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Time to make a change!

I know I have said many times I will make a change and be committed to losing weight and getting healthy, and I don't blame anyone for not believing me when I say it again. BUT I need to make a change now, for me and for my family!

I joined Sparkpeople 5 years ago, I was over weight and made a commitment to lose about 50 pounds, well I lost 38 and was doing good and I don't know what happened but I lost the commitment and put it all back on and then some. So here I sit 5 years ...
I know I have said many times I will make a change and be committed to losing weight and getting healthy, and I don't blame anyone for not believing me when I say it again. BUT I need to make a change now, for me and for my family!

I joined Sparkpeople 5 years ago, I was over weight and made a commitment to lose about 50 pounds, well I lost 38 and was doing good and I don't know what happened but I lost the commitment and put it all back on and then some. So here I sit 5 years later and at the heaviest I have ever been feeling bad and knowing I need to do something about it. So over the next few days I will be revamping my goals and planning out my new fitness goals etc.

I have to do it this time!

STATS:
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April 2014
Starting weight: 191.4
Starting pant size: 14/16
Starting shirt size: XL/1X
Starting bra size: 40DD
Starting BMI: 38.7

Goal weight: 150
Goal pant size: 7/8
Goal shirt size: M
Goal bra size: 36C
Goal BMI: 30

Current weight: 175.4
Current pant size: 12/14
Current shirt size: L/XL
Current bra size: 40DD
Current BMI: 35.4

WEEKLY UPDATES:
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4/11/14- 191.4
4/18/14- 190.4
4/25/14- 187.6

5/2/14- 185.6
5/9/14- Skipped
5/15/14- 181.2
5/23/14- skipped
5/30/14-180.8

6/6/14- 178.6
6/13/14- 178.6
6/20/14- skipped
6/27/14- 178.4

7/4/14- skipped
7/11/14- 177.6
7/18/14- 177.0
7/25/14- 175.4

8/1/14-
8/8/14-
8/15/14-
8/22/14-
8/29/14-


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Borrowed this from Girl*in*Motion's page I just love this!!!
Gives you a totally new look on your weight loss!

So far I have lost an ostrich egg, What have you lost?

1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human’s skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each yr.
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a yr.
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant’s heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a yr.
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a yr.
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11”)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a yr.
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a yr.
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4”)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony

I'm a survivor.
I am worth the effort it takes to exercise.
I am healthy and strong.
I'm on the path to fitness.
I'm enjoying how I'm feeling now.
I love the feeling of making progress.
I enjoy being healthy.
I'm making things easy for myself.
My body is becoming stronger, slimmer, and healthier every day.
I feel light and joyful.

And I WILL take control of my life again!
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Member Since: 7/7/2009

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My Goals:
In July 2009 I wanted to lose 56 lbs by April 2nd, 2010 (my birthday) but I have had a lot of problems keeping my self on track. I had lost 38 pounds by January 2010, but since then I have put it all back on and then some. I really need to keep focus and get my butt moving again so I don't put it all back on.
I want to reach my goals this time and stay there!

My Program:
I plan to follow my exercise plan, stay within my nutrition goals daily, and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

Personal Information:
My name is Christine, my birthday is April 2nd, I live in Toledo, Ohio.
I've been married for 19 years and I have 4 kids 17, 14, 9, & 6 that keep me busy. I think sometimes I don't take enough time for myself to keep myself fit and healthy. Well I've decided that has to change and it starts now!

My e-mails are:
buttercup7676@gmail.com
or christineduncan7676@gmail.com

Other Information:
I love to read James Patterson books, and loved the TV series Women's Murder Club based off his books. I also love shows like CSI, Law & Order, & SVU and I like comedies like How I met your Mother and Friends. I'm also somewhat of a reality show junkie I love to watch Survivor, Big Brother, and Amazing Race..


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JELLIFISH1
5/30/2014 12:03:25 AM

Welcome back Christine!!



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BAKER1009
4/15/2014 8:21:18 AM

Good Morning!
Glad to hear you got your crap together! LOL!
Seriously, you can do this girl! You already know that though. As I was just telling a friend, we make this all to hard sometimes. We just need to stop, take a deep breath, and think. It's all really quite simple, just move more and eat less!

Alright, speaking of moving, I have to get my laundry started for the day. Hope you have a great one! You got this girl!

Oh, and on Monday's, just remember, you might not be able to fit in a workout (who could with that schedule?!) but you can still eat great (as you proved to yourself!).

Super Hugs!!
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DBELLE39
4/15/2014 8:00:56 AM

I'm glad you are sparking again. I need to get back to doing better with moderation & consistent eating & exercise. Together emoticon



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4/10/2014 8:02:53 AM

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Christine!! So good to hear from you! I'd never give up on you girl!! How are you?! What has been going on in the last 1.5 years?! I last talked to you right before I had my little girl (January 2013). I just posted a blog the other day called "Birthdays" that has a pic of all 4 kiddos - check it out when you have time.
Everyone is doing great.
Yes, I am still here, chugging along. I've had my fair share of set backs and some personal life struggles in the past 6 months, but I'm trying to push through it all and come out stronger. I think I've been pretty successful thus far!
I'm training to run my first half marathon in 23 days!! I've been training since Dec 3rd and I think I'm ready to take this on (I better be!).

Alright, gotta run! But I hope you stick around! You are worth it and you CAN do this, I already know that!! Remember, you don't have to change everything all at once! Baby steps. Too many changes at once will just leave you over-worn and will burn you out in no time flat! Assess your situation and focus on one thing for a couple weeks, then slowly add others in.
YOU GOT THIS!!!

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