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I am extremely new to all of this so if anyone has any pointers to navigating through SparkPeople and on losing weight, the information will be more than welcome!

I am a Southern, married, overweight, curvy 28 year old mom of 4. I have a 13 year old stepson, an 11 year old stepdaughter, a 10 year old stepdaughter, and my son is 7. They make me feel old and young at the same time!

I currently am working for the VA doing medical billing. This involves a lot of computer time so I am not nearly as active as I once was. I want to get back on the health bandwagon and enjoy life!

Last year I weighed in at 285 pounds. I tried doing the whole, real food living with exercise and I lost quite a bit of weight. It's just that the lifestyle was not designed for me. Maybe if I was single, with a 40 hour a week job or something but with me working 60+ hours a week and with 4 kids it was so hard to stick to clean eating.
I currently weight 235. I have been trying to get healthy for about 3-4 weeks now. I have lost about 10 pounds so my starting weight this time was around 245.

I am fully ready now to dedicate my life to being healthy. Yes, I want to lose weight to look pretty and feel good about myself. Doesn't everyone?! But in doing that, I also want the benefits of feeling good and healthy and passing along this information to my kids. They are wrapped up in this technological age and I do not want their health to decline as mine did.

I am hopeful and willing to lose weight but am also overwhelmed with all the information out there. Some of it can be a bit contradictory and I wonder if I am doing things right. Hopefully I can learn from all of you wonderful people that have already taken control of your lives. I look forward to getting to know y'all!

Member Since: 5/28/2012

Fitness Minutes: 336

My Goals:
I have a wedding in a month and I want to feel great in that bridesmaids dress!

My overall goal is to lose 95-100 pounds to put me at 135 or 140. I have an hourglass figure and am very curvy so I don't really see myself ever being a size 2!

I want health to be natural for me and not such a struggle. I want to tackle this and let it be my everyday life!

My desire is to run a marathon some day. For charity. That does not even look like something I could do right now so that will be a huge step for me.

I would love to be an inspiration people through my weight loss. I am a newbie so it may be a while before that happens :)

I will add others as the come to mind....

My Program:
For the most part I have removed all forms of processed foods. Especially those that come in a box/bag or are frozen.

I eat mostly fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean meat. I have a little trouble getting the best food I know need to eat due to finances right now but I still make the best decisions I can with what I have.

I just started exercising yesterday doing bodyweight exercises. As I continue to lose I will incorporate things like cardio and weighttraining.

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I was born and raised in South Carolina and as an adult I moved to Cleveland, Tennessee! So I am definitely a southern gal and proud of it!

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  • v TURTLE69
    Just stopped by to see how you were doing. Have a fantastic week.
    1598 days ago

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    Greetings DONE Sister!
    I just wanted to welcome you to the DONE Being the Fat Girl Spark Team!!! We are always happy to have a new DONE Girl with us. Take your time, feel your way around our various threads, and please feel free to ask any one of us if you have any questions,concerns, needs, or anything! We are DONE Sisters and here to support each other! I wish you the very best in accomplishing your goals, and congratulate you for becoming a part of this Done Sisterhood!
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    1651 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    emoticon to Partnership Accountability Team, we are thrilled to have you on-board, thanks for joining, we are here to help you and support you in anyway we can, may I encourage you to find a support partner on our team who you both can connect to and cheer one another on your journey, I also encourage you to join the Team Challenges that we have, there is something for everyone and something for all fitness levels. The bottom line is we are here for you and cheer you on your journey... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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