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11/26/13 229 lbs

8/2014 Me and my friend last month.


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Hello, my name is Laura. I have struggled with weight most of my life. I was a very thin until I was about 8 years old, when I started to gain weight. I think it was mostly due to overeating and compulsive eating. I will admit that I fit into this category of being a compulsive eater, and it is something that I battle everyday to overcome. I just re-found SP and I am glad I did. I have been using so many of the tools and I am now beginning a new journey on weight loss and health. I am tired of being this weight. I am so uncomfortable all of the time, and I feel that I am missing out on life. It's like I can see it flashing by me.
I don't want to leave my 30's being this way. I want to LIVE them. And I want to some day have kids and I don't want to have them when I am like this. I would just be bringing them into a horrible life.
So, I am determined to lose weight this time, and with the help of all my spark friends, I am already succeeding!
And I WILL succeed!

Member Since: 8/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,186

My Goals:
My goal is to get down to 130lbs and to be fit and healthy. I would like to be able to play some sports, since I loved to do that when I was younger. I LOVE to play tennis, but I am so out of shape that I have no stamina to play for long. And I just want to live a long and healthy life and not have to worry about weight related sicknesses and such.

My Program:
I am currently doing Atkins. I am on induction and I plan to stay on induction for a while since I have a lot of weight to lose. I want to continue with the Atkins WOL even after I meet my goal weight.
I also work out at the gym about 6 days a week.

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Hi! My name is Laura. I am 38 years old and I live on Long Island, New York. I have a great job teaching people how to drive.
I have been a member of SP for a couple of years, but I didn't do anything with it until I re-found it in 2009. In 2010, I renewed my commitment to my weight loss and added "healthy" in there as well. Now it's 2013 and after watching a close friend die due to complications from her weight and just being unhealthy, I have come back stronger then ever.

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My Goals:
To be able to walk with my arms completely down beside me.

To be able to fit in the seat of the Swings ride at Adventureland.

To shop in the ladies department at a clothing store and not the women's section.

To Want to go clothes shopping.

To be active and to do things that I never thought I could because of my weight.

And most of all, I want to have children. And that's just not possible now with my weight.

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    Thanks for the friend add...I've added you as well!
    1065 days ago
  • v CRESHA20
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am a member of a PCOS group on facebook, and while there are so many PCOSers who have not been able to conceive, there are also so many who have been able to. I felt encouraged while there are so many who are discouraged. I am so excited. Many people don't know what having PCOS is like. It makes it very difficult for some of us to lose weight, but I must say you are doing an amazing job. Instead of 30 pounds, it looks like you've lost a lot more. Keep up the good work!
    1066 days ago
  • v ERIN1957
    Hi Laura, so glad to see that you joined the team Grain Brain and so much more.
    We are new and just getting going.
    We love low carbs plans that work toward health and weight loss.
    Stop by , jump in any where you want. We are looking forward to getting to know you!
    1067 days ago
    Laura, emoticon to the Done Girls team! Together, we can do this!! emoticon

    1074 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/18/2013 12:25:17 PM
  • v DEB2448
    emoticon to the Done Girls team. Good luck in reaching your goals.
    1085 days ago
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