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My cats. clockwise starting from the left. Spaz. Jerri, Tom and Squeakers and my daughter Liz.

Current weight starts at 350 pounds. Goal weight of 165.

My daughter's cat Whisper.


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I am trying to lose weight so that I can get close to my high school weight. I am not proud of what I let myself get to and have not had the will power to change my appearance. I haven't wanted any of my old high school friends to see me like this nor people that I worked with in the past. I used to always tell myself that I would never let myself get to be like this and I am worse than what I said I would not become. If I don't like myself, how can anyone else like me?

To have a friend, be a friend.

I am DONE being the fat girl.

I am DONE letting food run my life.

I am DONE not carrying about myself.

I am DONE feeling sorry for myself.

I am DONE letting other people influence me.

I am DONE letting other people make me feel guilty.

I am DOING this with my daughter and together we can accomplish anything, because we are STRONG women.

Member Since: 7/22/2008

My Goals:
To no longer diet, but start living a healthy life style.

Goal 1 - Lose 10 pounds
*REWARD* - new hairdo - met
Goal 2 - Lose 10 pounds
*REWARD* - new video game - met
Goal 3 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - new video game - met
Goal 4 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - Manicure - met
Goal 5 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - New Clothes - met
Goal 6 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - Cruise - met
Goal 7 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - ??????
Goal 8 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - ??????
Goal 9 - Lose 20 pounds
"REWARD" - ??????
Goal 10 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - ??????
Goal 11 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - ??????
Goal 12- Lose 27 pounds
*REWARD* - ??????

My Program:
Joined SparkPeople and have been keeping track everyday of what I eat and I just started to add exercise in as of July 28th. Been having a problem with doing my exercises. This seems to be the hardert part of the program for me is to do my exercises.

Personal Information:
My name is Vanessa, and I'm from Ohio. I currently work full-time as a Business Opportunity Specialist/Administrative Officer/Information Technology Specialist. I have one daughter. four cats, one cat I'm babysitting, and one feral cat (who just crossed over the rainbow bridge). I like to crochet, knit, and do needle crafts. Feel free to e-mail me here at SparkPeople if you would like to talk.

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  • v TMILLER21915
    Thank you so much for the kind words. You're absolutely right.
    I have to focus on my today and making my today (and right now) the best that I can.

    Today has been a good day, so far. I need to find motivation to push myself to walk on my treadmill more rather than let it sit and collect clothes lol

    How was your day? :)
    1 day ago
  • v TMILLER21915
    Thank you! & I added you :)
    I've been really really struggling this past month, pretty much... Which is extremely frustrating... But I'm hoping to get myself back on track this week.

    I hope you're having a good day/week. The fact that you've already lost over 100 pounds is AMAZING. I can't wait until I get to that place in my weight loss journey... I have a long way to go. My highest weight is 320 pounds and I'm trying to get to 160 pounds. One day at a time, right?
    5 days ago
    Thanks for the welcoming!
    I added you as a friend. I read that you already got rid of more than 100 pounds! You are truly a winner!
    6 days ago
  • v MAYSIE15
    Thank you for stopping by and for the welcome. Have a great day. emoticon emoticon
    6 days ago
    Thanks. I appreciate it. 🙋🌹
    9 days ago
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