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Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, October 2013

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Me, Joe & Katie on our trip to Disney in January 2007.

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1988, Me, Tricia, Jean, Linda. This is what I know is possible (145lb). If only I could do this.

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"When I look in the mirror, I cannot believe that it is me I see. When I see a picture of myself, its even worse . . .you can fool yourself a little when you look in the mirror, but there's no lying when you see the film. "

This is where i was at the end of 2006. I'd like to say things improved right after that, but that's not really true. I struggled tremendously, and my highest known (because I avoided the scale a lot!) weight was 299 in 2009. S C A R Y.

Hubby and I joined weight watchers together. He really got it together, lost a ton of weight, and learned better eating an exercise habits. Me, not so much.

In December 2012 after a lot of research, praying & soul searching, I underwent a sleeve gastrectomy. I had the size of my stomach surgically reduced by about 75- 80%. FINALLY I was able to get my eating under control -- portion portion portion and choice choice choice.

Two years later I have been able to maintain my weight loss (from a snug size 24 to a comfy size 12 and sometimes a 10!) but its work. I exercise every day, and try to watch my choices. I get off track, I graze, then I find myself tracking here on SparkPeople. Always my go to. Holiday season is here and I know that I really need to own my actions and my foods so here I am, keeping it real!!!

Member Since: 10/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 28,486

My Goals:
To get back to where I was when I got married . . . this was still overweight according to the charts, but I was comfortable with myself there.

I need to lose about 100 lbs to do this.

My Program:
I am struggling daily with everything! But at least I have started walking -- we rescued a 1 year old german shepherd, so I take him out twice daily on week days, once on weekends. (sometimes more on weekends but I"m usually too busy chasing after my daughter & catching up on chores & life from working all week)

Personal Information:
I live in Northeast Pennsylvania, am married for 14 years, and have a wonderful daughter and a german shepherd.

Other Information:
I'm a web developer both for pay (my job) and for fun . . . I work on quite a few sites for friends & family.
I also am an avid reader and am glad that my daughter's getting bigger now I can spare a little time here & there to a book.

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  • v no profile image LISA611
    Thanks for your comment on my page. The answer to your question is, in January, I watched what I ate and went to line dancing classes twice a week. Since then, the line dancing class has kind of split up, due to the hot weather and the place we were in wasn't air conditioned. I am hoping that will start back up in the fall. That still doesn't excuse me from walking.

    Anyway, today is August 1st and it is a new day of a new month and new beginning. I hope by September 1st, I start to get back on track and see some results this month.

    Thanks for stopping by my page.

    4599 days ago
    Hi and welcome to the camp lose a lot team. Come and get to know us, we all share a lot of the same problems. It's usually a private team but it's great to have an influx of new blood occasionaly. I look forward to getting to know you. Karen
    4600 days ago
  • v ANNETTE1270
    Hello!! How have you been doing? Hope all is well with you. It's been forever since I've logged on and checked on people. I hope to make it a daily thing now. I have to get back on track.
    4624 days ago
    Hi there. We welcome you with open arms to the Lehigh Valley Sparks Team. We'd love to offer you whatever support you need to accomplish your goals here in SP. Stop on over to our boards. You can join us in our team goals for May, just started today. Hope to see you soon!.

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    4691 days ago
  • v ANNETTE1270
    Hey it's been awhile. Hope all is well and you are just busy with the kiddo.
    4692 days ago
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