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I am 35 years old. And I'm still on the journey.

I have two eating challenges in my life.

1. I have digestive issues (IBS, fructose malabsorption, slight lactose intolerance, etc. )

2. The Sugar Monster/Binge Eating Monster tend to take over more often than not

I am working on both of these issues, and am slowly getting to a better place in my life. I am so much better than where I was 3 years ago, and ridiculously better than 10 years ago.

GW - 147

Weight History
Jan - 160.2
Feb - 159.2
Mar - 152
Apr - 152
May - 149.2
June -

Jan 15 - 175
Nov 15 - 165

Jun 15 - 162.6
Jul 15 - 167.6
Aug 15 - 170.2
Sep 15 - 172.4
Oct 15 - 168

Jan - 153
Mar - 143

01.01 - 178
02.01 - 167
03.01 - 165
04.01 - 160
05.01 - 158
06.01 - 155
07.01 - 153
08.01 - 151
09.01 - 152
10.01 - 150
11.01 - 151
12.01 - 151

Brief background:
I had my growth spurt early, and was always bigger than most of my friends. Big boned girls don't have it easy, and good eating habits were not part of my life. But for the most part, high school wasn't too bad. I was probably in the 140s. College was bad, because I didn't know how to cook and the food started sticking more. I was up and down the scale varying from 140s to 160s. @age 20 I was about 165, then slimmed down. Lowest as adult was probably 148 @ 21 or 22.

In my late 20s cooking was still not my forte and snacks my indulgence. I wasn't paying any attention at all to my eating and I got up to 178 @ end of 2009. I was ready to get serious about starting the better eating habits. I knew I couldn't quit cold turkey, so I slowly incorporated healthier habits into my life, and some of the unhealthy stuff is slipping away unnoticed. And it's ok!

I'm on the journey.

Member Since: 12/26/2009

My Goals:
1. Make choices you can be proud of
2. Portion control
3. Sugar for special occasions
4. Lower fat and lower carb

My Program:
Workouts with my buddy 3-4 times per week.

Yoga, hiking and walking on my own.

Rock climbing twice a month.

Strength training as much as possible!

Jan 10- Apr 10 - 4th place in my school's version of "The Biggest Loser." Lost 14lbs. or 8.14%

BLC13 - lost 7lbs or 4.45% (4th place for my team!)

BLC14 - no loss

BLC15 - 7.2lbs lost

BLC 25 - maintained

BLC 26 +1 or 2

BLC 27

Personal Information:
Middle school ELA teacher

Highest loss to date: 35 pounds


Live in Jerz!

Other Information:
Star Trek:TNG
dystopian fiction
rock climbing
baking (tends to be a small issue)

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    Hi Sondra! I'm on Prism Panthers - Just wanted to stop by your page and welcome you to our Summer Camp! I know you are not new to the BLC, but BLC30 was my first round since BLC23, and I don't think we've "met" before.
    460 days ago
  • v BKWERM
    It looks like we have a fair amount in common, at least hobby-wise. I also love Star Trek: The Next Generation, dystopian novels, hiking and cooking.

    I'm sorry you have IBS though. That probably sucks but I guess as long as you're good food-wise, it's mostly manageable?

    I have an autoimmune disease, too (rheumatoid autoimmune disease). I know it's not the same but it is chronic and is best managed by activity.

    If you want to friend me on GoodReads, I responded to your SparkMail with it and I've also added you as a friend here.

    Have a great day!
    664 days ago
  • v AEHEGE
    Thanks for the comment on my page. I really liked your quote you posted the other day about not being concerned with getting gratitude when helping others.
    664 days ago
    Thank you for your thanks. The team helps me too you know.....
    664 days ago
  • v FIT-AT-50
    Love your new profile picture. You are so photogenic!
    683 days ago
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