Me and my son when he was only 3 weeks old

Taking a break from work with my son, 3 years old.

Me and my family at a wedding.


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I have been overweight for the majority of my life. I've had my ups and downs. Since getting married and having my son, I have ballooned up to my highest weight ever, teetering about the 300 pound mark, and I am scared to death. I'm desperate to do this, but at the same time, I'm clueless and can't do it alone. I work at home as a medical transcriptionist and often find myself munching on unhealthy things because I'm just too busy to make a decent healthy meal and the only exercise I get these days is typing away. I know I need to make more of an effort to take care of myself, but need to be nudged I guess.

Member Since: 11/24/2008

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My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to live a long, healthy life for my family. Things have spun out of control for the past 4 years. I would ultimately like to lose 140 pounds. This would put me at a healthy BMI for my body type. I would also like to change the way I look at food, to stop binging, and to eat healthier in general.

My Program:
I don't have a program per say at this time. I did order the Biggest Loser workout tapes and family cookbook and hope to base my program on that. I'm also a member of a group on Yahoo, Greysheeters Anonymous, however I've only observed thus far.

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I was born and raised in Colorado. I currently live on the West side of Pueblo, but we're in the process of buying a house in Colorado City, my hometown, to raise my son. It's just a healthier environment in my opinion, somewhere where I would feel safe raising my child. I love animals and have 4 dogs currently, all of which were strays... they are my "fur children." I've been married for 4 years, but often feel like a single mom, as my husband is gone for weeks at a time working.

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    Just dropping in to say emoticon it's FRIDAY!

    Hope you have a SparkTastic weekend!
    2720 days ago
  • v KITT52
    wonder if your still with us here on SP

    2984 days ago
    Hey Mamma!

    It's nice to see you on SP. You should check out the Venting and Crying room (it's one of the communities on my sparkpage, I'm an administrator there). We'd love to have you there and I've met a ton of really inspirational women who'll be more than happy to nudge you!

    So, in other words, how in the heck have you been?

    3093 days ago
    hi I am exactly like you.
    I am at my all time highest.. 275. and thats scary because I am only 25.
    I am addicted to food since I was about 9 or so and since then my weight has gone up and down and past several years its been going up up and up.
    I exercise but not as much as I need too or should.
    I also eat bad foods and drink too much pop I do not eat normal portions I eat about 2-3 MORE than I need or should eat.
    so I know how you are feeling.
    I sit on this thing all day too not for a job just to be on.

    3133 days ago
  • v SWEETNESS0721
    Welcome to Sparkpeople! emoticon

    Good luck on your weight loss journey. Stay focused and you will reach your goals soon enough. You CAN do it! Hope you check out the teams on my pageā€¦ We just started the Looking HOT By New Years Challenge in my VS Angels and SP Hotties. If you need anything, let me know. Hope to see you on the forums :)

    Team Leader of VS Angels, SP Hotties, Carmen Electra, Leaving 110 ville, and Friends Fans

    3137 days ago