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Close to 300 lbs. Determined to lose at least 100 lbs.!


FREETHEGODDESS is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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I have struggled with my weight my whole life. Several years ago I found Sparkpeople online and at 300 lbs., It was the help I needed. In 9 months I lost over 70 lbs. By tracking food, exercising and sharing my journey with others.
Then, I injured my feet in Zumba class and couldn't do my regular exercise. I was depressed and my food slipped as well. Then I gave up my efforts. I rapidly began to gain the weight back.
I am back to do this again and keep it off for good.
I am tired of being trapped in this morbidly obese body! I can hardly walk, I have trouble breathing, my feet and knees hurt and I am very depressed.
I reluctantly, had gastric sleeve surgery in Sept. 2016 as a last ditch effort to get my weight under control. I was life changing. Not an easy quick fix like some people think. I am adapting and taking one day at a time. I have lost 57 lbs. so far and hope to reach my goal of 165 lbs. in 2017.
I am feeling much better and for the first time, in a long time, I feel like I can finally get healthy.

Member Since: 5/9/2011

Fitness Minutes: 12,358

My Goals:
I started Spark 155 lbs. over-weight. I want to focus on losing 120 lbs. and feeling healthy and strong physically and mentally!

I want to feel proud of myself instead of disappointed.

Fitness goal: Ride a bike with my son, Run a 10K, and Roller Skate someday.

My Program:
Stay focused on my goals. Write down everything I eat. Do some kind of exercise each day. Get enough sleep at night. Positive self talk, asking for help when I need it, and motivating other people like me.

Personal Information:
I am 48 years old. I have a 15 year old son and have been married for 27 years. I live on a small cattle ranch in North Texas.

Other Information:
I love...
being a wife and a mom, painting murals, photography, music, movies, traveling, & camping with friends. I have 5 cats and enjoy playing the guitar and participate in my son's Boy Scout troop.

Sparkpeople Starting Weight 5/1/11 was 300 lbs.
10 lbs. lost: Weight 290 lbs. on 5/18/2011
70 lbs. lost: Weight 230 lbs. on 12/20/2011
Re-Gained weight and weighed 296 on 6/16/2014
Re-started 3/16/2015 at 286 lbs.
re-started on 4/3/16 at 300 lbs.
Highest weight 8/15/16 at 309 lbs.
Weight at surgery on 9/6/16: 287 lbs.
Weight on 1/1/2017: 250 lbs.
Goal for 2017....weigh 199 lbs. on 12/31/17!

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    2235 days ago
    So glad to see you back! I'm still around but not as much as I used to be. Life seems so busy these days! I took a break myself and found that I was gaining weight and needed the community. It's amazing what a little encouragement can do!

    Wishing you the best of luck and lots of support!

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    2310 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Glad you are back. Do listen to the lectures of Richard Bernstein M.D. on YouTube as he has 18 new ones that follow his book "The Diabetes Solution". I read the book from the library about a year ago, because I hae Insulin Resistance and I don't want Type 2 Diabetes. I did learned a lot from him.
    2312 days ago
  • v PRINCESS1309
    emoticon I joined Stormys April 10 pound challenge. Let's shake off some weight! 😜. emoticon
    2313 days ago
    Welcome back! I'm so glad you're back. I know it gets old trying to get this weight to come off, but as long as we keep coming back, it's a good thing!
    Good luck to you this week, and always, staying in control. I'm trying to just get one whole day in my calorie range. I'm trying not to be so wishy-washy.
    Big Hugs!
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    2321 days ago
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