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All my life, I've struggled with my weight. From my first diet at age 7, through nagging from family, teasing from friends, to Weight Watchers, Weight Loss Clinic, TOPS, a rainbow of diet pills, shakes, bars, counseling, self awareness groups, you name it, I've done it. Most of it worked, for awhile, but I gained back more. Well meaning people said I carried my weight well (whatever that means) so I deluded myself into thinking I didn't look so awful. But seeing 300 lbs looming on my doctor's scales was a real wake up call. I was actually researching weight loss surgery when I found a link to Sparkpeople and decided to join in August 07. By January 08, I'd lost 38 pounds, then plateau-ed for a month or so, but since March 08, the honeymoon is over. I've yo-yo-ed with 5 lbs, then 7, now (June 2010) nearly all of it has crept back. I'm still hanging in with SP though, and joined TOPS in Sept. 08. That helped me refocus for awhile, but a year and a half later I'm still spinning my wheels. What's sad is the 100 lbs I say I want to lose would be gone by now if I'd really worked at it.

Feb. 24 2011 - The spinning wheels have officially stopped. This is the year I'm going to do it! My goal is to wear my wedding dress at our 25th anniversary on May 2, 2012, which means 70 lbs off in 14 months - 5 lbs a month. That is definitely do- able & I'm gonna do it!
2012 update: Got down to 239 lbs for our anniversary celebration in May - not nearly enough to wear my wedding dress, a major disappointment. And what do I do when disappointed? Eat! Yo-yo'ed all summer, but the weight was creeping back on. Managed to put on the brakes before gaining it all back and am now on the downward trend, but man is it tough! Suffering with chronic back pain isn't helping. Thank God for SP!
Jan. 3, 2013 - Will this be the year? I'm stuck at 254 lbs & hanging on by my fingernails. Time to set another goal & start again.

January 3, 2014. Well, 2013 wasn't the year as I'm ending it 4 lbs higher & spent most of it bouncing up and down the same 3 to 5 pounds. Note to self - Maintenance is AFTER you lost the weight not BEFORE. Lots of excuses I could offer, but the truth is I don't really try. Setting goals - no problem! Working on them - quite another story. I want to weigh 225 in time for my university's 225th anniversary reunion. If I lose one pound a week from now to then, I can do it. But will I?






Member Since: 7/10/2007

My Goals:
Until Dec. 31, 2014, I will lose 1 pound per week;
Progress Report
Start wt. 275 lbs 8/8/07
Year 1 245 lbs 8/8/08
Year 2 267 lbs 9/11/09
Year 3 262 lbs 5/11 10
Year 4 245 lbs 20/11/11
Year 5 254 lbs 27/10/12
Year 6 258 lbs 31/12/13
Year 7 251 lbs 31/12/14
Year 8 250 lbs 31/12/15


My Program:
Daily cals: 1430-1780
Follow SP guidelines;
Weigh/measure all foods, strict portion control
Record on the SP tracker;
Work on changing habits such as mindless nibbling.
walk 30 mins 3x per week minimum

My 5% fall Challenge Goal is to keep a food journal & weigh under 250 lbs at the end.



Personal Information:
I live on a mixed farm in Manitoba, Canada with my hubby & Brian the cat. Retired in 1998 from a 30 year career in museums & communications; Now keep busy with volunteering, singing & generally keeping the home fires burning.


Other Information:
Music is a big part of my life. I am part-time organist at my church and sing alto & act in a amateur musical theatre group.




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  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
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    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, "My BEFORE Pictures." Have a healthy weekend!
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    "Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take.
    You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny."
    -Alfred A. Montapert

    43 days ago
  • v AMYJO1967
    emoticon for taking time to read and comment on my blog post. I'm THRILLED to report that I have since entered Onederland! emoticon
    46 days ago
  • v HIPPICHICK1
    Have a groovy weekend!
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    49 days ago
  • v KINEPS
    Moving offices would have been so much easier if the reason we were moving made sense!!! Nothing like boss with a point to make.
    50 days ago
  • v LYNCHD05
    Char thanks for,the good inasmuch nice comments. It sounds like way too many pests feasting in your yard. Ticks....not my favourite insect. I hear the rain is still co,ing down today. I hope your garden is o.k.
    Jim's treatments are going well and so far no side effects other than his being tired.....some days more so than others. We are hoping that this keeps up.
    53 days ago
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