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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: 107,206

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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    I've been eating 1500-1800 a day but it really varies. I'm still working out. I've found that I can maintain my weight even if I'm not working out as long as I keep my calories in check. It's a little harder to have self control at this point but it's nothing to fear!
    2068 days ago
    I hadn't registered that I was past half-way!!! Thanks for pointing that out! Yay!!

    You are doing fantastic with your weight loss. I love the new picture of you and the kiddos!
    2101 days ago
    Hi Mel!
    I did have my baby boy on March 13. I've been trying to get back on track every since but it's been so hard. I do good a couple days and then the old habits kick in strongly. I gained 30 pounds while preggo and lost only 15-20 of them so far. I have to get back to moving more and really get strict on my eating.

    You seem to have been doing wonderful though! 168 lbs is just amazing. I haven't seen the 160's since i was about 20 years old.. like forever ago!!!

    I don't come here often anymore, i use another site called But i would love if we communicated a little more. Your success would help me greatly. If you want add me on FB. My name is Danielle Turgeon. Most of my posts are in french though but we can send each other msgs and what not. If you want that would be great.

    In the mean time take good care of you and your family! ;-)

    2122 days ago
    Yay for getting down to your lowest weight since 09!!! That is an amazing accomplishment!
    2161 days ago
    I didn't get to do Zumba Thursday because Arianna was sick so she didn't go to daycare during the day which meant that I had to get my work time in after she went down. Oh well...Tuesday...

    I'm so glad that you had fun at your Zumbathon!!! I think it is a great goal to work towards becoming an instructor!
    2164 days ago
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