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Trying to gain control

I feel like I read my story in this section of so many profiles. I was skinny once. Long ago now. Looking at pictures and remembering what I thought then, I hate that I use to think that I was huge at 140 pounds. I'm currently 210 (10 less than my top weight) and although I know exactly how I got here - poor food choices and extreme lethargy - I still cannot believe that I let myself go. I've spent the past few years blaming depression, the weather here (lots of gray skies and snow), ...
I feel like I read my story in this section of so many profiles. I was skinny once. Long ago now. Looking at pictures and remembering what I thought then, I hate that I use to think that I was huge at 140 pounds. I'm currently 210 (10 less than my top weight) and although I know exactly how I got here - poor food choices and extreme lethargy - I still cannot believe that I let myself go. I've spent the past few years blaming depression, the weather here (lots of gray skies and snow), living at home, living alone, being single, everything I could think of. A few years ago, I lost quite a bit, but of course, I've gained it back and then some. The perpetual roller coaster. I understand that I've taken everything that I've learned and thrown it out the window .... poor choices all around. And part of that, and this statement, is finally owning up to it.

Enough of the past though. It's time that I actively take control of my life again. I need to accept my failings and move on. To take what I've learned and know and apply it like it should be. It's been coming back - the motivation, the better habits, etc - but I need to take control of the reins. I'm bad about checking on SP, but this, too, needs to change. So, here's to making it this time. To being fit, active, and most importantly... healthy.
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Personal sayings that either inspire or motivate me:
* “Ain’t it Beautiful?” – Zo2 (a life mantra)
* “Just do it” (simple, yet effective)
* “Once I surrendered to the process, the weight just fell off” – Michelle, winner of the Biggest Loser 6
* Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain - Unknown

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Goals/Rewards:
199: A new pair of shoes
190: Re-subscribe to Oxygen
180 (BMI 29.0 - Overweight, no longer Obese!!): A new (small) bottle of perfume
170 (BMI 27.4): Two new books.... no guilt
165 (BMI 26.6): Mani/Pedi
160 (BMI 25.8): A couple new movies or music
155 (BMI 25.0 - Ideal Weight Range! No longer Overweight): Any damn thing I want :)
150 (BMI 24.2):
135-140 (BMI 21.8 - 22.6): Goal Weight!: New Outfits & a special trip somewhere
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Member Since: 3/24/2008

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My Goals:
To get back on track and lose the weight once and for all.

My Program:
Trying to run again and just get back in the process of eating healthier and cleaner.

Personal Information:
I'm Jess and from Upstate, NY. I'm a total bookworm. I soon hope to be pursuing a graduate degree and in the meantime, I desperately need to take control of my life again.

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Fave Books: "Pride and Prejudice" - Jane Austen (& her other 5 books too); "The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana" - Umberto Eco; "The Godfather" - Mario Puzo; The Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series; works by Neil Gaiman; "The Scarlet Pimpernel" - Baroness Orczy ; Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

Fave Music: Zo2; 80's Hair Bands; Journey; Coldplay; Matt Nathanson; Carbon Leaf; Maroon 5; Muse; The Who

Fave Movies: Under the Tuscan Sun; Pride and Prejudice; My Big Fat Greek Wedding; classic black-and-white movies; Almost Famous

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TX.PATRICIA
11/29/2012 8:43:40 AM

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Just cruising through leaving everyone with some motivational thoughts for today:

“To move head you need to believe in yourself . . . have conviction in your beliefs & the confidence to execute those beliefs.” ~ Adlin Sinclair

“Patience, persistence & perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~ Napoleon Hill

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” ~ Mark Twain

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KRISTA-GIRL
3/3/2011 10:54:40 PM

Hey, I was just thinking of you and wondering if you were still around. How are you doing?!



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WOLFKITTY
11/21/2010 12:56:52 PM

Hi! It looks like you're not on the Done Girl team anymore... Regardless, though, I want to wish you a VERY happy birthday!! I hope that the year ahead is filled with even more success!

Take care!
Jocelyn



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ANDREA963
9/29/2010 11:57:37 PM

Congratulations on losing 3 pounds this week. Keep up the great work!!!

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9/26/2010 10:25:32 PM

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