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All my life, I've struggled with my weight. From my first diet at age 7, through nagging from family, teasing from friends, to Weight Watchers, Weight Loss Clinic, TOPS, a rainbow of diet pills, shakes, bars, counseling, self awareness groups, you name it, I've done it. Most of it worked, for awhile, but I gained back more. Well meaning people said I carried my weight well (whatever that means) so I deluded myself into thinking I didn't look so awful. But seeing 300 lbs looming on my doctor's scales was a real wake up call. I was actually researching weight loss surgery when I found a link to Sparkpeople and decided to join in August 07. By January 08, I'd lost 38 pounds, then plateau-ed for a month or so, but since March 08, the honeymoon is over. I've yo-yo-ed with 5 lbs, then 7, now (June 2010) nearly all of it has crept back. I'm still hanging in with SP though, and joined TOPS in Sept. 08. That helped me refocus for awhile, but a year and a half later I'm still spinning my wheels. What's sad is the 100 lbs I say I want to lose would be gone by now if I'd really worked at it.

Feb. 24 2011 - The spinning wheels have officially stopped. This is the year I'm going to do it! My goal is to wear my wedding dress at our 25th anniversary on May 2, 2012, which means 70 lbs off in 14 months - 5 lbs a month. That is definitely do- able & I'm gonna do it!
2012 update: Got down to 239 lbs for our anniversary celebration in May - not nearly enough to wear my wedding dress, a major disappointment. And what do I do when disappointed? Eat! Yo-yo'ed all summer, but the weight was creeping back on. Managed to put on the brakes before gaining it all back and am now on the downward trend, but man is it tough! Suffering with chronic back pain isn't helping. Thank God for SP!
Jan. 3, 2013 - Will this be the year? I'm stuck at 254 lbs & hanging on by my fingernails. Time to set another goal & start again.

January 3, 2014. Well, 2013 wasn't the year as I'm ending it 4 lbs higher & spent most of it bouncing up and down the same 3 to 5 pounds. Note to self - Maintenance is AFTER you lost the weight not BEFORE. Lots of excuses I could offer, but the truth is I don't really try. Setting goals - no problem! Working on them - quite another story. I want to weigh 225 in time for my university's 225th anniversary reunion. If I lose one pound a week from now to then, I can do it. But will I?

Jan. 5, 2018. Nope, I didn't. Another 3 years of "following the bouncing ball" and I weigh 261 pounds. On the bright side, that's 14 pounds less than my start weight in SP, (275) but it's been TEN YEARS! What does it take?

2019. Another year of ups and downs - this is getting old and so am I? If I'd really wanted to do this, I'd have done it long ago. It isn't rocket science!





Member Since: 7/10/2007

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Progress Report
Start wt. 275 lbs 8/8/07
Year 1 245 lbs 8/8/08
Year 2 267 lbs 9/11/09
Year 3 262 lbs 5/11 10
Year 4 245 lbs 20/11/11
Year 5 254 lbs 27/10/12
Year 6 258 lbs 31/12/13
Year 7 251 lbs 31/12/14
Year 8 250 lbs 31/12/15
Year 9 (skipped this year)
Year 10 261 lbs 31/12/17
Year 11 258lbs 31/12/18
Year 12 266 lbs 31/12/19


My Program:

Aim for 1400-1800 calories per day



Personal Information:
I live on a mixed farm in Manitoba, Canada with my hubby & Brian the cat.


Other Information:
Music is a big part of my life. I am part-time organist at my church and sing alto in several choirs.




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  • v HIPPICHICK1
    Happy Easter!
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    6 days ago
  • v WYNAGAIN
    emoticon Thanks for commenting on my page. Your story sounds like mine except I was not fat until I got married. My high was 311. Where in Man do you live. We are on the sk side of the pas, my mom from wpg, aunt in pinawa, sil from hamiota, and dog from just outside the northern boundary of ridingmp. Man is well represented here. . So anyway, lovely day here sun is shining overnight snow melting. Getting ready for the clipper from alta tonight. Sounds like a normal march. Have a great week.
    13 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/28/2021 3:48:33 PM
  • v PINKGIRL23
    Hi how are you? Thanks for the encouragement.
    Hoping to lose some while supporting my team mates.
    Are you on my Gems team? Holly
    23 days ago
  • v MARITIMER3
    Hi Charlotte... we're fine here; no vaccines yet but Peter can go online tomorrow to make an appointment for his first shot, starting March 15. I should be a month or so later. He's 81, so gets into the earliest category for the general public.

    We still have about 12" of snow in our yard, but are hoping to get out to prune some trees and shrubs this week as the temperature is supposed to go up to 7 or 8 C. Excuse the mix of metric and imperial... I still haven't completely switched over.

    Take care,
    Gail
    34 days ago
  • v RETIREDSUE
    Hi Charlotte! I've been better about checking my SP lately but it's been a few days so I'm just catching up.
    Sadly, no emoticon I was rooting for the Chiefs! That game was too eerily like the last Grey Cup game between the Bombers and my Ticats with the Chiefs playing the part of the Ticats. emoticon
    Ah well, I'm hoping our CFL teams will be back on the field sometime later this year. emoticon

    Take care!
    58 days ago
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