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May 2008 - 70 Pounds Missing!

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Something that I wouldn't have attempted 75 pounds ago! I'm the one in the air!

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I started this journey of weight loss in October 2007. I was motivated by my doctor after my yearly visit and my cholesterol and triglicerides came back elevated. The doctor was also commenting that if I could lose weight to be 179 or less then my BMI would be better. At first I was like yeah right, I don't care, but with the elevated levels, it motivated me to give this weight loss thing a try.

I know that most of you will understand this but it was like a light bulb went click in my brain. The light bulb that turned on said - "I could do this with God's help". When you finally admit that this is possible and that it's not too big of a job, then it's possible to accomplish! Overall, it's been a fairly easy to loose this weight so far, because I know that my health is worth the effort. I also love the benefits of how my body is changing.

The low fat, low cholesterol diet has paid off. My doctor wanted me to come in for a recheck after about 2 -3 months on the diet. I went back in Jan. and at that point I really impressed him when he asked how much I had lost (35 pds at that point) and he was anxious to get my results back. He called the next day and said all of my results were way in the normal range and that I no longer was a concern for him with my cholesterol. What an even better reward than the weight gone was the excellent test results! I had a great day that day!

I look forward to seeing where I'll end up on this journey! Keep checking back to find out with me!

About Me!
I am a 35 year old mother of three boys (ages 12, 5, 2). I am able to work part time at a Christian radio station and stay home the other days with my kids. My husband and I pastor a church, so in my free time I am helping him with that. I have already lost 75 pounds and am excited that I found this site.

Member Since: 1/29/2008

Fitness Minutes: 14,522

My Goals:
Having just met my goal of weighing 150 by my anniversary, I am pressing on toward the mark of losing the last 15 pounds by the end of the year.

My Program:
I am counting calories (trying to eat about 1200 a day with a max. per day of 1550). I am also on a low fat, low cholesterol diet.

When I seem to be plateauing I add a couple hundred calories to my diet and try to boost myself out of it.

In the last month or so, I've added strength training (ab exercises) to the routine as well as walking.

Personal Information:
I am a mom of three boys and happily live in the frigid state of WI.

Other Information:
I enjoy reading (although I don't get to do much of it lately!)
I occasionally make quilts and have been doing some embroidery lately as well.

I enjoy watching chick flicks such as "Sleepless in Seattle" . "You've Got Mail", and "Father of the Bride".

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    I friended you because you live within 25 miles of me, are in a similar age and weight loss group, and are a Christian.
    2073 days ago
    Stopping by the Assembly of God team to wish you a great day & week ahead. See you on the team threads!

    Nancy, co-leader
    3072 days ago
    Thank you for the comment you left. I really needed it today. It's been a few days since I've seen any weight loss and I'm tired and achy and grumpy today. Kind of had a meltdown in the office over a malfunctioning copy machine. Feeling very cooped up at my job today. So thank you so much for the encouragement!! All of my hard work IS paying off! : )
    3379 days ago
    Just visiting all the members of the Assembly of God Weight Loss People to say "good morning" and may God richly bless your day and give you strength and energy to stick to your plan. You are in my prayers today! emoticon emoticon emoticon With God all things are possible!
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