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I am an obese, 45-year-old mom of 7. I've struggled with my weight since puberty when I thought I was fat because I had curves when the other girls didn't. I let myself spiral upwards in weight until I truly became fat then obese.

With a family of 9 life is CRAZY! I've lost myself along the way making myself have one foot in the grave and chaos in every aspect of my life.

I've chosen the name "Overhauling-Me" because that's what I'm doing. I need one huge overhaul! I know deep down there is a classic beauty who runs well in ALL aspects. It will be a Loooong project but definitely worthwhile.

Starting Weight: 3/26/11 325lbs BMI: 45.32 Morbidly Obese
25 Pounds Gone: 5/20/11 299.8lbs BMI: 41.81 Morbidly Obese

Update: January 3, 2012
So, 2011 didn't end up to well. After losing 30lbs by June 8th I fell off track. Thankfully I didn't put all my weight back on and finished the year down eight pounds. Weighed in at 317. Here's to a new year.

My 2012 Journey:
Starting Weight: 301.6 Starting BMI: 42.06
Ending Weight: 287.8 Ending BMI: 40.11
Pounds Gone: 13.8 Year to date Gone: 29.2
Starting Weight: 317 Starting BMI: 44.21 (M. Obese)
Ending Weight: 301.6 Ending BMI: 42.06
Pounds Gone: 15.4 Year to date Gone: 15.4

Member Since: 11/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 33,809

My Goals:
*To get Healthy
*Lower my BMI to healthy range (23 or lower)
*Be able to be more active with my kids
*Wear a size 12/14

Heaviest: 325 in 2011
Started 2012 at 317
Started 2013 at 302.2

Weight Loss for 2013:
LBS Gone in Jan: 9.6

My Program:
As of 1/3/12
I plugged my goals into SP and was told to eat *1470-1860 calories.
*Drink 8-8oz of water.
*Workout (DVD, treadmill or walking) a minimum of 30min 5 days a week
*training to walk a Half marathon, May 11th, 2013
*Log everything on Spark People

Program will change as the weight loss slows

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Mom of 7
Wife of 22 years!
LOVE to read, be with my family, clean to music and If I had more time I'd like to scrapbook. I've always dreamed of being in really great shape. Working on making that dream a reality before it's too late

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    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has a problem with my home scale being really inconsistent. I still use it just out of curiosity but I really only rely on the one at the pharmacy. I can step on my scale 3 times and get 3 different weights. And I'm not talking about a pound or two difference; it can be up to 5 or 6 pounds different! It's so frustrating! I saw where you mentioned this problem on the weigh-in thread in the One Hundred in One Year group and thought I'd let ya know you aren't alone!!
    1581 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope your husband is on the mend soon. Mine was only a partial tear, and I just had my MRI on Friday (over 2 months since my injury), so surgery is fairly unlikely at this point. I will say though that I think physio has made all the difference in my recovery. I'm still a ways off from "normal", but soo much better than I was just a few weeks ago!

    1583 days ago
    emoticon for the snowman goodie...
    We did get snow emoticon here, but it was gone in 1/2 day.
    I love snow & winter, but looking forward to spring. emoticon

    1585 days ago
    Thanks for my goodie. Did you have a good vday?
    1587 days ago
    Hope you are continuing to "walk the walk." It can be tough, but we are going to be tougher!
    1591 days ago
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