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Me at 194.5 - merely "overweight"

A before picture, 2002. I can't even imagine what I must have weighed then!



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6-19-2010: Have gained back a couple pounds over the past 4 months, but am still in the merely overweight BMI range, so no major harm done. I've been struggling for the last month trying to get my head back with the program. Hoping I'm finally re-engaged! My next goal is to reach 175 pounds, and I've set a reward for myself when I get there. Here goes!

2-16-2010: I've lost 60 pounds in the 8 months I've been on Spark People, and I have reached my first major goal: to get out of the "obese" BMI category, and reach what I weighed on my wedding day 20+ years ago, 189 pounds. My second major goal is to get into the "healthy" BMI range, and I am setting 145 pounds as my goal weight, which is at the middle of the healthy range for my height. I can't remember EVER weighing that little, so the prospect is exciting.
One goal down, one to go!

Member Since: 6/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 51,094

My Goals:
Lose weight to get healthy and more energized, so I can respond to a call God has placed on me. I have already gotten my weight down to where my BMI is out of the dreaded "obese" range - onward to healthy!

My Program:
My program is to follow the principals of the Spark Diet. I use the on-line tools to track nutrition and exercise and to find motivation and support. Still struggling to get modest exercise included as a regular part of my lifestyle, but every little step helps, right?! :)

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I'm 45 years old and 5'8" tall. I've been married to my hubby since 1988, and we have two teens - one off to college and one in high school. I live in Virginia, but am a Pennsylvania girl at heart.

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My Goals:
235 (15 lbs): pedicure - DONE!
220 (30 lbs): corn maze - DONE!
205 (45 lbs): Dancing w/R - DONE!
189 (61 lbs): no longer obese, a reward in and of itself! - DONE!
175 (75 lbs): Pedicure
160 (90 lbs): TBD [in healthy weight range! yeah]
145 (105 lbs): a new way of life. Thanks, Sparkpeople!

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    2750 days ago
    We do have that! It's sort of a create a workout option though--similar to food groupings but a different name.

    Hope that helps!

    2815 days ago
    You look wonderful. You should be very proud of yourself. I've gotten sloppy and forgotten to be careful about what I eat. I've just gotten so busy that it makes it hard. But after seeing you and with your kind words, I think that I shall take the time to work harder at this again. I haven't gained any weight, but I haven't lost any either. So here we go again. Thanks for visiting my site. emoticon
    2887 days ago
    You are doing great!!!
    2889 days ago
    Thanks for the comment about "treading weight" on my blog! I love the way that sounds :) You're right - God is good! Have a wonderful day!
    2895 days ago
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