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At one time I admitted that I weighed 288 lbs. I might have weighed more but was afraid to admit it to even myself. I did have the thought of reaching the Goal of 300 lbs! (Only because I was so close, and I thought it kind of a funny thing to do.) I could not even carry the 288 lbs it hurt so, I had to lose. About 5 times, in the past 30 years, I have gone down to 200.5 lbs, and a year ago I went under 200 lbs to 194 ..but guess what I forgot I had to hold it down there.

I started to lose again, two months before joining Sparks, and I weighed 250 lbs, and I started Sparks at 232 lbs.

I started to lose again, because I am Officially labeled, and am a Diabetic now since 2003, and probably like most, was Diabetic many years before that.

In 2010 - 2020, I was Out Of Control! My sugar numbers were going over 200 most every night. I didn't feel good, but didn't feel that bad either. During these years my weight went as high again as 232. Same old up and down. I've only had a few weeks on and off of being in the sugar range my Doctor wants.

If I want to live, and in one piece, I Have to Change! I am going down once again, once again I am going to try and do good every day.

I Can't wait any longer! (Again)
I want to live Well for the remainder of my years.
I don't want to be FAT any longer.
I want to be a Diabetic in Total Control.
I want to LIVE, and with all the pieces I have now.
I Don't take any medicines, and I don't/won't ever start.

In 2018 and 2020 was even worse that my sugar is WAYYYYYYY out of control and I am determined to get under 200 pounds.. again.

288.00 Highest Weight in my Life (That I admit)
232.00 Spark Start Weight July 26, 2008
224.50 January 1, 2009
225.00 April 2010
237.25 Jan 1 2011 Whoops!!!!
226.25 April 2011 BACK ON TRACK!
210.00 April 2014 Again, back on track...
213.50 January 1, 2018
213.00 January 1, 2019
213.50 January 1, 2020

Ultimate Goal Weight to work towards is 138 pounds.
Keeping Sugar in range.


Member Since: 7/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 13,830

My Goals:
I want to see the scales go down Every week.

I want to become a Diabetic in TOTAL Control

.. my waist under 34"
.. my A1C under 7
.. my Cholestrol -200
.. my HDL over 40
.. my LDL under 130

I want 1 hour of exercise/walk/work etc movement incorporated into my day for Life.

I never want to take Medicines.

I want to find the good in life and relax and enjoy, and stay away from all the negativity.

I want to always be able to take care of myself.

I want others to also succeed.

My Program:
First I am getting my sugars under control.

I eat to obtain good sugar levels.

Next, I need to find a way to then eat for the sugar and also to lose.

I want to add more exercise.

I try to stretch and move each day.

I am also trying to enrich my mind with reading, and attending events.

I also hope I can help motivate others to improve their lives.

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I love to read.
I like to watch movies.
I like nature.
I like to learn new things.
I like to help people, Community, World.

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    I saw your post on Outdoor People also and wanted to tell you what a great job you're doing. I'm Kim, 48 from the Pittsburgh area, love hiking, biking and kayaking. also hope to someday hike the Appalachian trail. I applaud you for getting down to 203 and hope to help support you to get to your goal weight below 200 and beyond. My sister Robin weighs approximately 232 also and she keeps going from 280's down to 201 and then right back up. It's almost lik,e she sabotages herself when she gets close to 200. You can make it! We'll get to our spark goals together. kim
    4506 days ago
    I saw your post on the Outdoor People huddle. Over four pounds in the first week? emoticon
    Keep on Sparking!
    4506 days ago
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    Thanks a lot for the comment on ye old blog :)

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    4507 days ago
    Welcome to SparkPeople and Appalachian Trail. I just turned 50 and my dream is to hike the AT in about 5 years when I semi-retire or at least portions of it. You might also want to check out the team Let's Go Hiking. Good luck in reaching your goals!
    Cindy emoticon
    4513 days ago
    Your goal is set and your on the way to a slimmer lifestyle. You found the right place to encouragement and support on SP. Here is to your success!

    Joyce from Slimming Seniors.
    4513 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/26/2008 8:55:21 PM
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