MOIRA222

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Me, Joe & Katie on our trip to Disney in January 2007.



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1988, Me, Tricia, Jean, Linda. This is what I know is possible (145lb). If only I could do this.


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"When I look in the mirror, I cannot believe that it is me I see. When I see a picture of myself, its even worse . . .you can fool yourself a little when you look in the mirror, but there's no lying when you see the film. "

This is where i was at the end of 2006. I'd like to say things improved right after that, but that's not really true. I struggled tremendously, and my highest known (because I avoided the scale a lot!) weight was 299 in 2009. S C A R Y.

Hubby and I joined weight watchers together. He really got it together, lost a ton of weight, and learned better eating an exercise habits. Me, not so much.

In December 2012 after a lot of research, praying & soul searching, I underwent a sleeve gastrectomy. I had the size of my stomach surgically reduced by about 75- 80%. FINALLY I was able to get my eating under control -- portion portion portion and choice choice choice.

Two years later I have been able to maintain my weight loss (from a snug size 24 to a comfy size 12 and sometimes a 10!) but its work. I exercise every day, and try to watch my choices. I get off track, I graze, then I find myself tracking here on SparkPeople. Always my go to. Holiday season is here and I know that I really need to own my actions and my foods so here I am, keeping it real!!!


Member Since: 10/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 28,486

My Goals:
To get back to where I was when I got married . . . this was still overweight according to the charts, but I was comfortable with myself there.

I need to lose about 100 lbs to do this.


My Program:
I am struggling daily with everything! But at least I have started walking -- we rescued a 1 year old german shepherd, so I take him out twice daily on week days, once on weekends. (sometimes more on weekends but I"m usually too busy chasing after my daughter & catching up on chores & life from working all week)



Personal Information:
I live in Northeast Pennsylvania, am married for 14 years, and have a wonderful daughter and a german shepherd.


Other Information:
I'm a web developer both for pay (my job) and for fun . . . I work on quite a few sites for friends & family.
I also am an avid reader and am glad that my daughter's getting bigger now I can spare a little time here & there to a book.





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  • v HYACINTHBUCKET
    Welcome to Ghost Hauntings and Spirits. I ask all new members to please read our sticky topic's on the index board. It will help guide you through the threads and postings. Team Members have left you postings over in 'Our Welcoming Committee' thread.

    Also as a team member, please post at least 2x's a week. It doesn't have to pertain to ghost , we do have a general chat thread . Stop in and get to know the team.


    Team Leader,

    Hyacinth
    4735 days ago
  • v MACKGEORGE
    Thank you, God Bless you and your Sisters girls!
    4745 days ago
  • v SLSOTAK
    It just so happens that giving encouragement is what I'm good at! :) You can totally do this! SP is a WONDERFUL site. For example, I had a bit of a tough week a few weeks ago when I gained a pound instead of losing and man, I got so many emails! The support you find here is absolutely amazing! I'm always looking for more friends! Please keep in touch! Thanks for the post on my blog! :) I have no doubt you can make it to your goals! Take care of you! - Stacy :)
    4746 days ago
  • v SWEETINDY500
    Just looking around the pasture for stray Bulls. Stop by the barn and get some encouraging words. Take care.

    Linda
    4747 days ago
  • v SWEETINDY500
    We've missed you in the pasture. Hope all is well with you. Blue Bulls Rule!

    Linda
    4750 days ago
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