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Hi, I am Sandra. When I became depressed and on medication for depression I gained more than 100lbs over a two year period. My weight impacts almost every aspect of my recovery from depression as well as my health. I suffer from chronic pain and have a respiratory condition left over from pneumonia that has had me on higher doses of steroids for months.

I have tried a few times to lose this weight with very little success usually caused by giving up a little bit at a time. An ...
Hi, I am Sandra. When I became depressed and on medication for depression I gained more than 100lbs over a two year period. My weight impacts almost every aspect of my recovery from depression as well as my health. I suffer from chronic pain and have a respiratory condition left over from pneumonia that has had me on higher doses of steroids for months.

I have tried a few times to lose this weight with very little success usually caused by giving up a little bit at a time. An anniversary here, a birthday there, I will start fresh on Monday, etc. etc, until I just give up the commitment and fall back into comfort. Struggling with chronic pain, medications and the steroids really wears me out as well.

But I know that the weight is killing me and I know that it is keeping me from my life, from living and being around people. How can I not try again and again. This time, THIS time... this might be the time I finally lock in to real change. On THIS diet I will try harder than all the other times...

That is so easy to say.
It is so easy to believe... for a week.
It is so hard to do.

But what I CAN say, what I can know for sure is that TODAY I can do my best, today I will make different choices. Today I will try hard and nail it.

How many times can you start over?
As many times as it takes to get to the time that sticks!

Today I choose to be the future me I deserve to be.

Can you relate?
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My goal is to lose 120 - 150lbs. The goal seems overwhelming and this is not the first time I have tried. But after being really ill and seeing how my weight effected my recovery and how my weight impacts my health and well being every day I am ready, I am so ready.

I know when I reach my goal I will feel less pain, more energetic and will be light on my feet again. I will be less afraid of people and will finally be at peace with my physical self.

That is worth it, that is worth EVERYTHING I can give it.

My Program:
To achieve my goals I have three things I must do every day. It is really pretty simple:

1. Eat Mindfully
2. Track
3. Exercise

I am building a routine that includes each of these.

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I am an fine artist, bead designer and a poet living in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA - where the redwoods meet the sea.

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I am so hoping to make friends here. I believe there is strength in numbers!

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LUCY8751
11/4/2013 11:00:51 AM

Dear Sandra,
I lost 35kg on spark people last year-I dont know what that is in lbs but Im down 4 dress sizes, you can do it XXX LuCy emoticon



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CHANJEN348
10/19/2013 4:34:45 AM

Hope all is well with you and your journey! emoticon



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IUHRYTR
10/7/2013 4:29:43 PM

emoticon for joining the "Writers' Support Group" team. I wish you much success with your weight loss. Take things one healthy meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time and always believe in yourself that you can do this, one pound at a time. emoticon -- Lou



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SHERRY666
10/7/2013 1:06:27 PM

HELLO SANDRA.......... WELCOME TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES...... IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US....... COME ON BY AND CHECK OUT OUR MONTHY CHAT OR CHALLENGE....... LOTS OF SUPPORT AND YOU WILL MEET SOME WONDERFUL INSPIRING PEOPLE........ BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY.... I HOPE WE WILL BE SEEING MORE OF YOU AND GETTING TO KNOW YOU BETTER.

SHERRE... TEAM LEADER. emoticon



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NGCHILD
10/7/2013 10:06:22 AM

Welcome back to Spark!!

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