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    CHANGING-TURTLE   85,091
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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Back in September 2011 I weighted it at 205 and wore a size 20. I did not do any exercise if you did not count lifting my fork to my mouth. I did not eat healthy, I ate out at restaurants and fast food places. Yes you can eat healthy at these places but I did not know how or really cared. I had a problem with my feet and did not do any walking if I could get away with it. I had surgery on both my feet and was bed ridden for 3 months. When I was able to walk again I was weighed by my doctor and was shocked to see my weight was above 200.

I came home and cried myself to sleep. The next day I got on my computer and looked up diets. The first I found was Spark People. I checked it out and saw it had a lot of good information and I was Sparked. I read about nutrition and fitness. I not only just read about it I started doing some thing about it. I started making better choices at restaurants and cut my fast food eating from everyday to once a month. I started walking and riding my exercise bike. I could not do this for very long at first but built it up over time.

As of today I have lost over 33 pounds and now wear a size 8 shorts.


I workout almost everyday doing some type of exercise. I am on a streak of doing exercise for 365 days on day 256. I plan my meals eating whole grains, lean meat, fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy. I am going to be healthier than I have ever been in my life and I owe it all to the help I have gotten here on Spark People.



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SABLENESS 6/25/2013 9:30PM

    Whoa, girl! Just look at you! emoticon

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CVRONEK 6/25/2013 6:46AM

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You are doing great! I know you have had your challenges, but have come through with flying colors.

I am so proud of you. emoticon

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APRILSPARROW3 6/24/2013 1:13PM

    Great Job!! emoticon emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 6/23/2013 3:57PM

    That's just wonderful! emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the great streak with your exercise.

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2BDYNAMIC 6/23/2013 1:13PM

    emoticon on making such positive changes .......... You do look wonderful and I'm sure you feel that way too!! emoticon for sharing!

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SUE2525 6/23/2013 7:10AM

    Wow! Very inspirational. You look great! emoticon

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PENNYSAVER2 6/22/2013 11:31PM

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LOOSEIT57 6/22/2013 11:10PM

    emoticon You look emoticon emoticon on the weight loss.

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COCK-ROBIN 6/22/2013 10:45PM

    You're doing great!

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MSGRANNYMAE 6/22/2013 10:42PM

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MODDEDCOROLLA 6/22/2013 9:13PM

    Amazing story and photos, you've made a great change to your lifestyle.
Very inspirational!

Well done!

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LJBKENT 6/22/2013 7:53PM

    Fantastic! emoticon

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YANDI4LIFE 6/22/2013 7:48PM

    You look marvelous!!! Great job...keep up the good work!!!!

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DLDMIL 6/22/2013 7:39PM

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SUNSHINE5268 6/22/2013 7:20PM

    you GO girl!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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RISAMEANSLAUGH 6/22/2013 7:00PM

    Dear Turtle,

You look amazing!! 33 lbs is quite a bit!! Good for you, keep up the good work!!!

sincerely,
Riisa

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111BUTTERFLY111 6/22/2013 6:47PM

    emoticon What a remarkable change! You look wonderful, Kathryn!!

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KITT52 6/22/2013 6:45PM

    you look beautiful

great job.. emoticon

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