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Hi my name is Sandy and I have struggled with my weight all of my life. Yo-yoing anywhere between a size 12 and 22. I have had many ups and downs with sparkpeople. I start off 2015 at 242 pounds my heaviest to date. My goal was to lose 88 pounds. I finished off 2015 at 2013 pounds. I had gotten down to 208 but the holidays hit and I gained some.

Because of health related issues (blood sugars and cholesterol) my dotor has put me on qsymia which should help me reach my goal. My goal is to eat 1200 - 1400 calories a day, exercise 6 days a week.

I still have a long way to go to reach my goal weight in 2016 and but I am sure I can do it with focus and alot of exercise.

My kids are my life and I want to make sure that I get to enjoy many years with them and potential grandchildren. So now is the time to get it together and stay motivated and focused on my goal.

My 2016 goals are to participate in a couple 5K's, drink more water, lose 50 pounds this year, set a good example for my children with eating and exercise, and stay on my spiritual journey remembering daily how to live a better life and treating others how I would like to be treated.

Member Since: 2/4/2006

Fitness Minutes: 55,879

My Goals:
I would like to lose 50 pound in 2016.

My Program:
Cardio 6 times a week and muscle toning three times a week.

Personal Information:
I am the mom to two wonderful children. They are my motivation to lose. I would also like to feel good about my size again and finally be out of Lane Bryant.

Other Information:
I volunteer with PTA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Church. I also love to read and draw.

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    We have the same weight goal. I am off today working on my 'school' project of watching and writing up the videos - so interesting but hours spent just sitting. Since I have the next few months doing more of the same, I am trying to be realistic. I think just joining the BL Fall challenge will keep me more on track than I was two years ago when I was in the same position and regained weight - so biggest goal next 10 weeks NOT to gain emoticon smaller goal hopefully to lose.

    Thinking of your dad as I had one friend with dad in hospice this year and another currently for palliative care. Not sure what your dad is receiving as far as health care but I hope he is as comfortable as he can be. You surely are the middle generation still raising kids, supporting a spouse and trying to care give for a parent. Keep your sanity and keep taking care of yourself.
    22 days ago
    Just thinking about you now that the Summer Challenge is done. Should make things a little easier for you with less posting on the computer, while you are traveling to visit your dad. Hope things are going well for you and your family.
    39 days ago
    Hope things are smooth on the home front as you tend to your dad's needs. Safe travels to and from as you make more trips to visit him.
    emoticon Your dad is going through this experience, hope he is not experiencing too much discomfort and that he is able to communicate his wishes to you.
    49 days ago
    Just thinking of you and your family, wanted to send emoticon and wish that your news you received had been better.
    56 days ago
    Glad to read you lost weight this week. I think I probably gained what you lost, but it really is my own fault. Eating was not the greatest this week.

    I am planning to do BL in the fall, assume you are as well?

    Started my project today, hence the walk this evening. Would like to get one in tomorrow morning as well.
    71 days ago
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