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April 18, 2012 down 40 pounds!





2010 at 252 pounds. Even the table can't hide the extra weight!





April 15, 2012 213 pounds



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A Year to Healthy!

I started on January 11, 2012 on a life changing plan to become slim, trim and healthy!

1/12/2012 - Counting calories is easy with SparkPeople, but food choices are still hard. I can do this!

1/17/2012 - The office has gone no smoking! This may be harder because I am a smoker.

1/25/2012 - I am Two weeks and eleven pounds lighter! Thank You Spark People!

1/27/2012 - I wish I had internet at home over the weekends. Lots harder to keep track of ...
I started on January 11, 2012 on a life changing plan to become slim, trim and healthy!

1/12/2012 - Counting calories is easy with SparkPeople, but food choices are still hard. I can do this!

1/17/2012 - The office has gone no smoking! This may be harder because I am a smoker.

1/25/2012 - I am Two weeks and eleven pounds lighter! Thank You Spark People!

1/27/2012 - I wish I had internet at home over the weekends. Lots harder to keep track of what I eat.


2/02/2012 - It is time to start exercising. Starting of on the wii, slowly. 15 minutes a day - every day!

02/15/2012 - I am up to 30 minutes a day on the wii, and I am feeling more energetic.

02/16/2012 - Me and Dr. Oz - started taping his show and watching every morning over my coffee. Very motivational right before exercise.

02/17/2012 - Cinnamon - a teaspoon a day is suppose to lower your blood pressure, so I'll try it.

2/22/2012 - Weigh in day. Hang on to your hats! I have now lost a total of 24 pounds.

2/29/2012 Weigh in day. Down to 225.4 pounds. The weight just seems to be falling off. Counting calories, making sure I drink the water, started having a glass of red wine a few nights a week. Funny thing is I don't feel deprived. Had a black bean burger last night it was great tasting and filling with my veggie boat. Thanks SP! 26.6 pounds and counting. I'm a quarter of the way there!
I still haven't had a single sole, other than my very supportive husband, say anything abount my weight loss! Not one, "have you lost weight?" or "you are looking good girl!"
But I know how much better I look and feel. Wonder how much I will have to lose before anyone else notices?

3/07/2012 - My youngest daughter asked about my weight loss today, as did my Mom. Guess it is starting to show.

3/14/2012 - Weigh in day! Down to 221.6! I have lost 30 pounds to date.

Good points:
Feel great.
Exercise has increased my stamina and strength.
Don't think about food all the time anymore.
I don't get winded with the smallest task.
Need new clothes.

Bad pionts:
Need new clothes.
My skin is baggy.
Wrinkles in my newly thinner face are horendous.

Concentrate on the good and find a fix for the bad.
Been working in flower beds this week the weather is great and I am really enjoying myself.
No one else has said anything about my weight loss yet, but I am getting strange looks, like they know something is different but not sure what it is. Maybe it's the new wrinkles!

4/1/2012 I am up to 1 hour of wii each morning. I get up at 3:30 am coffee and me time till 4:15 then an hour of exercise at 5:45 I am usually in the tub and dressed by 6:15 fix breakfast usually an omelette with lots of vegies and then to my parents to visit for a half an hour before I leave for work! I have a great life and a great husband who is still asleep when I leave in the mornings but has my supper waiting when I get home from work!

4/18/2012 I passed the 40 pounds lost mark today. YAH! I feel more motivated than ever. I rarely look in a full length mirror and when I do I guess I don't look down. When I took that picture for my 40 pound loss I thought I was looking really good, but I am definitly still obese! More pictures from now on. They will help me stay motivated.

4/25/2012 Don't know how I lost 4 pounds this week. Maybe it was working in the flower beds all weekend. I haven't felt this good in years! I actually feel good before during and after all the yard work!

5/14/2012 I am really close to having lost 50 pounds! When I first started this life change it seemed no one noticed, now it seems everyone notices! Even my nephew on Mother's Day said "Hello Skinny" when I walked in the room. He saw me less than a month ago and said he didn't noticed I had lost weight then!
I started arobic exercise to go along with the yoga and strength training. Before now I couldn't do it. My knees would hurt terrible if I did 15 minutes of any arobic exercise including just walking. I am alternating 60 minutes of arobics one day with 60 minutes of yoga and strength exercises the next day. I am hoping this move will start getting more of the fat off faster.
I feel great! I am working in my flower beds and enjoying it. I don't dread having to walk anywhere! I might even enjoy shopping for clothing again!
I met my first goal and my second goal is in reach, just 5 more pounds before June 18th.

06/22/2012
I turned 55 this week, at 189.6 pounds! I have met my goal, and then some.
I love shopping again! I took three pairs of size 12 jeans into the dressing room at Kohl's, thinking I could buy a 14 when they didn't fit. I ended up buying one pair of size 12, but all three of those size 12 jeans fit and weren't even tight!
The problem now is I own one pair of jeans that really fits, the rest are baggy and look frumpy, but I don't want to invest in something which will look frumpy in a few months!
I can't believe I am complaining about this!
I AM IN A SIZE 12!

8/22/2012
I am down to 179 pounds! With a weight lose of 73 pounds!
It is harder to have big loses every week now, but I know what is coming off is staying off. I set a goal of being down to 170 by September 1, and it ain't gonna happen, so I will get over it and set a new goal of being 75 pounds lighter by September 1, still doable.
I have cut back on my smoking from a pack a day to a half a pack a day! This is my 7th week at a half a pack a day and I am looking forward to wanting to cut back even further thanks to the daily exercise routine I now have.
I have switched to the biggest loser wii game and exercise at least 6 times a week. Best time for me is 4 am. A little early for some but I have my solitude and don't have to worry about interuptions.

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Member Since: 1/19/2012

SparkPoints: 13,813

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My Goals:
By spring I want to feel like being out in those flowerbeds! (ACCOMPLISHED)

By June 18, when I turn 55, I want to be down to 199 pounds! (ACCOMPLISHED)

By September 1, I want to be down to 170 pounds!

By Christmas 2012 I want to be down to 150 pounds!

My Program:
I will track my food and water intake everyday.

I will exercise every day, gradually adding more time and intensity to my workouts.

I will read and watch and do to motivate myself everyday.

Personal Information:
I have never been a thin person, but when I went from a construction job to sitting in an office chair all day, I put on alot of weight.

I love my job and I love my health. I have to make them both work for me.

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ANGELA08021
8/8/2012 2:23:49 PM

Awesome progress!



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1/26/2012 9:43:35 AM

Welcome! If you need a shoulder, a friend or a virtual coffee at some point, drop by and say hello! I've been on sp for just over four months and am thrilled with the results and the absolutely incredible amount of support I've received. Now I need to pay it forward ... :)

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