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Five years ago I had weight loss surgery and I lost 124 pounds. That's amazing to me even now! I maintained my weight loss until about a year and a half ago. Slowly 21 pounds have crept back and although I would love to blame it on some medication I was prescribed (one of the possible side effects is weight gain) or the fact that I'm turning 50 this year, I know that peri menopause or medication are only partly responsible. The issue that is 80% responsible is ME!! I've allowed old habits back in my life. So I asked myself if I really want to go down that road again. I was one of the most miserable fat people you could imagine. I decided to get my butt back to the tools that helped me become the success story I was because I know it (Sparkpeople) works. So here I am, ready to turn it all around. I'm giving myself a whole year to take these extra pounds back off and get to my goal weight because I would rather take it slow and incorporate these changes to my lifestyle forever.

Member Since: 2/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,748

My Goals:
I have to get back down to my goal weight of 150 pounds. Can I tell you how easy it was to let those 21 pounds creep back on? That's the scary part!


My Program:
I believe if you focus on putting healthy foods in your body and get regular exercise you can have the occasional treat. It's when day after day turns into "treat day" I see TROUBLE. I have to work on those treat days, I need to be able to just say "NO"~!!!



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Things I Love:

Time with my Family
Coffee
Thunderstorms
Purses and Shoes
Cookies ( I know that's bad, but it's true!)
Reading
Taking Pictures
Scrapbooking
Shopping
Swimming
Dancing
Lilacs and Roses
Fall and Thanksgiving
Weekends in Monterey
Pedicures






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  • v GLOWING_GODDESS
    Hey how are you... I hope all is goin good for you... I love the picture of your dog on here.. she is adorable!! Just thought I would stop by and say hi...
    Take care of yourself and keep smilin...
    Tanya emoticon
    4565 days ago
  • v KALYN40
    Hi Poptart! Good luck on your weight loss journey! I love your baby Cookie! Give her a kiss for me!

    Lynn
    4610 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/18/2008 1:21:49 PM
  • v EPLUMB
    Hi Poptart!!

    I am so glad you are my friend. I look forward to supporting you in your wls journey (although I am biased that it is the most wonderful thing in the world)!!!

    In case I have not said it lately, thanks for keeping me sane at work. I would implode if I had to keep it all to myself. Another day in paradise....hehehe
    4676 days ago
  • v KELLUMHOLTZ
    Saw you on the gastric bypass group. I am also preop. I am almost done with my preop requirements. I wish you lots of luck on your journey. It is exciting!
    4677 days ago
  • v SWEETINDY500
    Welcome to Gastric Bypass! You'll find plenty of support and encouragement here. No question is too stupid to ask, so post away and we'll all put in our two cents worth. Utilize all the tools SP has to offer. I find tracking my food and exercise most helpful. Good luck on your weight loss journey!

    Linda
    4687 days ago
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