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All my life, I've struggled with my weight. From my first diet at age 7, through nagging from family, teasing from friends, to Weight Watchers, Weight Loss Clinic, TOPS, a rainbow of diet pills, shakes, bars, counseling, self awareness groups, you name it, I've done it. Most of it worked, for awhile, but I gained back more. Well meaning people said I carried my weight well (whatever that means) so I deluded myself into thinking I didn't look so awful. But seeing 300 lbs looming on my doctor's ...
All my life, I've struggled with my weight. From my first diet at age 7, through nagging from family, teasing from friends, to Weight Watchers, Weight Loss Clinic, TOPS, a rainbow of diet pills, shakes, bars, counseling, self awareness groups, you name it, I've done it. Most of it worked, for awhile, but I gained back more. Well meaning people said I carried my weight well (whatever that means) so I deluded myself into thinking I didn't look so awful. But seeing 300 lbs looming on my doctor's scales was a real wake up call. I was actually researching weight loss surgery when I found a link to Sparkpeople and decided to join in August 07. By January 08, I'd lost 38 pounds, then plateau-ed for a month or so, but since March 08, the honeymoon is over. I've yo-yo-ed with 5 lbs, then 7, now (June 2010) nearly all of it has crept back. I'm still hanging in with SP though, and joined TOPS in Sept. 08. That helped me refocus for awhile, but a year and a half later I'm still spinning my wheels. What's sad is the 100 lbs I say I want to lose would be gone by now if I'd really worked at it.

Feb. 24 2011 - The spinning wheels have officially stopped. This is the year I'm going to do it! My goal is to wear my wedding dress at our 25th anniversary on May 2, 2012, which means 70 lbs off in 14 months - 5 lbs a month. That is definitely do- able & I'm gonna do it!
2012 update: Got down to 239 lbs for our anniversary celebration in May - not nearly enough to wear my wedding dress, a major disappointment. And what do I do when disappointed? Eat! Yo-yo'ed all summer, but the weight was creeping back on. Managed to put on the brakes before gaining it all back and am now on the downward trend, but man is it tough! Suffering with chronic back pain isn't helping. Thank God for SP!
Jan. 3, 2013 - Will this be the year? I'm stuck at 254 lbs & hanging on by my fingernails. Time to set another goal & start again.

January 3, 2014. Well, 2013 wasn't the year as I'm ending it 4 lbs higher & spent most of it bouncing up and down the same 3 to 5 pounds. Note to self - Maintenance is AFTER you lost the weight not BEFORE. Lots of excuses I could offer, but the truth is I don't really try. Setting goals - no problem! Working on them - quite another story. I want to weigh 225 in time for my university's 225th anniversary reunion. If I lose one pound a week from now to then, I can do it. But will I?




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Member Since: 7/10/2007

My Goals:
Until Dec. 31, 2014, I will lose 1 pound per week;
Progress Report
Start wt. 275 lbs 8/8/07
Year 1 245 lbs 8/8/08
Year 2 267 lbs 9/11/09
Year 3 262 lbs 5/11 10
Year 4 245 lbs 20/11/11
Year 5 254 lbs 27/10/12
Year 6 258 lbs 31/12/13

My Program:
Daily cals: 1430-1780
Follow SP guidelines;
Weigh/measure all foods, strict portion control
Record on the SP tracker;
Work on changing habits such as mindless nibbling.
walk 30 mins 3x per week minimum

Personal Information:
I live on a mixed farm in Manitoba, Canada with my hubby & 2 furbabies (cats) Brian & Miss Peanut. Retired in 1998 from a 30 year career in museums & communications; Now keep busy with volunteering, singing & generally keeping the home fires burning.

Other Information:
Music is a big part of my life. I am part-time organist at my church and sing alto in a amateur musical theatre group.


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LYNCHD05
12/15/2014 7:54:54 PM

Charlotte, thanks for the goodie and yes it does help when friends care. Thanks so much....



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SEATTLE58
12/9/2014 11:22:23 AM

Thank you for your nice comment on my photo of the dog cooking and on my page too!! I appreciate all the encouragement, with getting this new knee installed! emoticon Have a great day! emoticon

Comment edited on: 12/9/2014 11:26:18 AM

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HEALTHY4ME
12/5/2014 3:46:40 PM

Only on puter for few mins but have to say thanks for the healing vibes. I think I am doing well. lol Hurts a lot sometimes but other than at night after being in one position for hrs, I would say my pain is around 3-4. night it can get bad but oh well. last night was wicked and pain meds weren't touching it. so rested today and hope tonight is better.
thanks again and lol a friend just showed up at the door with casserole and lasagna! she and I know each other from walking the dogs!

Thanks hugs
Cindy



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MARITIMER3
12/3/2014 9:30:09 AM

I just noticed your quote from Jack Layton. I worked for the City of Toronto when he and Olivia were councillors, and have such respect for both of them. I think Jack would have done great things if he'd had more time.

Enjoy the Christmas concert,
Gail emoticon



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HIPPICHICK1
11/27/2014 2:54:14 PM

Hey! Happy concerting to you too! The song I'm soloing in is a gospel Xmas tune called "Who's That Little Baby."
I can't find a YouTube video of the song, but I found the sheet music. LOL
http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewpr
oduct.do?itemid=8742765&menuid=1385&su
bsiteid=32&&viewtype=songlist



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