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Always the "FAT" friend, family member, co-worker - well no more!!! I am stripping myself of that title, I am DONE DONE DONE being that person!!!

January 31, 2013 - I have been on and off and on and off and on and off the wagon so many times, I am dizzy and sick with it!!! I am tired of my bones and joints (especially my knees and back) hurting all of the time with the stress of having to haul all of me around. I am sad that my weight has deprived me (and my kids) of having a ...
Always the "FAT" friend, family member, co-worker - well no more!!! I am stripping myself of that title, I am DONE DONE DONE being that person!!!

January 31, 2013 - I have been on and off and on and off and on and off the wagon so many times, I am dizzy and sick with it!!! I am tired of my bones and joints (especially my knees and back) hurting all of the time with the stress of having to haul all of me around. I am sad that my weight has deprived me (and my kids) of having a more healthy and active lifestyle. I am ready to run, jump, skip, hop and do carwheels again and now is the time for it to happen!!!

I am still not "dieting", but instead I am focusing on healthy living. I am transitioning slowly but surely to completely clean eating. I am trying to get some type of exercise every day of the week, even if it only consists of walking up and down the stairs once or twice. Most of all I am trying to set a better example for my almost 13 year old son, who also struggles with weight issues and body image. I desperately want to be fit by my 40th birthday (and that is only 8 months away), so now is the time for the excuses to stop and for the laziness and lack of motivation to go away. I know that the results will be well worth all of the effort that they take.





Update - 04/08/12 : It has been a long, long time since I have been working on my weight and I had gained back every pound that I ever lost (plus some). I am now fully back on track and ready to get this weight off FOR GOOD. My focus at this time is not "dieting", it is a focus on healthy living. I am eating healthy, have cut out beef and pork (and most of my chicken) and I am exercising at least 5 days a week. I want to be fit by the time I am 40 (which isn't THAT far off). I am also trying to set a better example for my 12 year old son, who is currently quite a bit overweight himself. I am clinging to the promise that ALL things are possible with God, and I am leaning on Him through this whole process.

I would really like to meet more people like me so that we can offer each other encouragement on this long but important journey towards health.


Update- 10/13/2008: I have been off of the wagon for way too long now. I have gained back 13 of the pounds I lost. I have been going through some personal things that have left me feeling less than motivated; some family related things and some money issues.
I am not saying that I am going to hop right back up on that wagon and start shedding weight right and left, but I am going to start making small changes; day by day, and week by week. That is all I can do right now.


I am a single mother of 3 sons who is ready to be leaner and healthier. I am trying to change my focus from dieting to healthy living. I have been heavy for most of my life, and with the extra weight has come extra probelms such as joint pain and back pain. I am tired of it being a major undertaking just to drag my big butt around!!!
I want to get my extra weight off and get fit and healthy. My ultimate goal is to be able to run a 5K without stopping and without passing out.
I LOOOOOOOVE fresh fruits and veggies, and lean meats. I don't have any trouble eating things that are good for me, I just sometimes have trouble keeping the good-for-me foods in the house because money is so tight right now.

HOW AM I DONE??? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS..........
1. DONE with my sedentary lifestyle
2. DONE with making excuses
3. DONE with soda
4. DONE with bingeing
5. DONE with eating when I am not hungry
6. DONE being the fat sister
7. DONE being the fat friend
8. DONE being the fat daughter
9. DONE being the fat co-worker
10. DONE being the fat girl!!!

Update: I have been struggling with my eating and exercising off and on for several weeks now. My motivation left me for awhile, and I am just now getting it back.

I had to remember that I am DONE and I have been wanting to be DONE since I was about 12 years old. I cannot let my issues with emotional eating keep me from being DONE.
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My Goals:
I want to work out at least 5 days a week, and get my recommended 8 glasses of water a day. I also want to move away from prepared pre-packaged foods toward fresher alternatives. I am actually phasing myself into totally clean eating. I would like to lose at least 100 pounds by this time next year (04/14) but my ultimate goal is to be able to run at least a half marathon before its all over.

My Program:
I am watching my calories, trying to consume no more than 1600 per day, while making sure that I include plenty of fresh fruits and veggies and low fat dairy. I am also trying to make sure that I get enough vitamins and other nutrients. I have switched from processed and refined flours and sugars to whole grains and brown rice.
I am trying to cut out prepackaged, processed foods completely and replace them with fresher, healthier alternatives.

Personal Information:
I have struggled with food addiction very nearly my whole life. I am an emotional eater and tend to be my own worst enemy. I have been overweight since I was a child and I am truly looking forward to shedding this weight for good.

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I live in Southeast Georgia in the BEAUTIFUL Golden Isles and would love to locate people in my area who have similar goals and interests. I am an avid reader, I love to shop and I enjoy cooking.

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JUDITH316
1/19/2014 2:17:09 AM

Hi

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed Sunday and great week ahead... Hope you enjoy the following poem... emoticon

Friendship

We grow closer to each other
When we're closer to the Lord,
The common faith that we share
Binds our hearts in one accord

For friendships last a life time
When built on Jesus Christ,
Throughout each different season,
We find we are in life

Friends are there through times of grief
And times when hope is gone,
Always there with encouragement
So we can carry on

So thank the Lord for giving you
A true and faithful friend,
To laugh with you, and cry with you,
On whom you can depend

For friends will stay no matter what,
Giving you support
And together your hearts truly unite
With the love of the Lord.

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1/18/2014 2:44:49 AM

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great weekend coming...Keep up the great work, thanks for your support and valued friendship...

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Hope you enjoy the following poem...

We Are Friends

Whether the day is good or bad,
Whether I'm feeling happy or sad,
If I have a need, you’ll comprehend;
You’ll be there to share and be a friend.

Other people may fill my day,
But never in such an important way;
We support each other ‘round all life’s bends,
It feels so good that we are friends.

By Karl Fuchs



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1/5/2014 2:23:10 AM

emoticon for your support & friendship, looking forward to another year walking this journey with you, let's keep Sparking On Together 1 day and 1 step at a time... emoticon emoticon



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JUDITH316
12/26/2013 11:17:52 AM

Good Morning

Happy Boxing Day, wishing you an awesome day filled with all the blessings of the Lord, hope your Christmas day was blessed. Mine was lovely, spent away at my daughter's home, all my family gathered there. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon




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12/7/2013 6:59:47 AM

Good Morning

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