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I've struggled with weight and depression since I graduated from high school. At my highest I was over 150 lbs (I stopped checking, it was that bad) and wearing size 12-14 jeans. The worst point for me during my weight gain was having to have my wedding gown let out because I'd put on so much weight I couldn't zip it up and I continued to gain weight despite feeble attempts to increase my activity.

My first big weight loss came during my divorce in 2002 when I was so upset I ...
I've struggled with weight and depression since I graduated from high school. At my highest I was over 150 lbs (I stopped checking, it was that bad) and wearing size 12-14 jeans. The worst point for me during my weight gain was having to have my wedding gown let out because I'd put on so much weight I couldn't zip it up and I continued to gain weight despite feeble attempts to increase my activity.

My first big weight loss came during my divorce in 2002 when I was so upset I hardly ate for almost a month and dropped 10 lbs. After my divorce was finalized I decided I want to continue the weight loss, but in a healthy way. I started walking and playing DDR. Then I ordered some DVDs and followed a workout program for three months. I also gradually improved my diet by including more lean proteins and a salad every day with dinner. By 2004 I'd lost over 40 lbs from my pre-wedding weight.

One day while I was taking my evening walk I felt like a bomb had gone off inside me. It was so painful I cried through the night and hardly slept. A few months later after several doctors and medications I finally convinced them to do surgery which is when I found out I had endometriosis. I fought the disease for over three years with 2 surgeries, 5 doctors, depot lupron treatments, and over 20 medications. I became so debiltated and exhausted that most normal activity was impossible. I even considered getting a wheel chair. My weight stayed fairly static because I was frequently too sick to eat due to the mediction but after my 2nd surgery when I lost my left ovary I started rapidly gaining weight again (about 4 lbs/month).

However, my 2nd surgery was a success and I've been endo-pain free for six months. Even though I'm still dealing with health issues I feel like now is the time to take back my body. There is no cure for endometriosis and the thought of a relapse is my biggest motivation. I want to be healthy so I can fight even harder if it comes back.

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My Vision:

To be healthy, happy, strong, and sexy.

Long Term Goals:

1. Reach my goal weight of 110 lbs.
2. Maintain my weight between 108 and 112 lbs.
3. Increase my stamina and physical fitness.
4. Decrease my stress level.
5. Be more adventurous and independent.

The Plan:

1. Workout at home for 180 minutes a week.
2. Walk for 60 minutes a week.
3. Stay in my calorie range.
4. Include strength training in my workouts.
5. Develop activities and hobbies outside my home.




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Member Since: 3/17/2008

SparkPoints: 3,317

Fitness Minutes: 2,320

My Goals:
This Week:

Get back in to a regular workout program.

Focus more on creating more concrete goals for each week.


Weight Loss Rewards!

3 lbs - DONE! - New workout clothes
5 lbs - DONE! -Museum Trip
8 lbs - DONE! - Spa day
12 lbs - 4 yoga classes
17 lbs - $500 shopping spree

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The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

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"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

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Today I will find a little happy and latch onto that, instead of getting bogged down in every bad moment.

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"Make a different choice." ~ Jillian Michaels

My Program:
Workout Schedule:

Walk 20 min each day
Do 30 min of extra cardio each day

Weigh-In Days: Monday

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1. Lights out by 11:30 pm.

2. NO computer after 11 p.m.

3. Do 1 load of dishes and laundry per day (major cleaning on weekends).

4. No snacking before dinner.

5. Eat breakfast every day.

Personal Information:
I live in NW Washington with my cat sasha. I like to read, play video games, knit, crochet, and bake.

Other Information:
My Latest Nutrition Finds:

Mandarin oranges. These are actually tangerines and are smaller and sweeter than an orange. They have thinner peels so it's less work and they're fairly portable due to their size.

My Latest Fitness Finds:

Elsie's Yoga Class Podcast. Elsie has such a powerful voice that's full of wonder and laughter. I'm really looking forward to following along with her classes this summer when I can do yoga outside.

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AMORA55555
11/5/2010 9:46:20 PM

Hey girl! I'm just getting back into SP (again) and the couch to 5k program (again) after a series of extraordinary events. I went back to my SP page and the Pagans Balancing Weight loss Team forum and thought of you.

Are you active in the community here? If not, would you consider getting active and partnering up as buddies? You've always been a good buddy and friend and I'd like to partner up with you.



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NANFACEMIRE1
6/22/2010 11:19:49 AM

emoticon to the Official Healthy Cooking Challenge team. I really like the tulips on your page. Nancy

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AMORA55555
4/26/2010 3:23:23 AM

Hey, long time no see! Are you still active on SparkPeople and in Pagans Balancing Weight Loss? I've come back and wanted to touch base, I remember what a supportive weight loss buddy you were. I hope you are well and wish you great success!



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IAMJUSTME001
1/31/2010 8:39:44 PM

Sending lots of hugs and well wishes.

Your friend

Laurie (I.C. team)



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WENDI_WA1
8/24/2009 8:47:50 PM

Hi Happy birthday~hope your day is wonderful and filled with fun and goodies. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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