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Picture of me taken 12-30-2006 (152 lbs) working on getting here again and for good

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Spidey27, me, and my daughters at Mystic Sea Aquarium July 2012

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My daughters and I at the aquarium July 2012

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Never give up on your goals and try to take steps towards reaching them. They can just be tiny baby steps but do take the steps.

I am 50 year old mother of 2 daughters (age 22 & 16) a stepdaughter (16) and a stepson (15). My highest weight ever weighed 230 @ 5 feet 5 3/4 inches. I have not weighed 230 lbs since 1998.

I work a full time job and have been working steadily since high school. I love all types of music. I am married to the love of my life (aka Spidey27). I love to spending time with my family. I do genealogy and donate blood regularly.
I am also working toward becoming an EMT.

Thank you to all the wonderful people here who have supported my weight loss efforts and have cheered me on every step of the way. You know who you are. :-)

Member Since: 8/1/2006

Fitness Minutes: 32,856

My Goals:
Short term get out of the 180's and into the 170's

Long term to get down to a normal weight where I actually feel good about myself.

My Program:
I am trying to get my eating under control. It seems married life has not helped my waist line. I am writing down what I eat and going low/no carb for my dinner meal.

Personal Information:
Highest weight ever: 230 lbs in 1998 (Two years after the birth of my first child).

I was an overweight child who eventually became an overweight adult. I went on my first diet at age 13 in 1982 @ 184 lbs and lost a ton of weight (too much). I gained some weight back and entered high school as a normal weight person and pretty much maintained my weight for those four years. I have had a few short bouts of thinness as an adult and I am working on maintaining my weight loss for life. I am really tired of the roller coaster ride.

I am also doing this to try to prevent getting diabetes as both my parents have adult onset diabetes.

I consider my mother and my grandfather who have both passed away to be my strongest influences and life heros.

Can't stand starving so won't not eat totally not an option plus it makes me really cranky. This and messing with my sleep makes me an unhappy camper.

Refuse to give up - not gonna happe

Other Information:

Books I like for weight loss/control:

The Prevention Get Thin Get Young Plan - By Selene Yeager & Bridget Doherty

Feeding the Hungry Heart - Geneen Roth

Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating-Geneen Roth

When Food Is Love-Geneen Roth

YOU The Owner''s Manual-Michael F. Roizen, M.D. & Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.

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  • v SPIDEY27
    Every day you motivate and inspire me to do better M'lady. I just wanted to say thank you. xxx

    3060 days ago
  • v SPIDEY27
    Happy Anniversary M'lady!

    The moment I set eyes upon you I fell madly and deeply in love with you. I knew from that very instant that you were The One. It felt like I had found a part of myself that I had been missing my whole life. As it turns out, I was correct. I know you so well because we are one, not two separate individuals. We are rather two parts of the one very spectacular and special love that is as beautiful as the universe. You are my one True Love and I am head over heels in love with you.

    Thank you for being my sweet and gorgeous Valentine. I will always and forever love you. I am yours forever and ever.

    You inspire me every day and I worship you like a goddess. You are the most kind and generous fiancée ever and I love every part of you in every way possible from your heavenly bright blue eyes with a fiery flame of passion therein along with that sparkle that only an angel has to your smile that brightens up the entire world and does not wait for the sun to rise. You are intelligent, fun, witty, sensual, romantic and you are the woman of my dreams. You are my princess and one day soon you will be the Queen of my heart when we exchange vows upon the alter of love and formally declare our devotion to each other.

    I love you M'lady.

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    3066 days ago
  • v SPIDEY27
    You can do it M'lady! Don't you ever lose sight of the fact that I am with you every step of the way along this journey of self improvement that you have undertaken. I am travelling the same road and will struggle with the same things but I will be your helping hand when you need it, your motivation when you are feeling down and your biggest fan along the way.

    You inspire me each and every day in more ways than you can imagine. YOU CAN DO THIS! emoticon
    3070 days ago
  • v WRKNMOM11
    Are you still with SP? If so I would love to help support you in whatever way I can. You can do it!
    3410 days ago
  • v NANA1960
    Hi nice to come back and see familiar faces. You and I joined around the same in Aug...and I in June of the same year. This is my third time back...but this time I am on a mission. I will be 50 this year...the reason for coming here almost four years ago was to lose this before 50! So here I go again...keep in touch. Good luck! And wish me the same... I will need all the help I can get to reach my goal! hugs to you:)
    3894 days ago
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