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I never had a weight problem until I hit my mid 20s. During high school and college I could eat absolutely anything I wanted and often struggled to maintain a healthy weight. I was also extremely active during this time - playing volleyball, basketball, and running. I continued running into my 20s and played volleyball as often as possible. But I suffered several ankle sprains and at 25 broke my left ankle in 3 places. Those injuries combined with a very unhealthy, abusive relationship led to stress eating and weight gain creeped up without my even realizing it.
In my late 20s & early 30s, I continued to gain weight. Then I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and my doctors tried medication after medication - some of which have unfortunately packed on the pounds (one medication caused me to gain 50 lbs in 6 weeks).
I have tried so many diets and lost (and regained) so much weight over the past several years and I am ready to just lose the weight for good and be healthy. I've considered gastric surgery, but don't want to take that drastic of a step if I can help it.
I have recently lost 25 lbs and want to keep the momentum going, so I've joined SparkPeople and am hoping with the motivation and help I find here, I can finally succeed!!

Member Since: 6/8/2011

Fitness Minutes: 225

My Goals:
My long term goal is to lose a total of 149 pounds.
My short term goals are as follows:
6/7/11 - 275 (reached)
10/15/11 - 250
2/3/12 - 225
5/25/12 - 200
9/14/12 - 175
1/11/13 - 150

My Program:
Eat healthy, plenty of fruits & veggies, plenty of protien, low glycemic carbs, low fat, low sugar, eat as clean as possible. Exercise as much as possible within the limitations of my fibromyalgia. Keep positive!!!

Personal Information:
I live in Ft. Worth Texas with my boyfriend and our two dogs Max and Molly.

Other Information:
I love spending time with my boyfriend and our two dogs Max and Molly, I am very family oriented and love to spend time with my parents and siblings. I love to read all types of fiction. I love movies of all types. And am a fan of Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, So You Think You Can Dance, The Voice, America's Got Talent, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Bones, and House. I also love to cook and try new recipes.

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    Thanks for stopping by my page. I hope to have a good week, and it started off by losing 1 pound : ) It can only get better from there right? I hope you had a great weekend, and the week is even better.
    2101 days ago
    Thank you for the well wishes! Hope you also have a great week!
    2101 days ago
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    Hey Cheryl :)

    Thanks for the add :) We can do this TOGETHER GIRL !!!! Have a GREAT FRIDAY !!!

    2104 days ago
    Hey Girlie ~ Thanks for stopping by my page. Too cool that you are on here too. I'm really glad you're lovin it. Hope you're having a great weekend! Taking my hubby to go see Elton John in Cologne, Germany tonight ~ we leave soon. Yippee! Moving out of our house and into temporary lodging in the morning. Another yippee! Things have been crazy busy, but coming together. Please be sure to let me know if you come across any great recipes on here. I haven't had much time to look. I love to cook and try new things too. Enjoy the rest of your day & take good care! Love, M emoticon
    2109 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog and the add! Take measurements soon, because you'll want them for sure. Like I said, I took them an entire month AFTER I started, and I wish I had them from the beginning.
    2111 days ago
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