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January 2013: My weight loss has all but stalled. I'm up about 10 pounds from my lowest. got a little too comfortable. It's time for me to stop messing around and GET TO BUSINESS. I am determined to finally hit my goal weight by the end of this year!

May 2012: My weight loss has slowed down a lot but I'm still plugging along. I know I'll hit my goal weight eventually. I'm less than 20 pounds away. This will be the hardest 20 pounds for me to shake (my body is very happy with the ...
January 2013: My weight loss has all but stalled. I'm up about 10 pounds from my lowest. got a little too comfortable. It's time for me to stop messing around and GET TO BUSINESS. I am determined to finally hit my goal weight by the end of this year!

May 2012: My weight loss has slowed down a lot but I'm still plugging along. I know I'll hit my goal weight eventually. I'm less than 20 pounds away. This will be the hardest 20 pounds for me to shake (my body is very happy with the weight it's in now). But I'm determined. This is my lifestyle now and I will never give up. I love working out and my body feels amazing when I'm eating correctly. I can never go back to how I used to be.

August 2011 - I'm officially 100 pounds lost!! WHOO HOO!! It took me less than a year to lose a 100 pounds! I can't believe it still!! Sometimes I feel like pinching myself to see if it's real!!

May 2011: I am now 70 pounds lost!!!! I cannot believe I'm right on track to losing a hundred pounds in under a year! Sometimes I think to myself, I cannot believe I've done this. But then I realized that isn't fair to me. I DID know I could get here, otherwise I would have never attempted to lose weight.

I truly believed from the beginnig that I could get here. And that has made all the difference in this journey. Believing in myself and trusting in myself.

You have to LOVE yourself first before you will ever see any results. What's the point in getting to this place, if you don't like yourself?

UPDATE: I decided that since I'm over 60 pounds I should update this section a little. I've come a long way since I first wrote the below introduction!

Working out and eating better has changed me so much!! Not just that I've lost weight. I have more energy, and rarely suffer from the joint pain that used to really debilitate me. I am so much happier than I was and that's been the greatest gift out of all of this.

I'm almost halfway to my goal of 100 pounds lost and I hope to reach that by the end of July. So it will be a one year exactly since starting to change my life. Wish me luck!

FIRST INTRO: Something seems to have finally clicked with me. I'm tired of being overweight and I'm tired of feeling so sluggish all the time. I joined Spark People because even though I want to loose weight, I really have no idea how to start. I'm hoping this will give me the push I need to get to a better me!
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Running my first half marathon on may 5 2013.

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7/1/2014 7:21:59 PM

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This is the best time of the year for you to begin anew as your Sun sign gives you strength to make a fresh start. Cancer is a wonderful sign for a woman to be as it is the sign of the mother, who is in control of her family. You have tenacity to stay with and finish any task you start. You can be a nag and you want everything don't yesterday and done your way. Often you are the "Little Red Hen" who ends up doing it all. Learn to direct others so they take part in the work. Cancer can certainly have a weight problem as she loves to cook and to eat. But, she also has tenacity and can exercise and keep herself fit if she wants as this is her way to setting an example to those around her. She gets along with Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus, Pisces and Scorpio. She is a saver and most often has her secret cash account.
She can have health issues with her breasts.
In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It's hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original "pack-rats."
You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.
Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding. -



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