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Accountability - August

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

After having knee surgery at the end of June, I took an honest look at myself and didn't like what I saw. I was beyond morbidly obese - with a BMI of 50. I was struggling in almost every area of my life.

I found myself an eye lash's width from 290 lbs. Through July, I started Atkins and began aggressively "knee-habbing". After a month of hard work, I am happy to report that I have made progress.

July 1: 289.6
August 1: 270 emoticon

July BMI: 49.7
August BMI: 46.4

July waist: 54 inches
August waist: 52 inches

Not every area of my life is going well, but I think I am moving in the right direction.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JIBBIE49 8/8/2011 10:03AM

    I'm 5'4" & when I joined Sparks nearly 4 yrs ago I was 214# and so miserable, so I'm glad you are getting it off with Atkins. I just finished reading "Good calories, bad calories" by Gary Traub and he certainly recommends ATKINS as the way to deal with Insulin Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome. I go the book at the library.

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MSEMBERSTORM 8/5/2011 10:00PM

    Keep up the battle! You are doing it! Hugs!

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DISPATCH91 8/5/2011 11:36AM

    Go Cat Co

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    Keep it up Cat! That's an amazing loss, especially considering you just had surgery! You're so awesome!

And here, I'll do it with ya!

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LEELEE1964 8/4/2011 10:11PM

    You ARE doing it!!! Brava!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

You are most definitely rockin' it!!! Especially so with the recovery from surgery!!


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    19.6 pounds?!?! AWESOMENESS! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUETINGE 8/4/2011 4:44PM

    Great job, Cat!

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SIXFULLERS 8/4/2011 2:55PM

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JESSIEJUICE 8/4/2011 1:39PM

    What amazing progress!!! You're obviously so determined and I know emoticon

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KAUAI-CAROLANN 8/4/2011 1:33PM

    Excellent July! and added committment to August!
You are doing great and am glad we are on the same team!
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DISPATCHER04 8/4/2011 1:19PM

    You absolutely are moving in the right direction! :) Great job, Cat! :)

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BRAVAH 8/4/2011 6:51AM


Cat, this is some amazing progress! Congratulations on everything, but especially knocking that BMI down several points! That is amazing! Way to go on 20 pounds! Woohoo!

How is the knee-habbing going?


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CJBAGGINS 8/4/2011 1:18AM

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Well done, Cat!

I agree that you are definitely heading in the right direction in this department.


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DDUNKIES 8/3/2011 2:04PM

    Cat- YOU ROCK!!! i am so proud of you!!!! love ya donna

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/3/2011 11:50AM

    You truly Rock!!! I am SO proud of you!!! way to work it!!!

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NAOMIEVA 8/3/2011 10:22AM

    emoticon That is fantastic! Keep it up! emoticon

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FLORIDAFAN 8/3/2011 10:14AM

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Way to go Cat!

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50FITNFUN 8/3/2011 9:50AM

    Totally emoticon stats, my friend! You are an inspiration to us all. emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 8/3/2011 9:15AM

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Congrats!!! That is awesome!! We can do this!!! Are you still on Atkins?

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