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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: 34,446

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
    Happy Anniversary M'lady!

    3011 days ago
  • v SPIDEY27
    Congratulations on losing weight again in your official weigh in. I can't tell you how proud I am of you and your achievement. You are amazing and an inspiration to us all.

    You see the workouts are paying off. Well done M'lady! Woop woop!

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    3012 days ago
  • v SPIDEY27
    Happy Thanksgiving M'lady. Well done to you for all the extra hard effort you are putting in with your diet and exercise. Well done!

    3023 days ago
  • v SPIDEY27
    M'lady, thank you so very much for everything you do for me. I really appreciate it. I have never ever met someone with as pure a heart as yours.

    It was love at first sight when I met you. I knew instantly you were The One for me and I was so right. emoticon

    I ❤ You!

    Enjoy your walk, you're doing great!!! emoticon
    3212 days ago
  • v SPIDEY27
    I want to wish you a very Happy Mother's Day M'lady! You are simply the best mother anyone could ever have and your to beautiful girls have so much to be thankful for for having you as their mom. You work so very hard to provide for them as a single mom and go the extra mile in every single way.

    You are so very wonderful and special and I hope your Mother's Day is as great in every way. xxx emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3217 days ago
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