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179.8 on July 17, 2008 (My first 'before' photo taken after losing 30.2 lbs)


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2/28/2016: So I gained 5% during the Challenge! Life goes on! Ray is improving and even going for daily walks and exercising in the house! Life is AWESOME!

I am finally able to get back to my walking - so we shall see..... what is meant to be will be.

2/08/2016: I had a decision to make and I made it. With Ray's health in question, I am not able to get in the exercise and calories burned that I used to get. But, I have to eat. I am accustomed to eating! So, Ray & I sat down and discussed it and decided that my weight range right now should be between 145-150 so I set it for 147 on my tracker. Although I am overweight by 10 lbs, I am still down more than 60 lbs from when I started and I can't keep driving myself crazy. It all comes down to accepting this or leaving SP. I don't want to leave SP. I can't leave Ray alone for any length of time and I don't want to.

1/14/2016: Well - it was a rough year with Ray's recovery - he had a lot of troubles and I regained more - up to 145 *sigh*
But I haven't given up - I just need to be here 24/7 and it's harder to get in my exercise. However, it's been a long hard year but he is finally showing some improvement (I sincerely hope) and I am trying to get some walks in again. ONE day at a time is still my mantra!
I never realized how difficult it can be for a caregiver to stay on track - my body is used to more food due to more exercise.
I cannot fail unless I quit - and I am not quitting.

Member Since: 4/13/2006

Fitness Minutes: 225,542

My Goals:
I want to be able to wear more than 10% of the clothes in my closet.
**Goal met April '09!

I want to weigh what it says on my Drivers License. Goal met!
**July '09 I am 28 lbs lighter than my drivers license!!

I would like to be able to wear my wedding ring again. Almost, I got it on my right hand!!

I want to be lighter than my DH again. Goal met!
**April '09 - 30 lbs lighter than DH!

I want to be overweight and not obese (163) Goal met! 163.4 lbs

I want to be 148 again, first time in 23.5 years!
Goal met 11/24/08!

My Program:
Keeping Ray alive and with me!

Personal Information:
I am 64,

Married to my Ray, he's my best friend for 30+ years!

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I am going to lose this weight and I will never be obese again.

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