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My BFF (L) and me (R) on her birthday (206#, down 60#) :-)





Time lapse, photo #1... 266#; my goal is to ditch 100#





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I Am Not "The Fat Girl" Anymore

In the spring of 2014 I created a new user name and a new Spark People account; I started over with the goal of getting healthier and more fit. I've been on a couple of "successful" diets before (losing 65 and later 40 pounds) but haven't been able to keep it off. I'm not "dieting" this time; I AM tracking my food and making more healthful choices. I'm making slower, smaller changes with the intent to keep it off, and it really does feel very different this time around. I am also fortunate ...
In the spring of 2014 I created a new user name and a new Spark People account; I started over with the goal of getting healthier and more fit. I've been on a couple of "successful" diets before (losing 65 and later 40 pounds) but haven't been able to keep it off. I'm not "dieting" this time; I AM tracking my food and making more healthful choices. I'm making slower, smaller changes with the intent to keep it off, and it really does feel very different this time around. I am also fortunate to have a WONDERFUL OB/Gyn who's following my progress; I couldn't wish for a better mentor for accountability and non-judgmental goal setting. (BTW-she has moved to Austin, TX so now I have to fly from Phoenix to Austin to see her! Still worth it!)
It is NEVER too late for a Do-Over!!! I am living proof!
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Member Since: 1/2/2014

SparkPoints: 55,625

Fitness Minutes: 12,165

My Goals:
Ultimately I'd like to lose about 100 lbs [DONE!], but my goal right now is (was) to go from 266 to 250 per my OB/Gyn. [edit: done! goal 220 by my 2nd f/u--done!; next stop: ONEderland--done!; goal 185 by next f/u!--done!; goal 170 by next f/u!--done!; goal 166 by 18 months!--done!]
I want to be healthier [I AM], to fit comfortably into seats in theaters, roller coasters and airplanes [I CAN], and never have to worry that I'll need a seat belt extender [I WON'T]. I want to shop for clothing in the Ladies' section [I DO]. I want to order clothes and bathing suits online [OK, so not bathing suits...]. I want to participate in things WITH my family, not near them. I want to make my family proud.

My Program:
This is important: **I eat whatever I want, I just budget the quantity and calories.**
I track all of my foods while allowing myself occasional off-plan indulgences. We plan ahead and shop ahead whenever possible.
I target total calories over everything else, but try to stay balanced (50%Carb / 30%Fat / 20%Protein). I eat out a LOT but with planning I stay on track.
I go to the gym 4-5d/w for a short 30-min elliptical, rowing or treadmill workout and do 10 mins of strength work 2-3 d/w. I also hike, play racquetball and am trying pole fitness (fun!!)

Personal Information:
I'm from the Virginia Beach area currently living in Phoenix, AZ. I've been happily married for almost 24 years and we have a wonderful, studious, articulate, polite, empathetic and all-around-terrific teenaged girl (yes, really!)
On 5/29/15 I reached my -90# goal AND was honored to be selected as a SparkPeople Motivator the same day. Thank you!!!

Other Information:
My favorite quote has always been "Stupidity Should Be Painful", but I've coined a new one all my own to live by: "I can't get there from anywhere but here".
My newest one: "Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo." ~Timber Hawkeye (Buddhist Bootcamp)


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CHRIS85338
9/3/2015 1:19:59 AM

Do you know about the black light run? It will be at the Goodyear Ballpark in October. I participated last year and it was great! I plan to do it again! It's a fundraiser for PCH PHX Children's Hospital.



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TENNESSEEMAR
8/31/2015 11:22:41 AM

Thanks for the good advice you left on my blog. 90% of the time is a good goal to keep in mind, that way every imperfection doesn't feel like a total failure. Congrats to you on your amazing success. Have a great week! emoticon



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JINX-MO
8/29/2015 11:00:13 AM

This is the success I want. A change in my lifestyle and how I view food. It's time and I need people around me who can share their motivation when mine reachs a low...



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TENNESSEEMAR
8/25/2015 3:12:45 PM

So glad we became Spark Friends! Your progress is inspiring. Would love for you to read my first blog post and hear your feedback! Have a great week!
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CANNECAN
8/17/2015 10:21:13 PM

WOW! Your story and weight loss is very inspiring. Makes me feel like I can do it too!!! Thank you!



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