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Updated June 2020: After reaching 351.4 in mid 2019, I lost about 10 pounds by November before my doctor urged me to join Weight Watchers. I'd done it before. Several times. Once with success. Other times, not so much. I know that you get out of it what you put into it. It's not going to work if you don't stick to the plan. My secret this time is that I found the right motivation. In mid 2019, my husband was diagnosed with Mutliple Myeloma, a type of blood cancer. There is no cure. A year previous, my dad was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and passed in early 2019. I know the two are not equal, but I also know what cancer does to you. I watched the cancer change my dad from a do it yourselfer to someone who couldn't even shower without assistance. I knew I needed to get it better shape in order to be physically able to take care of my husband down the road when he needs it. So I had the motivation, and I slowly started losing, but only 10 pounds in 5 months. In November of 2019, I realized I had another motivation: My husband has never seen me at a normal weight. I've been overweight or obese since I was 10 years old. I want to reach my goal while my husband is alive to see me to do. That puts a little pressure on me because I don't know how much time he has left. I love SparkPeople. I've been a member for over a decade, under one account or another. But simply counting calories doesn't work for me. Adding the tools of Weight Watchers to the motivation of my husband's illness has given me what I need to succeed. I've now lost over 50 pounds in the past 11 months. I have about 150 to go. It's not an easy road to take, but I am gaining confidence in my ability to reach my destination. Or at least get further along the journey than I ever have before. I'm short. My ideal weight is probably around 100 to 120. I'm a realist. I'll never be super skinny. My overall goal is 150, but that's flexible. I'm going to see how I look and how I feel as I lose and adjust my goal as I get closer. For now, I've set a bunch of smaller goals to reach. I just barely missed my goal for today - to be under 300. I'm right at 300 instead of under 300, but that's okay. I set this goal 6 months ago and I have come so close that I am proud of me. I set a goal for December - another 25 pounds, and then a goal for next June - another 25 on top of that. If I reach goals early, I will adjust. If I reach goals late, I will adjust. I've also set a series of 5% goals, with no date in mind. Just "reward celebration" stops along the way.

Member Since: 9/8/2010

Fitness Minutes: 82,155

My Goals:
Start Weight: 351.4
5% goal: 333.8 - met 12/10/2019
10% goal: 316.2 - met 2/6/2020
Medium Term Goal: 299.8 by 6/2020 - met 6/5/2020
15% goal: 298.6 - met 6/10/2020
20% goal: 281.0
Medium Term Goal: 275 by 6/2021
25% goal: 263.6
Medium Term Goal: 250 by 12/2021
30% goal: 246.0
35% goal: 228.4
40% goal: 210.8
45% goal: 193.2
50% goal: 175.8

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Personal Information:
Start Weight: 351.4
BMI: 68.6
Hips: 67
Bust: 54.5
Thigh: 36.5
Calf (mid): 21
Upper Arm: 20

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  • v _BELINDA
    Holding you and Lucas in my heart. emoticon
    681 days ago
  • v _BELINDA
    Nicole, I am so devastated for you to hear about Lucas. That is absolutely the worst news. Please keep me updated and let me know what you learn and how he's doing. I think of you often.
    682 days ago
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    Here is some Easter riddles

    Q. What happened to the Easter egg when it heard a funny joke?
    A. It cracked up!

    Q. What do bunnies do when they get married?
    A. Go on a bunnymoon!

    Q. Why didn't the bunny hop?
    A. No bunny knows.

    Have a crackin Easter!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    756 days ago
    I just read your comment on SWILSON2347's SparkPage about where the team points spin is located now.

    Go to your Spark Points page and scroll down the the Community area. One line up from the bottom of that area is the line titled "SparkAmerica Affinity Favorites". In the right hand column is the link "...Use Bonus Spins". Just click there and It will load the bonus spin page with all your team flags to "spin" by clicking on them.

    Enjoy your new spins...

    756 days ago
    Ready for take off? I sure am! See you at the airport tomorrow. emoticon
    771 days ago
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