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OMG.......why didn't anyone tell me I was this fat??!?!?!!

OK, 2 months later......20 pounds off and a bit of an improvement from my before pic


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OK, I've been back here for just about 2 months now and have lost the initial 20#'s I usually lose before I flake out on my program. This time, I haven't reached out to anyone or done any blogging or anything except log my food until now. This is usually where I think that I can do it alone and leave SparkPeople, only to quickly regain the weight I worked so hard to lose in the first place.

I hope this time is different. Yes, I did stop logging my food a couple of weeks ago and of course thought I could continue on my own, but I can't. It's time to start blogging, reach out to others and continue logging my food. My hope is to actually reach my first goal of a 57# loss, putting me below 200 for the first time in over 20 years. Then, it would be wonderful to continue the weight loss and actually reach my final goal of 175.

With the help of God and the people on SparkPeople, perhaps I can make it.

Member Since: 5/20/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,770

My Goals:
My start date for this journey is March 16th, 2015.

Lose 57 pounds to reach my first goal weight of 199 pounds by 12/31/2015.

As of 5/16/2015, 20#s lost!!

My Program:
- Journal my food
keeping under 1500
calories daily
- Exercise occasionally
- Weigh weekly, not daily
- Be kind to myself

As this is a life long journey, I will eat foods that are not normally part of my daily food plan. I will learn that this is normal, and allow myself this indulgence without guilt.

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I live in Southern Oregon in a tiny town, about 90 miles from the nearest Walmart. I'm soon to be 63 years old and have had 2 hip and 1 knee replacement. I love animals and have recently started horseback riding again. I would love to own another horse, but right now ride a friends horse and am building my confidence back after about 17 years away from my favorite past time.

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With God all things are possible.

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    Good morning my friend, hope all is going well. Please let me know when you're back with us. Hope you're enjoying your week. Don't forget to take care of you!!

    1624 days ago
  • v PAMMY222
    My apologies for not welcoming you back sooner, but WELCOME BACK!! I've gained back a little myself, but we keep on trying to make healthy choices. I was most successful last summer and fall, and hope to make the same strides this year, working through the stress of overworked, and underpaid, but I vow to stay focused. You can too!!
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    2140 days ago
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    2196 days ago
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