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Taming my dragons, one flame at a time

I'm a 33 years old woman who has been on this journey for quite a while before SP. My highest weight, back in 2001, was 330+lbs (for 5ft10). I don't know the exact number because the scale didn't go further up.

I started SP on 1/1/2011, because I had a major "aha" moment on New Year's Eve, realising I'd put weight back on and if that kept up my diabetes and blood pressure would go through the roof. I also didn't like my appearance one bit.

I also wanted to meet a man ...
I'm a 33 years old woman who has been on this journey for quite a while before SP. My highest weight, back in 2001, was 330+lbs (for 5ft10). I don't know the exact number because the scale didn't go further up.

I started SP on 1/1/2011, because I had a major "aha" moment on New Year's Eve, realising I'd put weight back on and if that kept up my diabetes and blood pressure would go through the roof. I also didn't like my appearance one bit.

I also wanted to meet a man to love. As experience later proved, it is a lot better for me to be on my own and have fun and don't pressure myself when interacting with others than to be with someone who's not a good match...!

Oh, by the way: I'm a die hard size acceptance person, so don't expect fat bashing, "mooing", and all that nasty stuff here. I'm doing this for my own reasons, and I respect the choice of others if they do not wish/aren't in a place they can embark on that journey (yet or not).

Since starting SP I have normalised my blood sugar and blood pressure, am no longer obese, and my heart is healthier than it's ever been before. I've also been exercising regularly ever since.

Though the path to health is a highly personal (even intimate) choice, we're all in the same boat here on Sparkpeople. That is why I keep coming back :)




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Member Since: 1/1/2011

SparkPoints: 4,186

Fitness Minutes: 7,594

My Goals:
I want to go below 100 kilograms/220 lbs as my first goal. (MET 5/5/2011)

I want to no longer be obese by the end of the year. (MET July 2011)

I want to reach 85 kilos.

I am a "shoot for the moon, land among the stars" type of person. I think beating yourself up for not meeting a precise date is demotivating.

My Program:
Sensible meals. Trying to keep in the low range for carbs and calories. I will /not/ eat something I don't like. I will /not/ deny myself stuff I like. Instead, I'll have smaller portions.

Exercise (gym, swimming) and walk every weekday.

Personal Information:
I live in France near the border with Luxembourg and Germany.

Other Information:
I'm a geek, I like computers and the 'net, and playing some video games. Reading and writing are good as well.

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MAHEDAGO
12/7/2012 2:17:22 AM

Thanks for your thoughtful sparkgoodie - and thanks for always being here even though I have been gone for almost a year...feels great being among friends once more emoticon



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HULLKID
2/29/2012 1:31:12 PM

Just checking in to see how you are doing! Hope everything is going well for you! emoticon



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HULLKID
1/11/2012 1:44:06 PM

Thanks for your encouraging words regarding my 'feeling fat' day comments! It really helps to know others go through the same feelings!! I'm munching on a Braeburn apple right now and feel pretty good about the day overall, even though I still feel fat!! emoticon



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REALLYGOTTALOSE
12/16/2011 10:39:40 AM

thank you for commenting on my blog :) it ment alot to me :)...im doing ok and i hope ur holidays are great also :)



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CRAZYWOMAN10
11/1/2011 5:03:02 AM

thanks for stopping by my blog...You know..never thought of it that way. That is a good point..Starting here on Jan 1st is awesome!..With spark, I learned so much...that come every jan 1st now its not about infamous "diets" but a continuous lifestyle change.

Good seeing you back...hope all is well..hope you have been feeling better!!



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