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April 2006 - probably my all-time highest weight. I think I must have weighed at least 250 (5'1")



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Ann

If I can do this, you can! I've struggled with my weight all my life and this is the first time I've believed that I can keep it off. I will admit that there are days when I'm not 100% certain, but that's why I come to SP every day. We don't have to do this alone!

I reached my highest weight while I was in grad school. Since I was in denial for a long time and didn't own a scale, I can only guess what that was. In July 2007, I weighed 224, and I'd already dropped at least one ...
If I can do this, you can! I've struggled with my weight all my life and this is the first time I've believed that I can keep it off. I will admit that there are days when I'm not 100% certain, but that's why I come to SP every day. We don't have to do this alone!

I reached my highest weight while I was in grad school. Since I was in denial for a long time and didn't own a scale, I can only guess what that was. In July 2007, I weighed 224, and I'd already dropped at least one size at that point. The rest of it is all part of the journey. I've gained a few pounds back and have work to do on my relationship with food, and all the same struggles. No matter how frustrated I get, I WILL remember that I'm not that person anymore. There's a lot of ground between perfection and having lost weight to get to 224 lbs. Its okay not to be perfect, but its not okay to surrender control of my life and my health.

I think I can live in that space. Want to hang out there with me?

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Member Since: 3/17/2008

SparkPoints: 154,334

Fitness Minutes: 117,136

My Goals:
I have a family history of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. I hope that by eating healthy, being active, and losing weight I can avoid both.

My Program:
I started with the Weight Watchers Core plan. Now I am concentrating on just eating a healthy balanced diet and eating clean (closest to how foods occur in nature), though I'm not aiming for 100%.

Personal Information:
I'm single and I live in Fredericksburg, VA.

Other Information:
I lost about 80 lbs between 2007 and 2009, but I slowly started to inch back up. Early in 2010 I lost my job, and as I continued to be unemployed, the weight gain accelerated a little the first year and a lot the second year. I'm back to tracking and I'm headed in a better direction.

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MARYALICE411
2/12/2014 11:13:40 AM

Thanks for the comment on y blog. i was pissed. Doing better today



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SAMBIDEXTROUS
2/11/2014 11:17:39 AM

Thanks for the comment on my blog.

Yeah, I will find another place to hang the sweatshirt. I was trying to give myself motivation to get out of bed, but I'll have to come up with something else!
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L*I*T*A*
1/25/2014 11:49:09 AM




just dropping by to say welcome to the" KNEES TEAM "
wishing you well with you lifestyle changes,as we journey together.............
we are here for you............if you need any help don't hesitate to ask..............
looking forward to getting to know you better...............blessings and hugs..................lita




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SCAROUSEL1
1/6/2014 12:06:04 PM

Just dropping by your page to remind you to.... Ignore the doubters, the haters and the unhealthy examples. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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ECOAGE
12/31/2013 5:48:11 PM

Ann, sorry you were injured. I noticed you were not your usual active self when checking participation for the monthly group records. Welcome back to the active list!

My wishes for a happy & healthy new year!
Gail



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