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YIKES! Im fat AND old! 255 pounds June 2007

Heading to workout December 2009, 180 pounds


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Single mom wants to lose weight and set a good example of proper diet and nutrition for her three overweight and inactive teenage boys. (My fourth son grew tall, 6'4 and is now thin.)

So much in my life has changed since I first wrote my profile in June 2007. It has been such a slow process but gradually the scale and my lifestyle have gone in the right direction. Today it's December 10, 2009. Im ten pounds away from my goal weight, a goal I KNOW I will accomplish, but Im in no hurry. I like the active lifestyle I lead and that wont change when I reach my goal. I guess I learned the real goal isnt a number on scale, but living a healthy, active lifestyle. Ive run a 5K race, climb a mountain regularly, walk miles and miles at the beach. I try to enjoy every day. Of course there is never enough time. My biggest goal now is to not waste a minute of life. I hope I can inspire my kids and others around me to become more active.
UPDATE: April 17, 2012. Ive gained 40 something pounds back since my "180" pound picture...uggg! But I have a renewed determination, as I celebrate my 50th BDay on 10/25/12. I want to look like that strong healthy woman again, whatever that weight is. I have started to eat cleanly as much as possible and incorporated more exercise. My ultimate goal is to play rugby on a Womans team in the Fall with a bunch of 20 somethngs...I will get there!!!!!
UPDATE: July 18, 2014. I feel fat, old, unhealthy! I weighed in this morning at 250 pounds. Today I started a whole30 program. I am determined to lose the weight and gain my health back! I posted before pics....ugg!!
UPDATE: July 5, 2015. I feel fat, old and unhealthy . I weighed in this morning at 251.8 pounds. Determined for the millionth time. How can I win this lifelong battle!!?!?!?
UPDATE: Jan 13,2016. I began to get back on track after weighing myself 1/1/16 to find myself at 255 lbs. I have now been at it for about two weeks and I'm at 247 this morning. I reread "I can make you thin" and am going to try to work those principles. I really want to make the changes towards a healthy and fit me. I look at the pictures from 6 yrs ago and want to be there again. I will be!
UPDATE: May 25, 2016, Here we go again, another plan, another restart...ugg! Today I am trying to get to a nearly impossible goal for my healthy wage that I should have started in January, but I started last week. I'm needing to get to 199 by August 19th. I actually started last week so I had 90 days, and my start weight was 246. Is this impossible for a 53 year old fat woman? We shall see...I'm determined!

Member Since: 8/16/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,590

My Goals:
I am hoping to be 180 pounds by Oct 1, 2009. I want to look better in clothes and not have my knees groan so much.
Update: Im 180 and a size 10/12!! I look so much better in clothes. I love the new me!
Update 4/17/12-Im currently 224 lbs and am just getting back on track. My goal is to be healthy and fit on my 50th birthday, 10/25/12. Also want to play rugby in the Fall.
Update:7/18/14-250 pounds. Goal is to be under 200 by 12/31/14.
Update: Goal is to be 199 by 8/19/16.

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I'm planning meals and exercise daily. Trying to say to a fishtarian diet, lol.

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Im 53, single, and mother of four boys. I want to lose the weight and feel healthy... 2016 will be my year! My reward will be my first trip to Vegas in 2017!

Other Information:
The older I get the more I realize that it really isn't all about looks. I want to be a healthy person. I want to be active as I age.

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    I know about kids and their own weightloss.
    I have 3 kids. My oldest son, 19, lost 40 lbs just by making healthier choices.
    My 15 daughter lost about 35 lbs and exercises more than me!
    My 17 year old son is picking up on the habits and using the stationary bike we just bought!
    3039 days ago
    Hey beautiful!

    I just want to say that I know where your coming from. Young or well aged ( :D ) it can be hard physically to start anything new. I get my mom with me to do walks, but I can see sometimes it's harder for her. I want to say that you dont need to push yourself as others might be, the "Day" challenge would be a good START and then of course as you get to it, you could always increase later and challenge yourself there. Just dont leave us in the dust! Lol :)

    3041 days ago
    Hey you wonderful women, welcome aboard to the DDR group and thanks for joining my challenge!
    3041 days ago