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I had made this a blog but thought that if I saw it everyday it would reinforce where I was and never want to be again. I hope that I can inspire 1 person to start, maintain or continue their own journey.

I measured myself today (October 29/09) - I do/try to do this once a month. Not really consistent but I weigh myself at least 2x a day so I am obsessive only about certain things it appears :)

I started this journey in 2006 at 220 pounds.
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I had made this a blog but thought that if I saw it everyday it would reinforce where I was and never want to be again. I hope that I can inspire 1 person to start, maintain or continue their own journey.

I measured myself today (October 29/09) - I do/try to do this once a month. Not really consistent but I weigh myself at least 2x a day so I am obsessive only about certain things it appears :)

I started this journey in 2006 at 220 pounds.
I joined Beverly Hills weight loss and managed to lose 40 pounds. I bought a car and could no longer afford the fees so I was out on my own. Started noticing that the weight was coming back on and clothes were no longer fitting, I had cleared out my closet of the size 22/24 and refused to go back there.

I started a new job and really liked when the canteen truck rolled in with it's assortment of cookies, pizza and donuts. This compounded the problem as I hated bringing my own lunch to work.

As I get closer to 50 (only 3 years away now) I realized that I had a richman's wants on a layman's income.
I bought what I wanted when I wanted it and my husband indulged me.

April this year I had had enough, I want to see my kids graduate university, have grandkids, travel but at this rate it didn't seem like it was going to happen. Mind you I don't want to live to be 90 either :)

So when I measured today I was surprised with the changes in me and I will share now.

Starting weight in 2006 - 220lbs
Weight today - 165lbs
Loss - 55lbs

I only started measuring myself in April so this is what I have. I weighed about 190.

Starting bust - 42.5"
Bust today - 38.5"
loss - 4"

Starting waist - 34"
Waist - 29"
Loss - 5"

Starting Abdomen (at belly button) - 41.5"
Abdomen - 34"
Loss - 7.5"

Starting hips - 42.5"
Hips - 39"
Loss - 3.5"

Starting thigh - 25.5"
Thigh - 21.5"
Loss - 4"

Starting Bicep - 14.25"
Bicep - 12.5"
Loss - 1.75"

Starting Body Fat %'age - 35.3%
Body Fat %'age - 28.4%
Loss - 6.6%

So in total over 3 year I have lost 55 pounds.
In 6 months I have lost a combined 25.75" and 6.6% in body fat.

I still have a distorted body image (still see a fat girl in the mirror and in pictures) but I am working on me and I like the changes so far.

I am not afraid of putting it back on as I have changed my lifestyle. I can now tell the difference between a want and a need in both what I eat and what I buy.

The offshoot of this process it I now work to save money for future travel, university living expenses for the kids, a new car, not work to shop.

I like the changes in me :)
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Member Since: 3/11/2009

My Goals:
to wear size 6 - well
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Personal Information:
I live in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
I am the mother of a 20 year old university smart ass boy and a 17 year old know-it-all daughter whom I dearly love and would not trade. I have been married for 22 years to a man that is my heart.

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I like reading, chick flicks and wine.
I have read the Hobbit 20 times and think the best book to movie is Lord of the Rings.

Can't wait for the Hobbit movie or two :)

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DSD110
8/5/2010 11:19:42 AM

Thanks for adding me as a friend. I've added you as a friend too. Your story is very inspirational!



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NATIVE_ONE
7/30/2010 9:34:29 AM

Thank you for commenting on my blog about the zucchini bread. I posted the recipe there for you. I hope you love it as much as we did! I will be making many more loaves to give away and freeze for us too! Yummy stuff!



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MIECHI7
7/22/2010 8:00:34 PM

Thanks Ronalyn!! Have a great weekend!!



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T42AND24T
7/22/2010 12:09:38 PM

Are you on a low-carb regime? It can be tough to get enough calories in if that's the case! You definitely have to take in enough to support all your working out! emoticon



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USARUNNERGIRL
5/28/2010 1:58:36 PM

**** I am sorry for the general note everyone, but I am so busy I wanted to touch base with all my friends!!!! ****

Thank you so much for all the support and care you have offered me lately. You have no idea how much you mean to me. I wanted to let everyone know that I am steadily getting back on point even if I am not as present as normal here on spark. I have had a lot happen to keep me even busier than normal. Business at work is picking up (yeah!) but that means my time sparking at work isn't where it had been and then I am dedicating my home time for my kids and for me to work out and rest. I will not be using the computer to spark at home besides to track my nutrition or to get a recipe for dinner during the week. On weekends I need to try to keep it to a minimal. Right now the kids are not doing so hot emotionally. They really have the daddy blues and it in light of that I am working extra hard to keep their minds and bodies busy. On a side note, this means I am working out a little extra because we are working up a sweat with our playing. I hope that everyone has a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend.

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