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I've finally decided it's time for drastic changes. I can't believe that I'm as heavy as I am. I certaintly don't "feel" as heavy as the scale says I am. I visit the doctor for checkups and blood work and I've watched my blood pressure and cholesterol numbers climb. I started keeping track of my blood work and working really hard to get my numbers down. My doctor put me on blood pressure medicine and wanted to place me on cholesterol medicine also. I asked for six months to see if I ...
I've finally decided it's time for drastic changes. I can't believe that I'm as heavy as I am. I certaintly don't "feel" as heavy as the scale says I am. I visit the doctor for checkups and blood work and I've watched my blood pressure and cholesterol numbers climb. I started keeping track of my blood work and working really hard to get my numbers down. My doctor put me on blood pressure medicine and wanted to place me on cholesterol medicine also. I asked for six months to see if I could change this. I did. My next goal is to be taken off the blood pressure medicine. I guess this is when the exercise started.

I'm not the heaviest I've ever been. I won't ever be that heavy again. My heaviest was May 2005 at 265. I HATE that number. I will never see it again on a scale that I step onto. I think of that number whenever I open the refrigerator, go shopping for clothes, or think about not doing at least my 30 minutes of exercise for the day. I'm making progress. Maybe not always on the scale. I'm trying new exercises, eating new vegetables, and drinking lots of water. Everyday is a new day. I WILL do this.

COUNTING MY BLESSINGS
Get below 210 DONE
Get below 200 DONE
Get to goal weight of 190 DONE
Have my daughter teach me to rollerblade
Have son teach me to kayak DONE What fun it was!!!!
See chin again DONE
Wear favorite ankle bracelet again DONE
Do 10 crunches daily DONE
Fit into 2XL comfortably DONE
Fit into XL DONE
Fit inot size L DONE OH Yeah!
Buy clothes off the rack at Old Navy DONE
Shop in Women's section instead of the PLUS sizes DONE
Eat oatmeal at least 4 time a week DONE
Have my kids notice that I've lost weight DONE
Feel comfortable in a bathing suit (better) Hot Mama
Break thru weight loss plateau at 217 (working on it) DONE
Get to 6th hole instead of the 1st on leather belt DONE
Lose 30 pounds DONE
Lose 45 pounds (almost) DONE
Get BMI to 34 (242lbs) obese DONE
Get BMI to 31 (221lbs) obese DONE
Get BMI to 30 (217lbs) overweight
Get BMI to 27 (190lbs) still overweight?????
Do enough exercise that equals 2,000 calories a week
Look down while sitting and see 2nd roll shrinking (yep)
Drink 8 glasses of water everyday DONE
Have people notice that I look different DONE
Fit into size 24 DONE
Fit into size 20 DONE
Fit into size 16 (still tight) DONE
Fit into size 14 SO there
Change thyroid medications DONE
Walk one time around track w/o dying DONE
Walk four times around the track w/o dying DONE
Walk/run around the track w/o dying Working on it, but still dying
Do 10 wall pushups daily DONE
Do 60 wall pushups daily DONE
Look forward to exercising again DONE
See my collarbone again DONE (it's so beautiful)
Get a new name badge DONE (I no longer have all those chins)
Win the "Stepping UP" contest in my office building DONE Winner Mar-May almost had 1,000,000 steps
Walk 10,000 steps everyday again. Almost (7,000-10,000)
Be the "Stepping Up" winner for Aug-Nov. Working on it


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Member Since: 9/29/2008

SparkPoints: 11,167

Fitness Minutes: 14,858

My Goals:
To see my collarbone again. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL

Started SP 2008 239lbs
(Heaviest weight was 2005 265lbs)

(243.20lbs) DONE
Reward: New Arbonne makeup

(230.4lbs) DONE Reward: My son will teach me to kayak

(217.6lbs) DONE
Reward: My kids will teach me to rolllerblade

(204.8lbs) Done
Reward: My kids will teach me to rollerblade/skate again

(192lbs) Done
Reward: I'll buy myself a kayak.

(170lbs) Buy myself a paddleboard.

Inspire someone.

My Program:
Right now my focus is on exercising everyday at least 30 minutes. I'm also trying to find Extra Opportunities For Fitness. In the shower (squats), walking up the hill to the recycling bin, or doing exercises while at my desk. Anything and everything to keep moving.



Personal Information:
I live in Florida.

Hobbies are:
Swimming
Gardening (especially orchids)
Paintball
Zip lining
Hiking
Kayaking
Canoing
Reading
Exploring the beach
Family Time

Other Information:
I can't lose 70 pounds, but I can lose 5 pounds 14 times. (7 of 14)


"Put on Your Big Girl Panties and Deal With It"

"Don't Let a Collapse Become a Relapse"

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8/16/2011 1:56:00 PM

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ROSEWCI
10/8/2010 7:37:47 AM

Thanks for adding me on as a SP friend! I'm adding you too! I see you've been doing quite well! Let's keep motivated together!!! Keep Sparkin!

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8/30/2010 8:22:30 PM

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog.
As you go through life, always hold your head up high and walk tall, be proud of yourself, of what you have accomplished and what you have yet to accomplish!!




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