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Reason to be healthy, my nieces. Faythe is 8, Jennie is 4, and Rorie is 2.

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UPDATE 1/28/2019***** More time has come and gone and I am still in the battle of losing weight. I have gained almost all of the weight that I lost in 2016 back. That makes me so mad at myself, which then creates the vicious cycle of mentally beating myself up, and when I am emotional I eat. Well I need to stop. I know that is easier said than done, but it is going to stop. I have had time to think and watch myself lose the weight and become outgoing and active to going back to my old ways. I miss who i was back then, but she is there I just need to find her again. UPDATE6/19/2017***** I have continued on a weight loss journey and it has been a very interesting journey. I have tried many things but the only thing working for me is the VLCD (very low calorie diet) I lost a total of 107 pounds in 7 months through diet and exercise. I however have not followed my transition to a higher calorie diet very well. I stopped working out and I ate to much. I have gain 52 pounds back. I then was on the emotional roller coaster of beating myself up for being a failure. But I am ready to get back on this journey. It won't be easy but I know I can do it. I have a great support system at home and I have an amazing spark family that I know is in my corner. I want to lose those 52 pounds by Christmas and then lose the final 60 by my birthday next year. I am hoping to lose the 112 by next July! I will do this, I have to do this!

I graduated high school 17 years ago and I am almost 200lbs heavier then the day I graduated. I am tired of sitting on the bench of life, I am ready to get back in and play. I am a huge sports fan, I love to be active sailing, and swimming, and biking, and walking my dog. I don't do alot of these things because I am embarrassed about my weight. Today that changes and I am ready for this new chapter of my life. I have tried many diet plans and exercise plans, I make progress and then I make one slip up and then I go back to my old ways because I failed.

Member Since: 6/3/2015

Fitness Minutes: 10,317

My Goals:
To become active in my life. I have 4 nieces that I want to be the best auntie I can be for them!

My Program:
I am on a medically supervised VLCD, (Very low calorie diet) health plan. I work closely with my doctor, a nutritionist, and a physiologist. I am on this for 16-18 weeks, and then I will transition off of my supplements and to healthy food for 6 weeks. I will Increase my calories from 600 to 850 until I hit my goal weight, then I will go into maintenance.

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I am Samantha, I am from Wisconsin, and I am a manager for a men's formal wear store. I have been with the same company for over 10 years!

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    I hope you had fantastic birthday to kick off a happy healthy year Done Girl.
    2046 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Birthday DONE GIRL

    The symbol for Cancer is the Crab, with its protective shell. People with this Sun sign are sometimes also called "Moon Children," because the Moon is the ruler of the sign.
    In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
    You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
    You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It's hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original "pack-rats."
    You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.
    Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
    Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding.
    2046 days ago
    emoticon Happy belated birthday, Done Girl! emoticon
    2047 days ago
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    2047 days ago
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