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My daughter Peaches with all the grandkids - Taken May 06

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I have been struggling all my life with this extra weight. I have been on every diet imaginable and most have failed me over the years. I lost 90 lbs on Weight Watchers in 1991-92 and kept it off for over two years. When my husband and I decided to have a baby, it was like my ticket to eat again. I blew up almost 30 lbs before I was even pregnant and gained over 70lbs by the time our daughter was born. I have been struggling since to get back to where I was.

I was down to 220 about six years ago, but when I quit smoking (Superbowl Sunday 2005) I started gaining again. Then I went through a bout of depression and gained even more. I kept telling my doctor I was trying to lose and gaining instead. She blamed it on my depression at first, but after I gained 40 lbs in 5 months she finally admitted the medication was probably at fault and took me off the Lexapro. I am no longer gaining, but still struggling hard to lose such tiny amounts.

I get so disgusted with this battle sometimes. I wish it was easier. It seems there is something always getting in the way and holding me back on this journey. I get discouraged when I try so hard and don't see any results, and then find myself feeling what's the use. Then I binge, only to feel even more disgusted with myself.... it's a never ending battle sometimes, but one that I am destined to win!!!

My daughter is 15 years old and it kills me to see her also struggling with her weight. I feel like it is my fault. I taught her by my actions and I need to turn this around. I need to do this for both of us! I need to be a better role model before it's too late! I am hoping that SparkPeople can help us!

September 10, 2010 - Joined BLC 14
Starting weight - 243.6

Member Since: 1/4/2005

Fitness Minutes: 7,920

My Goals:
My mini goal is to lose 20 lbs by Thanksgiving. I have been doing the right things, but still struggling with that darn scale.

Starting Weight:
9/8/10 - 243.6

Mini Goals:
10/1 - 235
11/1 - 228
12/1 - 222
1/1/11 - 220

My Program:
I just joined BLC 14 and vow to do my best and help my team. I plan to eat healthy and walk or exercise at least 30 minutes each day.
I will not eat after 8pm.

Personal Information:
I started belly dancing in fall of 2007 and really enjoy this form of exercise. However, my lower back pain still limits me from doing a few moves. I feel this will get better as I continue to take the weight off.
I recently have tried Zumba and love it! Only it's hard on my joints and been having pain in my right knee lately.

Other Information:
I love lady bugs and enjoy adding to my collection.

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    HI Cherry! Welcome to the Pink Ninja's!! You are on the BEST team out there....looking froward to getting to know you over these next 12 weeks!

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