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After a history of abusive and codependent relationships (the last one ended the day after the first picture in my gallery was taken), I am starting on the path of becoming a healthier person. I gained about 70 lbs during my last relationship of 9 years, though I did start it out a bit underweight for my height and frame size. (I was 145 lbs at 5'8" then).

I joined Sparkpeople on May 12, 2011. I lost about 25 lbs prior to joining Sparkpeople, and another 26 since starting. I still have about 6 more to go. This is going a long way toward raising my self-esteem and minimizing my self-doubts. I do know I am losing weight faster than most people, but this is due to medication I am on (knew there had to be an upside to having ADHD!!!).

I am slowly reinventing myself and finding the thinner, happier, healthier person that is inside me. I have been on the Sparkpeople website for 4 1/2 months now, and between Sparkpeople and my angels, I am finding the strength to keep moving foward and getting healthier...physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Member Since: 5/12/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,913

My Goals:
Lose 3 more pounds by 9/30/2011.

Become a healthier person physically, mentally, and emotionally!

My Program:
I am trying to lose the remaining 6 lbs that will put me back at the healthy weight my doctor recommended to me. I have been tracking foods for a few months, though exercise is still a struggle with my work schedule and weak ankle/knee and a congenital low back problem. I have now progressed to Stage 3 of the program, however, and am continuing to lose the weight and learning to make and stick to healthier food choices.

Personal Information:
My name is Dianne. I currently live in Jackson Township, Ohio (near Canton), and work in Akron, though I am hoping to move into Akron (or at least closer to work) when my lease is up in December.

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Favorite quotes -

"Nothing is a waste of time if you learn something from it."

"Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!"

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford

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