Start Weight:(08 Jan 10) 240.0 lb
Current Weight:(03 May 13) 204.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: newmanda's own diet
performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

I am a 54 year old married mother of one 15 year old daughter. I live in Bear, Delaware.

I have struggled with my weight for most of the past 30+ years. At one point in time I lost over 100 pounds but over the course of time regained the weight and a few more pounds. I have tried lots of diets and they simply do not work. I am tired of this roller coaster. I realize that it is up to me to change my eating habits and this is not something you do for a couple months. This needs to be a lifetime commitment.

Well 2012 threw me another curve ball when in January I was told that I had lung cancer and in February I underwent surgery to remove a mass in my lung. Amazingly, it was not cancer but a fungal infection instead. So for the past six months I have been slowly returning to better health. Thank God!

So here I am in September 2012 starting back to Fat Secret and I am so glad to be here. I am taking back my life. I have never been this focused or determined in my life to get this weight off and to get healthy. It is up to me!

Started January 1, 2010: 240 pounds ("Extremely Obese" - BMI 46.9)
Restarted November 8, 2010: 220 pounds ("Extremely Obese" - BMI 43.0)
Stopped in April, 2011 after losing 53 lbs and reached 187 lbs for the first time in a long time.
Regained 33 pounds between April 2011 and September, 2012
Restarted September, 16, 2012: 216 pounds. Goal weight 140 lbs.

Recommitment and goals:
Goal #1: Restart diet and exercise plan in September 16, 2012. Weighed in 216 lbs.
Goal #2: Lose 16 lbs by the November 15th; add walking program 3x per week (200 lbs); celebrate!
Goal #3: Lose 26 lbs by the end of December; add weights and other forms of exercise (190 lbs); celebrate!
Goal #4: Lose 56 lbs by the end of March; keep the exercise going (160 lbs.); celebrate!
Goal# 5: Lose 76 lbs and reach my goal by my birthday - Celebrate!!!!

Got to make good choices and get moving.!

FatSecret member since: 08 Jan 10

newmanda's Weight History

newmanda's Latest Member Challenges

  The Biggest Loser, Slim by June challenge
status: Completed
ended: 23 May 11
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  Biggest Loser - New Year Resolution 2011 Kickoff!
status: Completed
ended: 04 Apr 11
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newmanda's Buddies

on diet Slim4Life
buddies only
last weighin: gaining 0.3 lb a week Up
little miss swiss
last weighin: gaining 1.5 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.9 lb a week Down

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newmanda at 240 pounds

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27 October 2012

Went to the Bahamas and got back just before Sandy hit the islands. Happy to say that I still weigh 207 lbs. despite being on vacation and cheating a ...
on diet newmanda's own diet  steady weight

17 October 2012

Finally Success. Lost 3 pounds. Glad I stayed the course and did not let my disappointment derail me.
on diet newmanda's own diet  losing 3.1 lb a week

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