Nov 172011
 

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Last Thursday 13 I listed my top 13 Weight Loss Tips. To fully answer the question “how did I lose 173 lbs” I need to include other changes I made to help create an overall healthier lifestyle.  My weight loss was not just because of the food I ate and I wasn’t losing weight to fit into a smaller size pair of jeans – I lost the weight because I wanted to regain my health and reduce or eliminate the daily pain I was in.  I wanted more energy and to have a quality life physically, emotionally and mentally.  My journey to lose 173 lbs and reach my goal of a healthy weight (135 lbs) included making a lot of changes to improve my overall health. I didn’t do these changes all at once – but gradually, making one or two changes at a time.  Here are some of the changes I made to help create a healthier lifestyle.

  1. Drink more water, most of us are suffering from dehydration and are not even aware it.  Cut out the soda and sugary beverages, reduce the caffeine (herbal tea is a nice substitute)
  2. Rest – stop fretting about sleep, when you can’t sleep meditate, relax and just breath.  A few hours of meditation are more restorative to your body than a few hours of fitful sleep.  Yes sleep is important – but worrying about it only makes it harder to actually get to sleep.
  3. Add more fresh, whole foods to your meals – pick one meal to improve, than another, than another, make changes gradually and find healthy substitutes for overly processed favorites (i.e. a baked sweet potato instead of potato chips)
  4. Eat more veggies (especially dark greens) – one way to do this is to add lots of veggies to soups and sauces
  5. Take a quality multi-vitamin – our soil is depleted and our foods are less nutritous, so even when eating healthy it is harder to get all the vitamins and minerals our bodies need
  6. Add more fish or other source of Omega 3 to your diet
  7. Cut back on meat gradually, goal is to use meat more like a condiment rather than as a the bulk of the meal (and when you do eat meat select organic whenever possible), have a meatless meal several times a week and when you do use meat have it be the “side dish” not the featured item on the plate.
  8. Add more raw food to your daily menu, an easy way to do this is green smoothies –  I use a good blender (I use a Blendtec 13 Tips To Improve Overall Health; a Vitamix 13 Tips To Improve Overall Health is also very good) to blend fruit and dark green veggies together (and it is delicious!). Two books that are very helpful and got me started with Green Smoothies: Victoria Boutenko’s  Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health 13 Tips To Improve Overall Healthand Green for Life 13 Tips To Improve Overall Health.
  9. Switch to more natural cleaners, and use less chemicals in the home
  10. Forgive yourself and others, let go of past hurts and anger
  11. Smile and hug more, reach out to others
  12. Gratitude and respect, cultivate a positive attitude about life, the earth, and others
  13. Learn more about herbs and their nutritional value (for cooking and natural remedies) – using herbs doesn’t have to be complicated and there are dozens of ways to use the herbs that are already in your kitchen. Below is a link to a FREE herbal course.


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 13 Tips To Improve Overall HealthRelated Posts:
Top 13 Weight Loss Tips
Weight Loss Sum­mary – 308 lbs to 135 lbs (May 1 2006 to Jan. 1, 2011; Main­tenance 1/1/11 to present.
Get­ting Healthy Pho­tos— from begin­ning to goal and beyond (recent photo Aug. 2011)

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Nov 102011
 

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I’m often asked “How did I lose 173 lbs?” To answer that question here are my top 13 weight loss tips that I used to successfully reach my goal.

My Top 10 Weight Loss Tips

  1. Keep a food journal (daily record of food intake, exercise, weekly weighins)
  2. Eat fresh, whole foods as often as possible
  3. Limit sugar and unhealthy fats (eliminate them if you can or keep to a minimum)
  4. Give up the diet soda (this was a tough one for me) or at least limit it to one or two a day (switch to tea, it is much better for you and doesn’t have the harmful affects on your body that soda does)
  5. Set up guidelines and rules that work for you (for example: my rule is 3 small meals a day and to not eat at any other time, this works for me, but may not be workable for others)
  6. Sticking to my motto: Don’t be a fool, eat for fuel (eating for nourishment, not as a means to cope with anger, depression, etc.)
  7. Eat slowly, chew well, appreciate and really taste the food
  8. Get enough sleep (if you can’t sleep, than meditation which refreshes the mind and body)
  9. Eat ONLY when hungry and stop before feeling stuffed – often the body “feels” hungry, but is really in need of water, nutrients or rest, since these are often ignored the body has learned to send out hunger signals instead. Also eating junk food fills the stomach but does not nourish the body, so even though the stomach is full the body keeps signaling it needs more.
  10. Find nonfood ways to reward and comfort yourself, for example: take up a hobby to cope with boredoom, phone a friend when feeling sad, go for a walk when feeling angry
  11. Always be prepared ahead of time when traveling or attending a social event – carry something with you or keep emergency rations in your desk at work if you forget your lunch (for example: protein bar, 100 calorie pack of almonds, packet of instant oatmeal).  Don’t let yourself get so hungry you over indulge or grab something out of the snack machine.
  12. Be gentle with yourself – setting health as a top priority every single day and being loving and kind to yourself
  13. Don’t give up – take one day at a time, plateaus happen, set backs happen – but one step at a time, one meal at a time, one day at time becomes a week, a month, a year and in time any goal can be reached.

Health and Happiness, Lady Rose

Related Posts:
Weight Loss Summary – 308 lbs to 135 lbs (May 1 2006 to Jan. 1, 2011; Main­tenance 1/1/11 to present.
Getting Healthy Photos – from beginning to goal and beyond (recent photo Aug. 2011)

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Nov 072011
 

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Photo: August 2011 – weight 135 lbs (maintaining goal weight reached Jan. 1, 2011)

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****** May 1, 2010: 170 lbs  ************  May 1, 2007: 218 lbs ************ May 1, 2006 293.5 lbs
(Jan. 31, 2009: 308 lbs highest weight no photo)

Weekly Summary of Weight Lost Journey – from May 1, 2006 to present and beyond (maintanence)

I started blogging May 1, 2006 at my previous blog, Diet Pulpit, to journal my weight loss journey.  It was a long and often bumpy road to reach my goal with ups and downs, and a few tears too.  But finally Jan. 1, 2011 I reached my goal for a healthy weight of 135 lbs.  I will be keeping track of my maintenance here at Blissful Moon, and journal my continuing journey to make positive changes in many aspects of my life to create a heahtly home and lifestyle.

For the record, below is a brief overview of my health issues and diet and weight history and the many trial and errors with diets of all kinds starting over 35 years ago as a young teen when my goal was to lose 5 to 10 lbs, which led to a top weight at one point of over 300 lbs.

  • Childhood: never overweight. Diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at age 2, hospitalized and in bed for several months on and off for years, age 6 to 7 spent 1 year in hospital confined to bed with leg casts on, age 7 to 11 spent 4 years in leg braces and very little activity allowed.
  • Age 14 (1969) – early teens: Weight 125 to 130 lbs Goal 120  Tried to lose 5-10 lbs. Stopped eating as much as possible and self induced vomiting if I did. This phase didn’t last very long – only a few months.
  • Age 18: Weight 155 lbs Tried not eating much and Atkins – didn’t work.
  • Through my 20’s: Weight 155-165 lbs  Hysterectomy for cervial cancer age 20. Starved for many years, tried several diets, would lose some (5 to 10 lbs) and gain back a bit more. Gave up.
  • Through most of my 30’s: Weight 185 lbs  Used diet pills from doctor for several years, very little food but I wasn’t hungry.
  • Age 37 – Sept. 1, 1991: Weight 155 lbs   Finally made it to 155 lbs for my wedding Sept. 1, 1991 by increasing diet pills and less food. After wedding stopped diet pills, tried Atkins, Weight Watchers, Soup Diet, Rice House Diet, and many others.
  • Nov. 2001: 210 lbs Goal  Diagnosed with hypothyroidism, started Levoxyl 50 mcg. Continued trying various diets on and off, but nothing worked. Told by the doctor I would never lose weight and that I should just give up (however, whenever I went for an appointment and was weighed by the nurse she would constantly tell me I was getting fatter).
  • Early 2003: Weight 285 lbs  Started a diet I created by strictly counting calories (800 – 900 calories a day or less when possible) and moderate exercise 3 times a week. Physically I had been feeling tottally exhausted and ravenously hungryalmost constantly for the past couple years, but determined to lose the weight no matter what I had to do.
  • Jan. 2005: Weight fluctuated between 180 – 190 lbs for a few months; I went to a nutritionist, she approved of my diet of 800 – 900 calories but wanted me to add a little fat (equivalent of .5 per meal or the amount in 1 egg). Kept trying, but gained back a few pounds and had to starve for weeks to lose it. Goal: 135 lbs.
  • By Mid-2005: Weight 250+ lbs Took a break from dieting for about three months, gained back over 70 lbs – gave up, continued to gain.
  • March 2006: Weight 290+ lbs  New doctor – she retested me and I was told I did NOT have hypothyrodism (never did), set new goal weight that was healthier for me, taken off medication (felt a LOT better within the first week), had my diet plan approved by doctor (800 – 900 calories daily, light exercise 3 times a week increase over time). Discussed possibility of gastric bypass surgery. She was willing to work with me and help me lose weight, but wanted to address other health concerns first.
  • April 2006: Weight 310 lbs  Scale used: doctor type scale in ladies room at work, afternoon, fully dressed. I always said I’d just jump off a bridge if I ever went over 300 lbs. Well that day arrived; luckily no bridges were close by.
  • May 1, 2006 started Diet Pulpit blog. Reweighed myself day one of healthy eating plan for the “official” start weight: 293.5.
  • Week 90 weight 206; following week started to regain weight.
  • Jan.31, 2009 Week 140 – reached 308  lbs (my highest weight).
  • Feb. 23, 2009 Appointment with weight loss surgery consultant – office weight 308 lbs, doctor set new goal: 140 lbs.
  • Mar. 1, 2009 started over, restarted journal week 1: weight 306.5 lbs.
  • Aug. 3, 2009 two days before gastric bypass surgery doctor’s office weighin 253 lbs – total lost pre-op 55 lbs
  • Dec. 18, 2010 Week 93 weighin doctor’s office 138 lbs (reached weight the doctor had set as my goal 140 lbs)
  • Jan. 1, 2011 Week 95 weighin home scale reached my goal: 135 lbs (total released 173 lbs)
  • Oct. 30, 2011 (56th Birthday): 133 lbs – staying healthy and strong

Over the last two years of regaining my health it was not just dietary changes that helped me reaached my goal. Also it is not the number on the scale that makes me healthy. I also chose to eat healthy foods that nourish my body, to move and breathe deeply, and to create a happy and relaxed environment for myself and my family so that we can better handle the every day stresses that occur in life.

I practice qi gong healing, meditation, and journaling (inner self work to deal with emotional issues and continue to build healthier habits and positive coping methods). I make my health my top priority and make choices every day that help me create an over healthy lifestyle.

Later this week I’ll post my best weight loss tips.

What health goals are you working on?  How do you handle challenges?  What health successes have your achieved?  I love sharing and learning, so feel free to leave a comment or link to a post you wrote.

Wishing every one health and happiness, Lady Rose

Related Posts:
Weight Loss Summary – 308 lbs to 135 lbs (May 1 2006 to Jan. 1, 2011; Main­tenance 1/1/11 to present)
My Top 13 Weight Loss Tips.

Aug 012011
 

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Lady Rose’s Weight Loss Summary – Weekly Progress
308 lbs to 135 lbs (May 1 2006 to Jan. 1, 2011; Maintenance 1/1/11 to present)


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Related Posts:
Weight Loss Sum­mary – 308 lbs to 135 lbs (May 1 2006 to Jan. 1, 2011; Main­tenance 1/1/11 to present.
Get­ting Healthy Pho­tos — from begin­ning to goal and beyond (recent photo Aug. 2011)

Long Term Goal: Live Healthy to 100 and beyond! and maintain a healthy weight

SUMMARY – Goal reached Jan. 1, 2011 (135 lbs) – total lost 173 lbs (from 308 lbs highest weight 1/31/09)
Chest 36 (under breasts 46″); Waist 28.5; Hips 40
Arms: left upper arm 12; right upper arm 12.5
Legs: left upper thigh 20.5; right upper thigh 21

One Year Summary (April 28, 2007):
Weight: 218 – Total Lost: 75.5 (used same scale, A.M. at home, no clothes)
Measurements:
Chest 46 (under breasts 39); Waist 39; Hips 53
Arms: left upper arm 16; right upper arm 15.5;
Legs: left upper thigh 27; right upper thigh 28

Start Date: May 1, 2006
Goal: around 140 lbs give or take some lbs (height 5′ 4″; age at start of blog 50)
Starting Weight: 293.5 lbs (A.M. at home scale, no clothes), highest weight 308 lb Jan 31, 2009
Starting Measurements: (5/1/06)
Chest 54? (under breasts 46″); Waist 47?; Hips 63?
Arms: left upper arm 19.5?; right upper arm 19?
Legs: left upper thigh 34.5?; right upper thigh 35?

Background Info.: As the Diet Turns (weight history) and Medical and Diet History (brief overview).

Medical Issues: Rhumatoid Arthritis (since age 2) and Congestive Heart Failure (since 1996) – which means very light exercise, very little salt and limiting fluid intake to prevent strainging the heart and fuild retention (edema).
UPDATE: as of May 14, 2010 – given a clean bill of health by cardiologist, no heart problems!

Maintenance:

1 Year: 1/2/12:  140 lbs
Dec. 22, 2012 (preholiday):  135 lbs
56th Birthday Oct. 30, 2011: 133 lbs
6 Months: 135 lbs 7/1/11
Week 1: 135 lbs 1/8/11
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Fourth Year

Week 95 134.5 lbs 1/1/11 (reached my goal 135 lbs!) TOTAL LOST 172 lbs
Week 94 136.5 lbs 12/26/10
Week 93 137.5 (12/18/10) – doctor’s goal weight (140 lbs) reached (12/20/10 – Doctor office weighing 138 lbs)
Week 92 140.5 (12/11/10)
Week 91 142
Week 90 142.5 (Thanksgiving 11/27)
Week 89 140.5
Week 88 141
Week 87 141.5
Week 86 142.5 (55th birthday 10/30/10)
Week 85 142
Week 84 142.2
Week 83 143.5 lb (10/9/10)
Week 82 145 lb (10/2/10)
Week 81 144 lb (9/25/10)
Week 80 145 lb (9/18/10)
Week 79 147.5 lb (9/11/10)
Week 78 147.5 lb (9/4/10)
Week 77- 148.5 8/22/10
Week 76- 152
Week 75- 153
Week 74- 153
Week 73- 153.5 7/31/10
Week 72- 158
Week 71- 159
Week 70- 159.5
Week 69- 160 7/4/10
Week 68- 161 6/27/10
Week 67- 162.5 6/20/10
Week 66 – 162 6/14/10
Week 65 – no weighin (on a four day retreat Spirit of Womongathering)
Week 64 165 5/31/10
Week 63 167
Week 62 167.5
Week 61 169
Week 60 170 5/1/10
Week 59 174.5 4/24/10
Week 58 178.5
Week 57 179.5
Week 56 180.5
Week 55 182
Week 54 184.5
Week 53 187

Third Year

Week 52 188 3/6/10
Week 51 190 lbs 2/27/10
Week 50 194 lbs 2/22/10
Week 49 194 lbs 2/13/10
Week 48 196 lbs 2/6/10
Week 47 197 lbs 1/30/10
Week 46 199 lbs 1/23/10
Week 45 200.5 lbs 1/16/10
Week 44 203 lbs 1/9/10
Week 43 206.5 1/2/10
Week 42 207 lbs 12/26/09
Week 41 208.5 lbs 12/19/09
Office weighin 12/15/09 – office scale 212 lbs (total of 8 lbs lost since previous visit a month ago, and 96 lbs all together
Week 40 210.5 lbs 12/12/09
Week 39 211 lbs 12/5/09
Week 38 213 lbs 11/28/09
Week 37 214.5 lbs
Week 36 217.5 11/14/09
Week 35 219.5
(Doctor post op weighin Thurs 11/5 – 221 lbs)
Week 34 220.5 lbs 10/31/09
Week 33 223.5 lbs 10/24/09
Week 32 225 lbs
Week 31 226 lbs
Week 30 227 lbs 10/3/09
Week 29 230 lbs 9/26/09
(Doctor post-op visit weighin 9/14 – 244lbs, a 1 lb gain from previous visiit on 8/20)
Week 28 9/19/09 – 236 lbs
Week 27 9/12/09 – 239 lbs
Week 26 9/5/09 – 238 lbs
Week 25 239.5 lbs 8/29/09
Week 24 239.5 lbs 8/22/09
(Doctor office weighin 2 wks post-op, 8/20 – 243 lbs)
Week 23 243.5 lbs 8/15/09
(Doctor office weighin 1 wk post-op, 8/13 – 244 lbs)
Week 22 two days after surgery 8/8
(note: previous Monday 8/3 office weighin 253 lbs – total lost pre-op 55 lbs)
Week 21 257 lbs
Week 20 260 lbs
Week 19 260.5 lbs
Week 18 262.5 lbs 7/11/09
(note: following Monday 7/13 – office weighin 265 lbs)
Week 17 265.5 lbs
Week 16 267.5 lbs
(note: previous day, Fri. 6/26 – treadmill stress test 3 mins, gained .5 overnight, rested lost it)
Week 15 268 (6/13/09) (office weighin 6/22/09 272 lbs)
Week 14 270.5
Week 13 275
Week 12 273.5
Week 11 276 (5/16/09) (office weighin 5/18/09 279 lbs)
Week 10 278
Week 9 280
Week 8 285
Week 7 289.5 4/18/09 (office weighin 4/20/09 292 lbs)
Week 6 291
Week 5 291.5
Week 4 293.5 3/28/09 (office weighin 3/30/09 295 lbs)
Week 3 295 3/21/09
Week 2 300.5 3/14/09
Week 1 303 3/7/09
NEW BEGINNING: Starting Weight 306.5 lbs 3/1/09
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Third Year (total 2 years and 9 months)
Week 144 306.5 2/28/09
(2/23/09 Appointment with weight loss surgery consultant – office weight 308 lbs. – gain 4 lbs)
Week 143 306.5 2/22/09
Week 142 307 2/14/09
Week 141 308 2/7/09
Week 140 308 1/31/09 – highest weight
(1/27/09 First Appointment with weight loss surgery consultant – office weight 304 lbs.)
Week 139 303 1/24/09
Week 138 305 1/17/09
Week 137 303.5 1/10/09
Week 136 302 (1/03/09)
Week 135 305 (12/27/08)
Week 134 303
Week 133 302.5
Week 132 299
Week 131 302.5 +4 (11/29/08)
Week 130 298.5 -.5
Week 129 299 +6.5
Week 128 293.5 +1
Week 127 292.5 +2.5
Week 126 290 (10/25/08)
Week 125 290 -1
Week 124 291
Week 123 291 gain 6.5 lbs
Week 122 286 +1
Week 121 285 +.5
Week 120 284.5 gain 5 lbs
Week 119 279.6 gain 3 lbs
Week 118 276.5 gain 3 lbs 8/30/08
Week 117 273.5 shed .5 lb 8/23/08
Week 116 274 gain 3.5 lbs 8/16/08
Week 115 on vacation (8/9/08)
Week 114 270.5 gain .5 (8/2/08)
Week 113 270 gain 2 lbs (7/26/08)
Week 112 268 gain 5.5 lbs (7/19/08)
Week 111 262.5 lbs gain 1.5 lbs (7/12/08) off
Week 110 261.0 gain 6.5 (7/5/08) – off
Week 109 254.5 lost 1 lb – off
Week 108 255.5 gain 4 lbs – off
Week 107 251.5 gain 4.5 lbs (weighin early Thurs 12th vacation June 12-15) – off
Week 106 no weighin (from Tues. to Fri. Medifast diet)
Week 105 247 lbs, gained 5.5 lbs Medifast Diet all week (800 calories a day) (held contest “guess my weight)

Second Year

Week 104 (TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY) 242.5 (gain 2 lbs)
Week 103 240.5 (lost .5 lb)
Week 102 Weight 241 (gain 14 lbs)
Week 101 Weight 227 (lost 2.5 lbs)
Week 100 Weight 235 (lost 13 of total 48 gained from fluid retention)
Week 99 Weight 242.5 (gain 7.5 lbs)
Week 98 Weight 235 gain 1 lb
Week 97 Weight 234 gain 6.5 lbs
Week 96 Weight 227.5 gain 4.5 lbs
Week 95 Weight 223 lbs gain 8.5 lbs
Week 94 Weight 214.5 lbs (note: cardologist staff confirmed previous weight gain is mostly likely from congestive heart failure)
Week 93 Weight 214.5 (lost 20 lbs, reduced half of the fluid weight gained)
Week 92 Weight 234.5, gained 19 lbs
Week 91 Weight 215.5, gained 9.5 lbs
Week 90 Weight 206 0 lost overall, but lost .5 of gained)
Week 89 Weight 206.5 (0 lost overall; lost 1.5 of gained)
Week 88 Weight 208 lbs (0 lost overall; lost 8.5 lbs of 24 lbs gained over last 3 weeks from 3 day indulgence over holidays gained 19.5 lbs and the 4.5 lbs gained for no reason weeks 85 and 86, as of Jan. 4, 2008)
Week 87 Weight 217.5 (+18.5 lbs, 2 days indulged for holiday) (update: additional 1 lb gain from New Year’s Day indulgence Jan. 2 weight 218.5 lbs)
Week 86 Weight 199 (+4 lbs)
Week 85 Weight 195 (+.5 lbs)
Week 84 Weight 194.5
Week 83 Weight 197.5 (+2 lbs)
Week 82 Weight 195.5 (-0 lost overall, -2 of weight gain; weighin on Wed. before Thanksgiving instead of Fri. because of vacation)
Week 81 Weight 197.5 (-0 lost overall, -5 of weight gain)
Week 80 Weight 202.5 (-0 lost overall, -6.5 of weight gain) Total lost so far: 91 lbs
(Sunday 11/4 started rice house diet.)
Week 79 Weight 209 lbs (+5 lbs Fri. and update: Sat.+7 lbs over night))
Week 78 Weight 197 (+1.5)
Week 77 Weight 195.5 (-4 lbs and -.5 gained last week)
Week 76 Weight 200 (+.5)
Week 75 Weight 199.5 (-2.5) – MILESTONE reached under 200 lbs
Week 74 Weight 202 (-1)
Week 73 Weight 203 (-0)
Week 72 Weight 203 (-0; lost 2.5 gained week before)
Week 71 Weight 205.5 (+2.5)
Week 70 Weight 203 (-1) Total lost so far: 90.5 lbs
Week 69 Weight 204 (-2)
Week 68 Weight 206 (-.5 lb)
(NOTE: 8/13/07 started medically supervised diet plan Medifast)
Week 67 206.5 (-0, back to weight of week 62, lost -1 gained week 63)
Week 66 Weight 207.5 (-0; but lost -1 lb that was gained week 64) (Note: 7/29/07 – started Burn the Fat diet)
Week 65 Weight 208.5 (-0; but lost 4 of the lbs gained last week)
Week 64 Weight 212.5 (+5 lbs after one meal 2 slices of pizza and a little ice cream for Harry Potter book 7 weekend) 7/22/07
Week 63 Weight 207.5 (+1 lb)
Week 62 Weight: 206.5 (-1.5 lbs)
Week 61 Weight: 208 (-.5, and -1 lb gained last week)
Week 60 Weight 209.5 (+1) Total lost so far: 84 lbs
Week 59 Weight 208.5 (-0)
Week 58 Weight 208.5 (-3.5)
Week 57 Weight 212 (-0)
Week 56 Weight 212 (-.5)
Week 55 Weight 212.5 (-1.5)
Week 54 Weight 214 lbs (-2)
Week 53 Weight: 216 lbs (-1.5) END OF THE FIRST YEAR: TOTAL LOST – 75.5 lbs
Week 52 Weight: 218; -2.5 (4/28/07)
Week 51 Weight: 220.5; -0 (-1.5 gained last week)
Week 50 Weight: 222; +1.5 Total lost so far: 71.5
Week 49 Weight: 220.5; -1.5
Week 48 Weight: 222; -0
Week 47 Weight: 222; -2.5
Week 46 Weight: 224.5; -1.5
Week 45 Weight: 226; -1
Week 44 Weight: 227; -1.5
Week 43 Weight: 229; -1.5
Week 42 Weight: 230.5; -2
Week 41 Weight: 232.5; -2
Week 40 Weight: 234.5; 0 Total lost so far: 59 lb
Week 39 Weight: 234.5; -0
Week 38 Weight: 234.5; -.5
Week 37 Weight: 235; -0 (-1 lb gained over last few weeks)
Week 36 Weight: 236 (-7 of the 8 lbs gained over last few weeks
Week 35 Weight: 243; +5
Week 34 Weight: 238 (-.5 of the 3.5 gained last week)
Week 33 Weight: 238.5; +3.5
Week 32 Weight: 235; -2.5 (and -9.5 gained last week)
Week 31 Weight: 247; +9.5
Week 30 Weight: 237.5; -.5 Total lost so far: 56 lb
Week 29 Weight: 238; -3
Week 28 Weight: 241; -2 (and -13 lb gained over last few weeks)
Week 27 Weight: 256; +12.5
Week 26 Weight: 243.5; (-5 lbs of what was gained over last 2 weeks)
Week 25 Weight: 248.5; +1
Week 24 Weight: 247.5; +4.5
Week 23 Weight: 243; -3.5
Week 22 Weight: 246.5; -5 (and -3 lb gained last week)
Week 21 Weight: 250; +3
Week 20 Weight: 247; -4 Total lost so far: 46.5 lb
Week 19 Weight: 251; -0
Week 18 Weight: 251; -0
Week 17 Weight: 251; -7 (and -1.5 lb gained last week)
Week 16 Weight: 259.5; +1.5
Week 15 Weight: 258; -.5
Week 14 Weight: 258.5; -2
Week 13 Weight: 260.5; -2
Week 12 Weight: 262.5; -3.5
Week 11 Weight: 266; -3
Week 10 Weight: 269; -0 Total lost so far: 24.5 lb
Week 9 Weight: 269; -2.5
Week 8 Weight: 271.5; -1
Week 7 Weight: 272.5; -3.5
Week 6 Weight: 276; -3
Week 5 Weight: 279; -1
Week 4 Weight: 280; -4
Week 3 Weight: 284; -1 lb.
Week 2 Weight: 285; -6.5 lb (and -1 lb gained last week)
Week 1 Weight: 294.5; +1 lb
Started May 1, 2006 – Starting Weight 293.5

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