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Goal: To live a long, healthy life!

Hi! My name is Steph and I am obese. ("Hello, Steph.") I have been diagnosed with: hyperthyroidism, diabetes and Hepatitis B (all within the same week!). I am tired of being obese and I have finally decided to do something about it. My husband is my biggest support system and I hope that I find more support on this network. I have tried many times to lose weight but I find that I lose interest about two weeks in. Now that we have settled in Columbus for at least a few years, I am determined to ...
Hi! My name is Steph and I am obese. ("Hello, Steph.") I have been diagnosed with: hyperthyroidism, diabetes and Hepatitis B (all within the same week!). I am tired of being obese and I have finally decided to do something about it. My husband is my biggest support system and I hope that I find more support on this network. I have tried many times to lose weight but I find that I lose interest about two weeks in. Now that we have settled in Columbus for at least a few years, I am determined to get my health in good standing. Who's with me?!?
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Member Since: 9/29/2010

SparkPoints: 2,248

Fitness Minutes: 2,974

My Goals:
I am aiming for a healthy weight for my height, approximately 140 lbs. I am also aiming for controlled blood sugar, a healthy blood pressure and stress-reduction. I know I can do it, I just need help doing it!

My Program:
I am progressively changing my diet to achieve my goals. Also, I am upping the ante on my workout program.

Personal Information:
I grew up in Farmington, MN and moved to Moorhead, MN for school. I met my wonderful husband there and we moved to Columbus, OH so he can attend graduate school at OSU.

Other Information:
Fav. Movie: "When Harry Met Sally"
Fav. Book: Pretty much anything by Stephen King
Fav. Food: Steamed Crab
Fav. Colors: Tangerine and Aquamarine (our wedding colors)

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KJS_MOM
4/26/2011 3:13:29 PM

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4/26/2011 12:02:49 AM

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The Taurus girl is born to a mother she can never live up to so she learns to be stubborn (bullheadedness) and hold her own ground so she can feel she is her own person. She can be lazy as a way to protest against criticism, so she has to make sure it doesn't become a habit that causes her sorry.
She gets along well with Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Scorpio, and Pisces. She can manage money and makes a good business woman, often in areas dealing with beauty or home decor as she loves a lovely home. Banking, real estate and art can be other good career areas for her. She loves growing things so agriculture, cooking and food prep are other areas. She often has a good singing voice and can be an entertainer or actress. Her mother is the "stage mother" type.

She has to watch for throat problems including thyroid and being obese can certainly be an issue for her as she really doesn't like to exercise and she loves the TASTE and SMELL of food. She needs to feed others and get enjoyment from that rather than eating to much. Exercise is best as dance, yoga or team sports like volleyball.

As a Taurus, you are likely to be very patient, a hard worker, and one of those people who constantly puts forth much sustained effort. Your demeanor is slow and deliberate, and attempts by others to hurry you rarely succeed. You need time to adjust to new ideas and changes. You can be stubborn to the point of becoming rigid, but you are practical and constructive in nearly everything you do. You carefully consider options before starting any action or coming to any conclusion. You function best under conditions where there is predictability, and where you can exercise a degree of control.
Good-natured and friendly, your placid demeanor rarely shows upset or anger. When you are aroused, as suggested by the symbol of the sign, your reactions are very much like those of the angered bull. This anger can be reckless, and often lingers.
There is a certain reluctance in the Taurus nature to try anything new or different. You don't take many chances, and you believe in sticking with the familiar and comfortable. There is not much adventure in your soul, and it is probably fair to label you a conservative individual. The danger with Taurus is the tendency to become too narrow-minded, and to dismiss anything that can't be seen, touched, smelled or tasted.
You are not usually the first to learn a lesson, but when it is mastered, you are not likely ever to forget. Retentive and steadfast, you don't scatter your energies. You may be lazy at times, perhaps not spending any energy at all for extended periods. Yet long term, you are very willing to assume responsibility and shoulder more than your fair share of the load.

You may be materialistic, often showing interests in money, security, and comforts in life. To those you love, you often show your feelings in a material way, and you appreciate the same in return. The Taurus personality is sometimes too concerned with money and possessions. Perhaps a little indulgent and luxury-loving, you relish creature comforts and appreciate beautiful possessions. Because of these interests, you have good taste in clothing and furnishings. You also may have a talent for landscaping and working with plants and flowers to make your surrounding more pleasant and appealing.

You may excel as a cook, but even if you don't have the inclination to prepare it, you certainly enjoy food; perhaps too much. Because of this, you may have a battle with your weight. A slow metabolism and lack of interest in exercise often compound this problem.
A natural interest in art and music often leads to careers or hobby pursuits in some form of art. Taurus is the sign that rules the throat, so you may have a fine singing and speaking voice.
Love relationships are very important to you. Since you don't like being alone, you may settle for a partnership that is less than ideal, instead of accepting loneliness. Once settled in a relationship, you are very steadfast and dependable. You are exceedingly loyal, and make a very faithful friend. The most appealing aspect of Taurus, that sweet and loving temperament, is the often present when the Sun appears in Taurus. emoticon



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WOLFKITTY
4/25/2011 8:26:41 PM

Now that your birthday is *done*, I hope you have lots of sweet memories and feelings to keep, and that all of your wishes are on their way to coming true!!

All the best!
Jocelyn



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DARLA47
4/25/2011 8:02:37 AM

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4/25/2011 7:48:02 AM

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Happy Birthday to You!! Sorry I am running late with your birthday wishes!!

Born April 22, you are definitely built for action, not for talk -- though, when a situation requires it, you are able to talk well, make your point, and move on swiftly. When it comes to ideas, you are never one for merely hashing them out or exploring them in an academic manner; you want something to come of them, and you are quick to put even the most unusual, unlikely or far-fetched idea into practice to see what will come of it. You believe that life is meant to be lived in an active, aggressive manner -- not to be thought about or overanalyzed.

You may prove to be quite a lover -- whether you are attractive in a traditional or classic sense or not. There is something about you that the opposite sex is likely to find quite appealing -- even irresistible -- and you're sure to break many hearts in your lifetime, including your own.

Hope your day was wonderful!

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