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That's me with the hat hiding behind Jen. My mom in the middle and to the right, my two sisters.

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Laurie at 236 and Isabella

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My name is Laurie Jay. I have had problems with my weight all my life or should I say since I was 18. I just recently came to terms with my inability to use refined sugar. I knew it set off cravings and uncontrollable eating but I did not want to stop. I came to this conclusion because anytime I stopped eating sugar, I felt great and I did not crave food. I eat in a healthy well balanced way.

When I moved to Las Vegas in 2005, I weighed 128 pounds. This was a little too skinny and everyone thought I did not look good. Never did exercise. When I started this time, I was at 236. Never have I weighed this much. I have no control if I eat sugar. I might as well add that I am a recovered alcoholic (12 years in January 2009) and started on sugar after I quit drinking. Hmm, wonder if those two have anything in common. A lot of diabetes, obesity, heart problems and alcoholism on both sides of my family. My mother's family is Aboriginal from Canada. Half of my relatives live on the reserve still. We have all the health issues that go along with it.

I had to learn that I had this entitlement problem and acted like I did not have to give up some types of food in order for my life and health to change. I am here to make exercise a priority in my life and to eat in a healthy matter. The weight stuff will happen but it is not what I am focusing on.

Sorry I didn't start this sooner:

12/08/08 236
03/10/09 218
03/17/09 218
03/24/09 216.4
03/31/09 217
04/10/09 215.4
04/20/09 212 Whohoo!!! Dog walking pays off!!!
04/29/09 212 No weight loss but that's okay!!!
05/04/09 211.4 What is it with the .4s?
05/14/09 210.6 I would have taken the .4!!
05/19/09 209.8
I was weighing myself on Tuesdays before not every 10 days.

Starting over

10/05/09 220
10/07/09 217

Member Since: 12/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,640

My Goals:
To deal with the things that stress me out.

My Program:
Eating healthy meals and beginning an exercise routine.

Personal Information:
Sacramento, CA

Other Information:
Moved back home from Las Vegas. Happier here. I have another grandchild so now I have two blessings!!

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  • v no profile image WANT2BSKINEI
    emoticon to spark people and the 40 somethings with 50-99 pounds to lose team. Good Luck!
    4606 days ago
  • v DEB2448
    Welcome to the 40 something team. I hope you find a lot of support and motivation on this team.
    4607 days ago
    Hello and welcome to Sparks. Congrats on making this decision. You will find a lot of info here and a lot of people are waiting to encourage you. Don't let this place overwhelm you. If you have any questions please ask. Remember all of us were new once. Find teams that will meet your needs. I hope your journey here will be a blessing to you.


    4614 days ago
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