READINGGAL
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246.8 on 7/26/16 ... 190 on 6/27/09 - No longer Obese!




5-17-2016 Month 2 Down 23.6 at 263.4




5/27/16 Selfie with my grandson ... 259.8


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back again ... starting 3/17/16
My goal is just to lose 1 pound per week ... so here's to 903 days of the treadmill. Wish me luck!
3/17/16 - 287 heaviest
4/17/16 - 272.2 lost 14.8 lbs - lost 3.5"
5/17/16 - 263.4 lost 8.8 lbs - total 23.6 lbs
6/17/16 - 255.8 lost 7.6 lbs - total 31.2 lbs
7/17/16 - 249.4 lost 6.4 lbs - total 37.6 lbs
7/27/16 - 245.2 lost 4.2 lbs - total 41.8 lbs

back on Spark People as of 4/27/14
8/3/14 - 241.8 lost 4.2 lbs total 26.9
9/2/14 - 239.0 lost 2.8 lbs total 29.7
10/4/14 - 235.7 lost 3.3 lbs total 33

2016 - (3/17 starting weigh 287)
2014 - lost 32.6 (4/4 starting weight 268.7) gained 43
2009 - lost 73 (1/5 - 234 to 10/14 - 161) gained 107.7
2007 - lost 29.5 (1/2 - 231.5 to 6/10 - 202) gained 32
2002 - lost 20 (12/9/01 - 188 to 3/4/02 - 168) gained 63.5

4/27/14 - In 2009 I lost 73 pounds with the help of the prescribed medication Phentercot (phentermine). I crashed emotionally terribly after coming off the medication and gained back all the weight plus almost 35 more. After that bad experience I didn't want to try again and stopped caring. Now I am back to losing weight and being able to move and feel better.


Member Since: 3/14/2007

Fitness Minutes: 33,281

My Goals:
Eat healthy and exercise as a lifestyle.

Manage high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Lose 129 pounds in 129 weeks (2.5 years) 903 days on the treadmill.

BMI in the Healthy range. (24.7 wt 158)

Reduce medication & supplements from 10 pills to 1 per day.


My Program:
*Track and stay within calorie range 1200-1600

*Keep Sodium under 2300 mg (for HBP)

*Track 15 minutes of exercise (treadmill - raising gradually)
5/19/16 now at 24 mins

*Get 8 hours of sleep

*Drink 8 glasses of water

*Have 5 fruits & vegetables (will raise to 8 eventually)
5/17/16 now at 6

*Get 2,000 steps (will raise to 10,000 gradually)
5/17/16 now at 6,000

*Get as many Spark points as possible

*Cook healthy dinners instead of eating out



Personal Information:
I grew up in northern IN, moved to NJ, CA, IL and now live in NC. I'm married with 3 grown kids and a grandson. We have a beagle named Hunter.


Other Information:
I love to read and enjoy watching movies based on books, as well as old Oscar movies. I love recording my books on GoodReads. My screen name is "cyber-librarian" on Bookcrossing. I also enjoy genealogy.




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  • v SIMPLY_JAE
    Risk - Anais Nin

    And then the day came,
    when the risk
    to remain tight
    in a bud
    was more painful
    than the risk
    it took
    to Blossom.


    7 days ago
  • v SWDOTB2
    Thinking of you, I miss talking to you, wishing you all the best in your endeavors and in working toward your upcoming goals. You're doing really well this year!! Love from your sister

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    19 days ago
  • v SIMPLY_JAE
    “Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.”
    – Anne Frank

    20 days ago
  • v SIMPLY_JAE
    Do Less - Unknown

    Wise words for when we are caught up in doing more...

    Do less thinking,
    And pay more attention to your heart
    Do less acquiring,
    And pay more attention to what you already have

    Do less complaining,
    And pay more attention to giving
    Do less controlling,
    And pay more attention to letting go

    Do less criticizing,
    And pay more attention to complimenting
    Do less arguing,
    And pay more attention to forgiveness

    Do less running around,
    And pay more attention to stillness
    Do less talking,
    And pay more attention to silence.
    22 days ago
  • v PRIMROSE128
    Hi READINGGAL!

    Have a great summer!

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    34 days ago
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