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I started this journey at 270 pounds on the dot. I'm now in One-derland, made it down into the 160's then tragedy struck and I gained back up to the 190's. I'm fluctuating between lower 190's and upper 180's. I'm determined to get down to 150, to the 'overweight' section of the BMI range and out of the 'obese' section (I'm short).

This year, I want to lose down to my goal weight of 130 to 120 (depends on what feels right to my body)!! I've done the calculations, and it can be done. I've set small rewards and big rewards along the way, every 5 pounds. And my final reward? Going skydiving with my SIL!! I'm scared of heights so it seems silly but as Ruth Soukup says, "it is okay to be afraid, but it is not okay not to try." And it sounds so amazing. I laughed and said that I've always said I'd never jump out of a perfectly good airplane, but here I am planning on it!! LOL

Member Since: 11/25/2012

My Goals:
Big Goal, lose down to between 130-120, I'm short, so this is actually a little higher than the national charts say I should weigh, but I'm going to have a lot of loose skin. Once I lose that weight, my reward is skin surgery!!!

My Program:
Jillian Michaels workouts, pilates, focus on abs, I had hernia repair and need to strengthen my core. Walking and slowly bumping up the speed and incline on my treadmill. Walking my little dog twice a day so he can lose weight too (use MapMyWalk when doing this). And when I can drive, join some form of martial arts.

Personal Information:
I am a Christian Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) and love my job! I love to read, crochet, bake, hike (when I'm able), and play games. I have several chronic illnesses that often get in the way, but we are working hard at working around them as best we are able.

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  • v LIS193
    Thank you for the goodie. Hope you’re having an awesome weekend! Enjoy the cream stew, it sounds great.
    3 days ago
    Here in Austin, very near to the post office, we have a Sprouts store. This particular one specializes in the types of foods people want to cook for one or two people and/or various diets and allergies (vegan, soy-rich, soy-free, nut-free, gluten, etc) and they have cocoa nib in small containers like a tablespoon or two at a time size. They are less "dry" to my taste buds than say hemp hearts, and have a texture a bit like eating chocolate covered coffee beans, and have a "pre" chocolate-like taste. i'd sort of describe it as not chocolate but headed in that direction.
    20 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Wishing you the happiest and healthiest of new years! Let's make 2020 fabulous! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    20 days ago
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    Thank you so much for joining the 2020 Challenge with me! I'm so excited to see what we can accomplish. Best wishes for an awesome year.
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    21 days ago
  • v DBSHAW
    OMG! Way to go!!!! Keep on your path of losing and creating
    35 days ago
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