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120 pounds gone from highest recorded weight. Holy moly, I've lost a whole person's worth of weight.

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100 pounds gone from my highest recorded weight! Size 8 jeans at 168.4 pounds, March 30, 2013.

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I've struggled with weight my whole life. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I realized that if I don't take control of things now, pulling out of future health issues might be very, very difficult. When I first joined SP, I didn't go anywhere with it. I'm back now, and actually putting it to good use. This time, so far, so good! I've been successful so far!

Before my MS was diagnosed, I had started a weight loss journey where I lost just over 39 pounds in about a year and a half. Then I went though my diagnosis period and was kind of a bit preoccupied to keep on the journey. But luckily, I only gained 5 pounds in the ~6 years since then. And now I'm back. My progress numbers reflect my current weight loss journey and don't take the previous loss into its numbers.

Member Since: 12/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 61,730

My Goals:
To obtain better health by learning how to take care of myself; keeping track of what I put into my body and making healthier food choices; and being physically active.

Weight-loss goals:

Short term:
-Additional 10 pounds (for a total of 25) by June 21, 2012. [Done, 6/12/12! WOOHOO!]

-Additional 10 pounds (for a total of 35) by 9/13/12. [Done, 8/9/12! WOOHOO!]

-Reach ONEderland by 9/20/12. [Done, 8/9/12! WOOHOO!]

-Additional 10 pounds (for a total of 45) by 10/4/12. [Done, 10/11/12. I'll take it even a week late! WOOHOO!]

-Scale Vacation until 11/15/12. Hoping to be another 4 pounds down by then. [Done! Actual loss: 5.8 pounds! WOOHOO!]

Medium term:
Reach a weight of 180 pounds by 1/17/13. [Done, 12/13/12! WOOHOO! And re-obtained 1/10/13! WOOHOO!]

-Reach 170 by 3/28/13 [Done, 3/28/13! WOOHOO!]

-Reach 160 by 6/6/13

-Reach 150 by 8/15/13

-Final goal: Reach 145 by 10/24/13

My Program:
Keeping my calorie count between 1350-1600 calories per day. Get at least 10 minutes of cardio every day, and shoot for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week. Do regular strength training, focusing on different muscle groups 6 days a week.

Personal Information:
I'm a 30-something female living in Maryland. I struggle dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and depression. I am a classical musician (singer and violinist), and like knitting and storm spotting for fun.

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