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My daughter and me 1/2012 - 40 pounds lost (about 137 pounds)


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But now in 2014, I've put a few of those pound back on and am teetering between "normal" and "overweight". I need to refocus for the rest of the year. Winter was rough here in Wisconsin.

In 2011 I was classified as "obese".
My goal was to hit a healthy "normal" BMI by 2012 - and I did it!

February 2011's reason's I wanted to lose weight:
1. I don't have any energy after work to play with my children (this is very sad to me).
2. I'm embarrassed to take my children swimming. I'd like to not be self-conscious in a swimsuit.
3. Someone at work asked me if I was expecting!!!! This was an eye opener.
4. Prove to myself that I can do this. That I am not a quitter!

UPDATE FROM SEPTEMBER 2011 - After 25 pounds lost
1. My butt is not glued to the couch anymore, I definitely have more energy.
2. I'm still embarrassed to be in my swimsuit - but now it's because it has so much fabric! (But I have 15-20 pounds to lose yet before I buy another one!)
3. Nobody has put their hand on my stomach lately and asked when I'm due :-)
4. I am not a quitter. I will go all the way. I still have 15-20 pounds left to lose.

UPDATE FROM DECEMBER 2011 - After 35 pounds lost
1. I'm exercising more than I ever have before!
2. I'm buying a bikini swimsuit - and I'm actually going to wear it!
3. I'm constantly being told how good I luck and people are asking how much weight I lost and what tips I can give them.
4. I did it!
**NEW** 5. I want to push myself to get down to my pre-pregnancy weight of about 130 pounds. 10 to go. SLOWLY over the entire 2012.


Member Since: 11/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 26,597

My Goals:
1. To lose 50 pounds total:
170.2 lbs (5%): Met 4/9/2011
161.2 lbs (10%): Met 7/29/2011
154.2 lbs (25 lbs lost): Met 9/9/2011
141 lbs (in my healthy wt range): 12/24/2011
1st Goal: 139 lbs: Met 12/31/2011!!!!
Ultimate Goal: 129 pounds

2. To make exercise a routine. To not hate it.


My Program:
SparkPeople for support and Weight Watchers Points Plus System for nutrition.



Personal Information:
Location: Fond du Lac, WI
Profession: Pharmacist


Other Information:
Right now I'm enjoying this weight loss journey (exercise and nutrition are my main hobbies). I do also enjoy my children and our small hobby farm (sheep, ducks, chickens, geese, rabbits), and traveling (we go somewhere 3x/year).

Other hobbies I enjoy that I haven't had much time for are: painting rocks and watercolor, making wine (which I give away and don't drink), playing piano, cooking (baking), writing novels and short stories, reading, learning spanish, and quilting.




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  • v CFMOSS
    Hope to see you back on the Scarlet SEALS chat thread soon as your life (hopefully) settles down to a dull roar. Remember in the midst of the chaos of life YOU are worth the better choices that you make each day. Keep on making those better choices.
    2029 days ago
  • v ROSEDOLL
    emoticon Wishing you all the best with your new job and your move. I know moving is a lot of work but look at it as a fresh, new start.
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    2057 days ago
  • v FORZACHANDMATT
    Just stopping by from the Powerful Prism Panthers to wish you and your team a great rest of BLC 26!
    2065 days ago
  • v CFMOSS
    Welcome to Scarlet SEALS....So glad you've chosen to join us for this round of BLC26. Look forward to journeying together.
    2085 days ago
  • v LITTLEBJANET
    I didn't think I hit the post comment button but it did. So instead of seeing the same comment twice, I'll write something different. This week we track everything we eat. I don't do a good job at that, but this week I'll do it! Let's fly this week for the Tiger Monarchs! Have a great one!
    2239 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/12/2014 1:21:29 PM
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