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Me and the love of my life July 2012

Spidey27, me, and my daughters at Mystic Sea Aquarium July 2012

My daughters and I at the aquarium July 2012


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Never give up on your goals and try to take steps towards reaching them. They can just be tiny baby steps but do take the steps.

I am 45 year old mother of 2 daughters (age 17 & 11) and at my highest weight ever weighed 230 @ 5 feet 5 3/4 inches. Strangely measured 5 feet 6 inches at last check up. I have not weighed 230 lbs since 1998.

I work a full time job and have been working steadily since high school. I love all types of music. I am engaged to be married to the love of my life (aka Spidey27). I love to spending time with my friends and family. Still working on that whole food thing but I try to maintain some balance here. Other activities include being a Girl Scout Leader and a regular blood donor.

Thank you to all the wonderful people here who have supported my weight loss efforts and have cheered me on every step of the way. You know who you are. :-)

Member Since: 8/1/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,922

My Goals:
Short term get out of the 200's and into the 190's

Long term normal weightof BMI 154 or at least in the 150's as my doctor had told me.

My Program:
Most of the time I eat a low fat,high fiber diet. I try to make sure to eat something from each food group at each meal. I keep track of what I eat online but don't necessarily tally up the calories.

I am working on getting back to a normal cardio routine where I don't feel like I am overstressing my body all the time. I shoot for at least 10,000 steps or more a day (yes I wear a pedometer EVERY day) and I need to get a reasonable strength training program back in place (two times a week for 20 minutes is the master plan).

Personal Information:
Highest weight ever: 230 lbs in 1998 (Two years after the birth of my first child).

I was an overweight child who eventually became an overweight adult. I went on my first diet at age 13 in 1982 @ 184 lbs and lost a ton of weight (too much). I gained some weight back and entered high school as a normal weight person and pretty much maintained my weight for those four years. I have had a few short bouts of thinness as an adult and I am working on maintaining my weight loss for life. I am really tired of the roller coaster ride.

I am also doing this to try to prevent getting diabetes as both my parents have adult onset diabetes.

I consider my mother and my grandfather (who sadly passed away in May of 2006) to be my strongest influences and life heros.

Can't stand starving so won't not eat totally not an option plus it makes me really cranky. This and messing with my sleep makes me an unhappy camper.

Refuse to give up - not gonna happe

Other Information:
A country girl living in the city.

Books I like for weight loss/control:

The Prevention Get Thin Get Young Plan - By Selene Yeager & Bridget Doherty

Feeding the Hungry Heart - Geneen Roth

Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating-Geneen Roth

When Food Is Love-Geneen Roth

YOU The Owner''s Manual-Michael F. Roizen, M.D. & Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.

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