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UPDATE 4/5/2012:

I abandoned SparkPeople for three years! But now I'm back. I had my sweet baby, who is now a toddler. I quickly lost my "baby weight," but then the pounds have started to creep back up. So I'm back with a goal of losing 30 pounds, which will get me squarely in the middle of a healthy BMI. I missed you, SparkPeople!

UPDATE 8/31/09:

I don't know if anybody still reads this, but I have neglected SP for quite awhile. With good reason; I'm pregnant and just started my second trimester. :) So no weight loss focus for me for awhile. I am hanging out just a little bit at BabyFit but not too much. Still working out 3-5x per week with some modifications, mostly yoga, toning & low-impact aerobics. Trying to eat well and stick within the 20-pound weight gain my doc wants me to.


I'm in my cocoon...and I'm going to come out a butterfly.

I have been obese my entire life.

I made the typical attempts. Atkins. Protein Power. Slimfast. Dexatrim. Weight Watchers (multiple times). I lost weight, but always gained it back, plus more. I lost 30 pounds on WW and basked in all of the compliments, while feeling sad that approval from family was tied to my weight. I got sidetracked due to surgery and then never got back on the wagon. Then I hit 300 pounds. Ouch.

I learned about the lapband from in 2005. I'd heard about the various gastric bypass procedures because of all of the celebrities who had it done. But it scared me. Now I know that everybody has to choose the right tool for them to lose weight and take control of their lives, and that it isn't cheating at all.

I had lapband surgery on 2/14/2008. Recovery was relatively easy and I have had no complications. Thirty pounds is the most I lost on any diet in the past 10+ years, and it took me a long time to do it. But this time I am going to go way beyond 30 pounds, and I'm going to keep it off.

I am making lifelong changes in my relationship with food, exercise and my body. I eat to live, not live to eat. I am learning to love myself. Exercise makes me feel strong and accomplished. It relieves stress, too!

The band is amazing, and I am very proud of what I have accomplished so far. As of 3/30/10, I have lost over 120 pounds.

Member Since: 7/24/2006

Fitness Minutes: 8,999

My Goals:
NEW GOAL: 30 pounds lost by 7/4/2012

~Weigh less than my husband
~ Fit on the rides at amusement parks & in all booths at restaurants
~ Shop in regular clothing stores
~ Get pregnant after reaching goal
8 pounds from goal*
~ Gain no more than 20 pounds during pregnancy
~ Lose baby weight within three months of childbirth

Percentage goals:

10% goal: by 5/30/08
*MET *

20% goal: by

30% goal: by
*MET* (a little late, but OK!)

100 pounds gone by 2/14/09

My Program:
~Tracking my food & exercise
~ Cardio (walking, dancing, aerobics) 5x per week for 30+ mins
~ Strength training 2-3x per week for 15+ mins

Personal Information:
I am from the Deep South, but I am not always OF the Deep South. If you know what I mean!

Other Information:
I am married to a wonderfully supportive husband. We have a toddler and three cats.

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  • v MEME102
    I’m one of the co-leaders of Break 200 team! I’m very glad your found your way to SP and to our team!! Good for you for already making your Sparkpage!
    You have come to the right place for information, support, motivation and ideas. My first advice would be to learn your food/fitness trackers well and then USE them. They will get you and keep you on track. Then find a team or two that meet your goals or interests and then become active on them. Motivating others will certainly motivate you. Check out our new challenge for the month under the challenge thread! If you have any questions, just ask through spark mail or give a shout on one of the message boards and someone will come running!! I wish you well on your journey. Good luck
    3916 days ago
  • v no profile image IML8AGAIN
    Just stopping by to say Hi to a emoticon ! Good job on keeping that ticker moving!!
    3930 days ago
    huh.. For some reason you popped up on the Cranberry list!! Well Dang!! We will miss you this round!!
    3938 days ago
    You are definitely doing great! Keep up the good work!

    I hope your summer was pleasant. It sounds, from your Blogspot site, like it was a busy one.
    3963 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*
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    (¸.·´ (¸.·blessings and hugs lita
    3968 days ago
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