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Me at 186.2 lbs on April 5, 2015!

Me at 175.2 lbs on July 8, 2015!




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Hi I am Sarah. I started Weight Watchers on 11/22/2014 and so far have lost 12 lbs. I love it and really think it works. I am excited about what I might weigh this April! The weight has really crept on in the last few years. I couldn't believe when I started weight watchers that I weight 207 lbs. I cannot wait to get to 177. That is my first goal! Then I can start losing from there. It was 2 years ago that I weight 177 and have it recorded in my diary. It's hard to believe I've gained so much weight in such a short amount of time. I am going to use both Sparkpeople and Weight Watchers. I am not leaving Sparkpeople. I like it better than WW because after all it is free so it might be good. Although I might now be a lifetime member of WW. Depends on how things turn out. But I do horribly without points. Points have totally saved me and my sanity!!!!

3/15/15 Update: Okay to update whatever I was blabbering about before! LOL. I have gotten over my weight watchers thing and am using spark people full time because I cannot afford weight watchers. I am loving the transition to the mobile app from WW's mobile app. So much better and it is FREE! I must say WW probably did help me figure out calories and how much I could have in a day so that did help and it is now easier to transition into just doing the calories and I did lose 17 lbs with WW. That said I am thrilled to be using spark people so much and I have increased my points to like 1000 from before just by downloading apps. I also have added fitness back in because there is something about using the Spark that makes you want to exercise. I was only recording my exercise before now that I realize there is so much more I am thrilled.

3/22/15 Updated: I am looking over my old blogs and realizing that I was at a decent weight at 175 being my lowest. I never went lower but this time I am really going to try. Right now at 188 I can't wait to get down to 175. I also realize looking at my old blogs I was in denial possibly and not really doing anything much about my weight. I mean I wasn't tracking the foods that I ate which is a big part of the whole thing. HUGE I would even say!

7/29/15 Updated: I am surpassing my goal at 174.2! I feel great and fit my clothes great. Can't wait to lose more!

10/25/15: Updated: Seem to be in a plateau but holding strong around 170. I got on the scale tonight and it was 170.2. I have to work extra hard now to get results. Slow but sure I know and thankfully there are inspiring stories out there. Also had my 6 year sparkaversary!

2/27/16: Updated: I am starting to track weighing every week by average so I will have my weight for each week and then an average next to it. You will see that next week. My new weight loss goal is to get to 155 and show a normal weigh on my BMI.

7/25/17: I'm back and addicted to Spark again! I have now discovered the Vegan diet and I am trying to follow it. Or as it is called by Joel Fuhrman, the Nutritarian Diet. I'm reading a book called The End of Heart Disease by Joel and am almost done it. I have lost 5 lbs so far and have started to track my weight and blog again. I am very happy with that accomplishment. My goal is to reach 150 lbs and be normal weight!!!

7/17/17: 181.4
7/23/17 179.8
7/30/17 181.6
8/6/17 178.4
8/12/17 178.0
8/20/17: 178.0
8/27/17: 177.8
9/3/17: 175.8
9/10/17: 176.2
9/17/17: 177.8
9/24/17: 177.2
10/1/17: 179.2
10/8/17: 180
10/15/17: 180
10/22/17: 180.4
11/5/17: 180.6
11/19/17: 179.4
11/26/17: 181

Member Since: 10/15/2009

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My Goals:
Weight 150 lbs. and reach "normal" weight. 11/2014: Start weight of 207. 4/3/15: Weigh 186.2 and lost 10% of my weight since starting.

My Program:
Weigh myself every week and exercise 25 minutes every day only skipping when there is no time or doing less like 15 minutes.

Personal Information:
Name: Sarah Brooks Age: 42 Start Weight: 207 Height: 5 feet 6 inches I have 2 daughters. Michelle age 12 years and Megan age 9 years. I have major depression so it is hard to keep me motivated on an exercise program.

Other Information:
I love to read and am reading to fight my depression. It is working. I like to blog and write in my journal. I love spending time with my daughters. I love General Hospital, NCIS, and This Is US.

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    I don't think you had started exercising yet, but if SP isn't for you, it's not. Glad to hear from you, though!

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    104 days ago
    Hey Sarah, hope all is well. I see you were getting some trophies in January, so you were active as recently as last month.

    126 days ago
    This has more info:

    And if she was sensitive to a vibrating watch, she could wake up to that at a certain time each night. Here are some of those and other things for kids:

    Advice/Info from a summer camp:

    from a health site, this was reviewed by a doctor for accuracy:

    from the National Kidney Foundation:

    If you read through those, you'll see that there are a lot of other things that can be done, other than those expensive alarms. They can drink less before bed, be asked to use the toilet at least twice before bed, once at the start of the bedtime routine and at the end. Since your husband doesn't like to do anything that's too involved, it might be best for her to wear some kind of panties that absorb the moisture, so she can wake up to a dry bed, even if she still needs to bathe.

    Well, if your counselor thinks it's a good idea, about reporting the father for neglect, definitely bring this up as one item not being attended to, since it seems to be bothering you. Likely your husband was also a frequent bed wetter, so doesn't see this as an issue. The articles say you should mention it to the doctor if it hasn't resolved by age 7. Me, it took until age 9, with no medical intervention whatsoever. She's probably fine. But it could be stress too, from family issues or whatever she's got going on in her life. Maybe a little of both, possibly, stress and not having a big enough bladder.
    160 days ago

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    160 days ago
    Yeah, it sounds like he can definitely afford for the kids to have a regular dentist that they see!

    The bed wetting may be just a natural thing for your daughter at this age. There are these devices that you can buy to help alert them when the bed starts to get wet. I didn't mention it before, because I didn't know your ex had that much money. Why does he pretend to be so poor? That's really strange!
    160 days ago
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