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April 7, 2013 Virgil, Michelle, Ann

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1/9/18-- Currently 110 pounds over goal.
1/23/16--Currently 70 pounds over goal, but I''m actively working on getting back to goal.
At least I've maintained a 25 pound loss for almost 5 years. I have to be proud of that.
I''m a single mother of 3. I'm working on living a healthier life, being kinder to my heart, and setting a better example for my kids of healthy living. I'm enjoying the challenges and rewards of maintenance!

Height: 5'7"
Heaviest Wt: 248 July 30,2010
Met goal weight (148): February 23, 2012

Started tracking with WW Points: July 30, 2010
Down 10 pounds: Aug 20, 2010
Down 20 pounds: Sept 22, 2010

Added 30+ minutes exercise 3 times per week, and started using most of my FLEX and ACTIVITY Pts : Oct 30, 2010

Down 30 pounds: Nov 14, 2010
Down 35 pounds: Dec 4,2010
Dec 2, 2010 switched from Points to PointsPlus
Down 40 pounds: Dec 31, 2010
Jan 10: Began training for 5k
Down 45 pounds: Jan 17,2011
Brry Scurry: Feb 5, 2011
Down 50 pounds: Feb 19, 2011
HALF-WAY TO GOAL!! Down 54 pounds (194) Mar 5, 2011
CASI St Patrick''s Day 5K: March 12, 2011
Down 60 pounds: April 2, 2011
Gilda''s Run for Fun 5K: April 10, 2011
Steeve Klooster Memorial Run 5K: May 7, 2011
* I had good intentions of keeping this^ up to date, but really lost track- somewhere in here, I lost 40 more pounds, participated in probably 8 more races, and started biking. This journey has really broadened who I am and what I do, and I love it!

I've been struggling with the effects of age/perimenopause on my weight goals for 2 years now, and I've experienced significant setbacks, but I'm not giving up!

Spent some time when I did just say, "whatever", and I'm still struggling. I stopped tracking, started again, stopped again, etc. I'm tracking again, and I really want to do this for myself. I'm tired, too heavy, and kind of miserable from carrying the excess weight.

Member Since: 1/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 55,050

My Goals:
Long term goal: Reach and maintain ideal weight for my height (150-160)DONE 2/23/2012

Updated (6/21/2012) Long Term Goal:
Maintain healthy weight by continuing to track my daily food and activity and by weighing in at least once a month at my local WW meeting to maintain Lifetime WW Membership

Short term weight goals:

7/30/10: 248 (start)
9/4/10: 239 DONE 8/21/10
10/9/10: 230 DONE 9/18/10
11/13/10: 221 DONE 10/20/10
12/1510: 212 DONE 12/4/10
1/29/11: 203 DONE 1/15/11
3/5/11: 194 DONE 3/5/11
4/9/11: 185 DONE 4/15/11
5/14/11: 176 DONE 6/13/11
6/18/11: 167 DONE 9/13/11
7/23/11: 158 DONE 12/15/11
8/27/11: 154 DONE 1/13/12
10/1/11: 148 DONE 2/23/2012

New goals:
255 by 8/5/18
250 by 9/9/18
245 by 10/14/18
240 by 11/18/18
235 by 12/23/18
230 by 1/27/19
225 by 3/3/19
220 by 4/7/19
215 by 5/12/19
210 by 6/16/19
205 by 7/21/19
200 by 8/25/19
195 by 9/29/19
190 by 11/3/19
185 by 12/8/19
180 by 1/12/20

My Program:
Tracking food with WW points.
Exercise by walking/jogging or aerobic/yoga video/biking 3 times per week for 30 minutes or more each time.
Support from SP and my best friend who is also using WW.
Reaching out to others in need of support and sharing what I know.

**7/1/18 update: survival mode--re-gainied 100+ pounds (current weight is 260.2) and tracking on spark--no paid programs

Personal Information:
I'm Michelle. I've lived in Iowa all my life. I have 3 adult kids, and one grandson.
My boyfriend of 14 years is an incredibly wonderful and supportive man. I am truly blessed!

Other Information:
The mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.

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    Welcome back to Spark! If I can do this, you can too! I was on Spark for a very short while back in January, so I am glad I made it a whole week without dropping out again :-).
    3890 days ago
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the Teachers Learning to Lose team! We hope you've been having a wonderful day, spent with your family and doing something FUN--hooray for Saturday birthdays!! And wow, congrats on your amazing weight loss!
    4698 days ago
    Hi and welcome to the Teachers Learning to Lose team, if you haven't had a chance to already come on over to the Message board and introduce yourself. Take a look at our Monthly Newsletter, that will tell you something about our team.

    We have a program we call Accountability Buddies, you are paired up with a team member with similar goals and interests so you can provide each other with that extra measure of support and motivation. Just send a Spark Mail to my team co-leader MMWILLIAMS (Maryann) and she will get you started!

    Again welcome, I look forward to getting to know you.

    4752 days ago
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