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If what you are doing isn't working for you - try something else, right? Well, I have tried a million "something elses" and none of them work. Why? Faulty diet? Bad personal trainer? Maybe green tea doesn't really help you lose weight. Or maybe I'm just not meant to be thin. WRONG WRONG WRONG. It's not the diet. It's not the exercise. It's not all the little "get skinny quick" schemes. It's me. Plain and simple. I have to want it bad enough to keep going and do it for me, for my husband, for my ...
If what you are doing isn't working for you - try something else, right? Well, I have tried a million "something elses" and none of them work. Why? Faulty diet? Bad personal trainer? Maybe green tea doesn't really help you lose weight. Or maybe I'm just not meant to be thin. WRONG WRONG WRONG. It's not the diet. It's not the exercise. It's not all the little "get skinny quick" schemes. It's me. Plain and simple. I have to want it bad enough to keep going and do it for me, for my husband, for my children. I give up on myself every time. And look where it's gotten me. Nowhere. I have been dieting since 7th grade. 17 years is a long time to diet and not get any thinner or healthier. I have only gotten fatter. The only way to reverse this is to change. And if I want to change who I have become then I need to do something different. As Zig Ziglar said, "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." That makes sense to me. So, in light of my revelation -

I AM DONE.

DONE WITH PLUS SIZE CLOTHES.

DONE FEELING SORRY FOR MYSELF.

DONE WITH EXCUSES.

DONE WITH EMOTIONAL EATING.

DONE WITH DEPRESSION.

DONE SEEING EVERY MEAL OR SNACK AS A LITTLE PARTY OR MINI- CULINARY MASTERPIECE INSTEAD OF FUEL FOR MY BODY.

DONE WORRYING IF I CAN FIT INTO RESTAURANT BOOTHS.

DONE SEEING MYSELF AS LESS OF A PERSON THAN EVERYONE ELSE.

DONE BEING AN EMBARRASSMENT TO MY HUSBAND IN SOCIAL SETTINGS.

DONE WATCHING MY KIDS PLAY AND WISHING I COULD JOIN THEM.

DONE BEING JEALOUS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE RUNNERS. I AM GONNA DO IT!!!

DONE WISHING THAT A REGULAR SIZED BATH TOWEL WOULD FIT AROUND MY BODY.

DONE NOT BUYING AWESOME HEELS JUST CUZ MY ANKLES CAN'T HOLD UP MY BODY IN THEM.

DONE GETTING OUT OF BREATH TO TIE MY TENNIS SHOES.

DONE STRUGGLING TO PAINT MY TOENAILS.

DONE WISHING I COULD FIND MY COLLAR BONE.

DONE ENVYING THOSE GIRLS WHO RUN ALONG THE LAKEFRONT LOOKING LIKE THEY REALLY ENJOY IT.

DONE WISHING I COULD LOOK DECENT IN A DRESS.

DONE BEING THE FATTEST PERSON AT FAMILY FUNCTIONS.

DONE AVOIDING WATERPARKS LIKE THE PLAGUE.

DONE "TAKING A RAINCHECK" ON SLEDDING HILLS BECAUSE IT'S TOO HARD TO CLIMB BACK UP THE HILL.

DONE BEING THE FAT FRIEND.

DONE SURROUNDING MYSELF WITH FAT PEOPLE SO I FEEL BETTER.

DONE HOPING THAT SOME DAY PEOPLE WON'T SEE ME AS THE FAT GIRL WITH THE PRETTY FACE.

DONE HAVING A DOUBLE CHIN AND FAT NECK.

DONE WITH THE WHOLE "MUFFIN TOP" LOOK.

DONE AVOIDING PEOPLE FROM MY PAST WHO'VE NEVER SEEN ME FAT.

DONE HAVING A LAZY ATTITUDE.

DONE WISHING MY HUSBAND WAS ATTRACTED TO ME.

DONE BEING THE EXAMPLE OF "WHAT NOT TO DO" FOR MY CHILDREN.

DONE LIVING TO EAT - NOT EATING TO LIVE.

DONE, DONE, DONE.

I AM SOOOOOO DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL.


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WORDS THAT INSPIRE ME:

"FEAR HOLDS ALL OF US BACK BY KEEPING OUR FAILURES CLOSE AND OUR DREAMS DISTANT." - Chantel Hobbs

"To the world you may be just somebody, but to somebody you may be the world" - unknown

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently"
- Henry Ford

"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson

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HIGHEST WEIGHT - 302
(Recap - lost 45 pounds from March 2009 to August 2009. Got
pregnant, gained all the weight back plus some and gained a beautiful baby boy - he was worth it :) Now I am finally getting my head in the right place. 2012 is the year I finish what I started.)

1/6 - 301
been working hard but not checking in at SP
4/24 - 282




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My goal is to get down to 150. If I think I need to lose more after than, then I will.

Under 250 - no longer morbidly obese

Under 212 - no longer obese

Under 150 - no longer overweight

Eventually want to be able to run a 5K and complete a triathlon.

Goal Rewards from hubby - -After completing week 4 of Couch to 5k - new Fossil watch
- After completing week 9 of Couch to 5k - remote starter for my SUV (it's cold here in WI!!)

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My name is Sarah. I am from Milwaukee and I am 35 years old. Mom to 5 children, married for 15 years. I have been overweight since 7th grade and have never known what it is like to be a normal sized adult, so this should be interesting!

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This is the best time of the year for you to begin anew as your Sun sign gives you strength to make a fresh start. Cancer is a wonderful sign for a woman to be as it is the sign of the mother, who is in control of her family. You have tenacity to stay with and finish any task you start. You can be a nag and you want everything don't yesterday and done your way. Often you are the "Little Red Hen" who ends up doing it all. Learn to direct others so they take part in the work. Cancer can certainly have a weight problem as she loves to cook and to eat. But, she also has tenacity and can exercise and keep herself fit if she wants as this is her way to setting an example to those around her. She gets along with Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus, Pisces and Scorpio. She is a saver and most often has her secret cash account.
She can have health issues with her breasts.
In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It's hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original "pack-rats."
You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.
Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding. -



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