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Hi There,

I am a (young thinking/acting) 52 yr old mum of one, with a 19 yr old son at university.

I have always been overweight since very young, but in the last 10 years or so I have really piled the pounds on due to life in general.

My weakenesses have always been bread/butter and sugar, not enough water and not enough/if any exercise, and the attitude that I will 'start the diet again tomorrow.'

I have tried many diets over the years, and managed to lose 108 pounds between 2011 to 2012, only to regain all those pounds and more since.

I decided to join SparkPeople because it was recommended to me, and I must say that I am finding it a really fun, motivational, informative and interactive place to be.

I would like to lose 232 pounds to reach my ideal weight of 154 pounds (or 11stones).

I know I need to lose this weight because has I get older I now find that I have very high blood pressure, lymphoedema in both legs, and a B12 deficiency for which I have topped up by my doctor every 3 months.

I'm fed up of always being tired, and never having the energy to do anything. I want to start living, instead of just exisiting.

Member Since: 8/24/2013

Fitness Minutes: 39

My Goals:
To become healthier and fitter.
Lose 232 pounds.

My Program:

Personal Information:
My Monthly Measurements:
Start: Saturday 22nd October 2016.

Weight = 27 stones 5 lbs or 383 pounds.
Waist to Hip Ratio = 0.71%

BMI = 61.8

Bust = 57" (47" under ribs)
Waist = 51"
Hips = 72"

Neck = 20"
Both Upper Arms = 20"
Both Wrists = 8"
Both Knees = 24"
Left Calf = 27"
Right Calf = 24"
Both Ankles = 15 "

Other Information:

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    If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you!

    Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment with 10 teams of 24 members each. Main requirements are to weigh in each week and do the interteam challenges (ITC's). Our inter team challenges) consist of exercise and nutrition. They are very helpful in losing the weight and inches and it's fun to compete with other teams for points. Individual teams might have mini challenges of their own. If you are interested, go to my spark page and click on the blue Biggest Loser team icon.

    Join the team and then sign up on the following thread: WAITING LIST FOR A WINTER CHALLENGE TEAM. This is right below the Chit Chat thread.

    If you have any questions, please let me know. Hope to see you there as you sound determined to make a difference and see a difference!


    1738 days ago
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    1746 days ago
    Thank you Paula for your really good advice. I will definitely think about what goals I want to achieve each month, and make good use of the groups and blogs etc.

    I'm glad I joined SparkPeople because I'm finding it much more useful, informative and inter-active than another weight loss site I use to subscribe to. emoticon Serena.
    1752 days ago
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    Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time. A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

    1. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

    2. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

    The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
    *~ Paula *~
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    1752 days ago