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Needless to say, it's been 2 1/2 years of wacky hijinks in my life since I intially joined SparkPeople. PCOS, depression, divorce, anxiety, the perils of dating, graduate school, student teaching, bankruptcy, unemployment...you name it, I've probably experienced it. I've dropped some weight, left, come back, lost some more, then left again. Through all of this I've managed to maintain a 40 pound loss overall, with the last 10 to 50 lost and regained a few times.

This time I want to ...
Needless to say, it's been 2 1/2 years of wacky hijinks in my life since I intially joined SparkPeople. PCOS, depression, divorce, anxiety, the perils of dating, graduate school, student teaching, bankruptcy, unemployment...you name it, I've probably experienced it. I've dropped some weight, left, come back, lost some more, then left again. Through all of this I've managed to maintain a 40 pound loss overall, with the last 10 to 50 lost and regained a few times.

This time I want to go longer and finally kiss that last 10 (and then some) goodbye for good.

Before all of this, I went through almost two years of therapy due to childhood abuse, emotional eating, insecurity, anxiety disorders, and trust issues. I had to heal my mind before I could really commit to losing the weight. Healing my heart is still taking some time after two divorces and a bad rebound relationship, but that has really started to change this last year.

But thanks to SparkPeople and the awesome people here, I have learned these things:

"You are strong, beautiful, and have value." (PENNYSAVER2)
"I'm so glad you decided you were worth something, because you ARE!" (ADARKARA)
"You now have an ass that could star in a rap video." (CHEETARA79)
"You are in control of you!" (KIMPY225)
"You are indeed worthy of all the great things in life." (ANDREAG89)
"You have come for far and overcome some truly overwhelming obstacles. You have inspired me..." (ANGRITTER)
"You have so much to be proud of!" (KAESEA78)
"your beauty is precious because it's not only on the looks, but also in the inside..." (MERRY_XMAS)

I have bad days still. I have not been magically cured because of therapy. But by continuing to use the tools I was given and by reprogramming my attitude and my thoughts to be a little more "positive", those are few and far between.

I'm healing from 23 years of hurt and I am here fighting every single day. If I can do this, you can too.
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Member Since: 7/1/2010

SparkPoints: 18,102

Fitness Minutes: 11,702

My Goals:
Goal 1: -25lbs (228lbs) - MET 8/31/2010

Goal 2: -50lbs (203lbs)

Goal 3: Onederland (199lbs)

Mini-goal 1: -60lbs (193lbs)

Mini-goal 2: -65lbs (188lbs)

Mini-goal 3: -70lbs (183lbs)

Goal 4: -75lbs (178lbs)

My Program:
I have PCOS and have discovered that high carbs can affect everything from my energy level to moods. I follow SP's suggested calorie range, currently in the 1600-2000 range, with a 2000 calorie burn a week. I also work to keep a ratio of 45-55% carbs in my diet with as much protein as possible.



Personal Information:
I'm 32 years old and I live in Middle TN. I have a herd of cats, an old farmhouse I want to renovate, and I just landed a full-time job (unfortunately not in my graduate degree field) and completed my M.B.E. I've been in a long-term relationship for about a year and a half with my boyfriend B.

Other Information:
'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future' ~ Jeremiah 29:11

"It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others." ~ unknown

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. ~ Maureen Dowd



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PRETTYPITHY
5/8/2014 1:17:40 AM

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PENNYSAVER2
11/12/2013 4:50:11 PM

Congratulations on your recent weight loss!! emoticon



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ADARKARA
9/27/2013 2:52:41 PM

Wonderin' how you are and what you're up to! emoticon



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KIMPY225
8/16/2013 11:48:43 AM

emoticon Spark is so amazing, and so are you! Best of luck to you in all your goals! Every step counts no matter how small it may seem. Thank you for all of your support! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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LOLATURTLE
8/13/2013 3:33:10 PM

BUDDY! I just wanted to say "buddy." :)



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