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Hello! I have been married for 22 years and have two daughters. We also have a mini dachshund that turned 6 in May. I started a weight loss plan in April 2007 and lost 48 pounds. I reached my goal weight (of 130) on December 17, 2007 and now have lowered my goal to 128 so that it's an even 50 lbs to lose. I have so much more energy and though I still HATE to exercise, I'm more willing to do it. I joined a gym in Feb 08 and it seems to have been the best thing I've ever done.

UPDATE 7-1-10: I have been maintaining at home for over a year but this past winter I didn't watch my foods (well I did watch them as they were going "in") and now I'm 15 lbs heavier although still fitting into my size 6 (still wondering how but not complaining). I want to lose the little bit of fat that has settled in my abdomen and just look a bit better so going to get back to what I know...and that's counting points and following my WW guidelines.



5/26/08 I ran in my first 5K race. My blog talks of the race in detail but bottom line is I finished in 38:51. Not the best time, but I'm just happy that I finished.

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4/23/07 178.................5/7/07 171
4/30/07 174.................5/14/07 167
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6/4/07 160 (met 10%)...5/28/07 164
6/11/07 160
6/18/07 156................7/02/07 154
6/25/07 155................7/09/07 152
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8/06/07 145...............7/23/07 148
8/13/07 146................7/30/07 146
8/20/07 145
8/27/07 141................9/03/07 141
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10/1/07 137...............9/17/07 140
10/8/07 136...............9/24/07 139
10/15/07 135
10/22/07 134.............11/5/07 134
10/29/07 134.............11/12/07 134
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12/3/07 131..............11/26/07 133
12/10/07 131
12/17/07 130..............1/7/08 129
12/24/07 129..............1/14/08 129
12/31/07 130..............1/21/08 131
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2/4/08 134
2/11/08 138..............3/3/08 133.5
2/18/08 134..............3/10/08 135 UGH!
2/25/08 133..............3/17/08 132
................................3/24/08 134
................................3/30/08 132
4/7/08 130 yea!
4/14/08 130............5/5/08 132
4/21/08 130............5/12/08 133
4/28/08 132 :(.........5/19/08 132
.................................5/26/08 130
6/2/08 132 UGH!
6/9/08 131.............7/7/08 130
6/16/08 132............7/14/08 130
6/23/08 133............7/21/08 132
6/30/08 130............7/28/08 130

8/4/08 129.............9/1/08 130
8/11/08 129............9/8/08 130
8/18/08 vacation!......9/15/08 130
8/25/08 130.5.........9/22/08 130
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10/6/08 131
10/13/08 131........11/3/08 133
10/20/08 130........11/10/08 134
10/27/08 133........11/17/08 135
...........................11/24/08 134
NEW SCALE, now 5 lbs more...UGH!
12/1/08 138.3
12/8/08 139.4
12/15/08 TOOK A BREAK!

Back to it:
1/19/09

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Accomplishments:

In all, I've lost 48 lbs.
I've lost 5 3/4 inches from my hips
I've lost 7 inches from my waist (wow)
I've lost 2 3/4 inches from my chest (sad...I know)
I've lost 2 3/4 inches from my right thigh
I've lost 2 3/4 inches from my left thigh
I've lost 1 1/4 inches from my neck

I've also dropped from a size 16 to a size 6.

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Here is the amount of weight I've lost in terms of food with the following formula: 1 lb = 4 squares of butter, 5 lbs = 1 sack of potatoes, 10 lbs = 8 medium cantalopes, 25 lbs = 3 gallons of milk.

I have lost:

3 gallons of milk
16 medium cantalopes
12 squares of butter

When you think of it that way, doesn't it sound amazing??

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"Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen us and make us strong."


Member Since: 6/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 15,649

My Goals:
~maintain now that I've reached goal weight
~Tone ABs so skin isn't so flabby


GOALS REACHED:
6-4-07 lost 10% of weight
7-1-07 wore size 12 pants for first time in over 5 yrs.
7-10-07 fit into and purchased size 10 shorts & medium shirts...woo hoo
7-23-07 Met **Married Life** July challenge of losing 5 lbs in July ~~Lost 6 lbs
8-5-07 met goal of reaching 145 by vacation.
8-27-07 met goal to Lower BMI by 1 pt for **Married Life** challenge (BMI was 24.6; now 23.5)
8/27/07~I lost 15 lbs for the Labor Day Weight Watcher Friends Challenge (BW 156 GW141)
10/8/07~met goal to lose 10 lbs by 10/20 in WWAH challenge (BW146 GW 136)
12-17-07 MET GOAL of 130 woohoo!!
05/26/08 Ran in my first 5K for a time of 38:51
6/27/08- wear size 6 in bottoms WOOHOO!


My Program:
I'm currently following the WW flex plan. I also try to exercise at the gym 5-6x a week. So far it's working out great! Now I just need to keep with it.



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Heidi
Harrison City, PA

I'm 42 and have been married to Danny for 22 years. I have two daughters--Danielle 20 and Marisa 17.


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