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An old pic...but closest I have to the weight I am starting SP - 298.





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MY GOAL: To become the Sara I've finally been able to envision. She's a healthy weight, strong, active, fun, and dedicated to her inner self.

This includes spirituality (I'm kinda new age I guess), health (go, SP!), and creativity (I wanna be a potter when I grow up!).

HTTP://WINGED-EXPRESSION.BLOGSPOT.COM to view my art blog! :-D

MY HISTORY: The short story is that I was 160 lbs by age 9, and 377 at age 27. Gastric bypass brought me ...
Hello!

MY GOAL: To become the Sara I've finally been able to envision. She's a healthy weight, strong, active, fun, and dedicated to her inner self.

This includes spirituality (I'm kinda new age I guess), health (go, SP!), and creativity (I wanna be a potter when I grow up!).

HTTP://WINGED-EXPRESSION.BLOGSPOT.COM to view my art blog! :-D

MY HISTORY: The short story is that I was 160 lbs by age 9, and 377 at age 27. Gastric bypass brought me down to 250ish, then over the next 5 years I regained to my current weight.

I need to connect with my body, feel confident again, start moving, and lose the rest of the poundage! Wish me luck!


~~~~~~~~~~~ MY REASONS FOR WEIGHT LOSS ~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~ I need to re-read these often! LOL ~~~~~~~~~~
* Increase self-esteem.
* Improve energy level.
* Be able to do more physical activites!
* Control anxiety & depression better.
* Feel comfortable with my body, own it.
* Not have to worry about bp, cancer, joints, skin, etc.
* Buying clothes.
* Finding a man (a.k.a. sperm donor. Ha! JK!)
* Have A Healthy Body For Future Babies (Yay!)
* Having Plastic Surgery.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ STANDING IN MY WAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I can overcome these! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
* Initial increased anxiety (food taken away).
* New self I've never known (never ever been thin).
* Binge eating issues. (Eating for ALL emotions, somehow
liking or needing the physical discomfort, guilt about
food, punishing with food, etc.)
* Temptations at work (Convenience store... I know.)
* Depression & anxiety.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WHAT I GOTSTA DO ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I'm on my way already! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
* Learn that food is a tool.
* Love myself more. Don't be so harsh. Treat myself like future kids.
* Find a way to stop rebelling against structure, routine.
* Keep on top of psych aspects - new dr., meds, counseling.
* Move. I loved yoga, even at 377, and liked walking at one time.
* Have fun. Don't become too strict and risk giving up when I then feel like I'm not doing "good enough".





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 current weight: 285.0 
 
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Member Since: 2/10/2008

My Goals:
####TICKER GOALS/REWARDS###
274.5
See Tif in MN
243
Buy Clothes
211.5
Stay In Hotel
180
Visit Amy in AZ


My Program:
How about what I'm NOT gonna do???

NO FOOD JOURNAL. I completely rebel against it since I've been forced to do crap like that since I was 9. I'm going to trust that I remember what and how much to eat.

I'M NOT GOING TO FREAK OUT OVER NUMBERS. My clothes will tell me. My breathing will tell me. My sweat glands will tell me. I've got to learn to re-connect with my body, not with numbers.

I'M GONNA SHOOT FOR OVERALL HEALTH. I'm not doing low carb or low fat. I'm going to try to focus on what that food can GIVE me. Like a guy! If it can't offer me more than a moment's pleasure, screw 'em! (Or don't, I guess, depending on how you read that statement! haha.)

Personal Information:
Luverne, ND

PLEASE visit my art blog!!! I love feedback on items I'm working on!
winged-expression.blogspot.com

YIM: artsygrrl2002

I'm on Facebook. (same ID)

I'm on MySpace as "WingedExpression".

Other Information:
I'm crazy for pottery! Recently started making it again. I love it so much that I feel drunk when I leave the studio. Mmm...claayy.

I have a dog and 4 cats.

I took over a small convenience store (I know, talk about temptation! ugh...) in a town with a population of...get this...about 30. ha!

I have a small house, and love gardening. I've bartended and loved it - surprising for how shy I once was! I also sing karaoke whenever I get a chance.

When I had gastric bypass, I created a To Do list of things I've always wanted to do. After surgery, I crossed a lot of those things off the list. Now I need to get back to where I was and cross off MORE!!!

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MIMULUSBUG
9/18/2014 2:20:38 PM

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Saw your name on Pottery for the Soul team and was wondering if you've been able to work in clay at all this year??



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THE_COUNTESS
6/14/2012 9:23:54 AM

I absolutely love what you put in the "my program" space! In fact, I'm stealing it for myself. Such a great way to look at it. emoticon



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MIMULUSBUG
2/18/2011 12:38:54 PM

Uh-oh! I checked the Pottery for the Soul team photo album today and I'm the only one w/ceramic photos; COME ON, UPLOAD SOME PHOTOS TO THE TEAM ALBUM !!!!!!!!!!!

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KIYOSHI04
7/24/2009 7:47:04 AM

welcome to the done girls! glad to have you with us.



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Hi Friend!

Great SparkPage!

Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt!

You have chosen to be part of a New and Radically different SparkPeople Team Approach. So happy to have you part of this Special Fitness Team to help You Achieve Your Goals!

Please check in daily for your "Quickfire Challenge Of The Day" found on the QFC Team Front Page under "QuickFire Challenge Of The Day Forum" - listed by date. When you get time, please review the "General Team Discussion Forum." Also, check in on the Announcement Tab for all New and Relevant Team Information.

Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge A Day.


Keep Sparking! =0) Kelli, Wendy and Mic!


Nike ~
"If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

"Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

"Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

"The road to hell is paved with couches."

"It's easier to sleep than run. That's why sleeping isn't an Olympic sport."


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