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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: 173,136

Fitness Minutes: 123,276

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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SCAROUSEL1
2/15/2014 2:37:15 PM

We are not given a good life or a bad life.
We are given a life.
It is up to us to make it good or bad.
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ECOAGE
2/13/2014 1:35:20 PM

Ann, I know how frustrated you must feel. I know how much long distance walking means to you. Count on me to stay in your corner to cheer you on.
You are strong and you can do this.



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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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