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me, Codybear and honey bunny - on Cody's last day with us


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I am 44 this year in June and I've been struggling with my weight since I was 20ish. Use to party hard, eat hard and play hard and now I'm at my heaviest 205 and have been trying to get it off for the past 5yrs. Unfortunately whatever I lose I've gained it all back again thanks to my laziness. Got engaged over the xmas holiday in 2005 to a wonderful man I met while I was learning to scuba dive, both of which I never thought I'd ever do.
Honey bunny and I started Bernsteins in January 2007 and I lost 38lbs, but again gained back over summer when I started eating again.
I am today, glad to be here, and trying to make a better me for life.
To fix my midlife crisis I bought a horse..of course. I've dreamed of one since I was 6 and it took me until 40 but I finally got one.
Nobody did this but me, and I give credit where credit is due - don't need a figment of my imagination to "guide me" through it.

Member Since: 8/25/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,880

My Goals:
`well some new have fun, try to save some money, be kind, enjoy life and all that OH YEAH! AND LOSE THIS BLASTED WEIGHT

~To feel better about myself; to be able to look at myself in the changing room mirror and actually not break into tears
~To stop blaming myself for the accident and other things in my life that I can't or couldn't control

My Program:
~Portion control, keep it small and manageable - it works best for my IBS and watch those triggers

~To think positive of myself once a day if not more

Personal Information:
I live in Ontario Canada just outside of St. Catharines, and I work in Niagara Falls.

I''m 44, 5'7", a Gemini, I have a fiance and a horse Who needs kids right!!!

Other Information:
gimme sushi...gimmee sushi NOW

I'm an Xbox junkie, just in case anyone else plays my gamertag is Skywench
I know I'm too old and a chick but its just so much darned fun to pummel a teen age boy into the dust in Gears of War LOL I have no shame!
Gears of War rocks!

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    You're so sweet...I loved your comment on my shut up blog! And I am THRILLED that you have begun to take back YOu from the damage your Mom did...All I can say is that she did it out of love(however misguided it may gave been) I know my Mom was coming from the same place..but the bottom line is is it so liberating to tell your Mom that "YOU" know how to love you better than she does...and that her "love" may be damaging. It is also an extremely healing thing to do. I suggest you have a long talk with your Mom and tell her how you feel. It can really help heal some of those issues.

    3436 days ago
    I miss having a horse.... emoticon Your horse is beautiful, so, you ride western? I rode English. But, I am British...Lol! Keep up the good work. Good to see other horse lovers out here! They're not all skinny...yayh! I'm not alone. emoticon
    3787 days ago
    Welcome to the South Beach Team and thanks for posting on the Canadian's thread there. At Costco, Dempster's Ancient Grains bread has been the best price I can find on Beachy bread. Costco also has the best price here on Marantha Almond Butter; twice the size for what WalMart sells at the same price. WalMart is where I buy my canned beans for cheapest. If you find anything better, let me know.
    4123 days ago
    You and I have things in common, except the "rear-view". My heart goes out to you. I cry with you, and I move forward with you. Your head is on straight! You go girl! ....and it's been since July that I have ridden as well. Rusty had a bad injury last year, and I nearly lost him to compaction colic a couple weeks ago. He's a fighter and I learn so much from him. Guess we have many more trails to explore together. He is MY inspiration.....And my reason to play some games and gear us up for spring & summer. So you are steps ahead of me......
    Stop by anytime! and Keep Moving Forward......
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    4128 days ago
    Great to see you trying to make SB phase 1 work. I'm on day 11 and a strong 5 pounds down :) I'm also almost a decade older than you so don't EVEN talk mid-life crisis here!!! I'm also red and a gemini, so I felt the urge to comment...ha!
    4136 days ago
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