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I have been heavy for most of my life, but had lost 123 lbs by late 2005/early 2006, I had almost 2 years of maintenance (I was at my lowest adult weight of 174) and then the weight started creeping back as life got busier... it was definitely easier for me to eat healthier and exercise when I was single. By my wedding day in December of 2008, I had gained back about 56 lbs of what I had lost. Over the course of the past 6 years since the wedding, I have gained it all back... plus quite a ...
I have been heavy for most of my life, but had lost 123 lbs by late 2005/early 2006, I had almost 2 years of maintenance (I was at my lowest adult weight of 174) and then the weight started creeping back as life got busier... it was definitely easier for me to eat healthier and exercise when I was single. By my wedding day in December of 2008, I had gained back about 56 lbs of what I had lost. Over the course of the past 6 years since the wedding, I have gained it all back... plus quite a bit... I went from being a success story, back to being "the fat chick". Well, I am finally fed up with the fat and want to lose it all over again... for good this time.

I have let myself go for far too long... I am over 300 lbs, I had always said that I would never let myself reach 300 lbs... but then I did and now I am 337 (my highest was 387). I know that if I had gotten a hold of this problem when I hit 250 and tried to re-lose the weight, that I could have gotten back to a healthy weight and would have been able to have a viable pregnancy by now... that is my main goal with all of this... to be able to become a mother. If I can achieve that, then all of the trials and hardships that I am about to face in losing this weight will have been worth it. I am tired of having miscarriages because I am too fat, I don't think that I can emotionally handle another miscarriage. I also know that I cannot physically handle all of this excess weight anymore either... those 2 years when I was at my thinnest weight were the best years of my life... I want to get back to that, and I know that I can. I know that a lot of my weight gain has been because of depression and just not caring about my body after the miscarriages (I have had 6)... but that has to stop. If I ever want to have biological children, I have to do something about my weight now, while I am still young enough to be able to.


Updated Goal:
I am going to break the rest of my weightloss into six 25lb segments and not put a specific time-line on it... although, I would love to be at goal by 12/31/2015 so that I can start 2016 healthy and leave the weight in the past... it is unrealistic to assume a 3-4 pound weight loss every week.

337 to 312: Pedicure
312 to 287: Celebrate 100 lbs gone by getting a massage
287 to 262: Pedicure
262 to 237: Celebrate 150 lbs gone by getting a massage
237 to 212: Pedicure
212 to 187: Celebrate 200 lbs gone by buying a new Louis Vuitton purse and getting a massage :-)
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Member Since: 1/1/2011

SparkPoints: 5,012

Fitness Minutes: 660

My Goals:
~ Get healthy
~ Exercise for at least 30 minutes 3 times per week
~ Limit eating out & start cooking at home more


My Program:
~ Drink at least 8 cups of water daily
~ 5 servings fruits/veggies daily
~ 1200-1550 calories daily (if low one day I will allow an overage or "cheat" day)
~ Exercise 30 minutes 3-5 times per week, minimum
~ Eat low carb/healthy carb foods since that is the type diet that works best for women with PCOS
~ Avoid "fast food" as much as possible

Personal Information:
I have done this weight loss thing before and really had to contemplate whether or not I was ready and willing to do it again. I have lost over 100 lbs before, I know how to lose the weight... I also know that it takes quite a bit of hard work. I am finally at a point in my life where I am ready to do it for ME! Not anyone else... ME!

Other Information:
~ I am 29 years old
~ I have a wonderful husband named Adam who works as a computer engineer for the Navy
~ I live in Panama City, Florida
~ I am obsessed with Doctor Who
~ I am currently a home-maker that makes and sells boutique children's accessories on etsy, but have been a teacher, an LMT, and a Birth Doula in the past
~ I have 4 dogs: 3 German Shepherds named Bandi, Bella, and Ben, and a Chi-Weenie named Sadie.
~ I also have 2 cats: Sabrina (jet black with bright green eyes) and Max (an orange fat-ass that is a ninja pillow thief in bed :-D)

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THEMIGHTYLILLIE
9/15/2011 10:44:03 PM

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You know what I don't get? Why don't we see the emoticons above very often? I mean, I can't even tell you how often I have need of a mullet guy, a sandwich with a glass of wine, an ab roller looking machine, a dump truck and drama masks........ not to mention ALL of the international flags. It is pity we don't have any useless emoticons on here.........

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GOIN4GR8
8/5/2011 10:49:32 PM

I just saw your status on my feed, and I wanted to come by to offer you a virtual hug. That STINKS!!! I can't imagine how hard ... my heart goes out to you.

Laurie

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NESSAM80
6/6/2011 2:15:07 PM

Hi, thank you so much for adding me as a buddy! How are you doing today?

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KAYWEB555
5/18/2011 11:05:17 PM

How are things going for you other than that stupid furntiure compuany and you just got them back good here on spark.
Still waiting for the baby? How is the weight going!



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ARMYMOM43
4/24/2011 5:49:40 PM

Hi there hope you having a Great Easter



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