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Fed Up with Being Fat

(formerly "AvoidinReality"...I feel that name does not represent me as I travel on this new journey.....now I am a phoenix rising "fromtheflames"!)

I've reached my breaking point! After years of hovering around the 235/230lb mark (at only 5ft tall), I started to feel the "tightening of the belt". I will not allow one more pound on this body! I control my body, it does not control me!

08/20/12 - 235lbs
09/01/12 - 230lbs
09/10/12 - 226lbs
(formerly "AvoidinReality"...I feel that name does not represent me as I travel on this new journey.....now I am a phoenix rising "fromtheflames"!)

I've reached my breaking point! After years of hovering around the 235/230lb mark (at only 5ft tall), I started to feel the "tightening of the belt". I will not allow one more pound on this body! I control my body, it does not control me!

08/20/12 - 235lbs
09/01/12 - 230lbs
09/10/12 - 226lbs




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Member Since: 8/23/2012

SparkPoints: 1,500

Fitness Minutes: 263

My Goals:
* Under 200 by 12/1/12

* Under 150 by 7/27/2013

* Stop making excuses

* Stop smoking

* Lessen depression, migraines, insomnia and unexplained other physical pain in order to get BACK TO WORK!! I miss working....well, being independent anyway. :)

My Program:
* Educate myself on nutrition and how to prepare healthy meals

* Exercising in some form every day!

* 1-877-U-CAN-NOW

* Tracking, tracking, tracking!!

*Going grocery shopping with the husband to make sure he buys some healthy choices.

Personal Information:
Strong family history of diabetes, hypertension and cancer. Former nursing assistant who saw, daily, the effects of poor health. I am not living, I am just waiting to die.

Not any more!!!

Other Information:
Taking my before pics made me cry! I had fooled myself into thinking I wasn't "that fat". Now they motivate me to change!

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OKBACK2ME
9/30/2012 6:47:28 PM

emoticon Let's have a fantastic October. emoticon for being my Spark Friend! Your support is appreciated! emoticon
Your friend,
Teresa


David Starr Jordan:
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
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LOVEPASSIONLIFE
9/11/2012 8:01:22 PM

Aw you're welcome for the weight-loss visual ideas! I hope you come up with something that will work for you :-)



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LOVEPASSIONLIFE
9/7/2012 3:58:55 PM

Thanks for the comment on my weight-loss flower pic! You can totally steal that idea :-) ...I myself stole a similar idea from another SP user and tweaked it (she was coloring in thermometers, but I wanted something pretty I could hang on my wall). So go for it! As I mentioned in a blog post I wrote about the flowers last week, you can take the idea and run with it, tweaking it to your heart's content. Perhaps you'd like a tree with removable leaves, and you take each leaf and place it at the foot of the tree for each pound, building a fun pile that you can imagine jumping in. Or maybe you want to make ladybugs and give them their spots with each pound. Or maybe you have a totally different idea. Have fun with it!



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OKBACK2ME
9/4/2012 10:12:06 AM

Thanks for adding me as a friend. I added you too! emoticon



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OKBACK2ME
9/3/2012 11:32:53 PM

emoticon On your progress emoticon



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