WOLFKITTY   65,793
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Done January 2013

Starting weight over 375, Size 32W

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~Dreams so real they grow wild on the vine!~

Lost 100 pounds and more in my first 5 years on SparkPeople. I logged in nearly every day, grateful to meet amazing people while co-leading the Done Girl team.

Intro from my 1st 5 years here:

More than simply weight loss, I've learned that what is important is strength, endurance, and feeling well. Being consistent matters more than number-based scale goals. In the long-term, those ...
Lost 100 pounds and more in my first 5 years on SparkPeople. I logged in nearly every day, grateful to meet amazing people while co-leading the Done Girl team.

Intro from my 1st 5 years here:

More than simply weight loss, I've learned that what is important is strength, endurance, and feeling well. Being consistent matters more than number-based scale goals. In the long-term, those numbers do say something, (though each one is a tiny corner of a snapshot):

2008: More than 375 lbs
(My doctor's scale didn't go higher than that.)
2009: Jan - 274, lowest 238
2010: Jan - 244, lowest 241
2011: Jan - 275, lowest 243
2012: Jan - 250, lowest 245, highest 259
2013: Jan - 245, lowest ___, highest ___

JAN 2013- 245 LBS, 53.3%BF
FEB 2013- 250.8 LBS, 52.8%BF
MAR 2013- 252.6 LBS, 51.6%BF
APR 2013- 257 LBS, 51.7%BF
MAY 2013-263 LBS, 55%BF
JUN 2013-265 LBS, 53%BF
**I'm 35!!**
JUL 2013- 271 LBS, 53%BF...hmmmm
AUG 2013-275 LBS, 58%BF
SEP 2013-
OCT 2013-
NOV 2013-
DEC 2013-

2013 Registered & Planned Events:
1/6/13-Resolution Run 5K w/NEWSGIRL2177 (DONE)
1/13/13-CrossFit Studio Demo
1/26/13-San Diego SparkRally
2/2/13-Electric Run 5k Night (R)
5/27/13 Zumba 2 hr Master Class
5, 6 & 7-Summer 13- High hiking w/Heather! Torrey, Cowles, Daley, Double Peak,
7/4/13- Zumba 2 hr Master Class
7/14/13- Hula 5k (walk/jog)
8/11/13- After midnight Perseids!

I've fought depression since I was a child, and had many victories. I will re-read my previously written words (below) and find my way out of the darkness again.
The only way to do it is to confront it directly and STAND UP for yourself. Find what you like in yourself, in others, in the world around you. Find what you ENJOY in your journey instead of what you DON'T. The power of your own thoughts are more uplifting or destructive than ANY outside forces. Draw your strength from your spirit, from your God, or from your family. No matter where it originates, it will pulse through you and you will just beam! And you can use that beam to focus your purpose on your wishes and dreams. They CAN come true!


"A man is but the product of his thoughts.
What he thinks, he becomes."
Mahatma Gandhi.

YOU can/will do this, and *I* can/will do this!

It's the little things that make life so enjoyable, and I'm greedy and want them all! HEhehee...I made my initial plan HAPPEN: I CAN keep up with my nephews, AM able to tie my athletic shoes while sitting in a chair with arms, and DO have more energy, just to start.

What makes a breathtaking sunset more enjoyable? Having the strength and energy to stand and watch it. Or better yet, stroll along the beach while gazing out over the Pacific Ocean (without back and knee pain or getting winded)! That's also what makes SHOPPING, getting the mail, spending time with friends, heck, even DUSTING (daily living) more enjoyable.

I'm not just working to lose the pounds-I want a FIT lifestyle, a FIT body, and a FIT mind. And each day on Spark gets me closer to my healthy lifestyle ideal. This is permanent. With each new boost of energy, I'm closer to having enough to clean my house! ;)

My SparkPage title ("Dreams so real they grow wild on the vine...") is from a Fastball song, and I added it here because there were so many things that I had locked away as a child, and before SparkPeople. They were like seeds. Seeds of the person I longed to be, and the things I yearned to do. Being a DONE GIRL ~waters~ those seeds, ~thrusts~ them into the soil, ~feeds~ them nutrients to keep growing, and they DO. They grow and bloom and burst forth MORE seeds to again be nurtured and grown themselves. *I* am growing as a person too.

BMI Review
As much as I disagree with the BMI numbers (especially between normal & overweight), it's still satisfying to slip down the categories. Here's the wild ride & a link to a great article:

-Start (375 lbs) BMI Super Super Morbidly Obese (64.4)!
-BMI Super Morbidly Obese (under 59)
-BMI Morbidly Obese (under 49)
******Current* - 245 lbs *****
-(next one is Severely Obese when I reach 232 lbs)

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Me. Taken by me.
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Member Since: 1/15/2008

SparkPoints: 65,793

Fitness Minutes: 43,738

My Goals:
Can you feel the vibrancy of life? Drink in every exquisite moment? I couldn't. I'm working to change that.
Plan for Aug 2013:
-Track food,
-Track exercise
-Track money
-Get enough sleep
-Find the good (mindset training)

Other things to remember:
xDG BD night before!
xYou are beautiful, capable, smart and kind.

Weight Goals
Long Term: 175 (200+lb weight loss) Mid-term:
xLose 25-50 in '13
Short Term:
* 1st 10% (lose 37.5)-DONE!
* 2nd 10% (lose 34)-DONE!
* 3rd 10% (lose 30.5 be 273)-DONE!
xxx Reset xxx-275
* 1st 5% (lose 13.75- 261 lb)

My Program:
Exercise: VARIETY! Zumba, Jog, Walk, Gym...

I've learned better healthful eating by tracking via Spark, meeting ranges, (about 1,350 - 1,700), but making the food choices MYSELF.

Personal Information:
-I'm 5 foot 4.75 inches!
-I live near San Diego.
-I love chilly weather.
-I get migraines and have had headaches all my life. Stretching & weight loss makes them almost disappear!

One more song lyric quote: "It's not livin' that you're doin' if it feels like dyin'." - Ray LaMontagne

I'm done poisoning my body and starving it of movement.

Other Information:
Likes: Photography, good friends, art, MUSIC (like crazy).

My OLD (no longer applies) dislikes : Housework, People seeing my messy house, All my clutter, self doubt

My new dislikes:
Not giving myself enough time to do what I need to organize my room, or care for myself - so let's not do that, k?

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7/4/2014 3:05:22 PM

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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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