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Would like to get back to this size! - (July 18, 2010 ~ 193 Pounds)

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Highest Weight of 283 ~ May 2005


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1/2/2019: It's been 13 years since I started my Spark journey. It has been a very long meandering path, with major highs and depressing lows, but I keep trudging along. Here is a quick recap of the past 13 years, along with my weight on January 1st of each year.

1/1/20: 247.2
1/1/19: 208.8
1/1/18: 258.0
1/1/17: 245.4
1/1/16: 269.6
1/1/15: 248.6
1/1/14: 269
1/1/13: 252.6
1/1/12: 241
1/1/11: 206 (Lost it the 2nd time - then Baby!)
1/1/10: 228.2
1/1/09: 230.6
1/1/07:204.2 (Lost it the 1st time)
6/1/06: 283

2006-2007: Joined Sparkpeople at my HW of 283 pounds. Lost 86 pounds. Gained back almost all weight loss

2008-2010: Went to the Dr. was Diagnosed with PCOS / Insulin Resistance and started taking Metformin. Lost almost 90 pounds again, over the course of a year and a half. Got pregnant in Late 2010

2011-2015: Had a baby, gained a bunch of weight post partum, + about 20 pounds more over the course of the next few years.

2016: "The I don't Want Weight Loss Surgery 13 Week Challege" I lost 40 pounds in 3 months to prove to my Dr. that I didn't need weight loss surgery. Gained 22 pounds back.

Member Since: 5/15/2006

Fitness Minutes: 29,549

My Goals:
HW: 283
LW: 193 (7/2010)
PW: 242 (40 Weeks PG 6-2011)
New SW: 270.4 - (2/16/16)
5% Loss: 268.8 - (2/23/16)
10% Loss 254.8 - (3/8/16)
15% Loss 240.6 - (4/11/16)
20% Loss 226.4 - (6/19/18)
25% Loss 212.2 - (8/14/18)
30% Loss 198
35% Loss 184
40% Loss 170
45% Loss 155.6
50% Loss 141.5

My Program:
Give up fast food, drink less soda, cook more....(baby steps)

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"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes." ~Walt Whitman

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    Hey - your use of the yin/yang symbol for your pic as well as your user name intrigue me. Feel free to let me know your thoughts on dichotomy and polarity!
    1514 days ago
    "Hi! If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the blue BL Spring Challenge ALL Teams icon. You can join the All Teams page and put your name on the Waiting List for a Summer Challenge Team thread!

    We'll officially begin the challenge around June 7 (dates differ by a day or two depending on your team) and we've still got a few spots left! If you'd like to join us, hurry over and get your name on the waiting list, or just let me know you want to join us!

    We have 10 teams with 24 members each who work on healthy lifestyle habits by competition between teams in challenges and exercise.

    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!"

    1550 days ago
    Wishing you a great 4th, Michelle! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Stay safe, and have fun!! emoticon
    1848 days ago
    Good Luck with weigh in tomorrow! You are doing great!
    1858 days ago
    You lost 40 pound in 3 months? Holey moley, that is amazing! You must have incredible focus and determination! emoticon
    1859 days ago
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