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My first Scuba diving trip on our honeymoon. I got certified about year later

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Starting on my adventure of gastic bypass this year.

Well that was 2008. Here we are in Febuary 2009.

on January 28th 2009 my hubby had the same surgery as me. Now we are on this path together.


8/2008 252LBS BMI41
9/10/2009 237LBS
2/2/09 182lbs... woohoo down 70lbs BMI 29
1/6/2010 152 lbs BMI 24.6

Member Since: 4/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 900

My Goals:
Weight loss and strengthing.

Im going to start C25k this year, I"ll be amazed if I can run. June of this year will be our summer dive vacation in Cozumel.

My Program:
bariatric diet:

80+ grams protein today.
Try to get it all in with food but will use single protein shake for a boost.

Iron, MVI, Vit C, B12 inj. Zinc and Biotin.

Wii fit

Personal Information:
Hello, Im a 39 year old ( holy crap almost 40 ) mom of two. Both college students. Im divorced and VERY happily remarried. We live in the Los Angeles area, pretty close to the beach. But Im never there. Thats one of my goals.


Spending more time at beach since surgery. In January it was warm enough to lay out. First time in many many years I want embarassed.

Other Information:
I have felt fat most of my adult life. But looking back I really wasnt. Unforunatly every year I put on alittle more weight. ARHHH it sucks! Right now I feel like my life is on hold until I loose the weight. There are things I want to do but being heavy makes it very difficult and dangerous. What Im talking about is SCUBA diving. Being obese put me at higher risk of injury. Not to mention its frickin hard to carry all that equipment around. I wont buy a cold water wetsuit until I loose ALOT of weight. So if I want to dive locally I have to rent a suit. A mens 2XL, is kinda humilating going in and asking for such a big suit. I dont see myself as a fat person. I guess Im a skinny person in a fat body.

Thinking back one of the reasons I allowed myself to get heavy was the denial I was even heavy at all.

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  • v POPTART44
    Thank you for noticing and commenting on my recent blog!! I'm glad you're still hanging around!!! Three years - unbelievable isn't it? I have a hard time hitting my protein goal too. So I usually do a shake for breakfast, I find that the hardest meal to "eat". You look freaking awesome too girl!! I saw your pics on FB Hotstuff!!
    3450 days ago
    Hi! My name is Aly (BellaSoccerMom). Hope you don't mind the friend add before I've communicated with you. I saw your SP page, and thought you would be great to get to know. My journey towards real achievements is just starting and I figure the more we all connect the easier it will be for everyone.

    Take Care,

    3831 days ago
  • v no profile image _MAOMAO_
    Hey there Paula, welcome to Fibro Friends! You've joined an incredibly supportive team. We're here for your weight loss, fitness, motivation as we all live w/ FMS. Fibro does change losing weight & getting fit - but it doesn't stop us unless we let it. Even having a day full of obstacles & not letting it stop us the next day is progress. Make it a goal to make progress every day, even when all you do is 10 minutes of slow stretching in a couple 5 minute sessions. It will make so much difference.

    This forum, including the Reading Room, is full of fibro resources. Spark's tools are fantastic, I couldn't do this w/o the trackers. There's so much to learn, articles and slideshows & videos, including Coach Nicole's workout videos. The support is the best part & it's endless!

    It appears that you've managed to have a melt-down this year w/o gaining your weight back. Wow! That goal weight looks really good on you, Paula. Great for you, getting yourself help and doing whatever it takes. Also, great work for not trying to eat your way out of depression. I'm serious. It doesn't work. BTDT, don't go back. Keep moving forward!

    Feel free to come introduce yourself at the team, we'd love to get to know you.

    Enjoy getting healthy & fit!

    Lynn, FF team co-leader emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3841 days ago
  • v URBRAT2
    Sounds good. Lets start small. I think Jen might kick our butt! emoticon
    3841 days ago
  • v POPTART44
    Have an awesome weekend! Are you interested in maybe starting a little exercise challenge? I need some help getting motivated, and maybe if we did some type of group thing, it would help us all?? What do you think?
    3841 days ago
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