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Frustrated and depressed

My whole life I have battled and obsessed over my weight, to the point of letting is consume me. I'm trying to learn to live a lifestyle that will stop the emotional eating and the yo-yo dieting. I've had success but also failure and need to find a balance. At this point in my life I wish I didn't have to constantly focus on every calorie I consume but it's obvious that I don't have a choice if I'm going to try to keep the weight off. At least I find that I now take control of the situation ...
My whole life I have battled and obsessed over my weight, to the point of letting is consume me. I'm trying to learn to live a lifestyle that will stop the emotional eating and the yo-yo dieting. I've had success but also failure and need to find a balance. At this point in my life I wish I didn't have to constantly focus on every calorie I consume but it's obvious that I don't have a choice if I'm going to try to keep the weight off. At least I find that I now take control of the situation if the weight starts to creep back on but I wish I didn't have to fight so hard.

I battle severe depression and that certainly doesn't help when I'm an emotional eater! I've lost most of my family to cancer, went through a divorce, and am very lonely and unsettled in my life.

I'm trying to find the courage and strength to get through one day at a time, find happiness, and take control of my health.

We'll see how it goes....
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Member Since: 1/30/2010

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Fitness Minutes: 735

My Goals:
To get into the jeans I wore about five years ago.

My Program:
I use the nutrition tracker everyday.

Try to ride my recumbent bike at least three times a week and try floor work at least two. When the weather gets nice I want to walk as well.





Personal Information:
My name is Laurie and about eleven years ago I lost 80 pounds. I kept it off for a good five or six years until my mom was diagnosed with cancer and I got divorced. The weight slowly started to creep back on. I've since lost my mom, gram & gramp to their battles with cancer and was starting to put on more. Now that they're gone I decided it was time to focus on me again and get the extra weight back off. I only had about 30 to lose this time, not 80, but it's still been a struggle. I'm going to get it off once and for all!!!

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"I'm not going to dwell on the past of what would've, could've, or should've been, I am now going to look forward to the future, new obstacles, and new beginnings!"

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
3/28/2012 11:14:45 AM

"Even if the challenges are immense and the obstacles are many, step forward and live the life you choose to live. Your dreams are worth every effort.
Even if you get knocked down again and again, get right back up and get going. With enough persistence, any goal is within your reach.
Even if you can’t see all the way to the end of the road, go ahead and take the first step. Each time you make some progress, you’ll find new ways to make even more.
Even if your results fall short of your expectations, keep making the effort. Each new day brings you more experience, wisdom and effectiveness.
Even if you’ve been deeply disappointed in the past, focus on the positive possibilities. For your future is what you choose to make it now."
— Ralph Marston
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Just stopping by from Rootin' for Ruby to encourage you to keep going...do your best each day and never give up. You are worth the effort!
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Pixie



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
2/29/2012 11:52:36 AM

"I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step.
If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another.
In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.... I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking."
- Og Mandino
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Hello Ruby-Lite! Just dropping by from Rootin' for Ruby to encourage you to hang in there...keep doing your best, one day at a time, and you will reach your goals. Don't ever forget that you are worth your best effort!
Hugs,
Pixie



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MISHKALA
1/19/2012 7:57:08 PM

Hope all is well with you! It's been a while, but I just wanted to touch base and see if you're doing okay. Take care and talk soon! emoticon



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12/14/2011 10:44:43 PM

Congrats on being the Ruby Lite of the week!



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12/13/2011 8:19:55 PM

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