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I know I have said many times I will make a change and be committed to losing weight and getting healthy, and I don't blame anyone for not believing me when I say it again. BUT I need to make a change now, for me and for my family!

All I can say is this time I have to be committed.

January 2016
Starting weight: 197.6
Starting pant size: 16
Starting shirt size: 1X
Starting bra size: 40DD
Starting BMI: 41.3

Goal weight: 115
Goal pant size: 5
Goal shirt size: M
Goal bra size: 36C
Goal BMI: 24

Current weight: 161.2
Current pant size: 10
Current shirt size: M
Current bra size: 38D
Current BMI: 33.7

1/20 - 197.6
1/29 -194.8

2/5 - 192
2/12 - 190.2
2/19 - 189.4
2/26 - 188

3/4 - 185.8
3/11 - no change
3/18 - 183.4
3/25 - 182.6

4/1 -179.8
4/8 -177
4/15 -174.2
4/22 - no change
4/29 - 173.4

5/6. - 170.6
5/23.- skipped

6/6 . - 166.2
6/12 - 164.2
6/24 - 161.2

I just love this!!!
Gives you a totally new look on your weight loss!

So far I have lost a cinder block, What have you lost?

1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human's skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each yr.
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale's brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a yr.
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant's heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant's penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a yr.
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World's Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a yr.
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she's 5'11")
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a yr.
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a yr.
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she's 5'4")
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony

I'm a survivor.
I am worth the effort it takes to exercise.
I am healthy and strong.
I'm on the path to fitness.
I'm enjoying how I'm feeling now.
I love the feeling of making progress.
I enjoy being healthy.
I'm making things easy for myself.
My body is becoming stronger, slimmer, and healthier every day.
I feel light and joyful.

And I WILL take control of my life again!

Member Since: 7/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 22,668

My Goals:
In July 2009 I wanted to lose 56 lbs by April 2nd, 2010 (my birthday) but I have had a lot of problems keeping myself on track. I had lost 38 pounds by January 2010, but since then I have put it all back on and then some. I really need to keep focus and get my butt moving again so I don't put it all back on.
I want to reach my goals this time and stay there!

My Program:
I plan to follow my exercise plan, stay within my nutrition goals daily, and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

Personal Information:
My name is Christine, my birthday is April 2nd, I live in Toledo, Ohio.
I've been married for 21 years and I have 4 kids 19, 16, 11, & 8 that keep me busy. I think sometimes I don't take enough time for myself to keep myself fit and healthy. Well I've decided that has to change and it starts now!

My e-mail is:

Other Information:
I love to read James Patterson books. I also love old comedies like How I met your Mother and Friends but my new favorite is The Goldberg's. I'm also somewhat of a reality show junkie I love to watch Survivor, Big Brother, and Amazing Race..

You can also find me on facebook

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  • v no profile image DBELLE39
    Glad to see you back on SP! Welcome back, congrats on your 3# loss already! Good Job.
    1779 days ago
    Just saw your comment on my feed about FitBit's. I got mine for Christmas and feel like I'm still learning it's in's and out's. But so far, I love it! I keeps track of all your calories burned (even while you're sleeping). And it tells you better than SparkPeoples calorie estimates how much you can still eat in your day. It also adjusts based on your physical activity. (which means that if I overeat at lunch and despair that I will have to eat celery for the rest of the day, all I need to do is exercise a bit more and burn more calories to earn more to eat!) Now, I got the Charge HR as a gift. I do think it's a great tool to use on this journey. I have added some Fitbit "friends" and we challenge each other. Challenges seem to motivate me to take more steps. For me, it is worth it. But then I didn't pay for it. But I would, now that I know how great it is. I know there are other trackers out there. You can look into all of them and decide what's best for you. I have mine set to synch with Spark, that took me a bit to figure out.
    2015 days ago
    I think it's great that we both decided to do this at this time. I gained back all my weight plus a few more too! I got a Fit bit for Christmas and I love it! Do you have one?
    2016 days ago
    Stopping by to say 🤗 Hi!
    2102 days ago
    Welcome back Christine!!
    2617 days ago
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