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A lot has changed in the last month or so -- I got a new job (in a completely different field), which has led me to move back to my home state. There are a few family members in the area, but that's it. I want to take this opportunity to get back on track. I am going to be meeting so many new people in the upcoming months, I just want to be known as 'that girl' who just has a little something special...like a little SPARK! :)

I have been on SparkPeople before (a few years ago), but ...
A lot has changed in the last month or so -- I got a new job (in a completely different field), which has led me to move back to my home state. There are a few family members in the area, but that's it. I want to take this opportunity to get back on track. I am going to be meeting so many new people in the upcoming months, I just want to be known as 'that girl' who just has a little something special...like a little SPARK! :)

I have been on SparkPeople before (a few years ago), but didn't really stick with it for very long. My weight has been going up, up, and up. At age 24, I reached an all-time high of 252 lbs (I am only 5'2"), and was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which helps to explain a lot of my struggles (including weight gain, depression, acne, etc. etc.). I was also told that I am in a "pre-diabetes" stage, and it is only "a matter of time" before I develop diabetes (that is, if I can't get my weight under control). I was put on a few different medications to help with the PCOS, started seeing a counselor, and I also went on a low-carb diet (Atkins). I lost 28 pounds in 3 months, but then hit a plateau where I stayed for a few months.

I joined Jenny Craig, and was doing well, but then couldn't keep up financially. I wanted to be at a healthy weight, but I also needed to have healthy finances, so I stopped going to Jenny Craig. My lowest weight had been 207, but since I left Jenny my weight has slowly crept up...


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Member Since: 7/16/2011

SparkPoints: 1,423

Fitness Minutes: 780

My Goals:
-QUIT diet soda!
-Exercise 3-4 times per week


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For now, I just want to focus on consistently tracking my food and activity.

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JONICACALDWELL
10/4/2011 10:40:02 PM

emoticon emoticon Just some beginning of October reminders... The first dress I had to fit into was also a 16. I bought it because I thought there was "no way I'm bigger than that". I tried it on and it didn't fit. I lost 40 pounds in 3 months because I knew I "had to". You can do it too.



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MERAINA
7/25/2011 8:25:42 AM

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Thanks for being so sweet & adding me as a Sparkie Friend!
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HEATHERDIAN
7/22/2011 11:28:56 PM

Welcome to PCOS and Losing Weight. We are thrilled to have you as part of our team. With over 5,000 members there is a wealth of information and experience to be found. It is also a group of wonderful women to gain knowledge, support, and encouragement from. Be sure to pop in and introduce yourself and tell us a little about you. We are looking forward to getting to know you.

Good luck and best wishes on your journey.

~Heatherdian



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MERAINA
7/19/2011 7:56:50 AM

emoticon TO THE emoticon !!

WELCOME TO THE emoticon DONE GIRLS TEAM!

DONE GIRLS CAN'T STOP ROCKIN'!!

DONE GIRLS R.O.C.K!

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?

Time to do the Done girls dance!

Ok...Ready?
Shake it baby, shake it!

That's the way! Shake it one more time!

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Glad you are a Done girl too!

Keep on Dancing,
Linda
"Tiny Closet Dancer"




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TURTLE69
7/18/2011 7:36:56 PM

Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl Team! emoticon It is a very supportive and motivated team. Feel free to add me as a friend. If ever you need help, just let us know and one of your Done Sistahs will be there for you.

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Vanessa



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