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Done January 2013

Starting weight over 375, Size 32W


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...and I'm feeling good."

Lost 100 pounds and more, then maintained, in my first 5 years on SparkPeople. I logged in nearly every day, grateful to meet amazing people while co-leading the Done Girl team. 2013-2018 is the NEXT five years- right now.

6 big things in 2016:

-Movement: Fitness & Stretching

-Rest: Recovery & Relaxation

-Nutrition: Quality & Quantity

-Budget: Plan & Save

-Mental: Health & Wellness

-Connections: Revisit & Commit

Intro from my 1st 5 years here:

More than simply weight loss, I've learned that what is important is strength, endurance, and feeling well. Being consistent matters more than number-based scale goals. In the long-term, those numbers do say something, (though each one is a tiny corner of a snapshot):

2008: More than 375 lbs
(My doctor's scale didn't go higher than that.)
2009: Jan - 274, lowest 238
2010: Jan - 244, lowest 241
2011: Jan - 275, lowest 243
2012: Jan - 250, lowest 245, highest 259
2013: Jan - 245, lowest 243, highest 275
2014: Jan - 272, lowest *, highest 304
2015: Jan - 294,
2016: Jan - 295, which is the lowest, highest 325*

JAN 2016- 295 LBS, 53%BF
FEB 2016- 302 LBS, 51%BF
MAR 2016- 307 LBS, 53%BF *job loss
APR 2016- 309 LBS, 55%BF
MAY 2016- 318 LBS, 56%BF
JUN 2016- 322 LBS, 57%BF
JUL 2016- 325 LBS, 56%BF
AUG 2016- 326 LBS
SEP 2016- 329 LBS

I've fought depression since I was a child, and had many victories. I will re-read my previously written words (below) and find my way out of the darkness again.
The only way to do it is to confront it directly and STAND UP for yourself. Find what you like in yourself, in others, in the world around you. Find what you ENJOY in your journey instead of what you DON'T. The power of your own thoughts are more uplifting or destructive than ANY outside forces. Draw your strength from your spirit, from your God, or from your family. No matter where it originates, it will pulse through you and you will just beam! And you can use that beam to focus your purpose on your wishes and dreams. They CAN come true!


"A man is but the product of his thoughts.
What he thinks, he becomes."
Mahatma Gandhi.

YOU can/will do this, and *I* can/will do this!

It's the little things that make life so enjoyable, and I''m greedy and want them all!

What makes a breathtaking sunset more enjoyable? Having the strength and energy to stand and watch it. Or better yet, stroll along the beach while gazing out over the Pacific Ocean (without back and knee pain or getting winded)! That''s also what makes SHOPPING, getting the mail, spending time with friends, heck, even DUSTING (daily living) more enjoyable.

I'm not just working to lose the pounds-I want a FIT lifestyle, a FIT body, and a FIT mind. And each day gets me closer to my healthy lifestyle ideal. This is permanent. With each new boost of energy, I'm closer to having better surroundings and life than I could previously imagine!

My SparkPage title 2008 ("Dreams so real they grow wild on the vine...") is from a Fastball song, and I added it here because there were so many things that I had locked away as a child, and before SparkPeople. They were like seeds. Seeds of the person I longed to be, and the things I yearned to do. Being a DONE GIRL ~waters~ those seeds, ~thrusts~ them into the soil, ~feeds~ them nutrients to keep growing, and they DO. They grow and bloom and burst forth MORE seeds to again be nurtured and grown themselves. *I* am growing as a person too.
"It's a new dawn, a new day, a new life for me, and I'm feeling good" is a song lyric from "Feeling Good", with a popular version performed by Nina Simone and signifies my renewed effort and life changes in 2016.

BMI Review
As much as I disagree with the BMI numbers (especially between normal & overweight), it''s still satisfying to slip down the categories. Here''s the wild ride & a link to a great article:

***Start (375+ lbs) BMI Super Super Morbidly Obese (64.4)!
-BMI Super Morbidly Obese (under 59)
-BMI Morbidly Obese (under 49)
***Current* - 245 lbs (next one is Severely Obese when I reach 232 lbs)
******Reset* 316 lbs (54.4) Super Morbidly Obese
-334 lbs (56) 12/30/2016-

Photo used for my wallpaper is a creation of:
Me. Taken by me.

Member Since: 1/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 47,413

My Goals:
I'm a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding in October, 3 months away. I have outgrown the dress. I will be strong for standing and performing in the wedding. I will fit in the dress.

My Program:
JULY: Tracking food, increase water consumption, AM/PM walks, mid-day stairs. I need small bouts of fitness and stretching to reintroduce my body to movement. Add gym 4x weekly. I also need to start my next job.
AUG: Gym 5-7x weekly including am activity.
SEPT: 5k, maintain bouts of fitness and weekly gym.

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