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At my biggest, April 2007. Probably near 220 lbs. I don't recognize myself here

at 189 lbs. July 2008... 20 lbs. lighter... a long way to go still

This is my goal: 135 lbs.


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I never knew what being obese meant. All my life I had a normal and healthy weight, and I used to look people overweight with sadness and wondering what kind of awful illness could cause such a terrible situation.
Then I got married and moved to USA. I didn't even had time to realize what was going on. I started gaining weight very fast and I haven't been able to lose it until now. I did try Atkins for a while and it worked out but I gained it all back once I stopped. I want to go back to the person I was before!
Now that I am the obese person I understand how hard is to lose this weight, how we develop this relationship with food and it has made me realize that going back to healthy is not as easy as it looks like. It was a tremendous reality check.
After so many year fighting my weight without any progress I have decided to take things very seriously and Sparkpeople is a very important part of any success I might have. With a whole family history of diabetes, blood pressure and heart issues I want to stop the madness right here. I want to grow old like I'm supposed to and get to enjoy every single day of my life without being held back by all this fat.
I receive Anthropologie catalogs every month and I look at those beautiful dresses knowing I will never be able to wear them unless I shed all this extra weight. If I reach my goal I will travel to the closest Anthropologie store and purchase a whole attire: dress, accessories, shoes and purse.

Member Since: 4/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,870

My Goals:
Getting back to the healthier me I was 6 years ago.

Get to old age as a happy and content person instead of a grumpy and sick one.

Being able to go skying and not die trying.

Being able to wear my high heel shoes and not be in unbearable pain after 30 seconds.

Get out of the plus size clothing stores and walk in anthropologie without any worries or concerns and feeling great.

MAtch the image on the mirror with the image I remember of who I used to be.

Keep diabetes and mental illness related to overweight away from me forever

My Program:

eating more veggies and fruits

drinking more water

walking and marking at least 5K steps a day (I live connected to my pedometer) and going for 10K

going to the gym and do serious cardio for at least 30 minutes twice a week.

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