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((FOR WHEN I FEEL LIKE GIVING UP, REMEMBER WHAT WORKS))

1. 1200 - 1650 calories
2. Carb range 100 - 120
3. Minimum 64 ounces water
4. Fitbit daily goals: 7,800 steps = 3 miles
5. Strength Training 2 times a week
6. Fresh fruits & veggies
7. 3 meals, 2 snacks
8. Daily meds
9. Celebrate the small victories (Reward: SparkGoodie)
10. Remember to breathe



2008 -- I lost my husband & daughter in a fatality accident. I struggled for over a month in and out of the hospital to stay alive from the injuries I sustained

2009 - I topped the scale for the first time in my life at 200. I got a personal trainer and had him thru 2011

2010 - Something was "off" with my body and I was still struggling to lose weight. None of the doctors could figure out what was wrong and kept telling me "Oh just lose weight" I topped the scales at my heaviest of 233

2011 - We moved to Florida and on Oct 23rd I started using Spark again.

2012 - June of 2012 I was diagnosed with PCOS, metabolic syndrome, & insulin resistance. On Oct 23rd of that year, 1 year into erjoining Spark I was down 30 pounds, (39 overall)

2013 - I lost a few pounds at the beginning of the year. Then for 6 months I plateaued. Finally over the course of Sept - Dec I lost 10 pounds

2014 - This was a stressful year with a lot going on. I hit 170-ville at the beginning of the year and maintained it until mid July. From mid July until the end of the year I gained back 17 pounds of the almost 60 I had lost.

In December of that year I completed my first official 5K race in 84 minutes, walking.

2015 - From January until mid April I yo yo ed the same 3 pounds. Then after doing some research late one night I realized that 2 of my hormonal imbalance conditions (insulin resistance & metabolic syndrome) were one in the same, a carbohydrate intolerance.

APRIL 24, 2015 -- I started Atkins at 196.4

The rest of 2015 wound up being a nightmare but a blessing in disguise. My 7 year relationship ended without warning. I spent some time in a psych hospital and outpatient therapy to deal with my depression, anxiety, & PTSD.

However the year ended on a good note! I spent Christmas with my late husband's parents.


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May 2010 -- 233
October 23, 2011 -- 224
Jan 1 2012 - 214.4
Feb 1 2012 - 210.8
March 1, 2012 - 207.4
April 1, 2012 - 205.6
May 1, 2012 - 208
June 1, 2012 - 204.2
July 1, 2012 - 202.4
ONEDERLAND July 12, 2012 - 199.4
August 1, 2012 - 198.2
September 1, 2012 - 198.2
October 1, 2012 - 196.6
1 year KICK BUTT ANNY Oct 23, 2012: 194
November 1, 2012 - 193.8
December 1, 2012 - 196.2
December 31, 2012 - 191.4

Jan 1 2013: 189.8
Feb 1, 2013: 190.8
March 1, 2013: 184.6
April 1, 2013: 184.6
May 1, 2013: 184
June 1, 2013: 184.4
July 1, 2013: 184.6
Aug 1, 2013: 184.6
Sept 1, 2013: 182.8
Oct 1, 2013: 182.2
2 Year Kick Butt Anny Oct 23, 2013: 181
Nov 1, 2013: 180.8
Dec 1, 2013: 180.4

Jan 1, 2014: 179.6
Feb 1, 2014: 179.4
March 1, 2014: 178.4
April 1, 2014: 178
May 1, 2014: 178
Jun 1, 2014: 177.4
July 9, 2014: 177.8
Aug 1, 2014: 186.6
Sept 1, 2014: 186.8
Oct 1, 2014: 185.2
3 YEAR KICK BUTT ANNY (NEAR DATE) Oct 15 - 187.4
Nov 5, 2014: 190.4
Dec 3, 2014: 194.2

Jan 5, 2015: 197.2
Feb 4, 2015: 196.6
March 1, 2015: 196.2
Apr 1, 2015: 196.2

April 24, 2015: 196.4 -- Started Atkins Diet
May 1, 2015: 191.6
June 1, 2015: 187.6
July 1, 2015: 183.8
August 1, 2015: 174.6
September 1, 2015: 174.6
October 1, 2015: 172.2
4 YR KICK BUTT ANNIVERSARY Oct 23, 2015: 171.8
November 1, 2015: 170.6
December 31, 2015: 176.8

Total 2015 weight loss: 20.4
Overall weight loss: 56.2

January 1, 2016: 176.8 - 40 inch waist
February 1, 2016: 176.4
March 1, 2016: 177.6
April 6, 2016: 180.2
May 4, 2016: 179
June 1, 2016: 183.6
July 1, 2016: 180
August 1, 2016: 182.8
September 2, 2016: 180.6
October 1, 2016: 184.2
October 23, 2016: SPARKVERSARY!: 185.8
November 2: 187.6
December 1: 190
December 31 2016: 189.2

Total 2016 Weight Loss: Gained 12 lbs
Overall Weight Loss: 43.8 lbs

January 1 2017: 190
February 1: 190.4
March 1: 190.2 -- Restarted Low Carb
April 1: 187.2
May 1
June 1: 190.4
July 1: 187.6
August 1: 188.4
September 1: 185
October 1: 186.2
Oct 23, 2017 SPARKVERSARY: 182.4
November 1
December 1: 187.2
December 31, 2017:

Total 2017 Weight Loss:
Overall Weight Loss:

6/19/2019: Fit into a size 14W pair of Lees jeans for the first time in 15 years!
Weight: 186.8
BMI: 41.9
Waist: 40
Hips: 45


Member Since: 7/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 104,080

My Goals:
First SP recorded weights:

7/16/06: 175.4
7/29/06: 173
8/26/06: 168.8
2/8/07: 168.8

May 2010: 233
8/2010 - 5%: 221.3
2/2012 - 10%: 209.7
8/2012 - 15%: 198
2/2013 - 20%: 186.4
6/10/2015- 20%: 185
4/7/17 - 20% 186.2

4/24/15: 196.4 - Started Atkins

MINI GOALS

180-Ville - 189.8 DONE (5/15/15)

50 lbs gone: 183 (7/8/15)

170-Ville - 179.9 (7/11/15)

Joined Sparkpeople Starting Weight (2006): 175.4

25% weight loss from heaviest weight: 174.7 (8/2/15 - 174.6)

60 lbs gone: 173

160-VILLE - 169.9

30% weight loss from heaviest weight: 163.1

70 lbs gone: 163

150-VILLE:

80 lbs gone: 153

35% weight loss from heaviest weight: 151.4

90 lbs gone: 143

40% weight loss from heaviest weight: 139.8

100 lbs gone: 133

GOAL (Tenative): 130 (Total weight loss 103 lbs)


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  • v HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE
    Thanks for the add and the sparkmail. I'm so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. I know you can get back on track, and we're all here to help!
    3217 days ago
  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    Happy New Year and congrats on taking the first step to reaching a healthier you! I am SO SORRY to hear about the tragedy you went through - what a horrible event! But you are very inspiring because you ARE picking up and moving ahead in life.

    I don't know if you are a Biggest Loser fan but there was a woman on a couple of seasons ago named Abby Rike who had a similar tragedy in her life. If you do a web search, you should be able to find plenty of articles about her - it might inspire you or at least give you hope that someone else has 'survived' something along those lines and managed to lose the grief weight, rebuild a life and motivate others.

    Regardless of all of that, I'm glad you're getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!

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    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.

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    If you haven't discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.

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    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

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