April 2007 - but I haven't changed much since then :)
senior pic, 1987, underweight at 105 lbs.
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Sara's journey to a healthy weight
** Update - 1/11/2015** I have not been setting or reaching any weight-loss goals in the past year... I've remained about the same, haven't gained any weight, may have lost a few pounds. I developed high blood pressure last year, being controlled through medication, which I would love to quit having to take. So, a new year, new goals - my goal is to lose 1-2 lbs per week, to lower my weight in order to discontinue this medication. I'm going to start slowly, walking everyday to the end of ...
** Update - 1/11/2015** I have not been setting or reaching any weight-loss goals in the past year... I've remained about the same, haven't gained any weight, may have lost a few pounds. I developed high blood pressure last year, being controlled through medication, which I would love to quit having to take. So, a new year, new goals - my goal is to lose 1-2 lbs per week, to lower my weight in order to discontinue this medication. I'm going to start slowly, walking everyday to the end of the block and back (about 3/4 mile). I'm going to practice better portion control and make food that is more filling and nutritious.
I'm a 45 year-old stay-at-home, homeschooling mother of 2 children, married for 24 years, trying to change my unhealthy eating and exercise habits, to be a better me!
In 1987, just graduated high school, I was an underweight 105 lbs. My second year of college, I moved on campus, had an all-can-eat cafeteria plan, and put on a "sophomore 40". This put me in normal range, but of course I thought I was huge. Then I got married, and the lbs. just kept piling on. When I got pregnant with my 1st child in 1998, I was 215 lbs. I gained only 16 lbs. with the pregnancy, not unusual for an obese woman. I was elated when I lost 30 lbs. after birth, putting me at 201 lbs. At last, I thought, I can kick-start my weight loss. It was not to be. I put the weight back on over the next few years. When I got pregnant with my 2nd child in 2003, I weighed in at 215 lbs. again. I gained only 15 lbs. with the pregnancy, but developed gestational diabetes, which I controlled through nutrition. I only lost that same 15 lbs. after birth, putting me back at 215 lbs. The diabetes was gone, but the threat of its return hangs over me. The weight crept up on me again over the next few years. For a while in 2006-2008, I was counting calories and whatnot, without much motivational support, and exercising sporadically.
prior to SparkPeople
5/06 - 233 lbs., BMI 38, 50.75" bust, 46.38" waist, 50.25" hips, 27.25" right thigh, 16.125" neck, 13.5" right arm, 16.75" right calf
6/07 - 215 lbs., BMI 34, 45" bust, 43.50" waist, 46.50" hips, 24.5" right thigh, 15.5" neck, 13" right arm, 16.75" right calf
1/08 - 212 lbs., BMI 34, 47" bust, 43" waist, 43" hips, 24" right thigh, 13" right arm
1/09 - 211 lbs., BMI 34, no other measurements
In 2009, I started to work out again for about 4 months, then got sick, and never got back into the exercise groove again. I started knitting at the Y while waiting for my kids to get out of their PE class, instead of exercising myself.
This year, I found SparkPeople. I'm changing my bad habits, one baby step at a time. I'm not knitting at the Y anymore, I'm getting on the elliptical machine. I'm using my Wii at home, enjoying Wii Fit and EA Sports Active. I'm trying to eat mindfully, instead of mindlessly.
I have been weighing myself when I remember to do so, but I'm changing that - I'm going to weigh myself on Sunday mornings, and work to complete my next set of goals each week.
| current weight: 230.0
Member Since: 1/3/2010
Fitness Minutes: 5,968
lose 68 pounds
learn healthy eating habits
get more exercise
be a healthy and happy mother
Wii Fit every day for 15-30 minutes
Wii EA Sports Fitness 30 day challenge
YMCA 2x week
born, raised and still live in unincorporated area of Sheldon, TX (just east of Houston)
love genealogy and family history, knitting
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started on Sparkpeople (only measuring body 1x month)
1/ 3/10 - 218 lbs., BMI 35
1/13/10 - 216 lbs., BMI 34, didn't measure bust, 45" waist, 48" hips
1/25/10 - 213 lbs., BMI 34
1/31/10 - 215 lbs., BMI 34, 46" bust (sports bra), 45" waist, 48" hips
2/ 7/10 - 212.6 lbs., BMI 34
2/14/10 - 211.8 lbs., BMI 34
2/21/10 - 211.0 lbs., BMI 34
2/28/10 - 211.8 lbs., BMI 34
5/ 6/10 - 216.4 lbs.
10/6/10 - 228.0 lbs
12/21/10 - 212.0 lbs, BMI 33