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My heaviest weight in August 2010.





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Welcome to my page and my weight loss journey from 240lbs to my goal to be in the 150's. I had lapband surgery in May of 2011 and utilize SparkPeople to track and keep me motivated. So far it's working! Thank you SP!

Update Jan 2014: Still focusing on eating healthy and exercising. In 2013 I have gained 13lbs from my lowest weight. Let my guard down a bit while travelling and enjoying family. Life is certainly all about finding the right balance. My band still keeps me from ...
Welcome to my page and my weight loss journey from 240lbs to my goal to be in the 150's. I had lapband surgery in May of 2011 and utilize SparkPeople to track and keep me motivated. So far it's working! Thank you SP!

Update Jan 2014: Still focusing on eating healthy and exercising. In 2013 I have gained 13lbs from my lowest weight. Let my guard down a bit while travelling and enjoying family. Life is certainly all about finding the right balance. My band still keeps me from eating too much but after the weight gain of last summer I thought a tiny fill was in order to help me take it off. I got a half CC fill which I could definitely feel the difference. 3 months down the road, I am ready to have it taken out. Just too tight for my comfort. I have found that weight loss is going to happen in my head and not in my stomach! Eat sensibly and exercise often is the key. Always has been. Always will be!

Update Jan 2013: What a great year I had in 2012! I lost 12lbs. and 15 inches! Slow and steady wins this race. I work my plan and stick with it. I travel a lot and incorporate fitness into my routine regardless of where I am. No more grains and far less dairy in my diet. I think this has helped me level out my cravings. My band is at the sweet spot and I am loving my band! My goal for 2013 is to get through the 160's. Increase my fitness intensity by incorporating more cardio and strength training. Look out 2013.... here I come!

Update May 2012: It's been a year! How time flies. I look back at who I was 2 years ago and see who I am today and I know that the lapband was the right decision for me. My whole outlook on food, exercise, health has changed for the better. And the scales prove it. I'm back to losing again after a long plateau in the 180's. Finally saw a 7 on that scale!! Got a small fill during my 1 yr checkup. Working with it slowly trying to introduce solid food. My focus is still the same... follow the lapband rules, exercise, track, stay positive and motivated. Year 2, I'm comin to get'cha!!
Update Jan 2012: Well I am 7 months into lapband world. I am very pleased with the whole experience so far. have just recently reached a good fill level and have good restriction. Still have some getting used to eating small bites, slow down and no water with meal, etc. I am currently stalled in my weight loss but I am determined to get off this plateau with the help of SP and my Lapband friends! I have lost 60lbs, down 20lbs since surgery and have 30 more to go to reach my goal weight. Had a very successful year in 2011. Life is sooooooo good!

Hi! I am a newly retired lady who wants to live the best I can. I am a country girl who loves to be outdoors in the garden, planting flowers or spending time with my grandkids. Am preparing for lapband surgery in May. Look forward to a healthier me!
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Member Since: 4/12/2011

SparkPoints: 18,374

Fitness Minutes: 41,258

My Goals:
1. Follow basic Lapband Rules.
2. 1 hr of outdoor activity 5x's a week.
3. Track Meals & Exercise
4. Increase exercise intensity to include jogging, intervals & strength training. 4-5 x's/week.
5. Get into the 150's by yr-end
6. Stay positive!

My Program:
I utilize SP to track my goals so I can stay accountable to my program of weight loss. I am active in several teams which provide support and motivation. My focus is to eat the right foods, the right amount at the right time. I have a varied exercise routine so I utilize all muscle groups. I surround myself with positive people, thoughts and images. My program is designed to be all encompassing... Mind, Body and Spirit.

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I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in a beautiful setting of woods and streams. I enjoy the outdoors with my two Boston Terriers.... Fred and Sanford.

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Whether you think you can,
or think you can't.....

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This is not a race..... It's your LIFE!

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MAMAPOSTIE
4/29/2014 4:34:54 PM

Good to see we are following the FMD together. Just completed day 2 and went fine. Seems to be plenty to eat - running out of pre-prepared meals though, so am going to be joining you in the mad cooking panic soon!

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CHUBRUB3
4/12/2014 7:50:45 PM


Aw! Thank you Marg!
love & hugs,
Angela
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CLYNNTHOMAS
3/3/2014 8:11:24 AM

Just wanted to say "Hi!"! I am super excited for all of your success and pray I can be an encouragement to you on this journey!



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BECKYBRN
1/27/2014 8:22:13 PM

How nice to see someone from Maryland! Lucky you that you live on the Eastern Shore (I'm in Baltimore). I also saw some of your photos from Rehoboth (one of my favorite places to go each year). Hope you are doing well - you look terrific in your post band pix.
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LITTLETEAPOT17
1/4/2014 10:25:56 PM

Thanks Marg for the birthday goodie! I had a great day. I miss you too. Even though I may be scarce when working, you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Our team has a special bond that goes way beyond spark people. You are my sister now and always! Love ya girlfriend!!



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