This photo was taken 2/14/09 I was 263 lbs. It was before I started a weightlose program. I have included it here because I am back up to 253lbs.

This picture was taken 8/15/09 I had lost almost 40 lbs by using the Physician Weightloss Program. Unfortantly I did not stay on the program and have since put 30 lbs back on =( I want to get back to this and then loose even more.

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As an Avon Rep it is important for me to look healthy and beautiful. With my Happy Dance friends for support I know I can do it this time around.
As an Avon Rep it is important for me to look healthy and beautiful. With my Happy Dance friends for support I know I can do it this time around.



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8/29/2010 3:47:09 PM

Hope you are doing well...check out Pensacola Sparkers Spookie to Hottie by Halloween LOOW Challenge on the team page!
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6/7/2010 12:05:30 PM

emoticon Glad u joined the Pensacola Team. Don't quit. That is all that matters.

I'm reading the BECK DIET SOLUTION, which isn't a "diet" but she teaches how to THINK like a THIN person. (Got a copy from the library.) I recommend it to everyone. (We have a support team here at Sparks.)


1. I値l look better.
2. I値l be more attractive.
3. I値l be able to wear a smaller size.
4. I値l be able to wear nicer clothes.
5. I値l like what I see in the mirror.
6. I won稚 feel so self-conscious.
7. I値l be healthier.
8. I値l be able to exercise without discomfort.
9. I値l live longer.
10. I値l feel better.
11. I値l have more energy.
12. I値l be fitter.
13. I may actually have romance in my life!
14. I値l like myself more.
15. I値l feel like I致e achieved something important.
17. I値l have more self-esteem.
18. I値l be less self-critical.
19. I値l be more outgoing.
20. I値l do more things!
21. I won稚 have to listen to anyone commenting on what I知 eating.
22. I won稚 have anybody bugging me re: my weight.
23. It might help my career.
24. I might make friends in the vicinity.
25. I might get a new love life.
26. My back won稚 hurt any more.
27. People won稚 make snide comments behind my back.

Cravings are usually more emotional and physiologically intense than hunger. The moment I decide I will ABSOLUTELY NOT EAT cravings will diminish.
When I experience a craving my attention gets fixated on food. It is important to remember that the experience of eating goes far beyond the actual time that food is in my mouth - It includes everything that happens afterward: feeling weak, guilty and out of control and gaining weight. In the past when I tried to diet, I gave into cravings, and I felt upset with myself.
I know I don't care at this moment, but pretty soon I'm going to feel really bad that I ate this. When I get on the scale, I'm going to care very much. If I don't learn to resist eating food I'm not suppose to have, I'll never be able to keep off the weight I lose.
I have to become an expert at resisting all food that I haven't planned to eat. If I want to lose weight and keep it off, I just can't eat what I want unless it is on my plan.
I am choosing to say NO CHOICE.
If I want to lose weight, I have to do what I need to do, not what I feel like doing.
Successful dieters and maintainers stay successful because they don't eat whatever they want, whenever they want it. They stick to their plans.
It is true that I don't care at this moment. But if I eat this unplanned food, I'm going to care quite a lot in a few minutes. I know I'll feel really bad if I give in now, but I'll feel really terrific in a few minutes if I resist. I need to do something else!

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1/6/2010 1:35:21 PM

Keep going Renee! You'll get there if you just keep trying!

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1/4/2010 6:57:01 PM

emoticon and emoticon to the Pensacola Sparkers! Glad you found us & I believe that you can realize your goals with Sparkpeople. emoticon

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1/3/2010 6:18:56 PM

Renane, this was a great idea! Thanks for pointing us HappyDancers in the right direction. Together we can do this! emoticon

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