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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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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/5/2013 1:27:05 PM

"I believe that we are who we choose to be.
Nobody's going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself.
Nobody's going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it.
Nobody knows what you want except for you.
And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it.
So don't give up on your dreams."
-Unknown
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Just stopping by to encourage you to keep doing your best, Sparkfriend! You don't have to be perfect in order to make progress. Be your own hero today and every day, and keep fighting to reach your goals. It isn't easy, but you are worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie



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POMATOJUICE
6/15/2013 12:02:42 PM

Hey, been thinking about you! I hope things are going well. Hope to hear from you soonish?



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
6/11/2013 9:26:09 AM

"Every day of our lives we are faced with a choice.
The choice to BE, or to be truly AMAZING.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
No matter who you are, or what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE."
-Lorna Jane
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Hey Sparkfriend, I hope your week is going great so far. Make the most of each day as it comes, and choose to be amazing! Put forth your best effort....because you are worth it!
Hugs,
Pixie



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
5/26/2013 5:42:20 PM

"Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long.
Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.
No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders.
How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come."
-Og Mandino
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Just stopping by to wish you a healthy week, Spark friend! If you fall down, get back up and keep pushing forward. I hope you know that you're always worth your best effort...because you really are!
Hugs,
Pixie




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STEPH-KNEE
5/19/2013 1:58:28 AM

Just wanted to send some emoticon dust & emoticon 's your way! I hope you are having a great weekend! emoticon



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