This is me at my top weight 245, 15 years ago (at age 23)

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This is me in 2000, before my 40 lb. weight gain. An example of the miracles that abound in OA -HOW!


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My name is Lisa. I have been working on living a life free of compulsive/emotional eating for many years. I lost 110 pounds 15 years ago, and maintained that weight loss until I had my daughter 5 years ago. I have gained 55 pounds back. In January I declared 2008 the year I take myself back. I did lose 15 pounds, but gained it all back plus 5. I returned to SP for the motivation it offers on April 1. I know I cannot do it alone. I have been praying and looking for a way.

"Now with God's help I shall become myself." Kierkegaard

Member Since: 4/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,292

My Goals:
To take care of myself physically, emotionally & spiritually.

To follow this program one day at a time.

To enjoy moving my body and exercising.

My Program:
1. Daily tracking my food in Diet Power program.

2. Cardio at least 3 times a week.

3. Journal daily.

4. Read material that inspires my well-being daily.

5. Participate in team discussions to give and receive support.

Personal Information:
I am 40 year old mother of a 5 year old daughter Hannah. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice with my husband who is also a therapist. We live in Minnesota.

Other Information:

Transformation Soup, SARK

The Truth will Set you Free, Alice Miller

The Body Never Lies, Alice Miller

Parenting from the Inside Out, Daniel Siegel

7 Principles for Making Marriage Work, John Gottman

Changes that Heal, Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Boundaries, Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Homecoming, John Bradshaw

Healing the Shame that Binds, John Bradshaw

The Alchemist, Coehlo

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    How have you been? I was gone for a while and just wanted to say hi!
    2230 days ago
    Hello Lisa,
    I know its been a while, but I just wanted to stop by and see how you are doing. I know that you were having some struggles just as I have the last time we talked, but I pray things are better now and that you are on the right track. If not, this is a new day. Come on lets do this. We owe it to ourselves to be healthy. You inspired me so much when I first got started, now I want to be here for you. Look forward to talking with you soon. Edwina
    2608 days ago
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    Hi Lisa~

    You've been in my thoughts lately and I just had to see if you were around. Hope all is well with you and your family. Wishing you all the best!

    Jo Ann emoticon
    2662 days ago
    How are you, I pray you are taking action and making progress in all your endevors. You are an amazing person, worthy of the good life and love. I am grateful to you for all your help in my efforts to do the same. United We Stand!

    With Love and Support,


    2675 days ago
    Hi Lisa,

    Just wanted to stop by and check on you. I pray that all is well. emoticon

    2725 days ago
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