Marilyn Monroe

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When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
And forget all about being healthy and thin.
So what! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that don't you quit!

It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.

To stumble and fall is not a disgrace
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the strugglers, when losing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
That the race wasn't over...they still could have won.

Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
But facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it...but DON'T YOU QUIT!

-Author Unknown

You Said That I Wasn't Pretty
So I Just Believed You
And You Said That I Wasn't Special
So I Lived That Way
With Critical Gazes And Brutal Amazement
And How My Reflection Could Be So Imperfect
With All Of My Blemishes, How Could Somebody Want Me?
But God Loves Ugly
He doesn't see the way I see
Oh, God takes ugly
and turns it into something that is beautiful
apparently I'm beautiful

Height 5'5"
Weigh Ins:
Starting Weight when I joined SparkPeople 230 Lbs.
11/01 230 lbs.
11/11 221.8 lbs. (-8.2)
11/18 210 lbs. (-11.8) Total (20)
11/25 205.8 lbs. (-4.2) Total (24.2)

12/02 206.6 lbs. (+.8) Total (23.4)
12/09 206.6 lbs. (0) Total (23.4)
12/16 203.4 lbs. (-3.2) Total (26.6) A Day Late.
12/23 199.6 lbs. (-3.8) Total (30.4)
12/30 201.6 lbs. (+2) Total (28.4)

01/06 203 lbs. (+1.4) Total (27)
01/13 201.5 lbs. (-1.5) Total (28.5)
01/20 201.5 lbs. (0) Total (28.5)
01/27 198.8 lbs. (-2.7) Total (31.2)

02/03 ----
02/10 ----
02/17 ----
02/24 ----

B.M.I. Range for me at 5'5".
Starting B.M.I. 38.3.
Current B.M.I. 33.2.
Obese: 30+ BMI. 180 lbs. or Higher.
Overweight: 29.9-25 BMI. 179.9 -150 lbs.
Normal: 24.9-18.5 BMI. 149.9-112 lbs.
Underweight: 18.4 or Lower BMI. 111.9 or Lower

Marilyn Monroe Facts:
Born - June 1, 1926, Los Angeles, CA
Died - August 4, 1962, Los Angeles, CA
Measurements( studio's claim): 37-23-36
Measurements (dressmaker's claim): 35-22-35
Hair: Natural Brown, dyed Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5 feet, 5� inches
Weight: 118 pounds
Dress size: 12
Pant Size: 8
Bra Size: 36D

What I find fascinating is that at 118 lbs. She was in a size 12 dress. I'm 5'5" and I fit into a size 14 at a little less then 200 lbs. imagine what size she would fit into today. A size 2 maybe?

Member Since: 1/13/2008

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My Goals:
My Goals are to stop dieting and get fit for life. I have to stop Yo-Yo dieting. I want to be the beautiful cool mom. Not the fat mom who won't go out and play with her kids and their friends because she doesn't have the energy.

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I prefer to be called Leilani. I am 23 years old. I have a beautiful son Anakin. You can reach me at

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I live in Bridgeport CT for now moving to South Beloit IL on Feb 25th. I love to hang out at the mall. I don't drive so it is hard for me to get around. I would love to meet people in my area that wouldn't mind getting together or talking on the phone to support each other.

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    Hi! My name is Aly (BellaSoccerMom). Hope you don't mind the friend add before I've communicated with you. I saw your SP page, and thought you would be great to get to know. My journey towards real achievements is just starting and I figure the more we all connect the easier it will be for everyone.

    Take Care,

    2483 days ago
    Hiiii!! Haven't seen you in awhile.

    Hi! It looks like you're not on the Done Girl team anymore... Regardless though, I want to be the first to wish you a VERY happy birthday!! I hope that the year ahead is filled with brand new successes for a brand new YOU!!

    Hope you're doing well.
    2615 days ago
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    Hey we can help you watch weight right here. I will be glad to do a weekly weigh in with you. I too have been to weight watchers and have the stuff. The combination of fats proteins and carbs like here on Sparks has worked for me. I have lost 15 pounds since I started. You are very proud and this group is what I was looking to find. emoticon
    2798 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/27/2009 12:43:07 PM
    I think you are very courageous and a new start is great. Why don't you follow the SP meal plan and it won't cost you anything. I have tried WW and you are right not alot of people have the money to do it.
    Welcome back and Hold your head up High. You are a Survivor!!!! emoticon emoticon
    2801 days ago
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    I want to join the Christmas Club! I tried but it wont let me tonight! I will be back to try again! I got it to work and I am on board!
    2804 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/22/2009 7:02:01 AM
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