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My old profile “About Me”

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time to start fresh. But, never forget who I am, who I’ve been and the road in between. This is the content of my old profile page, kept in a nice, safe place ... but helping me make room for fresh new lessons, new growth and an exciting future me! I was here before, but I got cocky and thought that I could easily control my bad habits... so I let them slowly slip back into my life. Now, I am having a hard time slipping into my jeans. Putting the breaks on this rollercoaster.... welcome to my ride. I have lived most of my adult life as an obese woman. It killed my spirit and I let it ruin my quality of life. I had a "rock bottom" moment that made me want to stand tall and scream NO, I AM GOOD ENOUGH! And I am. That was in June of 2008. Today, I am in better physical shape than I have been, ever! I realized that if this was going to be for life than the choices I made I had to live with for life. I have learned the importance of seeking out and striving to achieve goals. Setting and accomplishing my goals has increased my self confidence to levels I have never dreamed. I can walk in a room and stand tall, because I belong there... I am good enough. My mile stones: 06/17/08 My journey starts (AGAIN!) at 206.6 lbs. 07/01/08 200.0 08/01/08 193.0 08/07/08 Put on a size 16 pant and they fit great! Of course, the next day....I put my 20's back on, I like 'm loose. 09/01/08 188.4 09/04/08 After three days of not logging what I eat and not caring what I put in my mouth, I am back on track and still lost at my TOPS meeting. This is a mile stone because I could have easily thrown in the towel and went back to my old habits, but I didn't! 9/17/08 BMI under 30 (29.8).....I'm not obese anymore! 10/01/08 178.4 11/01/08 172.2 11/07/08 Down another size! I wore a pair of size 14 slacks to a wine tasting event. While they did little to hide my mother's apron...they fit perfectly. 12/01/08 166.8 01/01/09 168.8 Oh, SNAP! Up two pounds. 02/01/09 167.0 Happy Birthday to me. I lost a little, but I am not being very consistent. 03/01/09 163.6 03/25/09 156.0 I have officially lost 50 pounds! I am glad to be out of my 3 month slump and back to getting my booty in gear. Swim suit I come! 04/01/09 156.2 We weighed and measured at the halfway point tonight in my Fit Camp. After three weeks, I have lost six inches in my waist. HOLY COW! Kind of raises the bar for the last half of the class~! 05/01/09 149.4 06/01/09 145.4 07/01/09 136.4 I can't believe I lost 9 pounds this month! This is one of my best months ever! Thank goodness for fresh summer fruit! 07/22/09 I am wearing a size 6 pant to work for the first time! Last year, I was a size 20...woo hoo! 08/01/09 131.2 The following records were done 12/29..when I'd had enough of the climb... 09/01/09 136.2 And the accent begins 10/01/09 140.0 11/01/09 143.0 12/01/09 144.8 12/14/09 Enough is enough. 01/01/10 142.6 02/01/10 139.0 03/01/10 138.6 Struggling with sweets 04/01/10 134.6 04/10/10 I completed my very first official 5K this weekend. Finished 5/17 in my age group and 26/75 over all. Next race May 8th, time to beat 27.30/8.52. 05/01/10 131.9 06/01/10 137.0 I have not been eating well. But, giving up on myself is not an option. 07/01/10 132.8 Never give up! 08/01/10 129.0 09/01/10 134 10/01/10 135 11/01/10 137 11/19/10 I am going to be featured in a magazine as a success story. What a time to sabotage myself and start gaining. Time to revisit my goals, recommit or re-evaluate how I want to live. 12/01/10 136; 01/01/11 133.6; 02/01/11 133.0; 03/01/11 132.6 (BMI 18.24) 01/26/12 Wow, Spark Motivator of the Day. How humbling. Thank you all for your well wishing. Boy did the holidays do a number on my progress, but I am back on to my goal weight and fitness goals. 07/14/12 Back here again, back up to 150 lbs. I have a new stress in my life and I forgot how to make good choices. My diet has been convenience and snack driven. Nutrition and quality have taken a back seat and as a back seat has become enlarged.
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    I am so happy to see you back here! I've not been as active as I should have been -- both as a Sparker and in a physical way. It shows in my health. Tons of problems. But holding steady weight-wise. Still waaay too high, but at least not gaining. It's been quite a ride for both of us I think! I will be in touch...welcome back!
    289 days ago
    On a NEW roll! Great job.
    289 days ago
    I love that you shared your story...personally I enjoy the stories of success as well as backsliding...we are human...let’s keep on the right track to healthy living and exercise...quite rewarding!!!👍🏻🎉
    290 days ago
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