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Emmalene Aubrey

I haven't always been overweight. I was a tiny little thing up until I was about 8/9 years old. And then the weight suddenly started creeping on, at an alarming pace. I had been taken off an asthmatic medication, and at the time the doctors informed my mother that the weight gain was normal, and I would “grow into” the new weight. Unfortunately; poor living, poor appetite, and poor activity lead me to what I am today. When I was in High School, I did play sports my 9th grade year. And for that ...
I haven't always been overweight. I was a tiny little thing up until I was about 8/9 years old. And then the weight suddenly started creeping on, at an alarming pace. I had been taken off an asthmatic medication, and at the time the doctors informed my mother that the weight gain was normal, and I would “grow into” the new weight. Unfortunately; poor living, poor appetite, and poor activity lead me to what I am today. When I was in High School, I did play sports my 9th grade year. And for that year I had lost a great deal of weight! And I was looking good! I think my best weight was some where around 215/213. I was so proud of myself. I was well on my way to loosing all this weight and putting years of verbal abuse behind me. And then we moved… To a town where school sports were for those that were already physically fit. And I was not welcome.
I was heartbroken. I returned to food. And I also turned to other destructive be behaviors.
By the time I finally entered college to work on my degree, I was at my heaviest. (which was well over 400 lbs, btw.)
That was when I started walking. I went from 1/4th a mile. To a ˝ a mile. To a full mile. To a mile and half. To two miles. To two and a ˝. Even so far as to walking nearly 3 miles a day at one point. Then winter hit, and my fear of re-breaking my leg set in. So I stopped walking. I don’t know how much I’d lost that summer. I just know that I felt good about myself… The picture of me in the pink shirt and long pigtails? That’s from that summer.
Flash forward to a routine eye appointment. First one in a couple years. First one at a real eye doctor, not some quack in a Wal-Mart. And he sees something that may have been overlooked for a long time… Pseudotumor Cerebri. I guess you could say it “scared me strait”. (but not strait enough! lmmfao!)
So, now I am on medication to relieve the pressure in my spine and brain. I am working out at curves three times a week. (just started Curves on March 15th)
And I have lost 20 lbs or more since August 2009!

It will be a long journey, and the road ahead may be lonely. But it’s not the destination that makes it all worth while, it’s the experiences you have along the way!
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Member Since: 10/18/2009

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My Goals:
To see that little girl I remember being finally smile back at me in the mirror and not just haunt me in my dreams...

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I'm trying to eat healthy on a very tight budget. I do have a rather... er... shall we say... adorable(?) addiction to fast food. But I stick as much as I can to the kiddie meals and soups/salads. I am also starting to do some walking. It's difficult because I have a bit of a disability. A bad accident in 2003 has left one of my legs slightly disfigured (though you wouldn't know it unless I wore shorts) And I have a noticable limp. It's not so bad that I need a cane or a parking sticker. But it's enough to make walking a pain in the you know where!

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I live in Yankton, SD. That's South Dakota, not San Diego. O.o Ya gimp...

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GERAPTIKO
6/1/2010 5:35:07 PM

Just dropping by to say hello! I hope your weight loss efforts are going great!



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SOCKGIRL1991M
5/5/2010 10:56:16 PM

Thank you for the comment on my picture. If you find a pattern for the pants, could you tell me about it? My mom has been wanting to make some to fit her, but she hasn't been able to find one that will fit her (she has a larger body frame).

Brightest Blessings,
Mary



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ELLENIRENE
4/29/2010 9:59:04 AM

Congratulations on 20# lost! Great Job!!



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JANICEB0414
4/21/2010 5:11:31 PM

Hi Emmalene, Thank you for the Beautiful Birthday Card Goodie. I like your idea about diet cake, I also like diet muffins, yummy! emoticon
Janice



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SHELLPRO
4/9/2010 5:32:56 PM

Hi & emoticon 2 Sparks, I saw your quiery about a Pal in or near your Town to Exercise with. You should try joining your State Team- yep, we have those too! Maybe have a little luck looking there. emoticon



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