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For comparison, this is how thin I was in high school and college, around 102 lbs.





Me at my heaviest (195). My aunt next me passed away 2 weeks after this was taken (kidney disease).



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Mid-20s Spoonie Trying To Lose Weight

I'm Amanda! I'm 27 years old from the Twin Cities. I was born with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and have been battling a severe downturn in my disease for the past year. It's led to putting on some weight, which I'm now trying to lose. I've lost 30 lbs from my heaviest weight (195) that was put on because of prednisone. I've been off the prednisone for about 14 months now and finally feel like it's out of my system.

I've watched my family members struggle with weight my entire ...
I'm Amanda! I'm 27 years old from the Twin Cities. I was born with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and have been battling a severe downturn in my disease for the past year. It's led to putting on some weight, which I'm now trying to lose. I've lost 30 lbs from my heaviest weight (195) that was put on because of prednisone. I've been off the prednisone for about 14 months now and finally feel like it's out of my system.

I've watched my family members struggle with weight my entire life. I was always the skinny one - subject of quite a few "milkman" jokes. I've gained inspiration from my mom. She conquered a diabetes diagnosis with hard work, discipline, and exercise. If she can do it, why not me?
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Member Since: 6/20/2011

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I'd like to lose the weight being on prednisone has made me gain. Overall I just want to feel happier and healthier.

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I'm working out to the best of my ability. I'm also tracking what I eat and am trying to cut out the bad foods in my life.

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I'm a writer full-time these days. As I get healthier, I'm getting more serious about it. I have so many stories inside me that are just waiting to be told.

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PAPAMIKIE
2/9/2014 2:01:58 PM

Welcome to the Tai Chi Team.

My instructor suffered from arthritis got years she has been mostly free from symptom for years much of her change was due to taijiquan and Qigong, She also made changes in diet.

Welcome to the team.



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