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4 Sep 2017 - 255 lbs - at the gym

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19 Jan 13 @ 170 lbs - Sixteen months along

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17 Sept 11 @ 249 - Starting point (high was 250.5)

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I track my weight in a spreadsheet (only update here occasionally). I track my workouts on (Astraxialus is my user name if you want to see). I'm not currently tracking my food, though I try to be conscious of what and how much I eat.

I originally joined SparkPeople in 2011, a few pounds under my highest weight ever, and over the course of two years with walking, weight lifting, and food tracking dropped below 165. I put this account on hiatus as I went about life, tracking my activity and food elsewhere for quite a while.

I'll blog the details, but basically life threw me for multiple loops, and each one had consequences that snowballed into me gradually regaining all the way back up to around my highest weight.

So I'm back, checking in occasionally. I've got an aversion to chasing "streaks", though, so don't look on me as a role model for Spark. =P

Member Since: 6/2/2011

Fitness Minutes: 56,673

My Goals:
Rebuild my strength and physical condition. Possibly improve my sleep. Begin the gradual loss of excess weight regained since I stepped away in 2013.

My Program:
To be determined.

The first step is just getting back into the gym for weight work 3-4 days a week and making that a habit. Food is going to be very slow adjustments, smaller portions, passing on the extra treat I don't need. Nothing fancy, and definitely no "competitions"

Personal Information:
Born and raised in "Silicon Valley" - born in San Jose, early years in Campbell, later years in Santa Clara, mostly San Jose in recent years.

I have three grown children - DDb, DS, and DDa (all legal drinking age or older =P).

Other Information:
I played World of Warcraft (WOW) and was known as Blue or Lethie, first for my character Eilethelua, and later just for me.

I read a lot. I love the night sky, and space, as well as the math and science of our natural world.

I'm a loner and introvert, but very friendly and social when I can do so on my time when I have the mental energy.

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  • v MOMMY445
    hello and welcome! good luck on achieving your goals! you can do this! you are worth it!
    3606 days ago
  • v ESMOMMY13
    I am so with you about Goodwill. The store I go to does the same thing as well. I had to go down two sides of a long row of jeans to find the 2 pairs I liked. Definitely time consuming but worth it when finding good deals. Luckily the kids section was right next to the jeans and I was able to send my children off to look through the kids stuff for a coat that my daughter needed so I could search in peace. Well somewhat. :)
    3606 days ago
    Welcome Blue42 from The Positive Sparkers Team. I see you are on your way to figuring your way around here. Your best decision is tracking all your food.. and, of course, keeping a positive attitude. We're here to lend support.
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    3606 days ago
    Hey, you have started and that is the best. It can be tough. I haven't lost anything but I keep plugging away at the garbage. Glad you have decided to stop hiding.
    Blessings! Tammy
    3608 days ago
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