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I've been married for 14 years and I have 3 children with autism (12, 12 and 13). I have PCOS that I battle frequently and I was diagnosed when I was 15. I have problems with fatigue, hormonal weight gain, ovarian pain, daily headaches, psciatica pain and a bad knee.

Right now I'm not trying to weigh under 110, I just want to weigh LESS, and be strong and healthy.

My Journey to Date:

June 2011 - 250 pounds. Started taking 10,000 IU Vitamin D
August 2011 - Started Exercising for 10-15 min Daily
October 2011 - Started Exercising 45 min
December 2011 - 240 pounds.
March 2012 - 230 pounds
May 2012 - Started 500mg Metformin 2x a day
October 2014 - Left Knee surgery - torn meniscus and torn mcl
January 2015 - Right Knee surgery - torn meniscus and torn mcl
March 2015 - 238 pounds. Still rehabilitating my knees and trying to rebalance my weak quads and tight hamstrings.
July 2015 - Suffering from a hamstring strain.
February 2016 - 257 pounds - my all time high weight. Things have to change.
Late February 2016 - Restart Metformin, NOT ER edition. Also anti-depressants.
March 2017 - Fell two times in the snow and needed to walk with cane.
April 2017 - My left knee is improved but not completely healed and can continue with exercise.

Member Since: 6/11/2011

Fitness Minutes: 72,842

My Goals:
Short term goal is to weigh 230 pounds by the last day of May.

Medium goal - to weigh 200 pounds.

And ultimately to get down to between 160 to 175.

My Program:
Cardio 3x a week
Strength Training 3x wk
Rehab exercises daily
Stretching Daily
NOT eating starch with every meal.

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You can't out exercise a bad diet. :D

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  • v L*I*T*A*

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    thanks for dropping by..
    blessings and hugs...lita
    2827 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*

    just dropping by to say welcome to the" KNEES TEAM "
    wishing you well with you lifestyle changes,as we journey together.............
    we are here for you............if you need any help don't hesitate to ask..............
    looking forward to getting to know you better...............blessings and hugs..................lita
    2829 days ago
  • v KIMPY225
    emoticon Spark is so amazing, and so are you! Best of luck to you in all your goals! Every step counts no matter how small it may seem. Thank you for all of your support! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2899 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long.
    Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.
    No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders.
    How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come."
    -Og Mandino
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    Just stopping by to wish you a healthy week, Spark friend! If you fall down, get back up and keep pushing forward. I hope you know that you're always worth your best effort...because you really are!
    2981 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Three of the most powerful words in the English language are 'I AM RESPONSIBLE.' It's tough to do, but when the day comes that you can say those words, believe them, and mean them, it will be the most liberating moment of your life. Taking responsibility for all of your results, for better or for worse, is taking back your power to create results in your life."
    -Tom Venuto
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    Its up to you to make your goals and dreams a reality, Sparkfriend! Take responsibility, and do your best each day to make progress. You are totally worth the effort, you know!
    I hope your week has been great so far!
    2992 days ago
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