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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: 34,612

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 H3DAKOTA
    Suez!! Where ya been? :) No worries on the eating vs exercise - I've been right there with ya. Working out is no problem - and I'm eating healthy. I've just been eating too much to make any progress. LOL
    4925 days ago
    Hi! I would love you to join my group Fat! or Fat? We've got some interesting topics and conversations and trying to get to grips with body image, the media and self impressions. Check it out and see if its your cup of tea!

    Congrats on your weight loss btw!


    4977 days ago
    Just stopped by to say hi and see how you are doing? So how are you doing? ;-) I've been stuck for a while, but still Sparkling. Hope to see you around Spark!
    4994 days ago
    Suez- I missed you so I went to your page and saw that you hadn't been on any threads lately. You look like you are doing very good with holding your own weightwise though!
    5018 days ago
    I hope you dont mind me sending you motivation stuff,
    I like doing stuff like this and making people happy,
    I makes me feel so content,

    The Winner - Me!
    To be a winner I must know
    It's up to me to make it so
    Not the me most people see
    But, the me I'm free to be.
    The me that lets God's power through
    To guide the things I think and do.
    The me that knows which choice to make
    The me that sees which path to take.
    I am a winner here and now
    The me within has shown me how
    To love myself and all I've done
    The me I am has truly won!
    5020 days ago
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