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STARTING OVER....AGAIN!

Hi, my name is Sara O'Daniel, I am 25 and ready for a change. I have bee big all of my life and have decided that I don't want to be the BIG GIRL any more. It is time to get healthy and feel better about myself!!!

I have always been overweight, since the first grade, I always knew I was bigger and couldn't do some of the things that my friends could do, but I still never thought about losing weight. When I was a teenager I learned to accept my body and the fact that I was meant ...
Hi, my name is Sara O'Daniel, I am 25 and ready for a change. I have bee big all of my life and have decided that I don't want to be the BIG GIRL any more. It is time to get healthy and feel better about myself!!!

I have always been overweight, since the first grade, I always knew I was bigger and couldn't do some of the things that my friends could do, but I still never thought about losing weight. When I was a teenager I learned to accept my body and the fact that I was meant to look this way, the rest of my family did, so it must be hereditary. I have finally realized that is not true, even if I am big boned, your bones aren't supposed to have this much fat on them! I have started out at 282, and my long term goal is to be 150. I cant even remember the last time I was under 200lbs, it was probably some time in middle shool.

Another reason that I have been on this weightloss roller coaster is my sister, Michaela. Four years ago (August '04) I moved in with her and we decided that we were going to lose weight. So we started on the WeightWatchers plan. Thing were going fine for about a month, then Michaela foud out she had CANCER, and she was only 28years old! I was devistated, She was miserable going through surgeries, and treatments. Ufortunately in April of '05 Michaela lost the fight, just 8 months after the diagnosis and at the age of 29.

Michaela was always my best friend and confidant. Needless to say, a few months into WW I lost 20lbs, but ofcourse gained it back and then some within the 8 month period.

Without Michaela's help I didnt' know how I was ever going to acomplish my weightloss goal, I had no motivation. Then I realized that she was my motivation, if I want to live I have to do something!

So I joined WW again, and again became unmotivated when things got tough, so I haven't really be dieting for a couple of years. This time my diet started when I walked into our town's new WalMart, and there it was: the weightloss aisle. Right there next to the entrance! I parused the aisle and saw Slim-Fast, I read the back of the box and thought, I can do that! I immediatel went to the produce section and bought fruits and veggies, and low cal lunch options.
When I got home my mom said whats this? I said I have decided that I am going to start eating healthier. She said great, let me know how I can help.
My mother and I have been throught this before and she always says the same thing: " Let me know how I can help."
And I always say you can help by limiting the amount of junk food around here and by not baking cakes and such. She agrees, then in a few days there is ice cream in the freezer or a cake on the counter.
This time has been no different, accept that this time I have not eaten any of the ice cream or the cake!

My boyfriend, Juan, of 4 years has been great also, he motivates me to get exercise, and has been really supportive, he even buys me fruits and veggies to have on hand at his house, and even when he doesn't want to he goes outside with me and we play football of walk.

So this is my story, and I hope-NO, I WILL be adding more here about my successes! And I am also looking for buddies, so please lets talk!
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Member Since: 4/16/2007

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My Goals:
To lose 10lbs by my b-day, August 23rd.

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I am trying the Slimfast plan and so far it is working out pretty well for me.

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