GRAMMICHELLE
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I am a stay at home mom to a 12 year old, and have 2 grown up children and 3 grandchildren. I have been fighting my weight for the last 18 years due to health issues. I have lost 30 lbs several times, but after only a year or so, gain it back. I reached my all time high weight the middle of December, and it is simply unacceptable. I have a soft goal of 70 lbs to lose, and a hard goal of 30. I have lost 44 lbs since the first of the year.

I am going to try and do this with groceries that I can get easily and without diet products. I do have a plan though. Smoothies once a day and 1 main meal, and 1 small meal, and 1 snack per day. My lifestyle changes for this year include, weight, giving up soda, increased exercise, drink more water, finding a job, taking steps to be debt free, building a savings account, building my Mary Kay business, and saving enough to buy a second car for the family. I will be tracking and journaling, and you can follow my journey here or in my facebook group "It's Your Choice". I prefer facebook for interacting, as SparkPeople is still a bit awkward for actual conversations.

One thing that I have found very helpful is taking pictures of all my food. Everything that goes into my mouth. It is helpful in two different ways. First, if I can't track the food at that moment, it helps me remember what I ate. Second, presentation is key to enjoyment of your food and feeling satisfied. Taking a picture of your food helps you to create pretty presentation. Third, sharing my food pictures helps to keep me accountable. Forth, sharing my meal pictures helps my friends with meal ideas, and then sharing their pics helps give me ideas. Finally, sharing pictures of my meals helps me to show others that you can eat well, and eat smart, without spending tons of money on specialty products and supplements.


Member Since: 8/4/2011

Fitness Minutes: 27,906

My Goals:
Lose 70 lbs
Quit drinking soda
Exercise daily
Be more active
Reduce pain & fatigue


My Program:
Daily:

Weigh in
12+ cups of water
Exercise 30 minutes
Get 8-9 hours of sleep, go to bed and get up at the same time every day
Earn 100 Sparkpoints
Journal
Track everything



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Chelly Schultz

I also have an active facebook support group
It's Your Choice

You are welcome to join, just message me and let me know you are from SP.


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  • v IAN2409
    Yeah I can’t stay away from this site. The people are too nice!
    236 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    It’s cold outside, but Spring is coming! Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of March. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “The ITCs help me find new ways to add healthy choices to my life. “

    “I like the variety, novelty, and ingenuity of the weekly challenges. They push us out of our comfort zone. And get us to try something new. “

    “Participating in the challenges helps me stay on track better and I enjoy a little friendly competition. I also enjoy working on common goals with other members.”

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.
    https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/grou
    ps_individual.asp?gid=25339


    242 days ago
  • v BLUEEYESCANADA
    Have a very Merry Christmas. Stay safe! emoticon
    666 days ago
  • v IAN2409
    Nice job on the running!
    861 days ago
  • v DANNY_LCF
    Hi! I just stopped to say hi. I hope you are feeling great :D emoticon
    930 days ago
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