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Slowly but surely, I am achieving my goals. :-) Never give up.

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My goal is not only to lose weight & get to a healthier version of myself, but to also figure out how to deal with life's ups and downs in a manner that is not detrimental to my health (i.e. not turning to food).

Here I go! Again. And again... until I get there & maintain it. You may see me stumble, but you will never see me give up.

Highest Weight: 318.8
08Aug2016: 312.0 (39w2d pregnant)
14Sep2016: 281.8 (5w2d postpartum)
06Nov2016: 279.8
14Nov2016: 279.4
15Nov2016: 278.0
23Nov2016: 276.0
11Feb2017: 275.6
21Apr2017: 280.2
23Apr2017: 276.4
28Apr2017: 273.2
04May2017: 272.0
06May2017: 270.6
12May2017: 270.0
19May2017: 267.6 - finally over 50 lbs lost! :-)
30May2017: 265.8
13Jun2017: 265.2
20Jun2017: 264.6
04Jul2017: 264.2
24Sep2017: 263.8

Member Since: 7/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 55,901

My Goals:
Sticking to low carbs... my blood sugar appreciates it!

Ultimate goal: 17%-20% body fat - to be a lean 165 lbs or whatever weight I am at to achieve a good body fat % (I wouldn't know - I've never weighed less than 185 lbs as an adult!)

My Program:
- replacing old bad habits with new healthier ones
- eating healthier meals & snacks
- drinking LOTS of water
- making exercise a priority in my life

I take inspiration and knowledge from: Michael Thurmond's 6 Week Body Makeover, Tom Venuto's 'Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle', Bethenny Frankel's Naturally Thin "rules", Sparkpeople's healthy ideas and recommendations and my new source: 'The 16 Hour Diet' by Ashley Barnes - life changing info that goes against EVERYTHING you thought you knew about how to increase your metabolism & the easiest way to burn stored fat!!!!

Personal Information:
I'm 40, married with 3 kids, living in SC.

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