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My weight inched upward over the years. I started sparking 5/10/12; starting weight-256 lbs. By 12/10/12, I weighed 214.5. Then I regressed and gained 7-8 lbs. over Jan. and Feb. On 3/28/13, I retook control; adjusted caloric intake and increased physical activity. UPDATE: 5/10/13. My scale finally inched downward in late April. On May 10, 2013, I weighed in at 216. I also moved my goal weight lower, from 206 to 201.

Member Since: 5/10/2012

Fitness Minutes: 21,398

My Goals:
I saved my old jeans. They are hanging in my closet. I want to wear them again.

Update: March 10, 2013--I am wearing my old jeans!

Update: May 10, 2013--Got back down to 216, so 40 pounds lost for the year and 10 more to go!

My Program:
I did the South Beach Diet (SBD) to jump start weight loss. 12 pounds lost during the two-week 1st Phase of SBD. After that, I shifted to losing 1-2 pounds/wk and increased exercising. Started walking (baby steps) and gradually increased cardio time and distance. Included some light weight lifting (which I used to do and enjoyed).

Update: March 10, 2013--I stopped logging food for two months and ended up gaining 7.5 pounds. Since logging, I've lost 3 pounds. So I learned an important lesson. I need to keep logging what I eat.

Personal Information:
May 10, 2012
Starting Weight: 256 lbs.
Starting BMI: 31.2 (Obese)
Belly: 48"

6th Month Update:
Weight: 219.5 (total -36.5)
BMI: 26.8
Belly: 42.5"

1 Year Update:
Weight: 216 (total -40 lbs.)
BMI: 26.3
Belly: 42"
Waist: 41.25"

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  • v JUDITH316
    Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great coming Friday. Thanks Carl for dropping by my blog and sharing your kindness. Your words of encouragement, support & friendship is so appreciated.. emoticon
    1756 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/30/2013 1:29:26 AM
  • v JUDITH316
    Dropping by to say hi and emoticon for commenting on my blog, also wishing you a great day and week ahead... emoticon
    1759 days ago
  • v MARINAK3
    Loved reading your blog and checking out all the pictures you've shared! I love the reminder to make sure to log ALL food! That's something I like to slide on once in a while..and you're so close to goal! How exciting is that! I will be glad when my little woman on the weight ticker is closer to my goal than she is right now!

    Wishing you the best! Great SparkPage! GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

    1765 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Good Morning

    Wishing you a great weekend, and also want to say thank you for dropping by my blog and sharing your kind comments!

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    1768 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Thanks for dropping by my blog, wishing you a great weekend...Let’s Keep Sparking along together... emoticon emoticon

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