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September 30, 2012 (41 pounds lighter since surgery)

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After a life time of battling my weight, I want to stop the insanity and make permanent lifestyle changes. I'm starting a long journey to lose 125 pounds and gain fitness and energy
Update 6/2011. After successfully losing 75 pounds on this program I was put on bed rest to see if it would clear up a knee issue. I regainedn35 of those pounds and then floundered for a year with weight watchers where I got 15 of them off. Then I had stomach issues and much medical testing later discovered that I had a stomach obstruction and damage from a 1997 surgery and just had to have a roux n y bypass to remove the damage. Yikes, I never would have chosen surgery but I had to have it. I am grateful that I first learned here that I am responsible for my actions, moving feels good , food is for health and that my normal will always be monitoring what I eat .

Member Since: 9/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 56,184

My Goals:
My main focus now is to make sure I track my food and water intake. Ultimately I want to lose 125 pounds and have plenty of energy to live my days on earth to the fullest

My Program:
I am logging food and water every day. I am working with my trainer to add regular exercise as my body can handle it. I am learning 1. patience and 2. the tools available to keep my motivation high to stay at this long term

Personal Information:
I live in Texas with my spouse, grown son and my cat. I am passionate about quilting. My life goals include doing and learning something new every year.

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  • v no profile image ANGIE194
    Thanks so much for the comment on my page... it means a lot to me. It's my desire to reach my goal and take as many people with me as I can. My focus is not just to look better....actually, that's just a bonus to my actual focus... my focus is to regain my health and fitness. Looks to me, it's your focus too and you are doing an awesome job. Way to go. I'm gonna add you as a friend so I can watch you make it happen. Well thanks again, good luck and take care.
    Stay fabulous,
    4935 days ago
    Thank you for your kind comment on my SparkPage :-)

    Best of luck on achieving your goals, and keep posting! It really helps keep us focused on success.
    4940 days ago
    Hello, I wanted to stop by and welcome you to 150+.. there is a wonderful group of people there who are just waiting to get to know you so come and post and lets find ways to do this as a team. Pat is a great leader and she just started a holiday challenge if you would like to join in we would love to have you.
    Smiles to you,
    4940 days ago
  • v SWEETINDY500
    Welcome to 100 Plus Club! You'll find plenty of support and encouragement here. No question is too stupid to ask, so post away and we'll all put in our two cents worth. Utilize all the tools SP has to offer. I find tracking my food and exercise most helpful. Good luck on your weight journey!

    4949 days ago
    Welcome to the team!!!! Congradulations on you current and future weight loss!!
    4950 days ago
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