RIEALE77   3,176
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NYE 2012 - Joe and Rieale - around 240 lbs.





NYE 2011 - arouns 290 lbs. (12/2011)



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I'm a 35 year old woman living and loving life in the Cleveland area.

The whole weight thing has been a life long issue. In fact, I just found a picture the other day of when my mom and I joined TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) when I was in the 7th grade. Apparently, I weighed in at 172 back then. I've packed on a few since then....and MUST lose it to be healthy and live a long life.

Part of the desire to get healthy is that I have dilated cardiomyopathy, which ...
I'm a 35 year old woman living and loving life in the Cleveland area.

The whole weight thing has been a life long issue. In fact, I just found a picture the other day of when my mom and I joined TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) when I was in the 7th grade. Apparently, I weighed in at 172 back then. I've packed on a few since then....and MUST lose it to be healthy and live a long life.

Part of the desire to get healthy is that I have dilated cardiomyopathy, which is treated by an ICD-pacemaker...and beta blockers that keep my heart rate down and puts the body into slow mo mode. Unfortunately, it does a number on metabolism too. A nasty virus attacked my heard about 10 years ago. I also need to be mindful not to use this as an excuse. It's a hurdle...a hinderance, but it can be overcome.

All of my life, I've been a people pleaser - putting others ahead of myself. I want to use Spark and Weight Watchers to finally focus on me. It will always be a challenge for me, but I'm proud to say that so far, I'm meeting it head on. I've lost 60+ lbs since May 2012...and feel so much better.

Life is starting to get more exciting, and I'm feeling good about myself. It's hard work, and I slip up sometimes. I try to remember that one night won't make me gain the weight back...keeping in that pattern will.
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Member Since: 11/15/2011

SparkPoints: 3,176

Fitness Minutes: 2,661

My Goals:
Short term goal (6) is to be a size 14/16 by Thanksgiving.

Short term goal (5) is to be under 220 by 09/15 !
ACCOMPLISHED

Short term goal (4) is to be under 235 before my conference trip to March 2013. 2 LBS + but working on it! ACCOMPLISHED

Short term goal (3) is to be under 250 by 9/15.
ACCOMPLISHED!

Short term goal (2) is to be under 260 by 7/15.
ACCOMPLISHED!

Short term goal (1) is to be 270 by 6/1! ACCOMPLISHED!


11/2011 --- 292
12/2011 --- 285
01/2012 --- 283
02/2012 --- 272
03/2012 --- 279
04/2012 ---283
05/2012 --- 273
06/2012 --- 263
07/2012 --- 259
08/2012 --- 252
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12/2012 --- 250
01/2013 --- 245
02/2013 --- 240
03/2013 --- 237
04/2013 --- 233
05/2013 --- 229
06/2013 --- 229
07/2013 --- 224
08/2013 -- 223
09/2013 -- 220

My Program:
Eat within my WW Points.

Exercise: At least 30 minutes a day and aim to walk at least 2 miles- NO MATTER WHAT.

Attitude: Be honest with myself and others about my weight.

Activities: Track my food, water and exercise.

Personal Information:
I live on the West side of Cleveland with my amazing boyfriend of 12 years and my crazy cat of 8 years.

Other Information:
I'm a total geek...and know it. I love MMORPGs though I'm not playing one right now. Oh, and I adore bad reality TV shows.

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WIREDLADY
8/13/2014 12:13:55 PM

Hello there!! Just stopped by to invite you to join a new SparkTeam called "Wired Women" Hope you can check it out!
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RIEALE77
5/3/2013 12:03:15 AM

I had a bit of a slump from October until January...didn' lose anything and in fact, I gained back a bit. But, I decided to start again and kick those healthy habits back into gear. I know you can do the same. I'm rooting for you!



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KRYSTL719
4/25/2013 8:09:05 AM

Actually I have been in a slump and I think I gained my weight back, oops. Maybe all of it, My routine and healthy eating/exercise had to stop when my mom had a dog attack, so I had to cook for her all day and take care of her. I feel today may be the day to get back on track though. I tortured myself long enough.

Thank you for the support, your progress is awesome.



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RIEALE77
4/11/2013 5:55:30 PM

Hi Samantha. Previously, I went to Zumba with Adam - http://adamweslek.zumba.com/. But I used up my Groupon and ended up getting a YMCA membership...so now I'm doing spin class and working out there. I'm always looking for work out friends so let me know if you're interested.



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SAMANTHAJKNUTH
3/21/2013 8:57:22 AM

Where do you Zumba. Im in the Cleveland Area and looking to try it out!



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