SWALSH329   10,639
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Nov. 2008; at my heaviest





July 26, 2014; 64lbs down from surgery, 136lbs total. (with two lovely ladies from Team StarKid).





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How do I introduce myself? I'm a single 31 year old living in Queens, working in Manhattan. I hate that my weight holds me back from being "all that I can be." I walk around midtown and see these thin, professional women who look so classy in their suits and I feel frumpy. I have struggled with my weight my whole life. Four years ago I started a journey to losing weight.

I had a sleeve gastrectomy at the end of April 2014. I'm adjusting to my new way of eating. It's been very ...
How do I introduce myself? I'm a single 31 year old living in Queens, working in Manhattan. I hate that my weight holds me back from being "all that I can be." I walk around midtown and see these thin, professional women who look so classy in their suits and I feel frumpy. I have struggled with my weight my whole life. Four years ago I started a journey to losing weight.

I had a sleeve gastrectomy at the end of April 2014. I'm adjusting to my new way of eating. It's been very challenging but I think I'm doing alright.

I've been on and off SparkPeople since November 2008. I just prefer the vibe here to other websites- or even getting more personal here than on my other social media. It's a preference.
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Member Since: 12/2/2008

SparkPoints: 10,639

Fitness Minutes: 1,005

My Goals:
Get myself to a weight that I am happy with. I used to have a number in my head but I don't want to focus on that because it seems impossible.

I want to be able to shop at 'normal' clothing stores. I want to fit into the seats at the theater. I want to feel confident and attractive when I meet people. I want to dress nicely for work and not look like a slob because of my fat rolls.


My Program:
I had a sleeve gastrectomy in April 2014. I'm trying to follow the plan that my nutritionist and I have discussed. It's primarily protein heavy- and fitting in vegetables/fruits, etc when there's room! I don't have much of a stomach so I can't eat very much food.

Personal Information:
Live in Astoria
Work in Manhattan.
Hang out in L.E.S. & the theater district.


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"The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing." ~Walt Disney

"Follow your dreams. You can reach your goals. I'm living proof. Beefcake, BEEFCAKE!" ~Eric Cartman, South Park

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LIFENPROGRESS
6/24/2014 2:28:17 PM

*Put on your RED shoes and DANCE the blues!* Burn the old town down, friend! Y*O*U look emoticon

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RASPBERRY56
6/19/2014 7:00:56 AM

Welcome and best wishes!



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6/18/2014 11:38:20 PM

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JORDANLHALL
9/25/2012 12:15:52 PM

Hey there! Haven't seen you around in a while. How are things going?



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RFJSJ50
9/23/2012 2:41:29 PM

“Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done.” ~ Bo Bennett

I truly think a positive attitude is half the battle in weight loss or in any obstacle we face. First, we need to believe that we can be successful; then, we need to believe that we DESERVE to be successful! We need to find our own personal “how” to reach our success and to keep trying until we do find it.
Sheila



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