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35 Weeks!!!

February 22, 2010 Me at the top of Teapot Hill, overlooking Cultus Lake, BC!

With the "live" soldier at the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit in Houston, Texas, August 2009.

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 current weight: 344.4 

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Member Since: 6/14/2008

SparkPoints: 8,608

Fitness Minutes: 3,958

My Goals:
Starting Weight - 407 - 1/16/11

10% down: 366 lbs - 04/17/12
20% down: 326 lbs
30% down: 285 lbs
40% down: 244 lbs
50% down: 203 lbs
60% down: 163 lbs
65% down: 142 lbs

Another way to track it is to say I need to lose 247 pounds. Approximately every 12 pounds is 5% of my Total Pounds Lost goal.

407 - 1/16/11

5% TPL: 395 lbs - 07/18/11
10% TPL: 382 lbs - 01/21/12
15% TPL: 370 lbs - 03/17/12
20% TPL: 358 lbs - 05/25/12
25% TPL: 345 lbs - 07/27/12
30% TPL: 333 lbs -
35% TPL: 321 lbs -
40% TPL: 308 lbs -
45% TPL: 296 lbs -
50% TPL: 284 lbs -
55% TPL: 271 lbs -
60% TPL: 259 lbs -
65% TPL: 247 lbs -
70% TPL: 234 lbs -
75% TPL: 222 lbs -
80% TPL: 210 lbs -
85% TPL: 197 lbs -
90% TPL: 185 lbs -
95% TPL: 172 lbs -
100% TPL: 160 lbs -

My Program:
I am following the Canadian Diabetes Association diet and drinking about 4-5 litres of water a day. No candy, no soda except for a very occasional Fresca, and whole foods like meat, fruit and dairy foods. I am not exercising, unfortunately, but the time is coming!

Personal Information:
I'm 37 (gulp!!), married, mother of two angels in heaven, university student in religious studies. I am currently 36 weeks pregnant with our first baby and we're so excited! I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes at 13 weeks. I have lost 41 pounds so far this pregnancy by sticking to the diet prescribed by my hospital.

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Member Comments:
8/11/2011 11:25:52 PM

Good to see you. I've been struggling though I do it publicly...and here...but I do feel like things are starting to turn around. Hope you're well.

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8/11/2011 8:11:53 PM

I just read that "lessons from TBL" essay and your comments after. LOL, you had me rolling on the floor.

I've never watched that show but the essay says most people on it lose 100lbs. in 12 weeks?!? That's more than 8 lbs. a week! That's horribly unhealthy, unsafe and leads to people not being able to keep up the new lifestyle. I think there's a show on one of the Discovery channels about a guy who won TBL and then gained it all back.

Anyway, thanks for your comments. I would only add, Who the heck wants to move to Simi Valley? It's a barren wasteland with some Starbucks thrown on top. Not pretty. Hahaha.


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8/2/2011 12:23:45 PM

Yay you for being such a busy bee yesterday! I worked out all weekend, hard yardwork and ended up skipping yesterday. Today...I am struggling. My wantto is hiding somewhere [probably under the bed again] and I cannot find it. If I get down on my belly to look under the bed, I will likely just stay there and sleep some more. This heat is...well...enough, already. Just a tiny break would be nice. Thanks for the goodie. My salad was truly awesome.

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4/26/2011 9:20:44 AM

Just wanted to say hello and see how you were doing over here!
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4/22/2011 11:51:55 AM

I was journeying through another Spark page and clicked on your name. I hope that your sadness has been amply replaced with happiness, joy, peace, and just plain feeling good by now. emoticon emoticon

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