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Sparking on New Years while playing wii all night (175 lbs)

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dogs and tables make wonderful camoflage. My weight was probably around 220 something.

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9/7/2015 I lost so much weight and never realized. It has almost all come back on. I want to do something about it because I''''m uncomfortable in my own skin. I want to feel smart, sweet, and sexy again. I want to be able to move freely. I want me to be myself not who my fat tells me I''''m supposed to be. I''''m looking for encouragement along my journey because it can get really lonely when you are the one sticking to your rules and others are trying to tell you to let it go. Original: I am a young woman living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest studying to become an elementary school teacher (with an endorsement in special education). I have always tried not to take the beauty around me for granted but I can be appreciating it in other ways than just sitting looking at the view. I could be out in nature exploring. I could be hiking the many mountains in the summer or Snowboarding (okay realistically for me it is more like falling downhill on my butt) in the winter. I am doing more activities but it has made me more aware of how my size is affecting my ability, one of the reasons i am finally doing something. I have never let my weight stand in my way (with very few exceptions) of doing things its just i know it is affecting me. I have gone rock climbing (although it was terrifying to think that a single rope and tiny person on the ground could support me), I go quad riding with my family (go out for a 4 hour ride and don''''t tell me that you aren''''t whipped), snowboarding and cross country skiing, playing on my high school tennis team (now just for pure enjoyment), and participating in theater since I was in high school. There is not one of these activities that did not make me first question whether I was too heavy. I try and be very confident and usually succeed but there are always I wish I had done that and i would''''ve but I''''m too fat. I was chubby in junior high and fat through high school but there were always people heavier than me so I never really thought i was that heavy. I was always the "little one" in my family. Maybe it should be because I am 6 inches shorter than everyone else not that i weight less. My family is overweight. There are those few that got the skinny genes in my extended family and my dad was very fit while he was in the navy (didn''''t stop him from having three heart attacks) but everyone else is overweight. I am loosing weight because it is something I want to do not because someone else is telling me to. The goal is to not let my weight be a crutch to hold me back from enjoying the adventure that I want to experience in life. The health benefits are something I am glad to have as well because of my family history. Being a "normal" weight will not garentee perfect health but atleast I''''m fighting and not laying down. I was shocked to see the reading of my BMI when I entered my weight. Not only was I overweight, I am obese and at the high end. Each week I have seen the little dot move closer and closer to the left and I am celebrateing every pound I''''ve lost.

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    Take care of your Body and love your Heart.

    February is HEART HEALTHY MONTH!

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    3556 days ago
  • v KAYMOM
    Glad you joined our challenge!:) You can post there whenever is convenient for you! Good luck on your journey!
    3954 days ago
  • v JANTWO
    Welcome to Wii Exercise!!!! We are so glad to have you on our team!!!! Be sure to check out the challenges and postings. Feel free to ask any questions or post any accomplishments that you want to share with the team. We are a very supportive team with very caring people. Please introduce yourself to the team and get ready to Wii!!!! We can lose the weight and get healthy together!!!!

    3954 days ago
  • v KAYMOM
    Welcome to Leaving 170ville! We are in maintenance mode right now but will start up a challenge in Jan. meantime, use our gym to post your workouts and the cafe to keep up with calorie intake. See you in the chat lounge! Sharon
    3981 days ago
    Hey! I am on Team Kazoo with you! So excited for this next 8 weeks! Your page caught my eye because of the "Pacific Northwest"! I am from North Idaho, and my husband is from Edmonds, Wa. I used to go hiking all the time when I was little, but I think it was about highschool age, I did the same: I decided to just sit and look at the beauty! Lol! I look forward to visiting my family and go hiking again and maybe even let my brothers take me snowboarding. They have been threatening for 10 years, but I figured I would just fall. Anyways, congratulations on all your progress so far, and good luck!
    Go Kazoo!
    4012 days ago
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