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My new goal is to lose 5pounds a month until september 2018 when i will celebrate my wife's 40th birthday by taking her and our daughter to universal studios, disney and nasa.

SMART GOALS December 1st
1 - Lose 5 pounds
2 - able to climb stairs slowly without getting out of breath
3 - able to print out a one month nutrition report due to daily tracking

Plan of action:
1 track nutrition and work out
2 15 mins of exercise daily
3 chat with support network
4 read self help books

1 weigh in and report
2 blog
3 write self assessment
4 report on what self help books inspired

1 track on weight loss graph
2 reward hard work

My History:
In January of 2007 I started this journey at 450 pounds.
From January to September 2007 I lost 50 pounds.
September 2007- March 2010 included loss of family members and my divorce. I maintained my loss and sat in a seemingly unbreakable plateau of the 390's until an amazing woman came into my life and inspired my change in the way I see the world. She turned all of my "cant's" into "can & will's" and i'm eternally grateful to all she helped me find within myself!

In April of 2011 I had virtual lapband hynosis and discovered a book on nutrition for pcos. the combination plus daily work outs and the support of my partner and friends resulted in 50 pounds of weight loss by August of 2011 for a total of 100 pounds gone..

Then i needed knee surgery and sunk into a bit of a depression and the weight started going back up and up and up. Then i found Take Shape for Life and my lowest recorded weight was 306 pounds. I was laid off from my job in march of 2013 and decided to start my own business. I got married in June of 2013 at 320 pounds. I went off plan for my honeymoon and never really got back on. I struggled with starting my own business and unemployment for three months and stress eating started. By the Time i started a Business Plan Bootcamp at the same time as intensive foster parent training in September of 2013 my PTSD kicked in and my binge eating disorder kinda took over. I have consequently gained back all of what i lost. After a car accident that resulted in hospitalized cellulitus i decided on weight loss surgery. Through therapy i have concluded this is not the right choice for me. I need to do this without surgery for my own sanity. I now have a healthy and happy 3 month old baby and she needs and deserves a healthy, happy and fit mommy.

Member Since: 2/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,177

My Goals:
Weight Loss:
1: 420
2: 399
3: 390
4: 370
5: 350
6: 320
7: 299
8: 280
9: 250

Break 320
(I did it! 4/1/2013)

Break 339
(I did it! 11/27/2012)

Break 350
(I did it!!! 8/16/2011!!!!!)

Break 370
(i did it!!! 5/31/2011!!)

My Program:
- 20 mins aerobics daily
- 10 mins strength 3x wk
- follow Take Shape For Life

Personal Information:
I am the owner, cake artist and personal baker for www.QuigleysCakes.com. In my downtime I love to play with my daughter and wife, play games, kayak, knit, watch movies, read, dance and sing.

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