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Restarting with Spark on 01/01/2014 at my heaviest all of time.
Have to get real and make me a priority, and stop letting life pass me by.

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I have a lifetime membership with Jenny Craig and I have tried Protein Power, South Beach and Weight Watchers programs.

I gained 50 pounds with each child, lost the 50 after the first, but not with the second. I was down to 190 when my baby was five, but then had female medical issues. A few months later, I ...
Restarting with Spark on 01/01/2014 at my heaviest all of time.
Have to get real and make me a priority, and stop letting life pass me by.

History
I have a lifetime membership with Jenny Craig and I have tried Protein Power, South Beach and Weight Watchers programs.

I gained 50 pounds with each child, lost the 50 after the first, but not with the second. I was down to 190 when my baby was five, but then had female medical issues. A few months later, I tore my ACL and meniscus skiing and gained it all back. My baby will be 14 in October.

My husband, who has never had a fat day in his life, has a family history of heart/vascular trouble. He had a quadruple heart bypass in May 2005 and an aorta-bifemoral bypass and aorta aneurysm repair in Jan 2008. He has carotid artery occlusions as well.

Needless to say, cholesterol is a major concern for us both. I have adult onset diabetes on my side of the family, so that too is a large concern for me. Unfortunately our children will have to fight both of these hereditary bombs.

Was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea in December 2011 and I am now a hose head.

I am on this journey TO LIVE and hopefully for a long, long time.
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Member Since: 7/29/2007

SparkPoints: 16,248

Fitness Minutes: 8,176

My Goals:
LONG TERM:

I would like to tie my shoes with my pants buttoned.

I would like to be able to lean forward and pick something up by my feet on my floor without my stomach in the way.

I would like to be able to fit in a standard size towel.

I would like to be able to run again.

I would like to think about getting naked in front of my husband - with the lights on!

SHORT TERM:
Every 5 lbs I will allow a splurge - just haven't figured out what it will be just yet. Maybe a manicure.

I am treating myself to a massage/a day at the spa when I hit 199.

I will throw out, no I will BURN, the same old crap I have been wearing for the past five years when I hit 199.

My Program:
I track my food and exercise daily.

Striving for 10 minutes of cardio every day increasing by 2.5 minutes per week until 30 minutes per day.

Personal Information:
I have lived most of my life in Northern Virginia.

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Favorite line from an Oprah show: If you are not willing to change where you are, then you are exactly where you want to be.

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CORBINANNE
6/27/2012 1:39:51 PM

Hang in there, Lauren, my fellow SparkPeople colleague. We can do this...together!!!!

Anne



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EMMA1013
3/15/2012 3:40:19 PM

Thank you for making me laugh out loud over your long term goals.
I have many of the EXACT same goals... I thought I was the only one who wished the darn bath towels would wrap all the way around me like they used to!



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OFITSER
2/27/2010 8:59:00 AM

Hi Lauren,

Thank you so much for the hugs and support on the loss of my sweetie-puppy. Right now it feels like I'll never stop crying, but I'm sure with time...

Thanks again,
Laurie


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EKKING
2/13/2010 3:40:07 PM

Thanks for the new thoughts. I did PT once since living here and I actually know the exercises they are going to give me. I should probably try doing them! :) The patella does need to be taped sometimes. But not on a normal basis. I was doing great until I attempted a Jillian Michaels DVD. How crazy am I?



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JIBBIE49
7/26/2009 10:49:05 AM

emoticon on your SECOND emoticon Sparkversary. emoticon


Do you realize how few people stayed with a healthy lifestyle who joined when you did two years ago? I know they WISH they had done what you have by making such great changes in your life! emoticon

I know this next year will be even better! emoticon emoticon It is YOUR life and it is all about the choices YOU make!



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