Start Weight:(25 Feb 11) 260.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Aug 15) 213.0 lb
Goal Weight:170.0 lb
following: Sarah's Way of Eating
performance: Steady

I am 34 years old, married and a mom to two awesome kids. What got me wanting to lose weight was my son. He had just started Kindergarten and one of the first things he learned was how to eat healthy and what would happen if he didn't. He came home that day and told me I was not healthy and I was fat. I was a bit heartbroken, because I knew it was true. So, instead of getting mad, I talked to him about it and he told me that he wanted me to be healthy and not fat because he loved me. I promised him that by his next birthday (about 11 months from the conversation) I would be healthier and skinnier. Well, it took me a few months to get my butt into gear but I eventually started to lose weight and get healthier.

I was able to keep my promise and I lost a little over 70 pounds by his birthday. It is an amazing thing to say but, I will be forever grateful that my son called me fat. I never want him to say that to me again and I am changing my life because of it.

Since his birthday I have lost an additional 25 pounds with about 20 pounds still left meet my goal.

UPDATE: 1 year later, I have been able to maintain my weight loss and have only been fluctuating about 5 pounds. I do not know if I will ever meet my goal. The back problems that I hoped would go away with the weigh have stayed the same and it is hard for me to get any exercise done. My doctor and I am happy with what I weigh now and if I never meet my goal I am fine with that as long as I don't start gaining it all back. I am happy, healthy and I have an awesome family – I really can’t ask for more.

FatSecret member since: 17 Nov 10

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saswank80's Latest Member Challenges

  Focus on Your Food
status: Completed
ended: 21 Nov 11
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  only 80% RDI a day
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ended: 31 Oct 11
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saswank80's Buddies

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saswank80's Cookbook

cals: 287kcal | fat: 11.12g | carbs: 24.58g | prot: 22.15g
English Cottage Pie
A delicious, very traditional mince pie (beef) topped with mashed potato.
cals: 167kcal | fat: 6.92g | carbs: 5.00g | prot: 20.04g
Baked Crab Cakes
Big flavor, low calorie crab cakes.
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Where are you?
I grew up in Kent, OH but have lived in San Antonio, TX for the past 5 years.
posted 26 Jun 2012, 17:55
A question to be answered..
Try something high in fiber; it should keep you from feeling hungry. Also have a glass of water by you. Take a drink every time you get the munchies.
posted 23 Jun 2012, 07:44
What motivates you?
My motivation for getting started on my weight loss journey was my kids and my health. Now, since I have lost a significant amount of weight, my new motivation is buying a new wardrobe. I am now able to fit into the labels I love and I am addicted to scouring my favorite thrift shop to find them. Another reason for me to keep going is the amount of compliments that I get. I love it when people notice the changes I have been making; it helps a lot with self-esteem.
posted 23 Jun 2012, 07:40
Breast Implants: would you subtract the weight?
Your doctor probably won't subtract them. They are part of your body now, count them. If it really bothers you then adjust your goal by 3.3lbs.
posted 31 May 2012, 10:12
I Have a Fat Depressing Secret to Share
I am sorry to hear that you 'friends' are such assholes. I say ignore them and find new friends at the gym or by volunteering somewhere. I agree with Kingkeld that you should channel your anger into doing something to better yourself. If that means getting healthier, awesome; if not, maybe getting a new hobby will help raise your self-esteem.
Good luck in whatever you choose and remember that we are always here at FS if you need to vent some more.
posted 27 May 2012, 16:41
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