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WELCOME to my world of unlimited possibilities! I have been a member of Sparkpeople for several years. During that time I have had periods of weight loss progress, met a wonderful community of health conscience friends, and continued to seek out the best options for my optimal health.

Early this year, I made a life changing decision. I sought the assistance of Carolina Wellness and Weight Management Center. After much testing, consultation and prayer, I elected to have Weight Loss Surgery on August 15, 2011. I have no regrets, only exicting prospects for the future. I am off blood pressure and cholesterol meds! I no longer have ankle swelling or joint pain. I can tie my shoes without holding my breath. I now meet the weight capacity of the driver's seat of my car! My body moves differently and my mind is constantly thinking of new possibilities.

Some will find this decision controversial; maybe even cheating. All I can say is that I try to make good decisions for myself and family. This is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I am NOT recommending any course of action. There is no MD behind my name. But it is working for me in ways that I could not have imagined.

I HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER and I AM PROUD OF MY FAITHFUL AND COURAGEOUS DECISION!
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Inspiring Words and Thoughts:

If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change. - Micheal Jackson

There is nothing you've ever been successful at that you didn't work on EVERY day. - Will Smith

It's easy to say you're too tired, too stressed, too busy, too this or too that. Too bad. The only way you'll strip away the fat is to start by stripping away the excuses. - Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen

Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.
- Victoria Holt

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. - Henry David Thoreau

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday. - Unknown
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Member Since: 1/22/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,801

My Goals:
2011 Goals:

1. Increase daily activity level.

2. Stay stocked with healthy snacks to combat mindless eating.

3. Plan a 5K walk with a friend.

4. Stay connected daily with SP support.


My Program:
DREAM BIG & WALK:

My big dream is to have the athleticism of Serena Williams, the sex appeal of my 30-year-old self, the fortitude of my mother and the work ethic of my father.

My personal program includes walking, strength training and portion control.



Personal Information:
I am a 42-year old wife, and mother of two. I am an attorney by academic training, but have found my niche in court mangement, self-help services and teaching. I hale from North Carolina. I'd like to give and receive support on this journey. So push me and I'll pull you!


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I love sunny days, rainy nights, SP and Dr. Oz.




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