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I'm Jackie, 28 years old, and live in Western Canada. I've been 'wanting' to loose weight for years now, but there's always been something there, some reason or excuse as to why it didn't happen.

I realized when looking at recent pictures of myself was enough to make me cry, that it really was time to make a permanent change.

After fighting my way though anorexia in my teens and early 20's, my metabolism pretty much came to a grinding halt. Then I swung in the total opposite direction, and I gave up control (and caring) completely. In recent years, I stopped enjoying exercising, since I would get embarrassed by how out of shape I was.

I need to be a healthier me - First and foremost so I can be proud to look in the mirror and think "WOW!". Secondly, for the children that my husband and I want to have, to be physically able to live the life I want, to be able to stand proudly at my husband's side and not feel that people are judging him in his career by how out of shape his wife is, but most importantly, so I have as many years ahead of me as possible.

I started this journey at around 240 pounds. Once I saw the scale get up that high, I just didn't step on it again, so I really don't know what my highest weight was - I had my head in the sand for a few years "If I don't see it, it's not real!!"

My Spring/Summer 2011 Goals:
- Break through this plateau and get below 200!
- Start running in the off-months for dance
- No binge or mindless eating in the evenings
- Everything in moderation!

Member Since: 5/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 9,612

My Goals:
My goals are just to be a healthier person, and weight loss is just an added (although much needed) bonus :)

My Program:
I have no real program - I'm eating healthy, and try to get as much exercise in.....however working 2 jobs and supporting my husband while he does his Masters means that there is very little time in the day to make it to the gym!

Personal Information:
I'm in British Columbia, Canada, and am recovering from a serious accident. in 2007 my leg was crushed, and I spent 4 months in a thigh to ankle brace, which also resulted in a serious blood clot forming. 4 years later I've had my first surgery, and am getting back to life. I may not be able to do everything that I used to, but 2 years ago I started back dancing (Irish Dance), and am thrilled that I'm able to do it!

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    just wanted to drop by and check up on you┬┤s it going?take care and keep smiling

    3116 days ago
  • v NIXY72
    Hey Done Girl -- Happy Spring!! To celebrate the season, I would like to wish you a brand new start, never-ending moments of poise and balance and a joyful tip over on the scale to the side of light. I wish you a new dawn, an eternal youth and a morning star to wish on. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may they melt away with the winter and may you be granted a time of new light and a new life where your wildest dreams come true.

    If you ever need a shoulder, a friend or a virtual coffee at some point, drop by and say hello! I've just celebrated my SP six month anniversary and am amazed at the absolutely incredible amount of support I've received with not only weight loss but life in general. ~ Michelle

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    3339 days ago
    Any time :)
    3385 days ago
  • v BARCLE
    Hi and welcome to the DONE Being the Fat Girl team emoticon Have a super day emoticon
    3395 days ago
  • v RYDERB
    emoticon to the DONE GirlS Team! It's such and active and supportive team. I'm sure you're going to LOVE it! Good luck reaching your goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3399 days ago
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