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hit it again June 2 2012 100.2 pounds down

Me and Steve the reunion coordinator at the reunion July 2012 120 pounds down~!

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My NEW RE-BIRTHday April 20 the day I had A Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

4 months in and down 60+ pounds-- feeling great! Down over 120 from my start weight

UPDATE: Had my surgery April 20 2012 and I am recovering nicely. After a 3 day hospital stay I am home learning to live my new life.

Well I went to the weight loss surgeon and I will be starting a new diet this week-- need to take off 50 pounds.. weighed in with him at 468 but the WW scale said 451 so who knows what my real weight is! I am finishing off leftovers and clearing the ...
4 months in and down 60+ pounds-- feeling great! Down over 120 from my start weight

UPDATE: Had my surgery April 20 2012 and I am recovering nicely. After a 3 day hospital stay I am home learning to live my new life.

Well I went to the weight loss surgeon and I will be starting a new diet this week-- need to take off 50 pounds.. weighed in with him at 468 but the WW scale said 451 so who knows what my real weight is! I am finishing off leftovers and clearing the cupboards!

Update Nov 17, 2011
Well Christmas is a month away now and I am having a rough time-- I will not act like I am totally on program, I slip like anyone else. I am struggling but I know I can do it! At this point I will be ecstatic to see 440 by years end.

Update Sept 28, 2011- just 3 months until Christmas and what a great gift it would be for me to be below 400-- I am surely gonna try!--449 right now so a lot of work ahead of me!

Update July 23,2011--What is the world am I doing?? I was so freaking close to 399 and then I blew it-- why do I get scared to lose-- well I know but it is so stupid and I need to get over it! I WANT to be healthier, I NEED to be healthier! I am up to 449 and that is unacceptable! I was hoping to see 399 for my birthday July 2 but I blew it-- now I am aiming for 399 by Christmas.. I know I can do it~!

On 2/5/11
I was down 4.4 pounds bringing my total release to 102.7--- My weight was 407.2........AMAZING!!! I am looking forward to my next BIG goal of 399~

I did not weigh in for Christmas or New Years because of the holiday falling on Saturday and that is my weigh in day-- so I weighed in on 1/3 and was down 3 pounds putting me at 414.6 down 95.2 from my all time high weight of 509.8! I have a feeling 2011 will be a good year... Even if I release a pound a week that will make me what I was 15 years ago!

Weigh in today was magnificent on 12/18/10 I was down 92.2 pounds total from my high of 509.8!! I feel great,, the blood sugars are not down enough so I am on 40 units twice a day now!

11/22/2010 Update- went to the Dr on the 15.. my A1C was 10 which is way above normal so I need to take 30 units of insulin once a day to try to bring it down. SO far this week my sugars have been all over as I am taking the measurements 3x a day. I will persevere and keep on taking my meds and doing what I can to get healthier. Weigh in this week was good 427.6

What an honor to find out I am the motivational Spark person of the day. I am blessed to have so many people here who care about me and who I too will always be there for. We are a family here and there is always room for more to join! I am on the right track and my next big goal is to see 399 on the scale! THREEDOM here I come!

So far fall has not been nice-- 3 gains in 3 weeks putting me at 435.. between the asthma, steroids and snacks I am gaining-- not the way to reach my 399 goal by the new year-- time for me to lean on my sparkfriends for help-- with you all there to help me- I can do it!

Being 82.4 down at my weigh in 8/21/10 blew my mind as it is the most I have ever lost-- 100 gone here I come-- maybe not in 12 months but i will do it! MY NEXT GOAL IS TO SEE 399~

I got rid of 50+ pounds in 2009 thanks to Spark People.. My real goal is to get rid of 100 pounds in 2010 but I tell people you can only do it one bite, one day, one pound at a time.. We did not gain it overnight and we can not release it overnight-- I use the term release because I like to find what I lose.. if I release weight, it won't find me again! I make short term goals and I find them easier to reach that way-- and remember reward yourself- you deserve it-- you put in the work so you get rewarded.

I want to be around to see my daughter marry and I want to be able to get on the floor to play with any grandchildren I may get!

I had the worst ever weigh in on March 14 2009. I weighed in at 509.8 and I almost fell off the scale.

I hit 50 pounds gone on December 12, 2009.

I went to the Dr Dec 7.. Diabetes, high cholesterol and vitamin D was too low so 3 new meds.. back for more bloodwork in 3 months and if the dibetes is no better I may be taking insulin... I am pushing to not have to take insulin but my blood sugar was 125 last year this time and 257 this year!

We are given a gift, a gift of life. We need to treat our bodies like a temple and keep it clean and healthy.

We need to treat ourselves better and what better way to show how much we appreciate our gift of life but to keep our temples pure! Lets work on getting healthy!

I feel I am in a good place, I want to change and I am willing to work harder at it. I want to reemerge in spring as a slimmer, healthier me. With the support of my friends and family, I know I will succeed.

United we can succeed! Alone... it makes it a lot harder!

Remember- One bite, one day, one pound at a time! We can do it, we are worth the effort.!

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My Goals:
I never thought I would weigh over 450 pounds but I did. I weighed in at 509.8 In March 2009 . I had weight loss surgery April 2012 and slowly but surely I will get to my goal!

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I had the vertical sleeve gastrectomy done in April of 2012 and I follow Weight Watchers.

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MY name is Tracy and I live in Monmouth County NJ.I will be 50 in July of 2014. I have a 27yr old daughter who is my best friend. We have 1 cats whose birthday is October 17, 2005 and Lucifurr who was born June 23, 2010 and NUgget Who was born in August 2010

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I like to entertain my friends, cook, take pictures, care for people who can not care for themselves and do whatever I can to make this a better world. In my spare time I am a certified home health aide and an independant AVON rep.

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This is the best time of the year for you to begin anew as your Sun sign gives you strength to make a fresh start. Cancer is a wonderful sign for a woman to be as it is the sign of the mother, who is in control of her family. You have tenacity to stay with and finish any task you start. You can be a nag and you want everything don't yesterday and done your way. Often you are the "Little Red Hen" who ends up doing it all. Learn to direct others so they take part in the work. Cancer can certainly have a weight problem as she loves to cook and to eat. But, she also has tenacity and can exercise and keep herself fit if she wants as this is her way to setting an example to those around her. She gets along with Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus, Pisces and Scorpio. She is a saver and most often has her secret cash account.
She can have health issues with her breasts.
In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It's hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original "pack-rats."
You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.
Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding. -

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