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This was me over a year ago Nov 2011 after I had lost 90 lbs before gaining it all back

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This is me Dec 2012, looking and feeling horrible

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I am not new to SparkPeople. A few years ago I was on here and lost 90 lbs. I am an American but have lived in the UK since 2007. Unfortunately, after a divorce and depression I gave up on myself and through a lot of emotional eating I gained back all of the weight I had lost plus more. Now I am 190 lbs from my goal weight. Yes! I did say a whole 190 lbs! I have no idea how I let things get so bad. However, I have learned from my mistakes. I'm picking myself back up, dusting myself off and Im going to keep going. I will succeed because I will not let myself fail! I might not win every battle but I WILL WIN THE WAR! It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. I'm taking this journey one min, one hour, and one day at a time. This is not a " diet" , I'm permanently changing my life. If there is one thing I have learned over the many years of loosing and gaining weight is that diets don't work. Until you are truly ready to change your life for good and change your relationship with food, you will never truly be successful. Every choice you make has an end result. And I am choosing to make the right choices for my health, not only for today or for the next year but for the rest of my life.

Goal Breakdown:

1/7/2013 GW: 322 CW: 317.4 REACHED! EXCEEDED GOAL!
1/14 GW: 319 CW: 313.8 REACHED! EXCEEDED GOAL!
1/21 GW: 316 CW: 313.8
1/28 GW: 313 CW:
2/4/2013 GW: 310 CW:
2/11 GW: 307 CW:
2/18 GW: 304 CW:
2/25 GW: 301 CW:
3/4/2013 GW: 298 CW:
3/11 GW: 295 CW:
3/18 GW: 292 CW:
3/25 GW: 289 CW:
4/1/2013 GW: 286 CW:
4/8 GW: 283 CW:
4/15 GW: 280 CW:
4/22 GW: 277 CW:
4/29 GW: 274 CW:
5/6/2013 GW: 271 CW:
5/13 GW: 268 CW:
5/20 GW: 265 CW:
5/27 GW: 262 CW:
6/3/2013 GW: 259 CW:
6/10 GW: 256 CW:
6/17 GW: 253 CW:
6/24 GW: 250 CW:
7/1/2013 GW: 247 CW:
7/8 GW: 244 CW:
7/15 GW: 241 CW:
7/22 GW: 238 CW:
7/29 GW: 235 CW:
8/5/2013 GW: 233 CW:
8/12 GW: 230 CW:
8/19 GW: 227 CW:
8/26 GW: 224 CW:
9/2/2013 GW: 221 CW:
9/9 GW: 218 CW:
9/16 GW: 215 CW:
9/23 GW: 212 CW:
9/30 GW: 209 CW:
10/7/2013 GW: 206 CW:
10/14 GW: 203 CW:
10/21 GW: 200 CW:
10/28 GW: 197 CW:
11/4/2013 GW: 194 CW:
11/11 GW: 191 CW:
11/18 GW: 188 CW:
11/25 GW: 185 CW:
12/2/2013 GW: 183 CW:
12/9 GW: 181 CW:
12/16 GW: 179 CW:
12/23 GW: 177 CW:
12/30 GW: 175 CW:
1/6/2014 GW: 173 CW:
1/13 GW: 171 CW:
1/20 GW: 169 CW:
1/27 GW: 167 CW:
2/3/2014 GW: 165 CW:
2/10 GW: 163 CW:
2/17 GW: 161 CW:
2/24 GW: 159 CW:
3/3/2014 GW: 157 CW:
3/10 GW: 155 CW:
3/17 GW: 153 CW:
3/24 GW: 151 CW:
3/31 GW: 149 CW:
4/7/2014 GW: 147 CW:
4/14 GW: 145 CW:
4/21 GW: 143 CW:
4/28 GW: 141 CW:
5/5/2014 GW: 139 CW:
5/12 GW: 137 CW:
5/19 GW: 135 CW:

Member Since: 12/29/2012

Fitness Minutes: 2,370

My Goals:
To lose 190 lbs by June 2014. I am 5'9" tall. My starting weight is 325 lbs and my goal weight is 135 lbs.

Targets for BMI:

325 lbs: 48 ( Servery Obese)

270 lbs: 39.9 ( obese)

200 lbs: 29.5 (overweight)

165 lbs:24.4 (Healthy weight)

Goal weight:
135 lbs: 19.9 ( Healthy weight)

My Program:
Eat a healthy balanced diet of 1200-1500 per day.

Exercise 2 hours per day.

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Current Weight: 311.8 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 13.2 lbs

Weight left to lose until I reach my goal: 176.8 lbs

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    The Aries-Taurus Cusp is also known as the Cusp of Power. You can probably see why when they have so much going for them. They have the amazing ability to get into a project and really run with it all the way to its conclusion.
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