Joined August 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
270.0 lb
Lost so far: 25.0 lb

Current Weight
245.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
180.0 lb
Still to go: 65.0 lb
I'm a 45 year old mother of one and wife of 22 years. I am 5'11". For the past 3 years I had become very inactive due to a heel injury. Then Spring (2011), just as I was getting back into walking on a regular basis, I tore the plantar fascia on my other foot and was on crutches and a cane for 6 months. I had gained weight during all my inactivity and it affected my overall health. So I took action and I took back control of my life!

Time for an update: (January 2012) It's been 5 1/2 months since I've started this journey. My foot and heel injuries have healed, my blood sugar and blood pressures are back to normal. I have tons more energy. I love feeling lighter on my feet! I started this just HOPING to make it close to 200lbs.

Another update: (May 2012) After almost 10 months, I have reached my initial goal of 200lbs (70lbs lost). I have never felt better. I went from a size 24W to a size 16 regular! I am exercising almost every day and love it!

Now that I've been at it for a while, I've decided to go all the way to my recommended BMI which would put me around 178lbs. So I'm 22 pounds away from being in the NORMAL RANGE! I can do this. I know that NOW.


270 - Started this on 8-3-2011
245 - 25 lbs down by 9-25-2011 (Completed 09-21-2011)
235 - Halfway to goal of 200 (Completed 10-26-2011)
230 - Lose 20 by 11-24 Challenge (Completed 11-17-2011)
220 - 50 lbs down by 1-01-2012 (Completed 01-18-2012)
210 - 60 lbs down by 2-14-2012 (Completed 03-16-2012)
200 - 70 lbs down by 4-01-2012 (Completed 05-23-2012)
190 - 80 lbs down by 7-15-2012
180 - 90 lbs down by 9-15-2012
178 - 92 lbs down by 9-25-2012

pkgardner's Weight History

pkgardner's Latest Member Challenges

  Cycling for Weight Loss 2012
status: Completed
ended: 17 Sep 12
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  Start a habit - Healthy Carbs
status: Completed
ended: 11 Mar 12
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pkgardner's Cookbook

cals: 149kcal | fat: 2.40g | carbs: 14.88g | prot: 17.34g
Chicken and Broccoli in Mushroom Sauce
Nice casserole to make ahead of time and warm up for dinner.
cals: 199kcal | fat: 4.51g | carbs: 12.08g | prot: 27.47g
Beef & Broccoli Crock Pot
A hearty crock pot with beef and broccoli.
cals: 363kcal | fat: 5.02g | carbs: 53.71g | prot: 26.53g
Tuna Pasta Salad
A versatile salad with tuna, vegetables and pasta.
cals: 207kcal | fat: 2.46g | carbs: 33.26g | prot: 13.32g
Lentil Soup
A rich, hearty filling soup that is great for lunch or before the main meal.
cals: 201kcal | fat: 11.68g | carbs: 20.46g | prot: 7.93g
Chocolate Cheesecake
Rich chocolate cheesecake that's really yummy.
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03 January 2013

Ok, here we go! Still looking to lose those last 11 pounds PLUS the 11 pounds I gained over the past few months while floating along, not being mindful ...
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08 September 2012

Have been loving the biking every day. Tore my bike up the other day. I am excited about getting another one!
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