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Before and After - me and my husband Brian. 245+ pounds vs 150 pounds Dec. 2008

Before and After Front View. 245+ pounds vs 147 pounds April 2009

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CATHERINEKIRBY is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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Updated 9/22/2009
Winning the battle of maintaining! Who would have thought that once at your goal the real battle would begin. What a journey! The 5 pound window is no longer the barrier to the outside, it is now the looking glass into wonderland!

Everytime I come back to the low side of my 5 pound window, I learn more and more that my tools learned are allowing me to control my weight. Thank you Sparks! I will never go back to the old me- EVER.

Updated 6/5/2009

I DID IT! I made my goal. 15 months with Sparks and 86 pounds gone with Sparks. AND, I am now a MOTIVATOR!

Grab life at every chance and be the wind beneath your own wings.

Be strong and ALWAYS BELIEVE!

Updated 3/17/09 -
A year ago I took up the challenge to join Sparks! At first, it was just another gimic, in my mind. But it isn't a gimic, it is a life saving tool that allowed me to LEARN to be healthy, LEARN to trust myself, LEARN how to lose weight, LEARN to LIVE!

Thank you Sparks! Thank you for providing me the tools to TAKE BACK MY LIFE! I am forever thankful.


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Life is to short to not be happy! I want to be healthy, live long and love to the fullest

I am healthier at the age of 43 then I have ever been in my life. What a wonderful life I live.

Nov 2008 Update: Just turned 43, and, I am the healthier and smaller than I have been. I have been a size 18-22 for most of my adult life, even bigger but didn't wear anything with a size, just stretched out XXL stuff. I am now a size 6.

I just celebrated 8 months here with Sparks!

I Live, I won!

Member Since: 3/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 61,515

My Goals:
I would like to be healthy, live a balanced life and teach my children to have good self esteem and appropriate nutrition.

Oh, and to be 144 pounds, wear size 6 and win the lottery!

I will be 3 for 3!

My Program:
I am using the nutrition tracking and consistent excersize as my main focus for my program.

Personal Information:
I am from Cotati California, mother of 2, happily married to my best friend of 20+ years.

Other Information:
I am truthful, direct and loyal. I am a bit black and white in things so I am looking to find more balance, the gray areas, in life.

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    2224 days ago
    WOW you've had amazing weight loss. Are you at goal? Do you have one single standout tip that you could share with me? I want to start losing weight to match the changes I've made but I keep circling the same numbers on the scale.
    2252 days ago
  • v BARBIE042
    Hello Catherine ,

    It has been quite some time since we talked and I just wanted to stop in and say Hi emoticon and see how you are doing.
    As you will see on my page I am still struggling to get below 200 but I am not giving up . You are such a great example and motivation to me that proves to me I can do this . I never made it to be under 200 this year for my B-day , so I am challenging myself to drop 42-pounds by the end of the year Dec. 31st to be exact. I have started this challenge on the challenge's thread and so far quite a few have come to join me on this journey. I am so very excited about this and them joning me , this I know will help to motivate me even more to reach my year end goal.

    Well I hope that you and your family are doing well , and hope that you have a great weekend .

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    2263 days ago
  • v KPRATT38
    Welcome back! We will beat this little "creep back" once and for all!
    2305 days ago
    It is so nice to see you sparking again
    2307 days ago

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