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Hello! It's been along time since I've been active (on a regular basis) on Sparkpeople. Years ago I lived in KY. At that time I lost a total of 100 pounds. Now a few years later I live in NE and gained all the weight back and more. Somewhere along the way I lost my motivation...but I feel the motivation slowly coming back. I'm counting calories again and exercising. It's harder this time around because I'm working full-time. Its hard to find the time to exercise but I'm doing it. I haven't loss any weight yet but I just started. When I was losing weight the first time I was fanatic about everything. I think now I'm just going with the flow. Counting my calories but if I have a cookie than so be it. I know my limitations. I was not happy with myself for gaining weight and then I got down on myself and I gained EVEN MORE weight. It took a while to get out of my funk. The moment that cause me to finally realized I needed to face the reality of my weight gain and start all over again - heavier this time. I was at the pool with my kids and went to go on a slide with my daughter and the slide attendant said jewelry is not allowed on the slide. I didn't have a watch or necklace on and said this to the teenager - he looked at my wedding ring. I was like seriously? Ok...I'll take it off. I couldn't get the ring off. I TRIED and TRIED. I felt humiliated. I said dang it won't come off and laughed nervously. The teenager looked me up and down and said its not my problem you can't get it off. I walked back down the stairs and by daughter went down the slide by herself. My weight just affected my kids life. I cannot and will not have this happened. It's time I get off my ass and do here I am. :)

Member Since: 1/4/2010

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My goal is to lose what I can. I don't want the scale to rule my life and it won't!

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My name is Samantha and I'm ready to start this weight loss journey!

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