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No more impulse eating and fat girl thinking. Saying "Yes!" to me.

After 20 years of fat gains, losses, and more gains I've finally overcome emotional eating and am living a healthy lifestyle. I never believed this day would come. NEVER. Yes, for others, but I thought I was too weak. From the ashes of sadness, pessimism and despair have come joy and hope, something I want to share with sparkfriends.

I'm a homeschooling mother of many with 100 pounds left to lose. ...
No more impulse eating and fat girl thinking. Saying "Yes!" to me.

After 20 years of fat gains, losses, and more gains I've finally overcome emotional eating and am living a healthy lifestyle. I never believed this day would come. NEVER. Yes, for others, but I thought I was too weak. From the ashes of sadness, pessimism and despair have come joy and hope, something I want to share with sparkfriends.

I'm a homeschooling mother of many with 100 pounds left to lose. In my "before kids" days I worked as a researcher in one of the sciences. I gave up my position 15 years ago to homeschool and started putting on the weight. Bad habits, boredom, and forgetting to care for myself have resulted in my being uncomfortable in this body. I'm enjoying meeting new spark friends and am finding the journey much easier this time thanks to the community here.




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Member Since: 11/8/2009

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~~703 How I lost a Quarter Ton by Nancy Makin

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~~Beyond the miracle worker : the remarkable life of Anne Sullivan by Nielson

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JAKENELL
11/6/2013 5:02:40 PM

“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” ~ Thomas S. Monson

It’s time to face our “present” and truly live it to the best of my abilities! We need to stop letting past experiences and future fears stop us from living the life we want and dream about. That’s my plan - starting now! Join me!
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JAKENELL
8/23/2013 11:52:15 PM

I just dropped by to wish you a happy weekend. Take some time to rest, relax, and to do something you WANT to do.
Sheila

"If you want happiness for an hour - take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day - go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year - inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else."
Chinese Proverb



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JAKENELL
8/20/2013 8:29:28 PM

Yes, the circumstances of my life have been difficult. Yes, I have had to deal with some unpleasant situations. Yes, I have had to face some difficult challenges. YES, I do want to blame others for where I’m at today BUT I’m finally realizing that the only person I can blame for my mistakes this past year is myself. Now, I need to move forward toward success. Thank you for being my friend during this journey.
Sheila

This quote says it all and is now my “words to live by.”

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” ~ Jim Rohn



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JAKENELL
8/18/2013 11:14:38 PM

I always tend to make excuses instead of taking action. It often seems like the time is not right to make positive changes in my current life. I came across this quote today and it really made me stop and think about my life and what I need to be doing.
Sheila

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
~Mark Victor Hansen



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JAKENELL
8/17/2013 4:04:07 PM

Hi!
I used to be here as JAKEANDNELLIE. I'm so happy that I found your page today!
Sheila



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