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I've dealt with being overweight most of my life. In school, I was always the bigger girl in the class, my self esteem and confidence were so low. I got depressed about my weight and when I started working, I decided I needed to loose weight to feel better about myself, so eventually I did get down to a size 10. That was such a great feeling, I felt so motivated to stay at that size, then I met someone and well I was so happy that I ate and he didn't care if I was big, he just wanted me to be happy. As they say, when you start a relationship, you tend to gain weight. Well, then I got pregnant about a year later with my first daughter who is now 6. She is the best thing that ever happened to me and she gave me the motivation to loose weight after having her. It took me a year but I got down to where I was before, a size 10. Then, the shock of my life, I got pregnant again and had another daughter 21 months after my first girl was born. They mean the world to me and I'm glad I had them close together, but now I know what they mean when they say losing baby weight is much harder after the second baby. Boy is that true, I have tried doing everything but I think I just need more support on my weight loss journey. I'm a single mother of 2 girls now and I want to have more energy to keep up with them and I want to show them how to have a healthy life. So, when they get older they won't have the same self esteem issues that I had. I was referred to a friend on facebook to this website and seeing the progress she has made makes me feel like having the support online may work for me. So, here's to the next little step, I need to break my weight loss down into little steps in order to reach my ideal weight. I want to loose weight not only for myself but for my two beautiful girls who mean the world to me. I want to show them from example that you can do anything you put your mind to.
Update August 7/2012
I'm going to start this on a positive note, today is the day, if not today, then when? I'm mentally ready to start losing weight again as I have no energy, I get short of breath so easily, and I want to be able to run after my kids all the time. I want to set a good example to my daughters to eat healthy and exercise. This time I will not be overwhelmed by the amount of weight I need to loose, but surround myself with positive people who don't stress me out. Last time, I was on sparkpeople, I did loose 3 lbs, however, it's that continual motivation that I need to keep going. I always start well, but end up right back where I was before. My head and heart are now ready to tackle this weight problem I've had all of my life. I've always looked to food when I'm stressed out, but I need to learn other stress management techniques besides eating mindlessly. I know I can do this! Last time my attitude was very negative, this time, I am going to keep moving forward with my head held high and try hard to remain positive and try not to worry about the little things like the numbers on the scale. I will focus on how I feel as I continue once and for all on this weight loss and lifestyle change.

Member Since: 5/30/2011

Fitness Minutes: 390

My Goals:
1. Feel healthy both inside and out.
2. Loose 50 lbs.
3. Fit a size 10.
4. Feel good about how I look.
5. Be an inspiration to my daughters.

My Program:
1. Exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 mins or more.
2. Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
3. Eat healthy.
4. Track my food and fitness everyday.

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    3045 days ago
    Hi! It looks like you're not on the Done Girl team anymore... Regardless, though, I want to wish you a VERY happy birthday!! I hope that the year ahead is filled with even more success!

    Take care!
    3046 days ago
    I am sorry I am so far behind in Welcoming you to the team, but I am glad you decided to join us! Welcome to the Dandy Lions !
    3333 days ago
    Thank you for the add:) I added you back! How's it going so far?
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    The Sagittarius girl was probably a "Tomboy" and wanted to be outside with her Dad. She wasn't sure what he did, but she wanted to be part of it. She isn't cut out to be a Stay-at-home-mom as cleaning house isn't her real love, although she is a hard worker & can manage a family well. She just has to have other interest and use her brilliant mind to serve others.
    She certainly can be obese, since Jupiter is her ruler & Jupiter makes everything "big". But she has luck and she can talk her way into anything she wants. Being obese is HER choice, as she is a true athlete at heart, if she wants to be. That "tomboy" ability to "beat the guys" works well for her in every aspect of life, so she never has to stay fat if she doesn't want to be.
    She makes a good teacher, travel guide, writer, policewoman, horse trainer, farmer, yoga instructor, college professor, religious counselor or businesswoman. She gets along well with Libra, Gemini, Aries, Leo and Aquarius, but should avoid Scorpio who is her opposite in truth. She is outspoken and open, where he is full of secrets. He wouldn't approve of her freedom or love of spending. Sagittarius loves to give gifts, but she will always work & make more money. Her health problems can be in the hip area.

    In Sagittarius the Sun is idealistic and optimistic. Sagittarius is the sign that espouses such high principles as universal love and world peace. As this period of the year is associated with the spirit of giving and good cheer, the Sagittarius personality is recognized for its generosity and expansive demeanor.
    You are very gregarious, enthusiastic, and open, in all that you do. You have an ability to understand a broad perspective, and to see everything from a total point of view. Your foresight and an ability to visualize the big picture make matters work out well for you most of the time. Always thinking in broad abstract terms, you usually have trouble focusing on details that arise.

    In many ways you are spontaneous, but with this comes an inclination to be bluntly honest and frank, or at least, straightforward and much to the point. You never intend to hurt anyone, but the truth is all important to you, and you never hesitate to tell it like it is. Tact and restraint can be issues of concern, but you probably don't care. You are so independent. You can rarely be pushed an inch in any direction unless you decide the direction your being pushed is where you want to go.
    These blows are softened only by your warm, jovial and outgoing friendliness. Even when you stick your hoof in your mouth you can recover and show up as a winner. Often "lady luck" just smiles on you. Sagittarius has a happy-go-lucky, honest, cheerful, and ever optimistic approach to life; but then can turn right around and be so careless, restless and extravagant.
    You have a natural love of the outdoors and may develop strong enthusiasm for sports and outdoor adventure. Sagittarius is the sign most often associated with sports, and you are inclined to physical activity and active endeavors, particularly outdoors.

    Future-oriented, you rarely allow problems or setbacks to get you down for long. You put disappointment behind you and start working toward your next adventure. Never satisfied with moving along in slow lane, you want to set the pace on a grand scale. Whatever you set out to do, must be the biggest and best. You want to live life to its fullest. You can work well with anybody, accepting them for what they are. You are the natural, open-hearted extrovert, an easy person live and work with. Relying on your glibness and complete self-confidence, you are a natural in the world of selling. Still in the area of organization and perseverance you may need help from other factors in the chart. If you are like most Sagittarius natives, you can be down right irresponsible and unreliable at times. Your personality is such, however, that people don't get upset about it. It's that natural Sagittarius charm that carries you through the tough spots.
    Sagittarius is the sign of higher education. You live to expand your horizons in every possible way, wanting to see the world and experience it. You want to meet interesting people and try everything. Your curiosity is boundless and your desire for knowledge is paramount.
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