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at starting point of 238 (my heaviest at one point in life was 277)

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My name is Christine and I am a mother of two lovely little girls. I have always been overweight save for a few years in my early twenties. With having Rheumatoid arthritis excersize can be a challenge. Last year I developed a massive DVT (bloodclot) and that has about put all efforts on hold and helped me along in gaining an additional 15lbs. I want to be healthier and see the me that wants to get out finally make it out! I want to know that when I am in pain and unable to get around that people are not looking at me and judging me saying "if she would lose the weight she wouldn't be in that situation". I want to avoid the stares from people that think because I have a handicap parking spot it is because I am overweight and to fat and lazy to do anything about it. Most of all I want to be happier with my body and feel better about myself.

UPDATE: Well 65 lbs have came and gone, I plan to never see them again ! I have now started my fitness journey and would like to loose another 20 lbs ish to reach a nice sustainable goal weight. I weigh in at 173lb which for 5'11 is not bad at all but I definately have some soft flab that could be gotten rid of. My main goals this year are to just be healthy! I have successful conquered my RA and am off all the nasty pills and injections I had been taking previously. Yes I still have some ups and downs , sometimes extreme fatigue and sometimes not being able to open a water bottle but I have more GREAT days then bad :D. Appreciating my body and loving myself more is where I am currently at today. I also have started to compete in Dressage with my horses and am enjoying that immensely. Life is very GOOD :D

Member Since: 9/20/2011

Fitness Minutes: 7,469

My Goals:
Be healthy and live life to the fullest!

My Program:
Eating healthy organic foods paired up with exercise. Thank goodness for sparkpeople as it makes all this easy to keep track of!

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Christine Church
from Nampa, Idaho USA now living in Edmonton, AB Canada. Raises Bengals at and is the loving mother to two gorgeous daughters. Shows and competes in Dressage as a hobby and enjoys photography.

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"I will beat her. I will train harder. I will eat cleaner. I know her weaknesses. I know her strengths. I have lost to her before, But not this time. She is going down. I have the advantage because I know her well. She is the old me." Bonnie Pfiester.

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  • v HOPE2BE
    Welcome to the Challenged by Arthritis team. Feel free to post in the forums and chat room and if you like start a new topic. We have hints and tips from various members in a post in the top forum so check it out. Hope emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2434 days ago