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I discovered hiking just before the temps hit permanent triple digits. Way to go, me. :-/





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





About halfway to goal, almost 50 lbs gone. My MD wanted a before/after (well, during) picture. :-)



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I Don't Feel Like the Fat Girl Anymore

This past spring I created a new user name and a new Spark People account; I'm starting 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, although I AM tracking my food and making more healthful choices. I plan to make slower, smaller changes with the intent to keep it off, and it really does feel very different this time around. I am also ...
This past spring I created a new user name and a new Spark People account; I'm starting 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, although I AM tracking my food and making more healthful choices. I plan to make 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.
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Member Since: 1/2/2014

SparkPoints: 18,296

Fitness Minutes: 5,500

My Goals:
Ultimately I'd like to lose about 100 lbs, but my goal right now is to go from 266 to 250 per my OB/Gyn. [edit: done, ahead of schedule! Current goal 220 by my next f/u] [done! next stop: ONEderland!]
I want to be healthier, to fit comfortably into seats in theaters, roller coasters and airplanes, and never have to worry that I'll need a seat belt extender. I want to shop for clothing in the Ladies' section. 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:
I gradually added exercise after getting the OK from my PCP [typically cardio x 25 mins 5-6d/wk + strength x 10 mins 4-5 d/wk].
I track my foods religiously while allowing myself occasional off-plan indulgences. We plan ahead and shop ahead and are significantly reducing our restaurant consumption [well, we'd planned to anyway...]

Personal Information:
I'm from the Virginia Beach area currently living in Phoenix, AZ. I've been happily married for almost 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".
Of course there's always, "A year from now, you'll wish you'd started today".
My newest one: "Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo." ~Timber Hawkeye (Buddhist Bootcamp)


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Member Comments:
PROT358
9/28/2014 8:44:25 PM

Thank you for encouraging me on my blog today. I'm glad to hear you too have achieved similar successes, the kind that doctors want to brag about. I know what kind of work goes into such changes. Once you have achieved something truly important, you want to tell everyone.

Congratulations!



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CREE123
9/27/2014 10:01:19 PM

thank u for ur emoticon welcome back on my blog entry!



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SCOTMAMA
9/26/2014 12:40:04 AM

Your half-way photo looks amazing! I can't believe you weigh over 200#, so is THAT a typo? Mine wasn't a typo, I will definitely be 76 on Oct.19th. Never thought I would feel this good when I got this old -- just goes to show losing weight, eating healthy and getting exercise is good for you!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a positive comment.

Hugs, Eve



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STEPH-KNEE
9/26/2014 12:36:26 AM

I so agree! I couldn't stand to watch her yelling at people... so I found it unwatchable. I am watching it now... half watching it and it's okay but I still don't think there is anything healthy about this show. I also find it highly annoying when people are yelled at and kicked off for "only" losing 5 pounds in a week! It also can give such unrealistic expectations to the rest of us, who have to fight tooth and nail to lose 1-2 pounds a week. I don't really understand why people love the show... I guess the only thing to come out of it is that these people are losing the weight which is inspiring, but it would be interesting to know how many learn enough to KEEP the weight off, eek.



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_-_TONKS_-_
9/22/2014 9:44:10 AM

Wish you would stay on the orientation wing to set up!! We are more than happy to take you through the 5 set-up steps now that you read the 4 Threads. Please come let us try to help you get settled.

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