196 lbs and in a size 14 from Group USA! I absolutely adore this dress and MUST HAVE IT
MY MCTD BLOG:
So, hi again. I come to you now as a member of a small group of people who have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. This is a rare disease that combines Systemic Lupus, Systemic Scleroderma, Polymyositis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
I'm in pain on a daily basis and am constantly exhausted, no matter how much sleep I get. This makes it very difficult to be active, but I'm going to push through the pain and help myself be healthy and alive as long as I can.
At my highest weight, I was over 275 lbs... I was 17 years old. At my lowest weight I was 215 lbs. I stand here now at 245 lbs (2 and a half cheerleaders) and I need to be less... people. LOL.
This, now, for me, is not about temptation or "oh, but I wanted it". This is now about how long I want to live and how much pain I'm willing to live with.
It's be healthy or not live to see my grandchildren. And that is an ultimatum I can work with.
I stand here now at 223 lbs :) Getting it done! I found my motivating quote:
"Tired of starting over? STOP GIVING UP."
So I'm smaller now than I've been since middle school. I'm here at 205 lbs, a weight I last logged in 7th grade. Though I must admit it looks and feels much better on me as an adult. I've lost 70 lbs total, and while I still have about 55 lbs left to go, I'm feeling SO good and so motivated to keep going. I really and realistically think 2013 is going to be the year I hit my goal and get healthy and strong. I've started training to join a roller derby team and I'm strength training 3x a week. I so hope to motivate others and be a positive example. NEVER STARTING OVER AGAIN!
Starting: 245 lbs
#1 - Lose weight gained during diagnosis, 230 lbs (DONE)
#2 - Return to lowest adult weight, 215 lbs (DONE)
#3 - Lose below 200 lbs (DONE)
#4 - Solidly exit "obese" category, 190 lbs (DONE)
#5 - Midway through "overweight", 180 lbs
#6 - 75% of the way done, 170 lbs
#7 - Solidly enter "normal" range, 160 lbs
#8 - Complete!, 150 lbs
Lots of water.
Lots of fruit and veggies.
Only eating out once a week.
Cardio 3-4 days a week
Strength training 3 days a week
For My Height:
Over 263 (Class III Morbidly Obese)
262-230 (Class II Severely Obese)
229-197 (Class I Obese)
121 and below (Underweight)
Please visit my MCTD blog at www.adifferentkingdom.blogspot.com
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| Pounds lost: 85.0
Thanks for the add and best wishes with your goals.
1714 days ago
Welcome to the Half Marathon SparkTeam! I look forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you. There is a wealth of information and support on our team.
STAY positive, STAY motivated, and STAY focused!!!
1867 days ago
Just stopping by to say hi and hope you are doing well.
1897 days ago
That sounds like a really cool idea, good for you setting that up! How many people join you?
1915 days ago
Thanks for your advice on my blog about the cupcakes. I will certainly indulge myself in one tomorrow than. Mmm! I agree, giving in somewhat to a craving is good, or else you try to eat more food to squash it and end up eating that and the craving!
No, my husband won't stop eating what he is. I am just happy he is good about buying healthier food and even by example he is eating some of it too. I think a secret hiding place is the best option. I tried to tell myself it was poisonous and to not eat it haha.
1924 days ago