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I became a Lifetime Member of Weight Watchers in 2004. Some health issues and quitting smoking sent me back into an upward spiral. I gained every ounce, and then some, back on. It's okay, I don't smoke anymore.

I went back to WW. Lost 50 pounds, then put it back (plus) again. I'm at the highest weight I've ever been right now.

It's now August 2011. I made the decision to have lap band surgery. My date is August 29th. I've been through testing boot camp. I'm ready.
I say, "Bring it On!"

I want to look like the lady on the left again. I want to get back to running again. Maybe the next 5k I run, I won't be last.


It doesn't matter
how much you earn
or how many items you own
You can always do better
no matter how small
today you can say that you've grown

Don't worry about others
don't wait for a chime
your heart wants it….it is driven
Just keep yourself going
and stay on your path
so your goals can be reached…it's a given

It doesn't matter
what you've done in the past
or how often you've failed either way
You can ALWAYS do better
no matter how small
it's all in your choices today

Member Since: 2/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,801

My Goals:
As far as the scale goes, I want to lose another 35-40 pounds.

Overall, I want to be as healthy as I can be. I want to be around when all my kids grow up, get married, and give me grand kids. I want to live to be able to enjoy the latter part of life as an "active participant."

My Program:
I'm on Weight Watchers. I was following the Core program for more than a year. Have been a little stuck lately. Recently, I switched to Flex. I've been known to do the Wendy Plan, and sometimes even pull out the old Winning Points program.

My exercise goals- move more.
UPDATE HERE-------I have finished the 9 weeks of C25K program. I am going to do a 5K with many friends in December.

Personal Information:
From "Joisey" and I don't pump gas.

My DS girlfriend from Milwaukee gets a real kick out of that. She doesn't understand why we don't pump gas.

Other Information:
I'm an Independent Avon Sales Rep. You can shop my Avon store from the comfort of your home 24/7

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    Instead of getting junk to eat! emoticon
    1455 days ago
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    1591 days ago
    Just stopping by to see how you are doing. Hope you’re enjoying being part of the team.
    Sam – Lapbanders team

    1850 days ago
  • v MOONLIGHT970
    I am so proud of you! no way I could be working this soon after surgery. I feel pretty good, but I still tire easily and my one incision where the port is located still hurts on and off depending on movement. Its seriously hard enough just dealing with my kids and trying to pick up my house a little bit. so emoticon
    1874 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*

    welcome to the lap band glad you are here......
    we are now a combined team so would strongly suggest you join both our teams "lap bander" and" lap band surgery".....................
    introduce yourself on the lap banders team........... and feel free to join in as we offer daily challenges to help you get started on your way..............
    play many games on the lap band surgery team and while there check out the library of great articles worth reading and may answer many questions you may have...........
    you will soon be are on your way to seeing the results you have longed for so long......
    wishing you well with you lifestyle changes,as we journey together.............
    we are here for you............if you need any help don't hesitate to ask..............
    looking forward to getting to know you better...............
    blessings and hugs..................lita
    1903 days ago
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