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I began the process of losing weight at the end of December. My brother was already working with sparkpeople and I became interested in joining. You see my family has a history of heart disease and therefore my risks are higher for developing problems. I was at the top of the overweight category on the BMI charts and therefore my risks of heart problems were elevated for this reason too. In the months following I began to lose a few pounds at a time and this motivated me to keep working at the process. I have had struggles and ups and downs, two steps forward, one step back and currently I am up a few pounds and will need to work my way back to my goal weight again. I see this as a long term jouney and I am not going to get off this healthy lifestyle change ever. It is a life time commitment and I will maintain my weight within a few pounds up and down for life. I am going to apply my learning, my patience with my short falls, my knowing to keep the long term perspective, to new goals beyond my personal health. I am feeling great about myself and what this can mean to me and those around me. I hope my story is encouraging to you as well. I know I like thinking about my own story, it inspires me to keep on sparking!!

Member Since: 12/29/2012

Fitness Minutes: 9,446

My Goals:
Go from 219 on 12/29/12 to 195 by 5/13/13

Started at - 219 pounds
HT 6'0 -- BMI - 29.7 -- top of the overweight category.

AT 210 pounds my BMI was 28.5 - close to the top of the over weight category.

205 - met 1/26
203 - met 1/30
201 - met 2-7
199- met 2-12
197 - met 2-21
195 - back again at 195 ish 1/26/2015

original goal weight 195!!

193 -

At 191 my BMI will be 25.9 which is at the lower end of the overweight category.

New Goal ---

Normal -- BMI per CDC!!

Become active - exercise at least 10 minute every day.

Track food daily.

Grade papers for 30 minutes each day.

Plan for 30 minutes every day.

My Program:
I am tracking my eating and exercising.

Attempting to meet goals daily.

I am checking my weight on Sunday mornings.

Personal Information:
Teach fourth grade

Happily Married

Seeking to love everyone in my life.

Other Information:
NPR fan

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