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Hi I'm Kathy! I feel desperate to lose the 12 pounds I've "contracted" for. Have you ever woken up one morning, stepped on the scales and gone "OH my God! Where did that come from?!" Well that's what's happened to me. None of my clothes fit. I had to go to the thrift stores in the area to buy a new Summer wardrobe All that aside, my friends consider me a very optimistic and fun to be around person. I am looking for a buddy to help keep me motivated on this journey. I usually diet on one of those fad diets that say "Lose 18 pounds in 4 days" so doing a long haul diet is new to me and I might need a little nudge now and then. If you want what I want - let's be buds!

Member Since: 6/15/2010

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My Goals:
My goal this time around is to learn to live a healthier way to live so that the weight (and the fatigue and illness that comes with it) doesn't return. I want to be proud of my body again, might sound rather vain and shallow, but it boosts my self confidence.

My Program:
I completed a dream to lose 50 pounds. It took 9 months to shed the weight that was gained when my thyroid blew out. It was a battle, but I won! If I can do that - anyone can! Now 9 pounds has crept back on and I'm mad as heck about it. I've chosen this program because of the support teams. Let's go lose those pesky pounds!

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I live in Greenwood, SC and travel frequently to Myrtle Beach. My beautiful teenage daughters live there and I go down to visit. Seems we always end up getting into some kind of trouble when I'm down there!

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In addition to losing weight, I am a full time recovering alcoholic. I've been sober for quite a while now an enjoy every aspect of the journey that leads to sobriety! I can't say enough good things about the women in the program. We carry each other just like we do out here.

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    Strength is something you don't know you have until it's tested. Take a moment today to look at the challenges you face in your life. Then reward yourself for your daily strength and courage. You are amazing and I am blessed to have you on this journey with me. May your challenges continue to teach you to be your best and may you find a way to take pride in them.

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    2222 days ago
    Hi Kathy,

    Just wanted to say "Hello" and to ask how you are doing? So, how are you doing??

    I hope you have a great weekend!
    2311 days ago
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    Just wanted to stop by and see how you are doing! I hope all is well and that you have a wonderful weekend! emoticon
    2311 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Hi Kathy, and WELCOME to Spark! Also, welcome to the Recovery Club! You've come to the right place. We will all help you get off those lingering pounds and keep them off. And along the way you'll learn so much about staying healthy & fit. It's a great place with more support than you can imagine. If you need anything at all, just stop by my page.

    Co-Leader, Recovery Club
    2315 days ago
    I just want to say I LIKE piglet! :) BY all means yes I will be your friend. I lost quite a bit of weight a few years back but a few lbs have crept back... I have just decided I am tired of being heavy and out of shape... So let us ROW together! emoticon
    2316 days ago
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