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My name is Danielle and I'm obese. That's really hard to write, but it's true. I've struggled with my weight for several years. I yo-yo 100lbs year to year and that is not good! I'm tired. Just plain tired. Tired of feeling tired. So, I'm here, again.

Yes, I've been here before. I was able to lose 50lbs and be in the best shape of my life. Then I gave up. That's me. I try and I stop. I succeed and then I fail. It's really quite sad. You see, I know how to lose weight. I've done it. But I've lacked consistency. What's strange is, this is the only aspect of my life that I'm this way. I'm a great mom, a great wife and a great manager at work. So why can't I be great for me and my health?

I can make a million excuses; I work 50hr weeks; I have anxiety/stress; I don't sleep well; Money is tight; I've got 2 kids that keep me busy; My husband has disease that sometimes makes him useless; I don't have time to do anything; I don't feel well; I'm surrounded by junk food at work; EVERYONE HAS AN EXCUSE. Excuses are easy. It's easy to not do something. It's easy to blame your own actions on the world, life, etc. At the end of the day, there is nobody to blame for my situation but myself.

I stepped on the scale this morning for the first time in about 6 months. I've been avoiding the scale, as I knew in my heart that I'm now the heaviest I have ever been. I'm sick, simply sick that I've allowed myself to get so out of control. I know I'm killing myself with this weight. So here I am, ready to fight! I'm fighting for me, because I deserve to live, I deserve to be happy, I deserve to feel good about myself. My gloves are on and I'm stepping into the ring- ready to knock this weight out!!

Member Since: 1/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 14,524

My Goals:
Get up and move! Stay positive! Achieve goals! Be healthy!

My Program:
Stay Positive!
Drink Water!
Count Calories!

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I'm 34, wife and mom of 2. I work full time (and then some) at a "sitting" job.

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    520 days ago
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    So did you tell your male coworker if the beard did anything for him? I don't like beards, so I haven't thought much about why men grow them. Do they aim to look younger or older with a beard? I guess older men aim to look younger, and younger men aim to look older? Ha! All I know is if the hub or son starts a beard, I am probably going to tease them mercilessly!
    524 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I encourage you to do your own body shots.
    525 days ago
    Been WAY too long!!! xoxo glad to see you are on here :)
    525 days ago
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    Thanks so much for your kind thoughts about the kid. She's been stomping around on her "bionic leg" and wailing out melodramatically every once in a while, then giggling at how absurd she is. So she's pretty much healed, except for the actual knee part!

    526 days ago
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