Down 55 pounds and 19 to go to goal!

Starting weight 254 pounds on 3/18/2007

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Hi, I am a 49 year old that wants to feel better before hitting that 50 year old mark! Hey, better late than never!
***On Jan 18, 2008, I hit 50 years old/10months on SP/54.8 pounds down!
****Jan 3, 2010 BACK AGAIN and ready to go!
Things I've learned:
It started out being very easy but it gets harder.
Reaching a realistic goal is obtainable.
Setbacks are inevitable, that's life.
I will never ever give up no matter how long it takes.
Support and encouragment are only an "ask" away.
Sparkpeople can change your life.
Anyone can do it!
Now on to the last 51.2 pounds to goal! Here I go again.........
My original goal was 148, but my doctor told me to be more realistic. He wants me to reach 180 and stay there, but I want to go down if possible. I take medication that does interfer with my weight loss, but it doesn't make me a failure. So, for right now, I'm going with my doctor's goal of 180 and I won't think I am a failure. It may be possible for me to go down further, time will tell. It also may be more encouragement to have a realistic goal I can achieve.

****"Be aware of your thoughts because your thoughts become your reality". Use positive self talk at all times and don't give in to negative thoughts, give yourself a pat on the back for efforts no matter how small!

Member Since: 3/18/2007

Fitness Minutes: 18,412

My Goals:
Lose 94 pounds in the next year or two.
MINI Goals:
237 Done 4/29/07
207 Done 8/26/07
Again 6/1/08

My Program:
60 mins 3-4xs a week: T-Tapp, Walking, WATPS, Walkblaster, Bean, Elliptical, Water Aerobics, Biking, Step Aerobics, Pilates, Turbo Crunch, and anything else I can find!

Strength Training 30 mins 3xs a week

Stay in my calorie range every single day!

Stick to my fitness routine, no mater what!

Personal Information:
My name is Lynn, and I live in South FL. I am married and have two daughters age 25 and 23. I have 5 Cairn Terriers (like TOTO from The Wizard of OZ) that keep me very busy.

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I am a co-leader at Families and Friends Fighting Fat Together!
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  • v SMB_AB
    Hello my friend, how have you been? I been gone from spark for a while, about a year actually. My husband had open heart surgery and that was a difficult time for us.

    I stayed focused on being positive and being there for him as much a possible.
    During this time I began writing songs of faith and I decided to record one. I'd love for you to hear my music. Go to www.reverbnation.com/sandramilnerbrown it is free to listen to music. The song is titled Here I Am!! If you like the song become a fan and you'll be notified when I put new music up.

    Thanks so much
    I wish you all the best on your health and fitness journey!!
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    1112 days ago
    today is a new opportunity to gain health
    living freely ,not in bondage is our true wealth
    be good to yourself and choose be your own friend
    and a lifetime of sweet victories shall ne'er end

    My dearest sparkers,
    everyday look in the mirror and say something kind to yourself, about yourself. treat yourself as you would a dear friend. we are fearfully and wonderfully made. we are not perfect but we arent expected to be. we are all children of God and with God on our side, no foe is unbeatable.

    today is the day we will find victory. make even just one small choice to be kind to youself, to nourish your body with love and respect.

    God bless
    spread the love*spread the hope*spread the spark*
    1894 days ago
    always remember.... none of us are ever alone on this journey....dont ever think that any mistake is so powerful you cant come home to be with your spark family and recieve encouragement and non judgement...just follow the glow of the spark and it shall lead you home!!!!!

    spread the love*spread the hope*spread the spark*
    1905 days ago
    ok so today its monday
    get up get movin funday
    take it fast ,take it slow
    moving will take you where you wanna go

    no more exuses ,no more lies
    time to reach for the skies
    take my hand and together we ll climb
    to the top of the rainbow, the view is sublime

    1907 days ago
  • v GTGEM61
    Just wanted to drop a line to say hello, I have been away for a while -- hopefully back to stay. I too gained a little back time to get cracking again.

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    2086 days ago
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