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My weight inched upward over the years. I started sparking 5/10/12; starting weight-256 lbs. By 12/10/12, I weighed 214.5. Then I regressed and gained 7-8 lbs. over Jan. and Feb. On 3/28/13, I retook control; adjusted caloric intake and increased physical activity. UPDATE: 5/10/13. My scale finally inched downward in late April. On May 10, 2013, I weighed in at 216. I also moved my goal weight lower, from 206 to 201.

Member Since: 5/10/2012

Fitness Minutes: 21,398

My Goals:
I saved my old jeans. They are hanging in my closet. I want to wear them again.

Update: March 10, 2013--I am wearing my old jeans!

Update: May 10, 2013--Got back down to 216, so 40 pounds lost for the year and 10 more to go!

My Program:
I did the South Beach Diet (SBD) to jump start weight loss. 12 pounds lost during the two-week 1st Phase of SBD. After that, I shifted to losing 1-2 pounds/wk and increased exercising. Started walking (baby steps) and gradually increased cardio time and distance. Included some light weight lifting (which I used to do and enjoyed).

Update: March 10, 2013--I stopped logging food for two months and ended up gaining 7.5 pounds. Since logging, I've lost 3 pounds. So I learned an important lesson. I need to keep logging what I eat.

Personal Information:
May 10, 2012
Starting Weight: 256 lbs.
Starting BMI: 31.2 (Obese)
Belly: 48"

6th Month Update:
Weight: 219.5 (total -36.5)
BMI: 26.8
Belly: 42.5"

1 Year Update:
Weight: 216 (total -40 lbs.)
BMI: 26.3
Belly: 42"
Waist: 41.25"

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  • v JUDITH316
    Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed day and weekend ahead, also want to say emoticon for all the times you have dropped by my blog and left your kind comments, they are always appreciated! emoticon

    With spring just around the corner I thought this was a perfect time to share this Poem about springtime. Hope you enjoy....

    Sweet Spring

    When the gloomy gray sky turns to clear azure blue,
    And the snow disappears from the ground,
    When the birds start to sing, and our moods start to lift,
    Then we know Spring is coming around.
    When the first flower bulbs poke their heads toward the sun,
    Golden daffodils, hyacinths, too;
    When the brown grass turns green, and the wildflowers bloom,
    Then sweet Spring makes its showy debut.
    Once again we awake from cold winter's pale dream,
    As our minds and our bodies revive;
    We rejoice and delight in spring's colorful sight;
    Each new spring makes us glad we're alive!

    By Joanna Fuchs
    2398 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Happy Valentine's Day! emoticon

    Valentine Smile

    On Valentine's Day we think of those
    Who make our lives worthwhile,
    Those gracious, friendly people who
    We think of with a smile.

    I am fortunate to know you,
    That's why I want to say,
    To a rare and special person:
    Happy Valentine's Day!

    By Joanna Fuchs

    2420 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great weekend coming...Keep up the great work, thanks for your support and valued friendship...

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    Hope you enjoy the following poem...

    We Are Friends

    Whether the day is good or bad,
    Whether I'm feeling happy or sad,
    If I have a need, you’ll comprehend;
    You’ll be there to share and be a friend.

    Other people may fill my day,
    But never in such an important way;
    We support each other ‘round all life’s bends,
    It feels so good that we are friends.

    By Karl Fuchs
    2447 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Hi Carl,

    Dropping by to say emoticon for your support & friendship, looking forward to another year walking this journey with you, let's keep Sparking On Together 1 day and 1 step at a time... emoticon emoticon
    2461 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Good Morning

    Dropping by to wish you a great day and week ahead, also wishing you a Blessed Christmas filed with God's abundant blessings..

    In closing I leave you with the following poem!

    Christmas Candy Cane Poem about Jesus

    Look at the Candy Cane
    What do you see?
    Stripes that are red
    Like the blood shed for me
    White is for my Savior
    Who’s sinless and pure!
    “J” is for Jesus My Lord, that’s for sure!
    Turn it around
    And a staff you will see
    Jesus my shepherd
    Was born for Me!
    2473 days ago
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