Officially lost 100 lbs since joining SparkPeople!!!!
143 lbs!! 100 lbs lost with SparkPeople! Yeah baby :D
Me at 230 lbs. 13 lbs lost with SparkPeople, 22 lbs lost total
FROGGY333 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
My name is Erin and I'm 30 years old. I was born and raised in New York (Long Island). A few years ago I moved down here to beautiful St. Augustine in sunny Florida. I'm engaged to the most wonderful guy in the world, JT (aawww). I love reading, painting, 80's music and making jewelry. I also love playing with my little cat Jade, who thinks shes a ninja!
I was obese my entire adult life, and throughout most of my adolescence. Even in childhood I was overweight. At my heaviest, I was 252 lbs (and I'm only 5'2"... eeek!!). I've tried many many things over the years but nothing stuck. I've been on the "yo-yo diet" as long as I can remember.
Well things changed Xmas of '08, when I got engaged (awwwww again lol). Suddenly I realized I needed to start thinking of my future and my future family. I decided I needed to get my life together and turn things around if I want to do all the things I want to do.
I started doing my best to eat healthy and lost about 10 lbs, but I still needed more help. A few weeks later (January 24th 2009 to be exact) I found this site, and well... I'm addicted! SparkPeople is a wonderful positive site that helps me live life the way I want to! Thanks to SparkPeople, as of 2/22/10 I lost 90 lbs with SparkPeople (103 lbs total) and reached my all-time goal of being 150 lbs (my weight goal since I was 14 years old!)... and it's been awesome!! I maintained my weight for a while, (also with the help of SparkPeople!), and now I've decided the time is right to get down to 140 lbs. Best of all, I've been slowly but surely coming out of my shell :)
To happy and healthy living everyone!
Goal: to make the healthy lifestyle changes necessary to be 140 lbs (to have lost 103 lbs with SparkPeople, 112 lbs total)
I've realized the only way to do this is to change my lifestyle and to make healthy habits permanent. That's why I'm here...
Weight loss goals:
Started SparkPeople: 1/24/09 - 243 lbs - 44.5 BMI
230 lbs - *Goal met* 42.2 BMI - 1/29/09
222 lbs - *Goal met* 40.7 BMI - 3/5/09
214 lbs - *Goal met* 39.2 BMI - 4/10/09
206 lbs - *Goal met* 37.8 BMI - 5/8/09
198 lbs - *Goal met* 36.3 BMI - 6/12/09
190 lbs - *Goal met* 34.6 BMI - 7/16/09
182 lbs - *Goal met* 33.5 BMI - 8/28/09
174 lbs -*Goal met* 32.1 BMI - 10/16/09
166 lbs -*Goal met* 30.4 BMI - 11/25/09
158 lbs -*Goal met* 29.1 BMI - 1/1/10
150 lbs -*Goal met* 27.5 BMI - 2/22/10
140 lbs -*Goal met* 25.7 BMI - 6/24/12 YEEESS!!! :D
Goal: to be 140lbs
Landmark goals (no particular order):
Get under a size 20 - **goal met on 4/8/09!!
Get under 200lbs - **goal met on 6/5/09!!
Get my BMI under 40 - **goal met 4/17/09!!
Get my BMI under 30 - **goal met 12/4/09!!
Go out in public with a bathing suit - **goal met 6/26/09!!
To be 175lbs - **goal met 10/9/09!!
Get to a size 16 - **goal met 8/01/09!!
Get to a size 14 - **goal met 9/26/09!!
To go from an "obese" BMI to an "overweight" BMI - **goal met 12/4/09!!
To not think of myself as a "fat person" **goal met the beginning of 2012**
Jog a minute without stopping **goal met 7/24/11
Jog 2 minutes without stopping **12/15/11
Jog a mile without stopping
Be 150lbs **goal met 2/22/10!!
Get to a size 10 **goal met 08/11
Be 140 lbs **goal met 6/24/12
Get to a size 8 **goal met 6/12
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Just following SparkPeoples guidelines! Simple as that!!
Here's an overview of what I have been doing -
Eating smaller portions. More fruit and veggies, leaner meats, drinking lots of water, making sure I get all my vitamins and minerals, keeping my meals balanced between all the foodgroups, and making sure to include higher calorie foods in moderation. There's no such thing as "bad" food! Just keep it under control!
I exercise at least 3 times a week, sometimes up to 5 times, powerwalking, light jogging, swimming, step aerobics, strength training, training on an elliptical, cardio dvds, and yoga!
Hi! I'm Erin and I'm 30. I'm originally from New York, and now living in St Augustine, Florida
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| current weight: 135.0
Hi Erin, I just read your success story again, and I came to your page, and see your great success overall. Wow, I am so impressed! And I saw that you're 5'2" also, the same as me. I've really been struggling. I found SP in 2011 and lost 67# up to the end of 2012, then plateaued forever and caved and am up 40# or so and am so frustrated and sick at the same time. I have Rheumatoid Arth., that makes it difficult to exercise and lose weight, but I know that I can't give up because I've done it before too! I need help so bad and I see people like you and then feel like I can do it too! Thank you for the inspiration!
511 days ago
Just read your success story. What an inspiration you are!! Great job!
544 days ago
Thanks for sharing your story. I can't wait to be where you are now. Thanks for inspiring!
602 days ago
You are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your story!
602 days ago
Love your story. It is good to hear success stories. I am at 180 and working to get to 140 by June. What type of eating regimen were you.on? Stay connected.
662 days ago