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

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20 years later and my wedding dress is much looser now!

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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. Date:~~~~~~Weight: Highest Weight: 320 (Jan2014) 08Aug2016: 312.0 14Sep2016: 281.8 06Nov2016: 279.8 15Nov2016: 278.0 23Nov2016: 276.0 11Feb2017: 275.6 23Apr2017: 276.4 28Apr2017: 273.2 04May2017: 272.0 12May2017: 270.0 19May2017: 267.8 13Jun2017: 265.2 21May2017: 264.4 28May2017: 263.0 04Jul2017: 264.2 24Sep2017: 263.8 11Nov2017: 258.2 07Dec2017: 262 18Jan2018: 274 doh 13Feb2018: 276.8 DOH 27Jun2018: 274.6 starting over 03Jul2018: 270.8 10Jul2018: 268.6 17Jul2018: 264.2 24Jul2018: 262.2 31Jul2018: 261.2 07Aug2018: 259.8 14Aug2018: 258.2 04Sep2018: 257.4 01Jan2019: 273.4 whoops! 07Jan2019: 270.4 22Jan2019: 268.8 29Aug2019: major back surgery! 10Sep2019: 259.4

Member Since: 7/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 70,204

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 41, married with 3 kids, living in SC.

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