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After many years of diets and lifestyle changes, I decided I needed a tool to help me more than just this site and the wonderful people on it. My biggest problem is that no matter what I ate, or how much, I was staying hungry. After considering it for many years (and educating myself) I decided that surgery was a step I was willing to take. I got up to 410 lbs, well, could have been more, that's just the weight the doctor's office wrote down as my start. I am scared and excited about this ...
After many years of diets and lifestyle changes, I decided I needed a tool to help me more than just this site and the wonderful people on it. My biggest problem is that no matter what I ate, or how much, I was staying hungry. After considering it for many years (and educating myself) I decided that surgery was a step I was willing to take. I got up to 410 lbs, well, could have been more, that's just the weight the doctor's office wrote down as my start. I am scared and excited about this new journey that I am taking. Wish me luck!!

March 17, 2015 update: I have lost 110 pounds now. People keep asking me if I am feeling better since I am lighter...if I have more energy...honestly, I don't feel any different health/energy wise. I was really hoping that I would feel like I'm ready to go run a marathon or something, oh well...eventually, maybe??
I will say, this is the most weight I have ever lost. I am also down to a weight that I haven't seen since high school!

************Note: if u notice that i have added u to my friends, it is not because i know you, it is because i see u as someone i can either relate to, liked what you said, or am inspired by you. i am not some crazy stalker or anything! LoL****************
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Member Since: 8/15/2008

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I hope to one day be free of my back problems (or at least have less) and get to where I can fit on amusement park rides again! I miss them.

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"Never play leapfrog with a unicorn"

"I'm not fat...I'm fluffy." - Gabriel Iglesias

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In Libra the Sun is tolerant, affectionate, and well balanced. You are a courteous and agreeable person who is considerate of other people's feelings. You have a personal charisma attracting friends. Functioning well when working in harmony with other people, you are an excellent team player. You like being on the winning team.
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As attached as you are to your partner, you may not really show it much. In your quest for balance and harmony, you rarely have or express strong emotions of any kind. Yours is a very dispassionate demeanor that is detached. You don't invest much passion or feeling in your relationships, loving with your head instead of your heart.
When cast in a supervisory role you may have some difficulties. This is because you weigh each decision before choosing your direction. You can experience problems if you are called on to make frequent snap decisions for the group. You are an excellent go-between, and not as good at being the leader or boss. Unfortunately, such a balanced view of situations sometimes makes decisive action more difficult. You have a hard time making everyday decisions of little or no consequence. On the big issues, you may vacillate indefinitely.
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Your love of balance and harmony allows you to appreciate music and the arts. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet closely associated with artistic endeavors. If you don't have talent yourself, you probably to do have an interest and excellent taste in these matters.
Courteous and refined, good manners are important to you. You exhibit them and you expect them. You are especially repelled by vulgarity and coarseness. Tactful, diplomatic, refined and socially successful, you strive to say and do the right thing. It is always so important for you to make the right impression.



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