BEFORE: December 7, 2010 - Weight about 240
My name is Lisa. I'm 50-years-young. I've been overweight most of my adult life, and at 5' 3" it shows! I've lost 40 lbs. since February 2012 (when I started eating healthy) and about 70 lbs. total since 2008. I've also lowered my blood pressure and cholesterol levels. (I've been able to cut my dosages of blood pressure meds in half and dropped one medication totally!) Eating healthy is now a way of life for me, and I can't wait to get to my goal. With God's help, I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me! :)
Weight in July 2008: 265
Weight in Feb. 2012: 230
Weight in July 2012: 200
Weight in August 2012: 197
Weight in September 2012: 195
Weight in December 2012: 186
Weight in March 2013: 197
Goal Weight: 140
In February 2012, my doctor told me that my heart disease risk from cholesterol and high triglycerides were the highest she had ever seen. (Never have a lipid panel checked three days after Christmas!) She put me back on Simvastatin, but I also decided that if I wanted to see my grandkids grow up, I needed to make changes in my lifestyle. I started eating healthy foods, cut out the diet sodas, fast foods, fried foods, and sweets. Now I eat fruits, veggies, lean meats, a little dairy, whole grains, and drink water. And I feel and look worlds better! I can't wait to reach my goal. I know I can do this. :)
I was born in and now live in Knoxville, TN, though I lived for 37 years in Lakeland, FL. I'm divorced and have three grown children, seven grandchildren, and two furbabies. I'm the department head and instructor of the health information management department at a local technical college. My hobbies include computers, reading, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.
| current weight: 229.0
Congrads on hitting your weight goal!
1429 days ago
John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? God' s promises to us.
1433 days ago
Welcome, God bless you.i like when you said"This is no longer a diet for me, but a way of life, and I look forward to sharing this journey with you all. :)" Amen together we can do
1434 days ago
Welcome to SparkPeople!
1435 days ago