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Smile (It's a fake smile) February 2008 (330 lbs)





330 lbs February 11, 2008





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I am 32 years old. I have been married for 9 years (we been together for 17 years including the 9 years) and I have three children. I currently weigh 337.6lbs (I round up to 338). I gained 84 lbs with my first child. That was almost 15 years ago. I gained about 25 lbs with my other two children, but I lost it all. So my first gain is what I am carrying now and then about 75 extra pounds over a period of 11 years.
I am unhappy and fat. I can't tie my shoes without grunting. One of my ...
I am 32 years old. I have been married for 9 years (we been together for 17 years including the 9 years) and I have three children. I currently weigh 337.6lbs (I round up to 338). I gained 84 lbs with my first child. That was almost 15 years ago. I gained about 25 lbs with my other two children, but I lost it all. So my first gain is what I am carrying now and then about 75 extra pounds over a period of 11 years.
I am unhappy and fat. I can't tie my shoes without grunting. One of my children will feel sorry for me and tie them for me. I had to buy a back scrubber to wash my back because I can not reach it.
Four years ago my family and I went to Six Flags. We use to go every year, but I decided that I did not want to go again after I was embarrassed. My daughter wanted to ride this ride that required a safety bar that went across your lap, but it had to snap into place inoder to protect you. The guy that worked that machine try very hard to snap it into place, but it did not work. I got off of the ride with major tears in my eyes. I did not want my daughter to see me cry, so I secretly wiped my eyes. She knew that I was embarrassed, so she said, "I did not want to ride it anyway, moma. " I felt so so bad, because I knew that she really wanted to ride.
The bad part about this is that this was not the last problem that I faced as a "plump" woman. I have faced many embarrassing moments. Too many to share. I just try to avoid them.


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10% - 304.2 lbs (goal date - August 17, 2008)
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To lose @ least 10 lbs a month!

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Personal Information:
My name is Veronica James and I live in Fernandina Beach Florida. I actually live right across the street from the beach. This was just a dream of living this close to the beach and it happened. Now I need to utilize the access to the beach and lose the weight, so that I can strut my stuff on the beach.

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My favorite color is purple and I love butterflies (pretty much anything with wings; angels, fairies, ect.). I love to read books, especially those by Zane. I love to listen to music and dance. I am student seeking a degree in Nursing.

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FAITH0405
8/5/2008 10:22:43 AM

Just a quick note to see how you are doing, and to remind you that YOU CAN DO IT!! All you have to do is find your motivation and set your mind to it! Remember....you are not alone in this journey!

Stay strong, and keep climbing that mountain!! If you need me, I'm here! HUGS!

God Bless,
Mary
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SHANDAWRIGHT
7/22/2008 12:52:01 AM

What happened? Where are U?



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CSONIA
6/6/2008 10:57:10 AM

June 6,


This poem I found was so beautiful that I had to share it with my prayer team mates! I hope that you guys enjoy this poem as much as i enjoyed it, b/c its so me an I do something like this every night I go to bed..

Hugs Sonia

Every evening
As I'm laying here in bed
This tiny little prayer
Keeps running through my head

God bless my mom and dad
And bless my little pup
And look out for my brother
When things aren't looking up

And God, there's one more thing
I wish that you could do
Hope you don't mind me asking
But please bless my computer too?

Now I know that's not normal
To bless a mother board
But just listen a second
While I explain to you 'My Lord'

You see, that little metal box
Holds more to me than odds and ends
Inside those small compartments
Rest a hundred of my 'BEST FRIENDS'

Some it's true I've never seen
And most I've never met
We've never exchanged hugs
Or shared a meal as yet....

I know for sure they like me
By the kindness that they give
And this little scrap of metal
Is how I travel to where they live

By faith is how I know them
Much the same as you
I share in what life brings them
From that our friendship grew

"PLEASE" Take an extra minute
From your duties up above
To bless this scrap of metal
That's filled with so much love!



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CSONIA
5/17/2008 8:57:59 AM

May 17,
Happy Saturday...
This is what I think of you !

WINNERS take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.
WINNERS don't give up. When life gets rough, they hang in until the going gets better.
WINNERS are flexible. They realize there is more than one way and are willing to try others.
WINNERS know they are not perfect. They respect their weaknesses while making the most of their strengths.
WINNERS fall but they don't stay down. They stubbornly refuse to let a fall keep them from climbing.
WINNERS don't blame fate for their failures nor luck for their success.
WINNERS accept responsibility for their lives.
WINNERS are positive thinkers who see good in all things.
From the ordinary, they make the extraordinary.
WINERS believe in the path they have chosen, even when it's hard, even when others can't see where they are going.
WINNERS are patient. They know a goal is only worthy as the effort that is required to achieve it."

YOU ARE A WINNER!!



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CSONIA
5/15/2008 6:22:59 PM



MAY 15,
HELLO MY DEAR FRIEND, JUST WANTED TO SHARE THIS GREAT POEM I FOUND WITH YOU ALL..

Anything is Possible
By Unknown

If there was ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something worth doing,
IT IS NOW.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily...
but for something that tugs at your heart,
something that's your inspiration,
something that's your dream.
You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.
HAVE FUN.
DIG DEEP.
STRETCH.
DREAM BIG.

Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy. There will be good days.
And there will be bad days.
There will be times when you want to turn around,
pack it up, and call it quits.
Those times tell you
that you are pushing yourself, that you are not afraid to learn by trying.

PERSIST.
Because with an idea,
determination, and the right tools,
you can do great things.
Let your instincts, your intellect,
and your heart, guide you.

TRUST.
Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
Of doing something that makes a difference.
Of working hard.
Of laughing and hoping.
Of lazy afternoons.
Of lasting friends.
Of all the things that will cross your path this year.

The start of something new brings the hope of something great, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

(WE CAN LOSE THIS WEIGHT) WE ARE A TEAM...LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!!! STARTING NEXT WEEK LETS KICK IT UP!! HUGS SONIA:)


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