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Creating a New and Improved Me

Just when the caterpillar thought life was over, it became a butterfly!

As a teenager I was a healthy weight for my height of 5'5" (115-120 lbs). Once I entered my twenties however, it became quite a different story. I began to gain weight, slowly at first than more and more especially after the birth of my daughter at age 28. It wasn't until years later though that I realized I had a real issue with food. I understood for the first time that I had become an emotional eater and had ...
Just when the caterpillar thought life was over, it became a butterfly!

As a teenager I was a healthy weight for my height of 5'5" (115-120 lbs). Once I entered my twenties however, it became quite a different story. I began to gain weight, slowly at first than more and more especially after the birth of my daughter at age 28. It wasn't until years later though that I realized I had a real issue with food. I understood for the first time that I had become an emotional eater and had absolutely no clue how to control it. I tried every resource under the sun from fad diets to diet pills. Nothing worked longer than a few weeks. I always managed to gain the weight back, and those returning pounds brought friends.

2007 found me at 340 lbs, unhappy and very unhealthy. I became a grandma that same year, a role I hold very dear that has brought me much joy, and with it a huge wakeup call. I knew if I was going to live long enough to watch my grandson grow up I had to do something about my weight and NOW! I recognized the only thing that was going to reduce my size over the long term was healthy eating, portion control and exercise. In other words, the good ol' old fashion way. A complete lifestyle change was in order.

So I began taking the steps needed to create a new and improved me, inside and out. My journey is a slow one, it definitely has its share of ups and downs, good days and not so good. It is far from over but nonetheless I am happy to say I am on my way.





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Member Since: 1/6/2008

My Goals:
Lose weight.

Impact my health in a positive way as much as possible.

Learn to put my needs first.

Control the stress in my life more productively.

Learn to be less anxious.



My Program:
Make healthier choices.

Commit to portion control.

Stay within dietary ranges.

Track my food daily.

Drink 10 glasses of water daily.

Exercise at least 3-5 days a week.

Learn to relax.

Focus on the positive.



Personal Information:
I'm 55, married and a retired Teacher (Pre K - 3rd Grade). I live in North Carolina however I was born, raised and spent most of my life in South Florida. My husband of 31 years and I have a grown daughter and a young grandson. One dog (Brown Lab), two cats and two red bellied frogs round out our little family.



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I enjoy reading, crafts, ceramics, scrapbooking, photography, drawing, painting, card making, cooking, baking, organizing, travel and spending time with family.


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LKWQUILTER
4/6/2014 3:14:03 PM

Missing you again Sallie. Hope you are still getting stronger and your health is improving. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay



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3/29/2014 2:18:13 PM

Hope all is well! It's been a long time since we've talked. I hope you enjoy the party!!



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BRENDABUNNY
2/11/2014 9:31:24 PM

welcome back Sallie we have missed you emoticon emoticon



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1/10/2014 8:04:20 PM

Love, love, love your new background photo!



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12/5/2013 8:26:18 PM

Hey, Sallie. Hope everything is Ok with you. emoticon emoticon



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