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One of the happiest days of our lives, and I look my worst. He deserves a healthier, prettier wife.

Me at my husband's college graduation 8/25/2012

Me 10/4/2012


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Hi! I'm Rebecca. I'm a Lutheran wife of 12 years, step-mom to an awesome 16 year old boy, and mama to a crazy spoiled 5 year old pit bull.

I've fought with obesity since childhood. When I graduated high school I was 220 lbs, and my weight steadily climbed year by year. By the time I was 30, I weighed 275 lbs. God brought a great man into my life in May of 2004, and I married him in November of that same year. We immediately began trying to expand our little family, to no avail. The next ten years brought failure, grief, devastation, fertility drugs, depression, stress and two babies taken to Heaven. I have a hormonal disorder known as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and several blood-clotting disorders (Lupus Anticoagulant, Anticardiolipin Syndrome and Compound Heterozygous MTHFR mutation). All of this contributes to my infertility and the blood clotting disorders led to my miscarriages. PCOS also is one cause of my weight problems.

In early 2015 I was finally officially diagnosed with hypothyroidism, after fighting for years to get a doctor to take me seriously.

I've had quite a few wake up calls recently, and I've come to the realization that I have to change the way I'm living (or rather, existing...I haven't been truly LIVING for a long time) or I won't see my 44th birthday. I feel like I'm not living my life, I'm simply existing. I feel like I'm just sitting here waiting to die. And I'm tired of that.

I am limited in what activity I can do, because of my size and some pretty bad back and knee injuries. I need a knee replacement, and have 3 completely degenerated discs in my lower back, both of which cause severe debilitating pain. The doctor won't do anything about the knee replacement until I lose 230 pounds.

I was also recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and I have fatty liver. My Dad died from liver cancer in August, 2015, and I am terrified that I will develop cancer as well.

I HAVE to lose weight. Not just to relieve my pain, but to save my life.

This is about my 100th try at losing weight, but I have to do it this time and get healthy or I know I'll be dead by 45. I refuse to let that happen.

"No one's life should be rooted in fear. We are born for wonder, for joy, for hope, for love, to marvel at the mystery of existence, to be ravished by the beauty of the world, to seek truth and meaning, to acquire wisdom, and by our treatment of others to brighten the corner where we are.” ~Dean Koontz, Life Expectancy

Member Since: 6/15/2012

Fitness Minutes: 674

My Goals:
Lose 50 lbs by Christmas.

Be more active.

Feel better about myself.

Complete a 5K.

Long term: Lose at least 200 pounds.

To not be in constant, chronic pain.

To lose enough weight to be able to get my knee replacement.

My Program:
Daily tracking with SP Android app and website.

Following a low glycemic index diet.

Measuring and weighing food.

At least 30 minutes of some type of activity daily.

Consistently drinking 10+ 8oz glasses of water daily.

Eating more fresh veggies and fruits, less processed and packaged foods.

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Coloring (I love Angie Grace's coloring books)
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    Wishing you a healthy Friday!

    Hope to see you posting on the 400 team!

    329 days ago
  • v MARILYNS70
    You are a member of Calling Christian Women - The Official Group
    This team is now 'closed' and has been replaced by a new revised group of the same name.

    Could you please go to the one that you are a member of scroll down and click on 'leave the team' due to it being closed

    And then if you are still interested and willing to participate we would love to have you join us on the new group - come to my sparkpage to get to it - same name just set up so that members will get encouragement with respect to losing weight and in following their Lord and Savior

    Be blessed
    337 days ago
    I suggest you join this Sparkteam.
    It is tremendously supportive
    There is a fantastic 1 pound per week weightloss challenge, this is where many members chat too.

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    Cheers Richard
    339 days ago
    Just stopping by to say HI emoticon ANd i Really hope you are feeling better soon! emoticon
    344 days ago
    emoticon Tigger: Come on, Rabbit. Let’s you and me bounce, huh?
    Rabbit: Good heavens! M-m-m-me bounce?

    Tigger: Why, certainly! And look, you’ve got the feet for it.
    Rabbit: I have?
    Tigger: Sure! Come on, try it! It makes ya feel just grrreat!

    ~ (Tigger), A. A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh
    351 days ago
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