LADYVALERIA2002  
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Peek-A-Boo aka Boo, my first rescue.





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Boy, this is hard, at least harder then I thought. You know the adage that you can't fix a problem unless you admit there is a problem. Well, it is easy to admit the truth and know what it takes to fix it in my head and heart. But to put it down in writing and out there for others to see...thats the hard thing to admit.

I was once a healthy 5-9, 160 pound woman (once I got control of my eating disorders), who was very active. Two kids later, I had gained 40 pounds that I just ...
Boy, this is hard, at least harder then I thought. You know the adage that you can't fix a problem unless you admit there is a problem. Well, it is easy to admit the truth and know what it takes to fix it in my head and heart. But to put it down in writing and out there for others to see...thats the hard thing to admit.

I was once a healthy 5-9, 160 pound woman (once I got control of my eating disorders), who was very active. Two kids later, I had gained 40 pounds that I just couldn't seem to get rid of, not that I really cared.

I could make all sorts of excuses, but it really comes down to laziness and binge eating. I always had excuses why I didn't excersise, why I needed to binge. But what do those matter right now? Can't change what happened, but I can change what is now.

Well, 15 years after the birth of my 1st child, I found myself 300 pounds and diabetic. Things have spiraled down since then. Granted, I have lost 25 pounds since I got ill, but the cost was high. I now have diabeties, high blood pressure, edema, fybromyalgia, chronic infections (boils/abcesses/thrush, I am a walking petri dish), GERD, chronic back pain, gout, and heart trouble, just to mention a few.

Three heart attacks, chair bound, depressed, hating the world in general and on disability, I decided it is time to help myself. Nobody can change me.

02/06/09 UPDATE

I keep forgotten to add it on here. I am no longer chair bound. I can get around my house on my own. I can shower without a chair or help any more. Use a cane to get around outside. And can do 5 mins on the treadmill everyday.

03/16/09

I just noticed that I haven't changed my age since I started on SP. Since I started with SP, I am now 45 1/2 and a grandmother.




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Member Since: 8/18/2008

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My Goals:
My main goal, to get healthier or as healthy as I can get.

Other goal...figure out how to use hubby's scanner so I can upload my disgusting fat pics.

My Program:
Easy, eating less, eating healthier and moving more.

Personal Information:
Hi, I am Anne. I am 44 and live in Nebraska. I am originally from Oklahoma, born and raised. Having grown up in the military and being a military wife, I have lived all over the US.

I have 4 wonderful cats that were feral rescues. 2 daughters (21 & 16) and 1 stepdaughter (21).

I know how to eat healthy and would do more of it if I can get hubby past the "meat & potato" thing.

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Favorite things...
cooking, cooking and more cooking. Bad part, I don't really like to eat once I am finished (eat during) or clean it all up.

Having spent most of my adult life working in kitchens. I have perfected the art of copying other peoples food.

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JOEMAXWELL
4/29/2009 8:22:49 PM

emoticon How ya doin'? Any good news?



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JOEMAXWELL
4/8/2009 7:33:03 PM

Goodnes to you today! emoticon Your progress makes me smile big!!



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ORANGE-AVOCADO
3/22/2009 1:22:30 PM

Just noticed your profile picture - your cat Ginger and my cats could be twins! They're orange tabbies as well, and have the same brownish/grey accents that it looks like your cat has.
Congrats on your progress so far, and good luck!



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CHERIE55
3/21/2009 12:24:56 AM

Great Job on losing the 17 pounds! emoticon emoticon

Thank you for adding me as a Spark Friend. I added you too!

Have a good evening and a really great day tomorrow!

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SUZI219
3/17/2009 12:16:08 AM

Hi Anne---- thanks for adding me as a friend!!! I really enjoyed all of the pictures on your page!! Your kitties are beautiful, and they all look so happy!! Best Wishes to you!!!



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