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All my life, I've struggled with my weight. From my first diet at age 7, through nagging from family, teasing from friends, to Weight Watchers, Weight Loss Clinic, TOPS, a rainbow of diet pills, shakes, bars, counseling, self awareness groups, you name it, I've done it. Most of it worked, for awhile, but I gained back more. Well meaning people said I carried my weight well (whatever that means) so I deluded myself into thinking I didn't look so awful. But seeing 300 lbs looming on my doctor's scales was a real wake up call. I was actually researching weight loss surgery when I found a link to Sparkpeople and decided to join in August 07. By January 08, I'd lost 38 pounds, then plateau-ed for a month or so, but since March 08, the honeymoon is over. I've yo-yo-ed with 5 lbs, then 7, now (June 2010) nearly all of it has crept back. I'm still hanging in with SP though, and joined TOPS in Sept. 08. That helped me refocus for awhile, but a year and a half later I'm still spinning my wheels. What's sad is the 100 lbs I say I want to lose would be gone by now if I'd really worked at it.

Feb. 24 2011 - The spinning wheels have officially stopped. This is the year I'm going to do it! My goal is to wear my wedding dress at our 25th anniversary on May 2, 2012, which means 70 lbs off in 14 months - 5 lbs a month. That is definitely do- able & I'm gonna do it!
2012 update: Got down to 239 lbs for our anniversary celebration in May - not nearly enough to wear my wedding dress, a major disappointment. And what do I do when disappointed? Eat! Yo-yo'ed all summer, but the weight was creeping back on. Managed to put on the brakes before gaining it all back and am now on the downward trend, but man is it tough! Suffering with chronic back pain isn't helping. Thank God for SP!
Jan. 3, 2013 - Will this be the year? I'm stuck at 254 lbs & hanging on by my fingernails. Time to set another goal & start again.

January 3, 2014. Well, 2013 wasn't the year as I'm ending it 4 lbs higher & spent most of it bouncing up and down the same 3 to 5 pounds. Note to self - Maintenance is AFTER you lost the weight not BEFORE. Lots of excuses I could offer, but the truth is I don't really try. Setting goals - no problem! Working on them - quite another story. I want to weigh 225 in time for my university's 225th anniversary reunion. If I lose one pound a week from now to then, I can do it. But will I?

Jan. 5, 2018. Nope, I didn't. Another 3 years of "following the bouncing ball" and I weigh 261 pounds. On the bright side, that's 14 pounds less than my start weight in SP, (275) but it's been TEN YEARS! What does it take?

2019. Another year of ups and downs - this is getting old and so am I? If I'd really wanted to do this, I'd have done it long ago.





Member Since: 7/10/2007

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Progress Report
Start wt. 275 lbs 8/8/07
Year 1 245 lbs 8/8/08
Year 2 267 lbs 9/11/09
Year 3 262 lbs 5/11 10
Year 4 245 lbs 20/11/11
Year 5 254 lbs 27/10/12
Year 6 258 lbs 31/12/13
Year 7 251 lbs 31/12/14
Year 8 250 lbs 31/12/15
Year 9 (skipped this year)
Year 10 261 lbs 31/12/17
Year 11 258lbs 31/12/18


My Program:
Keep a food journal
Aim for 1400-1800 calories per day



Personal Information:
I live on a mixed farm in Manitoba, Canada with my hubby & Brian the cat.


Other Information:
Music is a big part of my life. I am part-time organist at my church and sing alto in several choirs.




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  • v CRAZYINSPIRED11
    There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
    30 days ago
  • v HIPPICHICK1
    Thanks for the tea. LOL! The Anglo cure-all.
    I hope your surgery goes well. Wishing you all the very best!
    84 days ago
  • v RCLYKE
    Hi, thanks for stopping by to say hi.
    89 days ago
  • v SHIRLA7
    Thank you so much for the SparkGoodie you left me. I don't think I'll have room for a pool table (although maybe that would entice my son to come visit more often. LOL!) I hope I can find room for a nice crafting space though.
    Have a good day!
    103 days ago
  • v MARITIMER3
    I obviously spoke too soon. Last night we had about 25 cm. of wet, heavy snow. Enough that Peter had to clean the driveway before I could go to church.

    You asked about intermittent fasting. It's working so well that I feel like I should pinch myself. I'm combining it with the Beck Diet Solution team, and they are working well together.

    Since Peter and I rarely go to bed before midnight, and I'm not hungry when I wake up in the morning, I'm eating from 12 noon to 8 pm and then fasting for the next 16 hours. I plan my meals carefully, and I find that 3 meals of around 500 calories each work best for me, with no snacking in between.

    I can honestly say that I'm not at all hungry, and I haven't eaten anything outside my 8 hour window even once.

    If you are interested in trying it, and have any other questions, I'd be glad to help you.

    Gail
    113 days ago
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