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Newbie with 200+ pounds to lose.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hi There,

I am a (young thinking/acting) 51 yr old mum of one, with a 19 yr old son at university, with a shed load of weight to lose; 229 pounds in total.

I have always been overweight since very young, but in the last 10 years or so I have really piled the pounds on due to life in general.

My weakenesses have always been bread/butter and sugar, not enough water and not enough/if any exercise, and the attitude that I will 'start the diet again tomorrow.'

I have tried many diets over the years, and managed to lose 108 pounds between 2011 to 2012, only to regain all those pounds and more since.

I decided to join SparkPeople because it was recommended to me, and I must say that I am finding it a really fun, motivational, informative and interactive place to be.

I would like to lose 229 pounds to reach my ideal weight of 154 pounds (or 11stones).

I know I need to lose this weight because has I get older I now find that I have very high blood pressure, lymphoedema in both legs, and a B12 deficiency for which I have topped up by my doctor every 3 months.

I am also fed up of always being tired, and never having the energy to do anything.

I want to start living, instead of just exisiting, and I want to lose weight so that I can be healthier, fitter and more active, and to start learning and doing new things like swimming, cycling, and travel more.

My goal is to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week, following a mediterranen based diet with plenty of fruit and veg.

SparkPeople have definitely sparked me into being determined and focused in my weight loss journey this time.

Please add me as a friend if you would like to follow my weight loss journey. emoticon
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    Thank you all for your lovely comments. I have added you all as sparkfriends. emoticon emoticon
    1734 days ago
    Lots of good tools on this site
    You have a good plan and I hope you get to where you want to be
    1735 days ago
    Wishing you all the best on your journey! I also need to lose over 200 lbs,and suffer from high blood pressure and lymphodema.
    1735 days ago
    Good sound plan you outlined. I'm almost 70 and need to lose another 50 lbs after having lost 25. I've never been able to lose more than 25 lbs and then couldn't keep it off. With SparkPeople I've done much better and have kept off what I've lost so far. Welcome and best of luck to ya!
    1735 days ago
    Best of luck! I'm 49 and need to lose nearly 100 lbs and I really like this app and have high hopes.
    1735 days ago
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