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Carol M. Patient Expert

New York, New York
Long story short - I joined Weight Watchers on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 after deciding that I really needed to do something about my weight and eating habits. I didn't gain my weight until after college, once I started my first sit-down job. Over the course of about 10 years, I put on over... Full Bio
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Birthday: July 13
Height: 5’ 7”
Weight: 189 lbs.
 

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Long story short - I joined Weight Watchers on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 after deciding that I really needed to do something about my weight and eating habits. I didn't gain my weight until after college, once I started my first sit-down job. Over the course of about 10 years, I put on over 100 lbs (probably closer to 150). At my highest, I weighed just over 300 lbs (right around 9/11). At my lowest in college, I was around 135-140 lbs. However, that was so long ago, it probably doesn't even count, and I'm certainly not aiming for that as my goal weight! Besides, at 5? 7?, I looked a bit anorexic at that weight. Since 9/11, I initially lost 50 lbs, of which I put back around 30. Before this past October, the last number on the scale that I remember was 289 lbs, and that was in the fall of 2006. I know I lost some weight after spending 6 months working at a physically demanding job. I'm just not sure how much. This past October, I weighed in at 276 lbs. I joined SparkPeople, which helped me get the first 5 lbs off. In November, I joined Weight Watchers, and thanks to a great leader and a phenomenal Wednesday night meeting group, I am down 44 lbs since joining Weight Watchers. My goals are pretty simple right now * Get to under 200 lbs (any number with a "1" in front of it is fine by me!) * Be able to shop in "normal" women's clothing departments and stores and look good in clothes * Fit comfortably in an airplane seat without needing a seatbelt extender * Be able to jump around on the dance floor like I did in my 20's (I still dance a lot, and often - I just can't jump around on the dance floor like I used to) They may change, and I may add more to that list later, but that pretty much sums them up for now. Me??? A Marathon Woman??? http://tinyurl.com/marathonwoman