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Hello. I'm Diane. Since January 2014, I gave birth to my first baby, quit my job, discovered things about my relationship that I'd rather forget forever, struggled with a generalized anxiety disorder, and gained an extra 25lbs for a total weight gain of 55lbs in the last year and a half. At one point, I lost a total of 120lbs without surgery or pills. I used Spark People, exercise and healthy eating. Now that I've almost gained half of the weight loss back, I need a serious change.

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Hello. I'm Diane. Since January 2014, I gave birth to my first baby, quit my job, discovered things about my relationship that I'd rather forget forever, struggled with a generalized anxiety disorder, and gained an extra 25lbs for a total weight gain of 55lbs in the last year and a half. At one point, I lost a total of 120lbs without surgery or pills. I used Spark People, exercise and healthy eating. Now that I've almost gained half of the weight loss back, I need a serious change.

My biggest fear right now is the daily struggle to maintain a positive attitude about myself. My self-esteem has plummeted in the last 1 1/2 years. I went from feeling pretty, sexy and awesome to ugly, fat and unwanted.

My biggest hope is that getting back to a healthier lifestyle will make my thoughts, self-esteem and overall outlook healthier too. This is the first time in my life when I'm acknowledging that I need support. I need friends. I need a network. I hope that Spark People can provide that again.





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Member Since: 5/4/2011

SparkPoints: 11,177

Fitness Minutes: 1,504

My Goals:
I've lost 110lbs since 2009; and, SparkPeople has helped with over 80lbs of that success! However, I have since gained 55lbs in the last 1 1/2 years after getting married, having a baby and struggling with GAD. I'd like to lose 60lbs for my original goal weight of 200lbs.

I also would like to start jogging. Afterall, I want to be able to outrun the zombies when the Apocolypse comes!!

I thought I might try this idea of rewarding myself with things I really want each time I meet a goal of weight lost. However, this is kind of contingent on having money! :) It's doable if I stop eating out!

Rewards for Each Goal:

Lose 10lbs: Hair Dyed
Lose 15lbs: Manicure
Lose 20lbs: Pedicure
Lose 25lbs: Sneakers
Lose 30lbs: Lush Products
Lose 35lbs: Fix Tattoos
Lose 40lbs: Buy Bike
Lose 45lbs: New Tattoo
Lose 50lbs: Weekend Trip
Lose 60lbs: New Wardrobe

My Program:
My program is in the process of being revamped. I want to do the gym 3-4 times a week where I focus on the elliptical, treadmill, circuit and weights.

I also want to focus on more yoga using the Wii. When I weighed 320lbs, the Wii helped me build enough stamina and courage to begin going to the gym.

Personal Information:
I am probably one of the weirder people you will meet, which isn't so bad! I'm quirky, OCD and a little bit of a charming wreck. I wear my heart pinned to my shirt; and, I often spontaneously throw it at people. ;)

Other Information:
I love to read and write. I love when ink gets on my fingers. My favorite authors are vast but to name a few would include Charles De Lint, Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palahniuk and Ray Bradbury.

I also love music. I listen to 80's bands, oldies, as well as Death Cab for Cutie, Tori Amos, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Modest Mouse, Florence & the Machine, Lady Antebellum, etc.

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TURTLE69
10/6/2013 1:29:32 PM

Just stopped by to see how you were doing. Have a fantastic week.



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CAMPERFORLIFE
2/25/2013 6:49:07 PM

Hi, Diane
I started using SP again today and was just browsing other members' profiles. I like your zombie reference.
If you'd like, check out my profile
My name is Andrew
ttyl



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CANDOIT54
11/5/2012 2:35:21 PM

emoticon on being team member of week and for your weight loss.



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PATRICIAAK
11/4/2012 9:42:35 PM

Terrific accomplishment. This is just a pause in the road towards your continued success.



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CLASSYLADYMAY
11/4/2012 5:06:23 PM

Congrats for being team member of the week !!!



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