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8/24/10--Another New Introduction
My name is Connie, and I have been overweight as far back as I can remember. I was always the fat kid in school, even the fattest at times, and have never known what it is like to be of a "normal" weight. Every time I stepped on the scale, I vowed to myself to lose weight and to never hit 200, which then became 225, then 250, 275, 300, 325, 350, 375. I weighed in at a whopping 392 when I first signed up here on SP in October 2009 and have promised myself that I will never hit 400. While I have only lost 6-7 pounds since, I am on my way away from 400 and that feels good. I have decided to lose weight because I am tired of wearing ugly, but expensive, clothes and not feeling attractive, getting winded going up a half flight of stairs, being uncomfortable in movie theaters, and not being able to fit in the seats at the concert arena, on an airplane or on the rides at the amusement park. I no longer want to have to patch up the holes in my pants from the friction of my thighs rubbing together; some days I wonder how it is that a fire doesn't start in the seat of my pants! LOL

As of today, I have changed my goals. My long term goal is to lose 10 pounds, instead of the 240 I had originally set it as. 240 pounds just seemed too daunting, even when I broke it down into short term goals of losing 10 pounds. My new short term goals are about losing 1 pound at a time, even if it takes a month to do it. I am doing this because I have too many hurtful memories attached to the number on the scale. My other goals will not be related to the scale at all.

Member Since: 9/23/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,742

My Goals:
Long term:
1. Lose 10 pounds by January 31, 2011--start weight 385 on 8/26/10.
2. Lower cholesterol to 180 by December 31, 2011 .
3. Ride my bike for 30 consecutive minutes by April 1, 2011.
4. Swim in a public pool without feeling like a whale by December 31, 2011.
5. Stay within my nutritional guidelines everyday for 90/100 consecutive days by April 30, 2011.

Short term:
1. Lose 1 pound total by September 15--met. Weighed in on 9/19/10.
2. Lose a total of 2 pounds by September 30--met on 10/2.
3. Lose 3 pounds total by October 15--met.
4. Lose 4 pounds by October 31--met.
5. Lose 5 pounds total by November 15.
6. Lose a total of 6 pounds by November 30.
7. Lose 7 pounds by December 15.
8. Lose 8 pounds total by December 31.
9. Lose 9 pounds by January 15.
10. Lose that 10th pound by January 31.
11. Ride my bike for 5 consecutive minutes by September 15 .
12. Ride my bike for 10 consecutive minutes by Octobe

My Program:
1. Track food intake everyday, even if I don't like what I see.
2. Incorporate some exercise into every single day, even if for 10 minutes.
4. Become more aware of times I mindlessly eat and why by journaling every night.
5. Limit my intake of diet soda to the times I go out to eat.

Personal Information:
I am from Davenport, IA. I used to love all sorts of active endeavors outside. I really miss doing those things and am trying to incorporate them back into my life. I miss swimming, biking, playing volleyball, hiking, canoeing, and backpacking, among other activities. I am starting to put some of these activities back into my life now, instead of waiting until I feel comfortable with my size to do it. There's no time like the present.

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