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December 10, 2012 - 212 lbs (down 55 lbs from my highest weight)

At my heaviest: 267 lbs [Aug 2010]





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I want to live a healthier life. I need to lose a lot of weight (at least 132 lbs) - not just to feel better about how I look, but also to control or perhaps eliminate some dangerous health problems. I understand this will not happen overnight, nor will it be easy. But I must at least try to give it my all. And as you can see by my ups & downs charted below, I don't give up easily.
I chart my progress in "parts", because this is a journey. I'm learning about myself, how to be healthier, and so forth. Sometimes I have major setbacks. When I do, instead of being completely discouraged, I consider "getting back on track" as the next part of my journey.

Health issues I struggle with:
High Cholesterol
2 Herniated disks in low back [since 12/2001]
Bipolar Disorder [diagnosed 2006]
Type 2 Diabetes [diagnosed 5/18/12]


"Part 1"
Initial loss of 10.4 lbs from my highest weight.


"Part 2"
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 256.6 lbs
Friday, December 21, 2012 - 209.0 lbs
*Down 45.0 lbs [making it a grand total of 58 lbs lost]

[Then a year of: Major plateau, and weight gain. Mostly as a result of severe depression, high anxiety & several medication changes.]


"Part 3"
Start Date: January 8, 2014
Weight: 224.0 lbs

01/15/14 - 219.6 lbs [-4.4 lbs]
01/22/14 - 215.4 lbs [-4.2 lbs]
01/29/14 - 214.0 lbs [-1.4 lbs]
02/05/14 - 212.6 lbs [-1.4 lbs]
02/12/14 - 211.8 lbs [-0.8 lbs]
02/19/14 - 211.2 lbs [-0.6 lbs]


"Part 4"
[After 2 long years of extreme anxiety, severe depression & 2 hospital visits, I'm feeling like myself again, and am ready to get back on track!]

Start Date: February 15, 2016
Weight: 224.0 lbs

Member Since: 3/6/2012

My Goals:
To get into a routine of exercising, even if it's just for 10-20 minutes:
*strength training
*Turbo Jam

My Program:
Track my food, counting carbs at every meal.
I am drinking mostly water & hot unsweetened herbal tea. Trying to eat sensibly & in moderation.

Keeping track of my blood glucose levels every day.

Personal Information:
My name is Candice
Married almost 13 yrs, no children.
I am 5'2.75" & 33 yrs old
I started at 267 lbs, wearing a tight size 24.
My goal weight is 135 lbs [to lose a total of 132 lbs]

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"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
~ Thomas Jefferson

"Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
~ Oliver Goldsmith

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