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The closest I have to my "before" pic. Taken March 20th, 2010, about 8lbs down from start date 1/18

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Hello Everyone, I'm Heather and I'm ready to start living this life to the fullest and I'm starting with the overdue and necessary journey "battle of the bulge". I've pretty much been heavy since pre-teen, and so it's a mental thing for me as well as physical.

I've succeeded before however, my highest at 296 lbs, and I got down to 217 lbs. Eventually an excuse of vacation getting off the diet, struggling to get back on, life events and the passing of my dear Mom, I made my way back up to 287 lbs. I'm now down to 273 lbs, 14 lbs loss since March 18th, when I finally put the foot down on myself (lol) and got serious. I'm happy to have found this site and looking forward to meeting positive like minded people.

(My handle was suppose to be Ready4Life, I'm just going to stick with this one)

1/18/10 - Unfortuantly after losing 40lbs in 2008, I'm back up to my top weight. I had a bad car accident that left me in a lot of pain, and led to emotional eating.

I'm back, Today is day 1. I'm hopeful that I can have the same success as I did in 2008! I now an extra added incentive, I'm going to Hawaii in August 2011 :)


Starting new mini-goals, to reward myself for the small successes.

Mini-Goals: (FOR 2010)

270 lbs - Pedicure (MET 4/16/10)
260 lbs - New Shoes (MET 7/30/10) - 4 pairs of shoes :)
250 lbs - Hair cut/style (MET 11/18/10), hair is cute, but shorter than I wanted it, 8 inches cut!


Mini-Goals: (FOR 2011) - Back at 270lbs from holiday weight gain/eating bad etc. (2 1/2 months)

260lbs - Pedicuare
250 lbs - Comfy pj's & new jacket
240 lbs - New outfit
230 lbs - Trip to the beach
220 lbs - Two new outfits
210 lbs - Trip to Seattle
200 lbs - larger trip like Vegas etc.

Member Since: 5/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,477

My Goals:
I would like to get down to 180lbs or a size 14. And what comes with losing weight to have more energy and feel great!

LONG TERM GOAL: Half Marathon in the next two yrs
(added 1/17/13)

My Program:
I'm doing a Modified Low-Carb diet, which works for me. Trying to drink 8 glasses of water per day, and exercise at least 4 times a week.

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Swimming, traveling, whitewater rafting, hiking, dancing, karaoke, reading, writing poetry, the beach, gazing at the stars, camping & fishing (I'm a NW girl)

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    Another pound! Way to go! Did you go to the gym last night like you planned? ;-)

    Pretty much the only exercise I really do is walking my daughters to school most weekday mornings, which takes about thirty minutes to go to and from if I take "the scenic route" home. Sometimes I meet them in the afternoon as well and walk them home, but not near as often. Once I get some knee and ankle supports I'll be more able to mix things up a bit.
    4830 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. 14 pounds already is GREAT! What kind of exercise are you doing? emoticon
    4832 days ago
    Hey Heather, thanks for stopping by my page and adding me as a friend. You don't have to thank me for the support because we are all on the same journey and want nothing but success for each other so I am here if you need me. As for my clothes, LOL...a big girl's paradise....LANE BRYANT and TORRID.
    Talk to you soon
    4832 days ago
    Hi Heather, I just wanted to take a moment to say hello and say GREAT JOB! You are off to a great start. A 14 pound weight loss is a pretty good way to start your journey. I can relate to your story in so many ways. I just wanted to extend my support and please feel free to let me know if I can help in anyway.
    Keep up the great work.

    4833 days ago
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