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Winter 2019, the year continues to amaze and delight me. I am continuing to lose, about 23% of my original body weight now. I've noticed a decline in weight loss now because I am weight lifting and running more. I see muscles I knew I had but couldn't feel quite so easily now. I've had to go back to my original engagment ring because my fingers have thinned out and my new one is in danger of falling off!

Summer 2019, wow, what a crazy year. With the help of my Doctor and a little bit of Intermittent Fasting, I have lost 20% of my body weight since April 2018. I am happy, healthy, proud, amazed. I am down nearly 2 pant sizes and 1 shirt size, having to now slowly buy new clothes that I don't swim in.

As the end of 2018 comes to a close, I realise just how thankful I am for my wonderful life, sturdy & comfortable home, supportive & loving husband, and health care professional who said the tough thing this last March. Telling me that my body pain is likely caused by my weight, without being demeaning or rude, was the wake up call I needed. Thanks to his information and support I am on track to lose 50 lbs this year with improved eating. Thank you Dr. G.

January 2017, another year has passed and it was so very busy. After a promising start, I just gave up on make changes for the rest of the year. I will endeavour to make a better 2017. We are now packing breakfasts and lunches to work with us and not eating out nearly as much. This helps our hips and bank accounts. Here's to a strong and healthy year!

January 2016, while 2014 & 2015 were a lovely year full of vacations, a new house and great changes I also suffered another miscarriage right before Xmas 2014. At what point do I say enough is enough? Today, now.

September 2014, I have battled through a terrible 2013. I have endured the loss of my first pregnancy and have started healing. I was laid off from my job but have bounced back into an even better employer.

My long-long term goal is to weight 199 lbs, but my short term goal is to walk everyday at lunch and eat low-carb, lower sodium than before.

Member Since: 1/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 145,395

My Goals:
I am starting a battle with my bulge to slim down. I am hoping to have the choice to shop at regular-sized clothing stores.

Goal 1: Lose 38 lbs, get a pedicure
Goal 2: Lose 76 lbs, well I guess I went on a vacation. LOL.
Goal 3: Reach 275 lbs, set up a new plan with my health care provider and maybe go on another trip!

Long term goal: Weigh 199 lbs or whatever feels comfortable in that range.

My Program:
I am monitoring what I eat with SparkPeople, as well as trying to walk more. Changing my daily routine to taking transit to work since December 2017 has been helpful.

Personal Information:
I am currently kicking butt and taking names in Alberta, Canada.

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    Hi and welcome to the Girlies DITCHing 100+ team. Congrats on the 17 lb loss. Come on over and join in our chit chat sometime. We would love to hear from you. :-)
    4595 days ago
  • v SGRONOW1
    Great job so far
    4630 days ago
    Oh, you seemed like you didn't have a happy day on the huddle...Looks like you're doing good on your weight loss. Whatever is bugging you, you deserve to be happy, healthy and stress free! So, maybe it's a bubble bath you need! ;)
    4630 days ago
    HI Alli,

    Thanks for your comments. I am a knitter too! Though I don't finish much. Still knitting my hubby's engagement sweater and we have been married 6 years.

    4638 days ago
  • v KPLANTY2
    Alli, welcome to SP! I'm also new here but I definitely am enjoying this site. I agree with your philosophy on diet, I am sick of subscribing to someone's miracle idea that is supposed to work, I'm just going to consciously eat healthy and try and be more active. My husband is also unofficially slimming down with me and he really enjoys some of the recipes I've found on here and made. Congrats on losing 40 lbs on your own already!
    4644 days ago
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