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At 7 years old, I started getting overweight. From then on, my weight went up and up and up. I would guess my weight topped out around 290.

At 18, I went to Jenny Craig. Between Jenny and lots of partying, I lost weight. When I decided to stop buying Jenny's food, I went back to old habits and ended up gaining it all back.

At 24, I started to exercise a lot, lost weight, but didn't pay much attention to what I ate, I just ate whatever.

When I was ...
At 7 years old, I started getting overweight. From then on, my weight went up and up and up. I would guess my weight topped out around 290.

At 18, I went to Jenny Craig. Between Jenny and lots of partying, I lost weight. When I decided to stop buying Jenny's food, I went back to old habits and ended up gaining it all back.

At 24, I started to exercise a lot, lost weight, but didn't pay much attention to what I ate, I just ate whatever.

When I was 29, I became active on spark people, even though I had known about the site for years. In 10 months, I lost about 60 pounds. :) Over the following 2 years, I slowly gained it all back. :(

At 32, I went through a rehabilitation program for drugs/alcohol. I was at 290 pounds before rehab, and then two months after I started rehab, I shot up to 305. Rehab is pretty intense. I quit mind altering substances, but replaced it with food.

I had never been over 300 pounds before, and over the previous 2 years, as my weight crept up from 240 to 290 and up to 305, I felt more devastated about it than ever before.

I realized that drugs/alcohol were severely holding me back from achieving and advancing with so many things - work, school, weight, health, everything!

I lost my spark, but I'm so happy I've found it again! I've changed my weight-loss plan again to do it differently this time. I'm taking things slower this time than last time, especially since I'm also trying to work on sobriety as well.

I've been attending Overeaters Anonymous meetings. These meetings are so helpful to me. They allow me to meet with people face to face to discuss similar ideas, feelings, courage, strength, and hope.

Through the Overeaters program, I now realize what's been missing all along. I've tried soooo many times to get to a healthy weight on my own, but I can not do it alone! I will not do it alone! The social and spiritual support I've gained in the program are the missing pieces to my healthy lifestyle puzzle.

I'm determined to maintain my weight this time. I refuse to let anything, anyone or myself stand in my way. I'm "getting out of my own way" this time. Allowing God (AS I UNDERSTAND GOD) to take over and guide me along. I just want to be as happy and healthy as I possibly can be.

"God, grant me the serenity, to accept the things I can not change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."

"Work It Harder, Make It Better
Do It Faster, Makes Us Stronger
More Than Ever Hour After
Our Work Is Never Over"
-Daft Punk-
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Member Since: 3/29/2006

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My Goals:
-Become healthier.
-Feel happier.
-Be able to wear the cuter/cheaper/smaller clothes.
-Look better.
-Live to 90 years old!

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Overeaters Anonymous for social and spiritual support, Sparkpeople for food plan & daily helping others who are struggling.

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6/24/2013 12:37:38 PM

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