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This from My Virtual Model. On the L, 185, on the R, what I think might be my ultimate goal, 140



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June 2014:

What I started last year didn't stick at all, and I ended up putting on even more weight, so now instead of around 50 pounds, I need to lose more like 80 or 90. Sigh.

Losing my job in November didn't actually help. I didn't even know my job was being considered for elimination because all anyone had talked about was cutting management, and they've spend 13 years assuring me that I wasn't management, I never would be management, and they sure as heck ...
June 2014:

What I started last year didn't stick at all, and I ended up putting on even more weight, so now instead of around 50 pounds, I need to lose more like 80 or 90. Sigh.

Losing my job in November didn't actually help. I didn't even know my job was being considered for elimination because all anyone had talked about was cutting management, and they've spend 13 years assuring me that I wasn't management, I never would be management, and they sure as heck weren't going to pay me like I was management (even though I ran a small department). HR assured me as they walked me out that I'd have no trouble finding another job.

Right.

It's been nearly 7 months, and not even a nibble. Given that my unemployment has run out, and no signs of even some temp jobs on the horizon, at least it will be easier to cut out snack food.




April 2013:

I was almost half way to goal. And then I got sick last fall, and was on prednisone. But it's Spring, I seem to finally be over the worst of whatever that horrid bug we all got was, the one that lingers for months. I'm having arthroscopic knee surgery next week to remove torn cartilage and a large cyst, so early lack of mobility should help cut down on impulse eating, and hopefully after that improved mobility will help with exercise.

My current long term goal is still to get my weight down around 140 to 145.

February 2012: I'm now half way to my goal! The less aggressive time frame means that I feel good if I lose more, and when I have bad weeks, I don't feel bad, which seems to be helping my motivation. I'm switching myself over to a primal/paleo diet, since I've realized that the fewer carbs, and in particular grains, I eat, the less my arthritis seems to act up. I also haven't had to take a prilosec in three weeks, after months of noticing within hours if I missed my morning dose, and occasionally having to double it. I'm not using the calorie tracker at the moment, since the important thing for both my general health and my weight seems to be keeping my carb numbers under 125, the lower the better.



June 2011 Intro Text:

Starting again. Still trying to lose the baby fat. 20 pounds a baby. Plus about another 20, just to keep the first two company. The youngest is now 13, I've been talking about/starting to do this for way too many years, and the nice cardiologist I saw as part of the migraine workup recommended "an agressive weight loss plan".
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Member Since: 4/7/2008

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My Goals:
June 2014:

Short term: Under 200 by Thanksgiving.

Long Term: I'd like to be back down to 140(ish) in the next year or so. Right now I'm aiming for a pound or so a week.



My Program:
I weigh in with Wii Fit Plus every morning when before breakfast.

I've been doing the team challenges for the Walk It Out on the Wii.

Weight updates on Wednesdays.

Personal Information:
I am a *mumble mumble* year old unemployed librarian living in Connecticut.

I have a husband, two daughters, ages 18 and 16, as well as 1 guinea pig,2 rabbits, and three cats, a stray tabby with crossed siamese eyes, and two older girls from the humane society, a calico tabby with an extra toe on each foot who's partially blind and a little arthritic, and an obese (we've got her down 3 pounds so far!) long hair tabby who looks to be at least part maine coon or norwegian forest.

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FIVELILACS
1/3/2012 12:02:00 PM

Hi fellow Shooting Star! Just wanted to drop by and let you know that you are doing an awesome job - not only with your personal well-being but being a great Shooting Star teammate! Have a wonderful rest of the day! ~ Karen



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ANJAYS-JOURNEY
12/31/2011 1:35:52 PM

Hi pippa you are in the Marchers, all the best with the challenge, I am in the hikers have a great day.



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MFLYNN8
12/31/2011 1:12:45 AM

You are the Shooting Star of the Day! Last of 2011 emoticon emoticon



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COLOURFULME
12/8/2011 3:54:25 PM

Hi there! Can you tell me how you've made your virtual you? Thanks and have a great evening/night/morning well day!!! See you around!



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ANDYINBC
11/30/2011 9:09:03 PM

Since we will be teammates on the Shooting Stars I thought I would stop by and say "Hi." I hope this winter challenge is a time where we all meet our health and fitness goals. Good Luck!

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