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Feb 2013, Starting weight 220

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Feb 27, 2013 - One year cancer free, and I'm trying fertility treatments. I am starting my ticker over so I can still try to lose weight and get healthy while trying to conceive. I pre-ordered the Spark solution book today, and started the Spark Coach. I'm excited and ready to learn some moderation and reinstate some healthy habits! Going to be eating real food, walking, and doing low intensity strength training to meet my goals!

March 26, 2012: I have had a slew of health related issues and have regained a lot of my weight. I am now back up to 223 lbs :(. I have just had surgery for kidney cancer, and I am determined again to lose this weight! I want to get back to a healthy size and feel good again!!!

I started trying to get healthy in April 2008 - when I turned 25! I had gained a tremendous amount of weight, at least partly because of my PCOS and Grave's disease (radiation). It was finally a stage to scare me enough in the right direction. I was miserable and always in pain. I started walking every day and trying to cut back eating out. When I stepped on the scale at the end of April and realized I'd lost 7 lbs only giving it half of my effort, I challenged myself to walk every day and not eat out for the whole month of May! It worked - I lost 18.5 lbs that month! Then I read the book "Skinny Bitch" and it changed my life!

I hit a rut after losing 50 lbs which led me to discover my Sparkpeople. The resources here are invaluable, and I am constantly referring my friends to this site!

I started at a size 22 and lost down to a size 8/10 jeans!

04/14/08 ~ 256.5 [beg weight]
05/31/08 ~ 231.5 [-25lbs]
09/14/08 ~ 206.5 [-50lbs]
03/30/09 ~ 181.5 [-75lbs]
01/20/10 ~ 156.5 [-100lbs!]
06/19/12 ~ 228.5 [starting over!]
07/24/2012 - 214 [-14.5 lbs]

Member Since: 10/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 51,911

My Goals:
*Lose a total of 100lbs (again)
*Then lose 10 more :)
*Tone up these jigglies
*Eat more fruits & veggies
*Eat in my calorie range
*Learn to cook, lol
*Inspire others

My Program:
*Learning to eat healthy
*Low impact cardio

**Trying my best to stay in my calorie range and exercise 5xweek!**

Personal Information:
From the South, but long for broader horizons..

Other Information:
I'm 29, married, and love animals! I have 4 precious kitties, and 4 wonderful dogs. I also enjoy photography and dabble in arts & crafts :)

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    Hello and Welcome to Sparks. Your in the right place. You will learn so much with the info here and meet others willing to give you support and encouragement. Don't let this place overwhelm you. We all had to ask questions when we first started so ask if you need help. I have been here 15 months and find it very useful. Find a team that will meet your needs and make sure to post everyday. That will help you stay accountable. I hope your journey here will be a blessing to you.


    4654 days ago
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    Hey, welcome to Sparkpeople. Good luck with all of your goals, you can do it!! = )
    4654 days ago
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