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Inspiration. She is a UK plus sized model. At my goal weight we will have the same BMI.



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My journey

This is my journey to get healthy and change my eating habits.

I have always struggled with my weight and body image even when I was perfectly healthy, athletic, and fit.

This journey began in Jan '09. Just before my twins turned two I decided to finally lose the "baby weight" - because honestly can you even call it "baby weight" when your kids are two years old :). I worked really hard, was very dedicated, lost 30 pounds and felt great. That summer I started having ...
This is my journey to get healthy and change my eating habits.

I have always struggled with my weight and body image even when I was perfectly healthy, athletic, and fit.

This journey began in Jan '09. Just before my twins turned two I decided to finally lose the "baby weight" - because honestly can you even call it "baby weight" when your kids are two years old :). I worked really hard, was very dedicated, lost 30 pounds and felt great. That summer I started having some strange symptoms and by October I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 30.

I was scared. I still am scared. But here I am six years later and although I have moderate to severe RA, I am on a drug regimen that allows me to function (most of the time) and raise my kids.

When I was first diagnosed I spent a lot of time in a lot of pain, barely able to move, plus I was on pretty high doses of prednisone - needless to say I gained back all the weight I had lost and then some.

From 2011 - 2013, I lost over 30 pounds and was consistently walking/jogging/running over 10 miles per week. Then in September of 2013, I took a spill while running and it has taken me two years to get back in the swing of things.

So here I am.

I am journaling and looking for inspiration and support anywhere I can find it.

Thanks for reading my little story.

I wish you strength and joy in your journey.

One day at a time.

Hindu prayer

I recognize you are the temple
in which my spirit and creative energy dwell.
I have created you from my need
to have my spirit manifested on earth
so that I may have this time to learn and grow.
I offer you this food so that you may continue
to sustain my creative energy, my spirit, my soul.
I offer this food to you with love,
and a sincere desire for you to remain free
from disease and disharmony.

I accept you as my own creation.

I need you.

I love you.
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Member Since: 6/1/2010

SparkPoints: 19,297

Fitness Minutes: 6,209

My Goals:
Get to a healthy weight and get fit.

My Program:
I am starting with eating a healthy number of calories.



Personal Information:
I am a 33 year old mother of twins who has severe rheumatoid arthritis.



Other Information:
I love to read.


In 2010, when my RA was particularly active, I read 123 books in one year.


In 2011, I read 57 books.

In 2015 so far I have read 228 books.


 
 



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SASSGRASS
10/2/2015 9:17:45 AM

I'm here anytime you want to talk! :)



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JANPER1
9/28/2015 5:31:33 PM

Thanks for the goodie. Don't hesitate if I can be of any help to you. We all can use some support .



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JYM82002
4/30/2012 10:19:49 PM

emoticon To the Done Girls team. Good luck on your journey to a healthier you emoticon . You have joined a great team of supportive and motivating ladies emoticon Have a great week emoticon




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OKBACK2ME
4/29/2012 12:35:05 PM

emoticon To the Done Girls team. I am newish to the team too! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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BARCLE
4/29/2012 4:12:48 AM

Hi and welcome to the DONE Being the Fat Girl team emoticon Have a super day emoticon

UK plus sized model - plus sized??? wow!!! I am gobsmacked. She looks slim and healthy and wow! I am just gobsmacked that she is classed as plus sized - there is something soooo seriously wrong with society to accept that kind of a label on a healthy and slim looking body.



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