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My BFF (L) and me (R) on her birthday (206#, down 60#) :-)





Time lapse, photo #1... 266#; my goal is to ditch 100#





-80# This suit is just ridiculous now!



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I Am Not "The Fat Girl" Anymore

Just over a year ago I created a new user name and a new Spark People account; I started over with the goal of getting healthier and more fit. I've been on a couple of "successful" diets before (losing 65 and later 40 pounds) but haven't been able to keep it off. I'm not "dieting" this time; I AM tracking my food and making more healthful choices. I'm making slower, smaller changes with the intent to keep it off, and it really does feel very different this time around. I am also fortunate to ...
Just over a year ago I created a new user name and a new Spark People account; I started over with the goal of getting healthier and more fit. I've been on a couple of "successful" diets before (losing 65 and later 40 pounds) but haven't been able to keep it off. I'm not "dieting" this time; I AM tracking my food and making more healthful choices. I'm making slower, smaller changes with the intent to keep it off, and it really does feel very different this time around. I am also fortunate to have a WONDERFUL OB/Gyn who's following my progress; I couldn't wish for a better mentor for accountability and non-judgmental goal setting.
It is NEVER too late for a Do-Over!!! I am living proof!
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Member Since: 1/2/2014

SparkPoints: 42,708

Fitness Minutes: 9,697

My Goals:
Ultimately I'd like to lose about 100 lbs, but my goal right now is (was) to go from 266 to 250 per my OB/Gyn. [edit: done! goal 220 by my 2nd f/u--done!; next stop: ONEderland--done!; goal 185 by next f/u!--done!; goal 170 by next f/u!]
I want to be healthier [I AM], to fit comfortably into seats in theaters, roller coasters and airplanes [I CAN], and never have to worry that I'll need a seat belt extender [I WON'T]. I want to shop for clothing in the Ladies' section [I DO]. I want to order clothes and bathing suits online. I want to participate in things WITH my family, not near them. I want to make my family proud.

My Program:
This is important: **I eat whatever I want, I just budget the quantity and calories.**
I track all of my foods while allowing myself occasional off-plan indulgences. We plan ahead and shop ahead whenever possible.
I target total calories over everything else, but try to stay balanced (50%Carb / 30%Fat / 20%Protein). I eat out a LOT but with planning I stay on track.
I go to the gym 4-5d/w for a short 30-min elliptical, rowing or treadmill workout and do 10 mins of strength work 2-3 d/w.

Personal Information:
I'm from the Virginia Beach area currently living in Phoenix, AZ. I've been happily married for over 23 years and we have a wonderful, studious, articulate, polite, empathetic and all-around-terrific teenaged girl (yes, really!)

Other Information:
My favorite quote has always been "Stupidity Should Be Painful", but I've coined a new one all my own to live by: "I can't get there from anywhere but here".
My newest one: "Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo." ~Timber Hawkeye (Buddhist Bootcamp)


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KBS2344
4/18/2015 12:11:57 PM

You look amazing!! CONGRATS on all of your success so far!!! emoticon emoticon



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LKWQUILTER
4/18/2015 8:00:17 AM

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. They tried to get him out of AF but it didn't work. He will just have to learn to live with it and that is ok with me as long as he feels pretty good. The blood thinner is the main thing we have to worry about regarding limitations. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay



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BAILEEGRAVES
4/14/2015 7:29:00 AM

Congrats on your first 5K!! I remember mine. Isn't it awesome?? I'm just trying to pop in real quick and catch up with everyone. I can't wait to read your blog!!

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NEWSPARKDEBBIE
4/13/2015 8:36:49 PM

Sounds like fun and work all together emoticon
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BAMAJAM2
4/13/2015 1:50:11 PM

Just want to say to you and your husband:
Congratulations on having such a lovely and caring daughter--!!

I wish I had one too!

-- And your fitness journey merits congratulations too!!



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