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(Update 3/6/17). I am back on sparkpeople after a very difficult time in my life. I had achieved my weight loss goal and married a wonderful man. The only thing I didn't realize is that he had cancer. We found out six weeks after we were married and I cared for him the next 8 months while we battled his cancer. Unfortunately he died April 4, 2013 and I had already gained a lot of weight. It took me quite a while to grieve and my weight just kept climbing. I met a man (my now husband) in November 2014 and he loved me just the way I was. I continued to gain weight and we got married in June. We had some wedding pictures and I almost cry every time I look at them. I gained a lot of weight. Then I got mono and a cluster of other ailments that made me miserable most of 2016, but I am back at it with renewed focus and a husband who is losing weight with me. If you have read my story before, you know I can do this, just like I know I can do this. I wasn't sure if I was going to post this new information as I didn't want to discourage people on their journey's; however, life happens and it is never too late to save yourself. So I picked myself up, dusted myself off and here I am. Let's do this thing together.
(Updated 1/6/11) I started this journey wanting to look in the mirror and smile at myself. Well I have accomplished that goal. I have come a long way from that size 18/20 woman who was simply miserable. I am now a size 2. The workouts have helped so much. I am a 41 year-old mother of two teenagers. I have learned so much about myself and what I want in my life. I want to live and that is what I am doing.

Oh btw if you have been reading since I started this journey you may notice the name change. My given name is Joyce, but as the journey continued I picked up the nickname Vivian. It stuck and I like it so that is what I go by most of the time.

My weight loss progress
10/01/08 226 pounds
12/19/08 212 pounds
12/28/08 206
01/31/09 195.6
02/08/09 192.4
02/15/09 188.8
02/21/09 190.4
2/28/09 186.2
3/07/09 186
3/14/09 184.4
3/21/09 180
3/28/09 179
4/04/09 177.2
4/11/09 173.6
4/18/09 173
4/25/09 168.6
5/08/09 165
7/31/09 163
8/10/09 162
11/11/09 152
12/07/09 149.9
12/15/09 143
03/29/10 138
02/14/11 123
01/05/12 133

199 New shirt (met 1/20/09)
194 Manicure (met 2/8/09)
189 New pants (met 2/15/09)
184 tanning bed package (met 3/14/09)
179 new pants (met 3/28/09)
174 pedicure (met 4/11/09)
169 professional hair dye (met 4/25/09)
164 facial (met 7/31/09)
159 night out with hubby (met 9/26/09)
154 new workout clothes (maybe Christmas)
149 new shirt (met 1/5010)
144 new pants (met 2/15/10)
139 pedicure (met 5/1/10)
134 buy a bathing suit (met 7/1/10)
129 new outfit

Member Since: 12/19/2008

Fitness Minutes: 47,265

My Goals:
I am working very hard to lose 100 pounds and get to 126. I want to be strong and healthy and look really hot in my competition dresses.

My Program:
I am walking and riding a bike. I am also tracking my food and exercise at SP. which really has helped.

Personal Information:
My name is Vivian, I have two grown children, a husband and two dogs. I work as a school psychologist, which keeps me busy.

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  • v DINA:-)
    thanks for adding me as a friend! i've added you too- i'm looking forward to getting to know you!

    4597 days ago
  • v DINA:-)
    welcome to the lap-band team! we are so glad to have you with us. you will love this team- everyone is so friendly and supportive. i'm here if you ever need anything!

    4599 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*
    welcome to the lap band glad you are here............wishing you well with you lifestyle changes,as we journey together.............we are here for you............if you need any help don't hesitate to ask..............looking forward to getting to know you better...............blessings and hugs..................lita

    4599 days ago
  • v KRZYKAT3
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    HAPPY NEW YEAR! What a great choice you have made to start a new journey AND a new year at the same time. This can only mean the best for you!

    Welcome to the party. Making cat tracks ....... emoticon
    4599 days ago
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