Officially lost 100 lbs since joining SparkPeople!!!!
143 lbs!! 100 lbs lost with SparkPeople! Yeah baby :D
Me at 230 lbs. 13 lbs lost with SparkPeople, 22 lbs lost total
FROGGY333 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
My name is Erin and I'm 30 years old. I was born and raised in New York (Long Island). A few years ago I moved down here to beautiful St. Augustine in sunny Florida. I'm engaged to the most wonderful guy in the world, JT (aawww). I love reading, painting, 80's music and making jewelry. I also love playing with my little cat Jade, who thinks shes a ninja!
I was obese my entire adult life, and throughout most of my adolescence. Even in childhood I was overweight. At my heaviest, I was 252 lbs (and I'm only 5'2"... eeek!!). I've tried many many things over the years but nothing stuck. I've been on the "yo-yo diet" as long as I can remember.
Well things changed Xmas of '08, when I got engaged (awwwww again lol). Suddenly I realized I needed to start thinking of my future and my future family. I decided I needed to get my life together and turn things around if I want to do all the things I want to do.
I started doing my best to eat healthy and lost about 10 lbs, but I still needed more help. A few weeks later (January 24th 2009 to be exact) I found this site, and well... I'm addicted! SparkPeople is a wonderful positive site that helps me live life the way I want to! Thanks to SparkPeople, as of 2/22/10 I lost 90 lbs with SparkPeople (103 lbs total) and reached my all-time goal of being 150 lbs (my weight goal since I was 14 years old!)... and it's been awesome!! I maintained my weight for a while, (also with the help of SparkPeople!), and now I've decided the time is right to get down to 140 lbs. Best of all, I've been slowly but surely coming out of my shell :)
To happy and healthy living everyone!
Goal: to make the healthy lifestyle changes necessary to be 140 lbs (to have lost 103 lbs with SparkPeople, 112 lbs total)
I've realized the only way to do this is to change my lifestyle and to make healthy habits permanent. That's why I'm here...
Weight loss goals:
Started SparkPeople: 1/24/09 - 243 lbs - 44.5 BMI
230 lbs - *Goal met* 42.2 BMI - 1/29/09
222 lbs - *Goal met* 40.7 BMI - 3/5/09
214 lbs - *Goal met* 39.2 BMI - 4/10/09
206 lbs - *Goal met* 37.8 BMI - 5/8/09
198 lbs - *Goal met* 36.3 BMI - 6/12/09
190 lbs - *Goal met* 34.6 BMI - 7/16/09
182 lbs - *Goal met* 33.5 BMI - 8/28/09
174 lbs -*Goal met* 32.1 BMI - 10/16/09
166 lbs -*Goal met* 30.4 BMI - 11/25/09
158 lbs -*Goal met* 29.1 BMI - 1/1/10
150 lbs -*Goal met* 27.5 BMI - 2/22/10
140 lbs -*Goal met* 25.7 BMI - 6/24/12 YEEESS!!! :D
Goal: to be 140lbs
Landmark goals (no particular order):
Get under a size 20 - **goal met on 4/8/09!!
Get under 200lbs - **goal met on 6/5/09!!
Get my BMI under 40 - **goal met 4/17/09!!
Get my BMI under 30 - **goal met 12/4/09!!
Go out in public with a bathing suit - **goal met 6/26/09!!
To be 175lbs - **goal met 10/9/09!!
Get to a size 16 - **goal met 8/01/09!!
Get to a size 14 - **goal met 9/26/09!!
To go from an "obese" BMI to an "overweight" BMI - **goal met 12/4/09!!
To not think of myself as a "fat person" **goal met the beginning of 2012**
Jog a minute without stopping **goal met 7/24/11
Jog 2 minutes without stopping **12/15/11
Jog a mile without stopping
Be 150lbs **goal met 2/22/10!!
Get to a size 10 **goal met 08/11
Be 140 lbs **goal met 6/24/12
Get to a size 8 **goal met 6/12
Participate in a
Just following SparkPeoples guidelines! Simple as that!!
Here's an overview of what I have been doing -
Eating smaller portions. More fruit and veggies, leaner meats, drinking lots of water, making sure I get all my vitamins and minerals, keeping my meals balanced between all the foodgroups, and making sure to include higher calorie foods in moderation. There's no such thing as "bad" food! Just keep it under control!
I exercise at least 3 times a week, sometimes up to 5 times, powerwalking, light jogging, swimming, step aerobics, strength training, training on an elliptical, cardio dvds, and yoga!
Hi! I'm Erin and I'm 30. I'm originally from New York, and now living in St Augustine, Florida
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| current weight: 135.0
You are such an inspiration. Thanks for your honesty and transparent story. I look forward to following you as I try to lose 40lb.
701 days ago
I have to lose a total of 80lbs. your example is great. thanks
753 days ago
Hello Erin I just read your story and want to tell you your really an ispiration to me! You look great!
829 days ago
Comment edited on: 8/26/2014 9:55:37 AM
I just got done reading y our story and it is truly inspiring. I am on the same path at the moment and have just finally stopped with dieting and started thinking my thought process. Great information and truly inspiring.
867 days ago
I just read your story! Sooooo inspirational!!!! If you can make up your mind to do it so can I!!!! Thank you so much!
881 days ago