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Me on Xmas eve 2009, 335 lbs. Wearing black to look smaller, Ha!


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After a pretty normal life of little gains and diets, staying in pretty good shape, I injured my knee, one operation led to another , confined to wheelchair, very lonely, I found myself in a very dark and depressed place, food became my friend. I weighed about 185, this was in 1998. I loved to eat good food. But I also found myself eating junk and bad food, I continued to eat, I would lose 10 or 15 lbs but gain it back. I was still having trouble walking, was declared disabled and that made my situation worse. I felt as long as I could not get around I could at least eat, and I ate and ate, I loved to cook and bake and I did it all. But living alone I ate it all too. Finally at more than 345 or so, (my scales had stopped at 300) I made an appointment with my doctor ,this was in October .2009. , I tried to crash off as much weight as I could before I went in , but I had no idea that I was as heavy as I was. I checked in and my weight was 333 lbs I said enough , I want my life back. I embarked on a weight loss program, under doctor supervision.
Started Jan. 1, 210 at 335 lbs.
Joined Spark 5/17/2010
I'm down to 285 and on my way. May, 17. 2010
Update: 02/12//2011...Weight 182
03/03/2011,,,175
03/12/2011..173
04/16/2011..164
Right knee replaced on 4/18/2011
05/18/2011..160
06/04/2011..159
06/11/2011..157
06/25/20111..155
07/02/2011..154
07/09/2011..152
07/16/2011..150
07/23/2011..149
07/30/2011..148
08/07/2011..146
08/14/2011..145...GOAL REACHED
NEW GOAL to LOSE 10 MORE POUNDS
08/21/2011..144
09/19/2011..left knee replaced.
11/01/2011..138
12/01/2011..137
12/19/2011..136
01/01/2012..136 Good weight to be at. I'm Happy !!!
01/15/2012..135.. maintenance,,I am at my GOAL.
03/20/2012..133..This makes my weight loss 202 lbs.
05/17/2012..136..holding, never more than 3 lbs difference.
03/25/2014 Update.
I found 135 to hard to maintain. Had more corrective surgery to both hands and shoulder.
I went back to 144, to 148. I try my best to keep in that range.
I find that if I don't work out at a high cardio rate, I gain.
I find that to maintain, it's a daily thought process.
I try to eat as normal as others, but with moderation.
I don't want to go through the rest of my life avoiding foods that I want to taste. But more than anything I don't want to experience one more day at an unhealthy weight or in bad health. So in a nut shell, I will do what I have to do to keep the weight off .


Member Since: 5/17/2010

Fitness Minutes: 211,546

My Goals:
I want to get back to 145, I am 5 ft 6 in... That means I have 190 lbs to lose over all, but 140 here at Spark from the date I joined .
.I am setting a goal of being under 200 by the New Year. ( Goal reached 1/1/2011 ,197 lbs.) .I have found if I set a goal of 10 lbs at a time its not such a daunting task. When I reach that goal I treat myself to something nice for me, NO FOOD TREATS!!!
Want to shop at Victoria Secret for undies. Goal reached, Oct. 2010
Shop for clothes in the misses dept. Goal reached, Oct. 2010
Don't want to see X in my size ever again. Goal reached. size 18, regular. Nov. 2010
Mar. 2011, size 12 & 14
July. 2011, size 8/10
No more stretch waistbands. . Goal reached Jan. 2011
Want to ware belts. Goal reached.Oct. 2010
Climb stairs without stopping to rest. Goal reached, 2 flights Dec. 2010.
July, 2011, as many stairs as I want too.
NOTE:
GOAL of 145 lbs reached on 8/14/2011.


My Program:
Eat healthy balanced meals. Stay at about 1400 calories a day. I I will consult with my dietitian on any increases. .
No diet for me. Learn to eat all foods. Quality and quantity, that's the secret to good permanent weight loss. I am on the journey for life, my life.
Exercise 7 days at week.
Home and gym.
Low impact, water aerobics , Exercise ball, yoga,Bike. Aqua Zumba.
Had right knee replaced on 4/19.2011.
The left one replaced on 9/19/2011. .
I am walking 3 to 5 miles most days.
Can dance, love it.
Taking a Zumba class.
Working out on body
toning machines 3 days a week. Have water aerobics 6 days a week.
I am in a very happy place. Love my life.




Personal Information:
Salem, Or., tublady11@gmail.com Sell jewelry on Etsy.com/shop/PanacheJewelry.com I am 73, divorced, with grown children, grand children and great grandchildren. I am a 60's boomer, who loves 60 & 70 music. I rock out with the Stones.
Share my home with a Yorkie, named Titan. He's the joy of my life. A little hairy bundle of exuberance and love, who doesn't know he's a small dog.


Other Information:
I love to read historical novels. I like everything about history. I paint, mixed media. Create beautiful one of a kind pieces of designer jewelry, . I sell at art and craft fairs. I do volunteer work. I am a very busy person. No time in my life to be bored.




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