ANARIE   54,858
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"Before", Dec. 2001. I dieted to squeeeeeze into the dress. Well, at least my hair looked cute!





"After"-- October 2005, about 130 lbs.



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I was overweight my whole life, except for one week when I was three. (My mom took a picture.) From chubby baby I went to pudgy child, chunky teen, and fat adult. About 5 years ago I started driving more and my weight skyrocketed. When I realized that I was not only too big for my old clothes, but couldn't even find new ones in my size, I had to face facts. I wasn't "plump," I was obese. I'd heard that losing 5% of your weight would lower your risk of diabetes, so I Googled "calorie counting ...
I was overweight my whole life, except for one week when I was three. (My mom took a picture.) From chubby baby I went to pudgy child, chunky teen, and fat adult. About 5 years ago I started driving more and my weight skyrocketed. When I realized that I was not only too big for my old clothes, but couldn't even find new ones in my size, I had to face facts. I wasn't "plump," I was obese. I'd heard that losing 5% of your weight would lower your risk of diabetes, so I Googled "calorie counting software," downloaded a couple of programs, and set out to lose 9 pounds. When I learned how many calories I really needed to eat and how many calories were really in my food, the weight started dropping. I lost my 9 pounds, so I decided to lose 8 more, then 7 more, and without really meaning to, I reached a "normal" BMI. That's where I've been for the last 3 years, right at the top of the "healthy" range for my height. I'd like to lose a few more pounds as a "safety margin," but I'm not too worried about it.
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Member Since: 7/7/2007

SparkPoints: 54,858

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My Goals:
I was focused just on maintaining, but re-gained a little bit over the past 4-5 years. As of May of 2011, I'm on a drive to take off what I gained AND keep going to take off the last 7-10 pounds I never did lose the first time. All in all, I'm aiming to lose 15-20 pounds over the next 6 months to a year.

Update for the New Year 2012: Um.... I guess the update is that there's no update. :( I still need to get rid of those 15 pounds that somehow sneaked back on when I wasn't looking! Oh, well. New Year's Resolution time!

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Calories in versus calories out. I've logged everything, every day, for just a bit more than 4 years. I walk a lot, run a little, ride a bike now and then, and drive as little as possible so I can burn calories and save money all at once!

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Thank you so much for the welcome back. I am so happy to see you here. Its good to see a friend. Hugs



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KDYLOSE
12/4/2013 1:54:11 PM

I love what you said on the message board about how feeling ashamed of eating in public as an overweight person can lead to emotional issues with food. This was so true for me when I was younger. It got so that whenever I was left alone for any amount of time in anyone's kitchen, I couldn't stop myself from sneaking food.



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HEALTHY-SPARK
10/23/2013 12:23:00 AM

Hi -- thanks for stopping by my board post on amaranth. I'd never seen anything about popping it like popcorn. Do you have any instructions on how to do that (without making a giant mess, which I'm apt to do.) :-) Would love to try it!



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