumped into that on day 2 of the program. I completed the challenge that lasted thru Labor Day, and have continued to do those workouts along with walking with Leslie Sansone for over 150 days in a row now. Coach Jonathan and Coach Erik are great and so positive and motivational.
Check it out and watch the videos here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7gYA
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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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NEWTEXDEBBIE
12/19/2014 12:32:09 PM

Hi And Welcome to the Team INDYGIRL,

You have picked an awesome team to become a member of..... Beth (INDYGIRL) has so very much to share and so much knowledge from her own personal battle with weight loss and health issues.
The team at large is very supportive and encouraging and always willing to share what they have learned, heard, or lived through....... Dive in, post, ask questions, and support others so they can support you as well!
Welcome to the team and WE are all so glad you joined!

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WILDKAT781
9/6/2014 6:46:07 PM

thank you for the comment on my blog and for such good advise!



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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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12/8/2012 5:47:19 PM

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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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