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August 2014, I've gained all my weight back since then.



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In 2018 I learned I am prediabetic, have moderate sleep apnea, a fibroid and polycystic ovarian syndrome, and now in January 2019 a gynecologist is treating me for endometriosis with depo provera...a shot that has caused me to gain weight in the past. These diagnoses are major obstacles for me, but are also answers that tell me why I struggle with energy, memory, concentration, appetite, and losing weight.

I lost 50 pounds in 2014 but gained most of it back after an appendectomy in 2015. Since then every time I would build my stamina up something would go wrong and I end up losing all my progress. But now that I finally have answers and am getting treatment I feel hopeful and motivated, it is even more important now that I lose weight to reduce symptoms of the health problems that are causing weight gain. I saw a dietician recently and got some tips that will help me stay on track with my diet, and set a goal to exercise at least 30 minutes every day to build momentum with my metabolism.


Member Since: 4/3/2014

Fitness Minutes: 7,152

My Goals:
My goal/New years resolution is to use my cpap machine every single night. I know that consistent restful sleep will allow my body to start working right and will be able to lose some weight. My long term goal is to reduce my pant size from 18W to a size 8, or lose 60 pounds, whichever comes first.


My Program:
I try to burn 500 calories at least a couple days per week, or at least 250 calories EVERY day to get my metabolism turned on. Also, I try to eat around 1500 to 1800 calories per day of healthy filling foods, depending on how many calories I burned from exercise. I know if I don't keep trying I will only feel worse and see my weight continue to creep up.



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  • v LITTLEREDHEN8
    Hope you are having a great start to November! Enjoy your day! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    639 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early December. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For the Fall we had Cardio Hoedown, World Series and Sleepathon. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Winter challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv
    idual.asp?gid=25339
    643 days ago
  • v LITTLEREDHEN8
    Hi and welcome! Have a fun filled exercise week! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    646 days ago
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