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Time for a Change

I have never been a really skinny person, but in my teens and early twenties I was average- never really got above a size 10 or 12 at the most and never even thought about food or fitness.

Then at 24 I had a baby and put on a lot of weight - which never really came off. Then I had a growth on my thyroid and had to have half of it removed. My doctor keeps saying my hormone levels are ok, so I don't take any medication. Then, I think I got overwhelmed and depressed about the weight ...
I have never been a really skinny person, but in my teens and early twenties I was average- never really got above a size 10 or 12 at the most and never even thought about food or fitness.

Then at 24 I had a baby and put on a lot of weight - which never really came off. Then I had a growth on my thyroid and had to have half of it removed. My doctor keeps saying my hormone levels are ok, so I don't take any medication. Then, I think I got overwhelmed and depressed about the weight so it just got worse. I have just been slowly packing on the pounds for the last six years.

Once I topped 200 pounds I felt like a monster. I was cranky and self-conscious all the time and just generally preoccupied. I also felt constantly ashamed- especially after eating. I focused on excuses for a long time - the thyroid, the baby fat, stress, etc.. but now I'm ready to move on. Even if there are some obstacles, I know I can lose this weight.

While I know New Year's resolutions are usually broken, I decided that a resolution was a good way to start and Jan. 1 is an easy date to measure from! I resolved to cut my calories, write everything I eat down, an exercise 6 times a week, at least. I've tried so many diets and failed, but I really have to get this under control.

I feel like it is for real this time.




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 current weight: 140.0 
 
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Member Since: 1/4/2009

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My Goals:
Lose 65 pounds overall.

Fit into size 8 JEANS.

Minigoals:

Under 185 by Feb. 1. *** MET 184.5 on Feb. 1!

Under 175 by March 1
***MISSED (178 on 3/1). MET ON: 3/14

Under 170 by April 1

Under 162 by May 1

Healthy BMI on my birthday (May 31)

Under 155 on June 1

July 1, under 147!

August 1, under 140!

My Program:
Keeping a food journal and tracking every calorie.

Exercise with weights at home.

Wearing a pedometer, increase by 1000 stepsa day everytwo weeks.



Personal Information:
I'm a wife and mom in the Northeastern US.



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PROGRESS:
I figured it would be good to monitor the pace of loss as well as the total loss on the ticker.

Start : 200

1/19: 189


1/24: 186

2/1: 184.5

2/7: 184

2/13: 183

****(Challenge goal was 179 by 2/14 - missed it by 3 pounds)***

2/14: 182

2/16: 179.5 (YAY!)

2/21: 178

3/4: 177

3/14: 175

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Member Comments:
EDDYMEESE
3/19/2009 10:56:37 PM

Thanks for the comment! Yeah, sometimes you just have to regroup, you know? But its like you said, the important step is realizing that and doing it... :)



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EDDYMEESE
2/21/2009 1:42:55 PM

Yes! Please join our team! It will be sooo much fun! I totally understand the time issue. I've had two midterms a week for the last 5 weeks and my work outs have gone out the window. I was running 4 miles a day, 6 days a week and now I'm barely running twice a week! Priorities...what can I say? Come on and join the skinny jeans challenge! See you there!



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EDDYMEESE
2/21/2009 12:41:21 PM

Hey, thanks for your comment! You make a good point about the calorie range. Do you keep at that range plus work out on top of that, or do you just make sure that with eating and exercise you hit your range?



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F70176555
2/3/2009 9:29:13 AM

Thanks for the blog comment! Congrats on your weight loss so far! Can't wait to see my chart slide down !



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JEN~JEN
2/2/2009 2:49:14 PM

I also have a thyroid problem and depression issues. I can totally relate to making excuses .That' why my scale is reading 300lbs right now. But, we can move on and succeed!

Good luck to you!

Jennifer



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