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9/26/11 - 168lbs - Duran Duran concert - L top, size 14 jeans, and 3" heels!

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9/18/11 - 171lbs - down 122lbs since surgery 10/4/10

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10/4/11 - today marks 1 year ago that I took control of my life! And what a year it has been. As of today's weigh-in I have lost 126lbs - that's a flippin' person! I have also lost over 63" - hello that's also a person (I stand 62" tall!).
I feel great and am so very proud of myself. For the first time in years I am the one in control!

6/1/10 - 308lbs
10/4/10 - 293lbs
10/4/11 - 167lbs
Goal Weight -175lbs (by 11/1/15)
Reprinted from Dear Abby:

JUST FOR TODAY: I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once.

I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things I can correct and accept those I cannot.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I'll not speak ill of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking.

Just for today, I will refrain from improving anybody but myself.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will do something positive to improve my health. If I'm a smoker, I'll quit. If I am overweight, I will eat healthfully -- if only just for today. And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it's only around the block.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will gather the courage to do what is right and take responsibility for my own actions.

Member Since: 10/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 44,997

My Goals:
My overall goal is to get healthy....the short term goal is to lose 20lbs before weight loss surgery in the fall.

308lbs - 06/01/10
302.6 - 06/08/10
293.2 - 10/4/10
280.75 - 10/20/10
276.4 - 11/2/10
270.8 - 11/14/10
265 - 11/25/10
249.2 - 1/1/11
242 - 1/18/11
233 - 2/14/11
228 - 2/21/11
220.8 - 3/21/11
212 - 4/11/11
185 - 7/11/11
183 - 7/18/11
172.8 - 8/29/11
171.6 - 9/5/11
168 - 9/26/11
167.2 - 10/3/11
158.2 - 12/26/11
155.4 - 1/2/12
202 - 8/17/15

My Program:
After years of struggling I have made the decision and I will be having the VSG on 10/4/10 - this tool will enable me to be the healthiest me...the ultimate goal!

Personal Information:
I am a native Northern California girl who was dealt the hand of being short and overweight…I was recently married (April 2015) to a wonderful man who supports me in my dreams and goals.

Other Information:
Since losing most of my weight my couch potato days are gone - I spend time outside of work either at the gym (TurboKick is my latest love). However I still have a few favorite TV shows - Big Bang, Ellen, Little People Big World, Little Couple, and Amazing Race.

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