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October 19, 2008 Down 95 weighing in at 208

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This is me now! I still have about 75lbs to go!

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This is my BEFORE picture 304lbs

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I work at the YMCA…where people expect you to be thin! I got my job on my first journey. I had lost 80lbs. With diet and exercise I went on to lose 30 more…I was almost there…then my life changed, and my goals changed.

I started school. I have an associates in Graphic Design and I wanted to get my bachelor’s degree. I decided to pursue my bachelors in Multimedia Web design so I could cross-platform my design skills. I stopped watching calories and working out. I ballooned back up to 309 this time…UGH….AGAIN, I was defeated.

My YMCA job took me to Orangeburg, and after being inspired by the faithful Y-goers, in December of 2010, I decided to get myself together again. My main block was the fact that I put the weight back on, I had to let that go and concentrate on EACH day as a new journey. Well it is January of 2012, I am at 191, with a total of 41 to go to hit goal. I graduate in May, I want to hit goal around the same time…New job…New body!

If I could give anyone any advice, it would be to cut out the processed foods now! Cook it yourself! There are so many chemicals in frozen foods that we buy, and let’s not mention the grease and processes that go into fast foods. Cook it yourself! Stop with the processed sweeteners, they are bad for your body and your metabolism. Use stevia….. and if you really need sugar, use real sugar and fit it in your caloric intake. CUT out the sodas they are not good for your body….!

Member Since: 7/19/2006

Fitness Minutes: 3,711

My Goals:
Get out of the Obese category all-together

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Attend weight watchers weekly meeting for support.
Stay away from Buffets

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  • v LUVNMOM22
    Hi Saundra,

    Congratulations on your weightloss! It's great to have you on the team with us! I just stopped by your husband's page as well. I'm so glad you two are on this journey together! What a great motivation! Continued success to you both!

    4692 days ago
  • v MRAY622
    Hi Saundra,
    I wanted to welcome you to the BCL #6. You are on the Sapphire Slimmers team. I was excited to see you have already joined the team. I like your avatar. Very nice work.
    Good luck on the challenge
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    4696 days ago
    Hehe! Thanks for the goody. The teddy bear was wonderful! You've made such great progress. Thanks for the inspiration.
    4701 days ago
  • v KSPILLS713
    I saw you are a new member to WSIL 3 team and was fascinated by your drawing! How talented you are! I'm equally impressed with your weight loss efforts to date. Whatever you didn't do in the past, I think you're making up for now! Keep up the GREAT work! I feel confident you will reach and maintain your goal this time!

    4702 days ago
    oh your so sweet thank you !!!!
    4710 days ago
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