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I am happy to say that I have now reached many of my weight loss goals! I broke the 200lb mark, broke the 180lb mark, broke the 170lb mark! And I'm no longer "obese" on my BMI. Now my goal is to be a "normal" BMI, currently considered "overweight."

I feel like me again and can actually buy clothes that I like and not only just fit well. I can move around, run up stairs, and actually see some awesome arm muscles. I've been working out with a personal trainer and on my own, and I've seen great results! So happy right now with the way things are going, but working on staying on the wagon with all this Easter candy around, argh!

I am here for support in my journey of weight loss. I want my body back. When I look in the mirror, I know it's not the real me. The clothes I buy aren't even things that I would like to wear...they just fit and don't embarrass me to wear them in public. I used to be so in tune with my body, dancing everyday. Now I spend my day at work doing mental exercise while neglecting my body. This must change. I'm a busy working Mom of 2 boys, and I want to keep up with them and have fun with them actively. As a nurse in the nursing home I see many diseases in their end stage, and I want to avoid that for myself. I must improve my BMI to avoid getting Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Kidney Disease. This is the beginning of a journey that I know will be both difficult and wonderful. I am currently on a very low calorie diet in preparation for my gastric surgery on August 10th. It brings tears to my eyes as I'm losing weight to know that I'll never see that on the scale again. Keep me in your prayers as I take this giant step to health.

Member Since: 4/13/2007

Fitness Minutes: 263

My Goals:
Acheive a "normal" BMI. This would be 145lbs.

Continue exercising on a regular basis to further lose weight and tone muscles I never really saw before but have now come back to life!

Avoid chronic illness.

My Program:
Eat protein and veggies, low fat dairy, some fruit, few fat, and only high fiber carbs.

Personal Information:
I am married, have two young sons...6 years old and 2 years old. I work as a nurse practitioner in a nursing home.

Other Information:
Looking forward to gardening weather and Spring cleaning!

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  • v KSMILEY69

    Thanks for adding me as a friend. I am honored.

    Keep the faith, you can do this.

    Take Care and God Bless ! ! !

    4354 days ago
    I am sending you all my prayers.....I pray that God will be such a presence of comfort and love. I pray that you will feel God so close and feel his arms of care around you. I pray that you will have wisdom in every step that you take...I pray for your doctors and care givers while in the hospital. I pray that God will bless them and help them be alert to your needs and physical care. I pray for blessings over you and your life. :-)

    My day is coming Aug 27th....So I can understand your feelings. God Bless..
    4368 days ago
  • v SWEETINDY500
    Welcome to Gastric Bypass Sparklers! You’ll find plenty of support and encouragement here. No question is too stupid to ask, so post away and we’ll all put in our two cents worth. Utilize all the tools SP has to offer. I find tracking my food and exercise most helpful. Good luck on your weight loss journey!


    4380 days ago
    WOW!! So great to see you back Courtney! i'm so thrilled!!
    see you around!
    4505 days ago
    Wow! Beautiful Azaleas!!
    I first shot a bow and arrow when i was like 9 i think? it was soo much fun that when i had the chance to do it again at leaderee (girl scout camp for leaders) this past spring..i was hooked! so when i got the money i bought myself a set up..bow, arrows, arm guard and targets. i made the quiver myself with fabrics i had on hand. it turned out alright. (it serves it's purpose)
    I hope you're doing well ;)
    take care :D
    5136 days ago
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