LDANELIS   73,437
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Me (Summer 2009)....so close, yet so far...still trudging along nearly 2 years in...





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About 4 months along (March 2008) - still shocked about how big I was!



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Redefining Me

Back in November 2007, I weighed about 300 pounds...but I only knew that I was "slightly" overweight. I dressed in dark colours and avoided having pictures taken of me. It wasn't until that "one" picture was taken, that I realized I was OBESE. Literally overnight, I knew that things had to change.

So I began walking the next day. After a week of walking I realized that I needed to improve my eating habits as well...The crazy thing about forming healthy habits - eating and ...
Back in November 2007, I weighed about 300 pounds...but I only knew that I was "slightly" overweight. I dressed in dark colours and avoided having pictures taken of me. It wasn't until that "one" picture was taken, that I realized I was OBESE. Literally overnight, I knew that things had to change.

So I began walking the next day. After a week of walking I realized that I needed to improve my eating habits as well...The crazy thing about forming healthy habits - eating and physical activity go hand-in-hand.

A little bit more - I will tell it like it is. This journey hasn't always been easy. Many people who ask, want to hear that I was able to sit on a couch for 2 years snacking on donuts, and the weight magically disappeared. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case...

I have come to SparkPeople to help me finish this journey. After 2.5 years I want to finish the initial weight loss and put this part of the battle behind me.
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Member Since: 12/30/2009

SparkPoints: 73,437

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My Goals:
November 25, 2010 -34 pounds to go!

My biggest goal is to finish the process of loosing the weight. Granted, this is a permanent lifestyle change (and not just a diet!)...

- To finish the weight loss portion of this journey by July 2011 - 3 years after it began.

-To keep eating healthy, and keep working out!

My Program:
Eating a healthy, well balanced diet; I am not doing South Beach, Atkins, or whatever the diet-of-the-moment is. This is about a permanent change, that also includes portion control and not overindulging.
I have also combined this with daily runs/walks, and low impact weight training and crunches.

Personal Information:
I am from Northwestern Ontario - an area that seems to be proud of its ever increasing waist-size. Three years ago, at the age of 27 (and fresh out of university), I realized that I was less than thrilled with the "baggage" I had apparently aquired throughout my university days. Thus began the process...

Other Information:
I work in a school, as well as being a qualified teacher (though not teaching at the moment), and find inspiration in setting a positive example for the young people I encounter on a daily basis. I have become increasingly concerned about the often-deplorable eating habits that I witness being exhibited by students. I am further concerned by the growing rates of obesity among young people. When I was in school, obesity was reflected in a couple of students, and (unfortunately) those students were bullied. Now, obesity is commonplace, so much so, that it is actually shocking to see "normal-sized" students (for lack of a better term!). It is with these observations that I recognize the necessity for teachers and support staff to model healthy habits.

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KIM22211
8/8/2013 3:05:41 AM

I am amazed by your story!



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CAROLYNINJOY1
11/27/2011 9:04:58 AM

Just thinking of you & wanted to say Hi & welcome as a Sparkfriend! emoticon

"How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal, and you have to be willing to work for it. Donít give up, donít ever give up." ~ Jim Valvano
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BECKYCOLVIN
4/28/2011 12:08:34 PM

I liked your blog on hunger, so I've added you as a friend. Keep up the work! It looks like we're both at about the same point (40 lbs done of a 100-110 pound journey. . .)



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ZELDA-SAYRE
2/20/2011 1:24:07 AM

You inspire me so much, I'm adding you to my friends if that's alright :)
Congratulations on everything you've achieved so far!!
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JENNI_ROCK
1/25/2011 1:15:17 AM


Beautiful Woman Award!

Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!




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