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I was so close to my goal in Dec 2009, only to have gained it all back.



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My name is Erika and I am on this journey for the third time around. The first time I was very successful and lost over 100 lbs, however I was not mentally prepared for the temptations and obstacles of life. The second time I was derailed with an Ovarian Cancer diagnosis that sent my weight plummeting and then sent it soaring to a new high. My battle lasted three years and now that I am cancer free, I want to be the best version of myself that I can be and that means finally defeating my on ...
My name is Erika and I am on this journey for the third time around. The first time I was very successful and lost over 100 lbs, however I was not mentally prepared for the temptations and obstacles of life. The second time I was derailed with an Ovarian Cancer diagnosis that sent my weight plummeting and then sent it soaring to a new high. My battle lasted three years and now that I am cancer free, I want to be the best version of myself that I can be and that means finally defeating my on going battle with weight. Yesterday I turned 43 years of age and today Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, I restart my weight loss journey.
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Member Since: 1/2/2008

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To be the healthiest, happiest, best version of me that I can be.



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Eating smaller, healthier meals. Stop eating by 8pm. Cardio at least 5x a week.

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READY4LIVE
1/17/2013 4:42:26 PM

Hey Lady!

Sorry I've been MIA... went once again up to my top weight, however Ive lost 11 lbs in 9 days :) Doing a Biggest Loser contest at my work, and determined to win da big pot! :)

How you are you?? Hope all is well with you and that you had a great Christmas and New Years!

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8/24/2012 5:22:34 PM

Hey Beautiful!

I literally have just couple mins to get back from lunch. But wanted to let you know that I'm back from vacation, was soo fun! For the exception of a stolen phone/drivers license, at the beach of all places! Was in the Bay area. Then came back to a migraine :(

I've put on a few or maybe 5-7 lbs, haven't stepped on the scale, but I feel it, was eating a little too GOOD!

How are you lady? Are you enjoying your summer?

Love ya! Miss you too!



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READY4LIVE
7/25/2012 4:47:56 PM

Hey Missy!

Wow... strep throat, ouweee... I know what that feels like, no fun at all! Glad your feeling better!!

I'm sure you'll take off that 6lbs in no time! emoticon I too put on 6lbs as well..lol, exact same amount of weight. I've been bad about working out the last 2+ weeks, no excuse really. Although, I'm going to night for sure, have a friend to keep me accountable. And YES, AMEN, WE CAN DO IT!!! =)

Plus, I need to get back in shape, my half sister is taking me hiking through the Redwoods in California :)

LOL... "been up sh** creek". No so missy, there are 5 other paddlers, and your not constantly paddling the whole time, or I'd have been up sh**t creek! lol

To answer your question, the diet pill is call Phentermine, not the same as Phen-Phen that got the bad rep. YES, it really does help me with my appetite! It is by prescription, and the Dr has to closely monitor, like to see you once a month. Or if the Dr is more laid back, once every 3 months. Its actually not meant to be taken long term, not more than 6 months. It has really helped me with my weight loss...if only I can remember to take it on the weekend!

I'm an emotional eater too, bored, sad, depressed, etc etc, I eat.

I'm proud of us too!! emoticon emoticon

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READY4LIVE
7/16/2012 4:39:03 PM

Hey Beautiful!!!!

Thank you for the kudos and high praise. But stop the brakes girl, cause check you out!! 38.2lbs loss emoticon emoticon emoticon

Well the bootcamps are really payin off for you!! Yes my arms did get a great workout with 13 miles of river! Whew, but I got a mean sunburn too :( Pretty much had to stay out of sun for a couple weekends. It was really hard to do, but I made it, was pealing really bad...ick.

Oh fun, birthday party at the beach! How was it?? That is what my boyfriend and I normally do for our birthdays mid-late February:)

So I've lost some more, finally gettin closer to 30lbs loss, yipee! I've been takin a diet pill, which really helps with my hunger. I'm hopin that I lose another 10lbs in the next 30 days, for my trip to San Francisco!!! Yay, soooo excited about it and looking forward to seeing my family down there.

How are you lady??

Hope your having a great day, and have a fab week! emoticon

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READY4LIVE
6/26/2012 7:19:38 PM

Hi hun!

I'm doin better, lost 2 more lbs, yippee 29lbs lost! Ouch retinal tear sounds painful. I had an eye injury once, and they had to sew a half inch in the glossy layer of my eye, I was so scared I was hyperventilating when they came at me with this BIG needle to stick in my eye..lol. Grabbing the chair and not daring to move, cause I sure didn't want them to miss!!

Thats a great time to move your goal to, be surrounded by your family and love ones, and your Grandma 80th birthday, thats cause for celebration! And I'm sure you will look fabulous darlin!

Thank you for the tips on the web-site. Unfortunatly computer at home on the fritz again, so my internet time has been much more limited.

How have you been doing the last couple weekends? Me, ok but not great.

I'm so excited, I'm going on a whitewater rafting trip this Saturday and what's even better is it's a benefit and all the proceeds go to breast cancer. Great cause and fun, fun, fun! Its 13 miles of river, and has class three and four rapids. I'm in heaven...lol.. the big fish that I am, love to swim, or water activites :)

Have to get back to work hun. Hope your having a fabulous day!



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