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My cats. clockwise starting from the left. Spaz. Jerri, Tom and Squeakers and my daughter Liz.

Current weight starts at 350 pounds. Goal weight of 165.

My daughter's cat Whisper.


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I am trying to lose weight so that I can get close to my high school weight. I am not proud of what I let myself get to and have not had the will power to change my appearance. I haven't wanted any of my old high school friends to see me like this nor people that I worked with in the past. I used to always tell myself that I would never let myself get to be like this and I am worse than what I said I would not become. If I don't like myself, how can anyone else like me?

To have a friend, be a friend.

I am DONE being the fat girl.

I am DONE letting food run my life.

I am DONE not carrying about myself.

I am DONE feeling sorry for myself.

I am DONE letting other people influence me.

I am DONE letting other people make me feel guilty.

I am DOING this with my daughter and together we can accomplish anything, because we are STRONG women.

Member Since: 7/22/2008

My Goals:
To no longer diet, but start living a healthy life style.

Goal 1 - Lose 10 pounds
*REWARD* - new hairdo - met
Goal 2 - Lose 10 pounds
*REWARD* - new video game - met
Goal 3 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - new video game - met
Goal 4 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - Manicure - met
Goal 5 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - New Clothes - met
Goal 6 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - Cruise - met
Goal 7 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - ??????
Goal 8 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - ??????
Goal 9 - Lose 20 pounds
"REWARD" - ??????
Goal 10 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - 2 week Cruise
Goal 11 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - ??????
Goal 12- Lose 27 pounds
*REWARD* - Tatoo

My Program:
Joined SparkPeople and have been keeping track everyday of what I eat and I just started to add exercise in as of July 28th. Been having a problem with doing my exercises. This seems to be the hardert part of the program for me is to do my exercises.

Personal Information:
My name is Vanessa, and I'm from Ohio. I currently work full-time as a Business Opportunity Specialist/Administrative Officer/Information Technology Specialist. I have one daughter. four cats, one cat I'm babysitting, and one feral cat (who just crossed over the rainbow bridge). I like to crochet, knit, and do needle crafts. Feel free to e-mail me here at SparkPeople if you would like to talk.

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  • v MARCEY88
    Thank you for your comments and for sending me a goodie. Seeing that beach towel makes me want to grab a towel and go over to my step son's house and go swimming in his pool. But i'll probably end up walking some laps here in the house. I don't like for others to see me in my bathing suit. I'm taking a day off from the gym and plan to go tomorrow.....hope things are going well for you and that you get some exercise in today. marcey
    8 days ago
  • v _PAUL_
    Thank you for welcoming me to the 10 min workout a day team.
    9 days ago
  • v MARCEY88
    I joined a gym yesterday. Ha! We'll see how long this lasts. Hope things are going well for you. Have a good day-weekend comming. marcey
    10 days ago
  • v MARCEY88
    Just checking in; I know it's been awhile. I have been lazy but intend to start walking laps again this evening..nothing else much going on except a lot of doctors visits for me. They are doing tests and procedures to determine the risk for hiatal hernia repair. I wouldn't need surgery if I weren't over weight. I really need to lose some more weight am trying to eat healthier....hope things are going well with you. marcey
    12 days ago
    Hi. I "friended" you in response to your recent welcome to the Plantar's Fasciitis team. I'm glad to be a part of the team and to know that I've got Spark buddies who suffer from this same annoying foot problem! emoticon emoticon
    13 days ago
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