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My weight loss journey began some time in high school. When I started high school I weighed about 125 and ballooned to 160-170 by graduation. In college I grew into the 200's and after I had kids I reached my heaviest, 269. Along the way I've tried diet after diet and finally was scraed enough that I turned to lap band surgery. I am so glad that I did it. It has made me face this weight loss journey head on and pretty much saved my life as I was facing high blood pressure and Diabetes. Although lap band took place in 5/07, I have struggled along the way and continue to struggle today. I originally joined spark in 11/08 and it has provided the accountabilty, motivation and support that I needed to continue this journey. I joined a couple of great teams and they truly give me the inspiration to log in everyday. In addition to the motivation I get online I also have three beautiful girls and a supportive husband who help provide the visual images as to why this journey is so important. I also have an incredible extended support system in my family. I will do this THIS time! I am so DONE!

Starting weight: 269
Sparkpeople starting weight:
11/12/2008 218 (TWL -51)
11/19/2008 214 (-55)
11/26/2008 214 (-55) GRRRRR!!
12/03/2008 212 (-57)
12/10/2008 211 (-58) Can you say SSSSSSLLLLOOWWWWWW?
12/17/2008 210 (-59)
12/24/2008 212 (-57) Celebrating early. Need to refocus!
12/31/2008 Too scared to get on the scale!
01/07/2009 213 (-56) CRAP!!
01/14/2009 212 (-57)
01/21/2009 211 (-58)
01/28/2009 209 (-60) WOO HOO!!! BMI=39.5
02/04/2009 208 (-61)
02/11/2009 207 (-62)
02/18/2009 211 (-58) THE ONLY DOWN SIDE TO VACATION!
02/25/2009 207 (-62) YEAH, BABY! We're r back in business
04/08/2009 205 (managed to stay on track...proud of me!!)
04/15/2009 205
04/22/2009 207 (oops)

2009 GOALS: (Not in order)

(2) RUN A 5K

“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

Member Since: 11/12/2008

Fitness Minutes: 528

My Goals:
(1) Focus on weight loss by counting calories, weighing food and cooking healthier.
(2) Use my supports
(3) Be more active
(4) Focus on me more

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  • v APRIL88485
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    2507 days ago
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    Belated Happy Birthday Wishes to you!
    Hope the celebration was DONE just right!
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    2508 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL

    In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
    You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
    You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It's hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original "pack-rats."
    You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.

    Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
    Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding.
    2511 days ago
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