IDEBORAH
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Part Two for real:

Like 95% of people I gained the weight back. I am divorcing from a 28 year relationship and I lost my thyroid to Graves disease. You know life, that thing you get while you are making other plans.

So I've returned to Spark where I last felt my inner invincible self. I'm putting one foot in front of the other; humbled by the graciousness of the Spark friends who have welcomed me back and cheer me on.

Part One:
I LOST 80 POUNDS SINCE OCT. 2008. 50 POUNDS SINCE JOINING SPARK PEOPLE IN MARCH 2009.

Spark People aligned with all my best intentions and choices and gave me the tools and support to get done!

I am Done being overweight!
I am Done being the fat girl!!

Because I got:
Done laying on my butt!
Done overeating!
Done not working towards my goals!
Done making poor choices!

�Big thank yous to all the Spark People who have helped and encouraged me because you show me that even without full understanding I can achieve my goals.�
I cannot possibly repeat this enough.



Member Since: 3/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 21,006

My Goals:
Oct 2008 weighed 219.2
Dec 2008 weighed 207
March 5 2009 Joined Spark
weighed 190
June 5 weighed 170
July 1 2009 goal: weigh 165
MET 6/30/09

August 1 2009 goal:
weigh 160
Met 8/5/09

Oct 2009 goal: weigh 153
Met 9/8/2009

New Oct 2009 goal: weigh 149
Met Oct 27

December 2009 goal: reach goal weight 142
MET 12-23-2009
weighed 141.6

Truthfully, I cannot imagine what my life will look like at my goal weight.

I didn't imagine this for myself. I've never been this small as an adult. You can achieve your goals even if you doubt. Never give up and surround yourself with positive Spark People.

July 15 2016 goal: weigh 192.

My new goal is to lose the 50 pounds I gained back and then maintain a healthy weight range: 140-145.


My Program:
Working on portion control and exercise. "I'm on a low-crap diet and a get-off-your-butt exercise plan."





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Agnostic, progessive politics, lesbian. Living small (17' Casita RV) in the desert southwest.




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  • v COLUMBINE2
    Wow..I just glanced at your ticker...11# shed. That's amazing. Just amazing! You are really rockin' this boat. Keep up the terrific work! emoticon
    10 days ago
  • v COLUMBINE2
    A couple of days ago. I remembered anither "IDeborah'-isms. (brilliant, clever bits of wisdom) You said, "I am not the family dog. I don't eat all the scraps after a meal." I nearly rolled on the floor laughing...picturing this." What a great visual!
    22 days ago
  • v COLUMBINE2
    Thanks for your comment. I swing on the pendulum from "crazy active" to "recliner girl". I remember that you used the "Recliner Girl" description when you first started SP long, long ago. Remember all those hundreds (thousands?) of steps you climbed in various events? We can still be active. Slower, yes. Different kind of steps...that's great. We're doin' it.

    MOVE is viewed as the key verb in a healthier life. So, let's MOVE....throughout the day. Doesn't have to be Olympian-caliber movement...just movement. Have a great day!
    26 days ago
  • v GIRANIMAL
    Good grief I am so sorry to hear about your divorce. Sending so many hugs! And holy moses, Graves disease?! You've really been having a rough time. The thyroid has to be helping the weight gain, right?! No fair. You and your strength are amazing!
    29 days ago
  • v GIRANIMAL
    Hi!! OMG you're too sweet ... thank you so much for the compliments! It really means so much. Most of the time I feel like I am just barely holding it all together! But lord knows I sure do try hard. I need to go catch up on your page, sweet friend!
    29 days ago
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