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Hi! I have struggled with food my entire life. About 2 years ago I decided, after years of trying to convince myself that I was "happy" being overweight, that I was done. I began at 286 pounds and started reducing what I ate and began walking. A year later I found myself 60 lbs lighter. It took me another 6 months to lose 40 more. Today I am 185 lbs. Recently I had 2 unexpected surgeries that have set me back a little and I have found myself sliding back to some habits I thought I had ...
Hi! I have struggled with food my entire life. About 2 years ago I decided, after years of trying to convince myself that I was "happy" being overweight, that I was done. I began at 286 pounds and started reducing what I ate and began walking. A year later I found myself 60 lbs lighter. It took me another 6 months to lose 40 more. Today I am 185 lbs. Recently I had 2 unexpected surgeries that have set me back a little and I have found myself sliding back to some habits I thought I had left behind. I have stopped myself in my tracks and am trying to stay on he right path. I am excited to be a part of what looks to be a supportive and friendly community!




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Member Since: 4/30/2009

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Everday it's the same thing.....pass up McDonald's, the donuts someone brought into work and the dish of chocolate sitting on my co-workers desk. I am learning the art of denying my urges and cravings. It's been two years and some days are still harder then others. Most of the time I overcome, but I still have my moments.
Mostly, I just want to keep feeling better. Since I've started losing weight, I handle stress better and I feel better. So, I will persevere!!!!!

My Program:
I try to keep a close eye on my caloric intake. I've tried counting the fat, carbs, etc... and it's just too much - overload! So I just keep it to calories and it seems to be working okay.
I hit the YMCA, 4 - 6 times a week. I do cardio for about an hour and got the doctor's okay to start some strength training again, which I'll do 3 times a week.

Personal Information:
I am a military brat, so I've lived here and there. My "here" now is the northwest part of Florida. The beaches here are beautiful! I don't have any children of my own but I do have seven awesome nephews and one on the way.
My partner is a wonderful man who plays the guitar beautifully and sings to me! (Who wouldn't love that?) He is teaching me to play the guitar and all I can say is that it's not as easy as it looks. Ken is a great motivator and very supportive of my efforts to lose weight. Having had other relationships with little or no support, I relaize how important it is.
We enjoy movies, and of course music.

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I work as a victim advocate, primarily with battered women and their children. Here's what I've learned......no matter how bad I think I have it - someone has it a lot worse. I am blessed!

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YVETTE571
5/4/2009 8:28:58 PM

Hi Carrie,

Welcome to the Fort Walton Beach group. I just joined the team last week.

So great that you've already lost over 100 pounds. WOW!!

I love this site and I'm sure you will. Just ask if you need help, everyone seems so helpful and encouraging.

Yvette

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HEALTHYBEAR24
5/3/2009 5:07:33 PM

Hello Carrie. I'm Esther. I want to welcome you to No Topic Off Limits. I'm pleased to meet you and your sweetie.



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RACKETMOM
5/2/2009 4:56:45 PM

emoticon Hello & Welcome! Wow, you've lost 100 pounds-that's amazing! This site is terrific with all its info, support & encouragement-I hope it'll all help you with your goals, and I'm sure with your weight loss already, you'll inspire so many others here! It's good to have you onboard!!

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KEEPINMYCURVES
5/2/2009 1:35:49 PM

emoticon to SparkPeople gorgeous! This is a great site, and it has helped me tremendously! I am sure you will love it. My name is Kimmie and if you ever have any questions or need support then I am here! SparkTeams are a great way to stay motivated so please feel free to check out the SparkTeam on my page called No Topic Off Limits emoticon Hope to see you there!! The best of luck to you on all of your goals and always keep in mind that, YOU CAN DO IT!



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