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Breaking Free From The Bondage Of Obesity~ My Journey From 271 lbs to 135 lbs!

July 27th, 2007- I SNAPPED! I had reached my highest weight (271 lbs) and I was sick of being fat. It was then that I made the commitment to change my life. Over the next two years I lost 136 lbs and am maintaining my weight loss well today. I do struggle with gaining and losing those last 10-15 lbs so my ultimate goal is to continue to make wise decisions in how I treat my body and soul. I work hard to stay active and eat healthy. I try to use moderation with all foods that I love.
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July 27th, 2007- I SNAPPED! I had reached my highest weight (271 lbs) and I was sick of being fat. It was then that I made the commitment to change my life. Over the next two years I lost 136 lbs and am maintaining my weight loss well today. I do struggle with gaining and losing those last 10-15 lbs so my ultimate goal is to continue to make wise decisions in how I treat my body and soul. I work hard to stay active and eat healthy. I try to use moderation with all foods that I love.

I just ultimately want to feel healthy, comfortable, and at peace within myself and in this world. I've had a lot of ups and downs during this entire process of losing weight, and I feel like I'm a stronger person because of the challenges I have faced. But I have a challenge ahead. It's been 5 years since I went on that first real "I'm going to do this" diet. And now I have to learn to live a healthy life and keep the weight off forever. I'm looking ahead and anticipating more challenges. I'm here on Sparkpeople because I know I'll find the help, support, and encouragement that I need to keep this journey going.

So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun. ~ Ecclesiastes 8:15
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Member Since: 1/24/2008

SparkPoints: 18,890

Fitness Minutes: 14,041

My Goals:
I am 5'7" with a goal to maintain my weight in the 130's

Initial BMI: 42.4
Current BMI- 21.2
Current Measurements:
32-25-34

My main goal is overall health and peace (and thighs that don't rub together when I walk). I hope to achieve this by being consistently active and making wise decisions about the foods and portions that I eat.



My Program:
I eat primarily REAL food (most of the time) and I try to stay active daily.



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Psychiatric Nurse- LVN, Weekend, Day Shift

Currently going to school to finish my RN

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GAYLEHOUSE
12/31/2014 6:10:59 AM

I love the before and after pictures! You are an inspiration! emoticon



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HAT_WRIGHT
12/27/2014 10:28:54 AM

Thank you thank you thank you for your before pictures! I am literally crying as I write this. Why? Because your before belly looks just like mine. I have had the hardest time looking in the mirror, because I never thought I would have my slender body back, especially after my doctor told me I wouldn't. But after seeing your photos I know there is hope. I know it's about health--but loving what you see in the mirror is a big help. Thank you so much for your story!



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OOLALA53
12/23/2014 11:47:47 AM

I see recent comments that you've shared your story, but don't see any recent blogs. In any case, thought I'd drop by and say Happy Holidays! Enjoy every bite. emoticon



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LILY675
12/22/2014 1:10:53 AM

Thank you for sharing your story. It's very inspiring. Congratulations on your success!



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APORTER475
12/2/2014 1:20:55 PM

WOW! Your journey is so inspiring. I can't believe how great your tummy looks after your weight loss...I figured you must not have kids until I read more of your spark page!!! The beginning of my story is so similar to yours...with the yo-yo of weight up down and now I am at my highest weight of almost 260. I turned 30 this year and I haven't been under 200 for probably almost 10 years. Just wanted to tell you how much you've motivated me! Thanks for sharing your story.



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