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First of all, WELCOME to my Sparkpage. You will find that I am a very decent person inside and that I am determined, respectful, learning along with you, happy, and appreciative. I have conquered MANY battles in life that I am proud to say I am still here, and here I am. This is my story: ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ I have always been a heavy girl. Always been overweight since I believe the age of 10, I never knew how to eat and balance nutrition, because I was never taught. I was so scared growing up to ask people for help because not only was I self conscious as everyone made fun of me daily ;(, but because everyone close to me were also yo-yo dieters, and I couldn't rely on that support... until now. I realize that I finally changed for myself and if anyone wants to tag along with me, then thats great, i just can't be a follower anymore ;). I am a mother of 2, with a goal of finally seeing myself live healthy. I am 5'7", my beginning start weight was 333, which WAS my highest weight. I have 2 small kids that do make things a bit chaotic, and a sugar addicted boyfriend... whom I have been with 11+ years... (2004) I am a artistic girl, I love art in every way. I love photography, drawing, poetry, and I want to eventually learn piano and guitar. I am very intellectual. My overall goal is to get under 200lbs. I would love to stay connected to women in my shoes who know what being large and unhealthy to finally making a change to an unknown world that we didnt know how to grasp before., and maybe even with kids, ha. I am tired of being the largest female in my family. I have all the hurtful remarks growing up to fuel me in my workouts and daily accomplishments. Never in my life did I realize that I could Lose weight without some miracle... and for the very 1st time, I am, and I can't explain the feeling. :) Im READY to keep going. Lets empower eachother. + + + + + +___________________
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Member Since: 1/28/2012

Fitness Minutes: 13,980

My Goals:
[X] 333- starting weight
[X]get under 300lbs! !!!! !
[X] 290
[X] 285
[X] 280
[X] reach 270
[X] reach 260
[X] under 250 !!!
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[ ]240
[ ]235
[ ] Lost 100lbs!! (233)
[ ] 230
[ ] 225
[ ] 220
[ ] 210
[ ] 205
[ ] UNDER 200- ***ONEDERLAND!!! ***
[ ] 195
[ ] 190
[ ] 185
[ ] Lost 150lbs (183)
[ ] 180
[ ] 175
Continue to live a healthy life (and REMEMBER how depressing my life was in the beginning!!

My Program:
First, its all about staying motivated, focused and goal oriented. Pulling yourself up to continue the fight to be healthy and live longer.

I try meeting as many of SparkPeoples nutrition goals as I can. Drinking water rather than sugar drinks. I like to make sure i get exercize in even walking daily. I believe in this program, its the first time in my life I have ever stuck with dieting, became so educated, and am losing weight. I do it for myself as well as my family, but I've have to make ME a priority. I no longer rely on others to feel like exercizing!

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I am from Northeast Ohio areas. I love trying to figure life out, I like being a humanitarian- (dont forget to recycle and do our part on earth). I am a kind hearted girl inside, but I also had a hard past -so I can have a mean streak when needed. I protect the weak, and stand up for whats right. I fought depression for years, I have also fought drug dependency and have been "hard" drug free for 9 years =) and I have NO SHAME THERE, I am proud of what I learned! I am no better than anyone of people, we can all get along if we wanted, so please spread the love because it goes farther than hate.

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You cannot give people what they are incapable of receiving. ~Agatha Christie

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  • v SHELLE13
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    Happy Belated Birthday, Done Girl!! Hope you had a magnificent day and all the best for the year ahead! Woot woot!!!
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    75 days ago
    I hope you had a fabulous birthday Done Girl!

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  • v ICECUB
    462 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/20/2015 10:13:07 PM
    I hope you have fantastic birthday to kick off a happy healthy year Done Girl.
    462 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Birthday, DONE GIRL

    Persons born on the Cancer-Leo Cusp can be a bit volatile, swinging quickly from one extreme to another. Movement of one sort or another is familiar to them; physical movement, emotional movement… it is all one and the same to them. They often appear shy one minute and then they are stealing the spotlight the next.
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    Cancer-Leo may be an intellectual genius or they may be unscrupulous. They have excellent memories. They don't forget any detail… ever. They are fair, and will stand by both friend and foe in times of struggle. At the same time, they may have trouble letting go of grudges or slights they feel, whether real or imagined.
    This sign can conflict with Cancer's need for solitude and Leo's need to be the center of attention. If they can reach a comfortable balance, they will be much happier. Since both signs are affectionate and devoted, this rarely causes disruption unless they stray from their partner. Both signs hold family dear and love to spend time in their home. While Leo can stand up to some emotional bruising, Cancer cannot. They may be hurting deep inside and putting on a brave face. While Cancer makes their presence known through their works, Leo likes to make a splash. Those born on the Cancer-Leo Cusp may end up somewhere in between… shy with a bit of flamboyance. Both like to be in control, so this sign may end up trying to run the lives of their family members.
    463 days ago
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