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Hello! I feel I have lost and gained 500 pounds over my life time. I lose some I gain some, I lose some more and I gain some more. My heaviest was 220, my lowest (in my adult life) was about 120. My biggest success was losing 75. My biggest regret is gain all but 8 back. I blame it on health issues but in reality it was just lack of motivation and self control. The health issues did contribute a little since I had anxiety and when my heart rate rose I freaked out, and I had chronic headaches but I also wasn't eating as well. I am a work in progress and I always will be. I am not a failure bc I have yet to give up on myself. I have faith in me and what I can do. I may fall off the wagon and lose and gain but in the end I know I can make my goals. I will do this. I have to. I want to be around for my husband, kids, and grandkids. I need to do it to find me again. The me who was bad a** and kicked a@@.. The me who was motivated and wouldn't let anything stop her. The me I know I am deep down inside. The me who is confident and sure of herself. Not the 200+, insecure, lacking self confidence me. I may never hit my weight loss goal but I will work hard to reach the lowest weight I can.

Member Since: 6/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 107,257

My Goals:
Staarting weight: 220.4 07/01/2011
-1-2 pounds a week
-Eat more vegtables
- eat 3 meals and 2 healthy snacks everyday
-Be more active (walk 3-4 times a week, play outside more with the kids)
-Not diet but make healthy food and lifestyle choices
- When I near my goal talk to a dietician on how to ease back into "normal healthy eating" to maintain the weight loss
-Become a Zumba fitness instructor
-Inspire some one to make healthy life chages

My Program:
-I am trying to eat around 1200 -1500 calories a day.
-To walk or do cardio for atleast 30 minutes 3-4 days a week.
-Track my food daily
- Drink atleast 64 ozs of water every day.

Personal Information:
-Weekly Weigh-In-
Starting weight 220.4
July: -3.4
Aug 2: -5
Sept: -.3.4
Oct -5.2
Nov -6.4
Dec: -.4
Jan -6.4
Feb -4
March -6.8
April -7.4
May -3.8
June -6.6
July -3
August -5.8
Sept .6
Oct +.4
Nov +5 Totally icky!
Dec +3
Jan -6.8
Jan 28 150.6 (-.6)
08/01 169.6
08/19 173.2

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    Hi Spark Friend!
    Anything you need, feel free to hollar!
    Good luck on your journey, WE CAN DO THIS!
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    1254 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement! I don't feel very persistent right now. emoticon

    That's awesome that you have found a way to try to address the nibbling! Is it still working?
    1816 days ago
    Thanks for checking in! I'm not doing well this month! I've really been struggling with starting back in the 8-5 work world and have been really down. I'm working on finding a routine that works and we have been trying different things but still haven't hit on something that seems to work. I'm working at it still and haven't given up on it yet! What has made this month particularly hard for you?
    1820 days ago
    OH NO!! Hope you foot gets better soon!
    1847 days ago
    Thanks for the idea! I really do need to just make the time. I plan all my food ahead of time but I don't put it into the tracker. It would be good to do so. I read yesterday something that talked about just checking the items off the list so that you stay focused on what you are supposed to be eating instead of adding things to the list.

    Tomorrow I have another weigh-in but I'm feeling so yucky right now that I'm not sure that I want to see the number on that scale!
    1858 days ago
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