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Close to 300 lbs. Determined to lose at least 100 lbs.!


FREETHEGODDESS is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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I have struggled with my weight my whole life. Several years ago I found Sparkpeople online and at 300 lbs., It was the help I needed. In 9 months I lost over 70 lbs. By tracking food, exercising and sharing my journey with others.
Then, I injured my feet in Zumba class and couldn't do my regular exercise. I was depressed and my food slipped as well. Then I gave up my efforts. I rapidly began to gain the weight back.
I am back to do this again and keep it off for good.
I am tired of being trapped in this morbidly obese body! I can hardly walk, I have trouble breathing, my feet and knees hurt and I am very depressed.
I reluctantly, had gastric sleeve surgery in Sept. 2016 as a last ditch effort to get my weight under control. I was life changing. Not an easy quick fix like some people think. I am adapting and taking one day at a time. I have lost 57 lbs. so far and hope to reach my goal of 165 lbs. in 2017.
I am feeling much better and for the first time, in a long time, I feel like I can finally get healthy.

Member Since: 5/9/2011

Fitness Minutes: 12,358

My Goals:
I started Spark 155 lbs. over-weight. I want to focus on losing 120 lbs. and feeling healthy and strong physically and mentally!

I want to feel proud of myself instead of disappointed.

Fitness goal: Ride a bike with my son, Run a 10K, and Roller Skate someday.

My Program:
Stay focused on my goals. Write down everything I eat. Do some kind of exercise each day. Get enough sleep at night. Positive self talk, asking for help when I need it, and motivating other people like me.

Personal Information:
I am 48 years old. I have a 15 year old son and have been married for 27 years. I live on a small cattle ranch in North Texas.

Other Information:
I love...
being a wife and a mom, painting murals, photography, music, movies, traveling, & camping with friends. I have 5 cats and enjoy playing the guitar and participate in my son's Boy Scout troop.

Sparkpeople Starting Weight 5/1/11 was 300 lbs.
10 lbs. lost: Weight 290 lbs. on 5/18/2011
70 lbs. lost: Weight 230 lbs. on 12/20/2011
Re-Gained weight and weighed 296 on 6/16/2014
Re-started 3/16/2015 at 286 lbs.
re-started on 4/3/16 at 300 lbs.
Highest weight 8/15/16 at 309 lbs.
Weight at surgery on 9/6/16: 287 lbs.
Weight on 1/1/2017: 250 lbs.
Goal for 2017....weigh 199 lbs. on 12/31/17!

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  • v M0MTH3W1TCH
    Hi Loraine!
    Just wanted to say hi and send a hug. Hope all is well. Miss you.

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    1590 days ago
    HI! It was so good to hear from you! I lost my way for a while also but in November 2014 had an appointment with my eye doctor who spent the entire visit talking aboutlosing weight and getting my blood sugar under control! I was devasted! My eye Dr?????But I left his office determined and have lost 65 pounds to this point. I also want to reach my goal this year. I reactivated with SP in September because I felt I needed the support, the accountability and the focus get to the finishline, the journey I know will be forever! I still have not updated my page but I love yours! Let's DO THIS!

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    1654 days ago
  • v M0MTH3W1TCH
    Just checking in to see how you are doing. So much going on here. Need to regroup and refocus and get back to doing a little for me. We can do it!
    2209 days ago
  • v M0MTH3W1TCH
    Thanks for the mixed nuts - how did you know those have been my biggest downfall lately! Salt cravings....dang Walgreens for having them on sale cheap! You are doing a great job - stay motivated. I'm trying but life is so crazy and I can't concentrate like I should. I know it should be all about me but that doesn't happen. We will get there together!
    2237 days ago
    Thanks for the blog post visit!
    Boy do I know where you are coming from! I ignored my issues for so long that if my daughter had not forced me to go to the ER, I would have LITERALLY died! (Congestive Heart Failure!)
    So here's to us mattering to ourselves and practicing radical self care! (SOOOOOOO much easier said than done!!)
    Depression is such a booger...makes everything so much more difficult!
    Sending positive vibes!!!!
    2238 days ago
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