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I'm a stay-at-home mother of two boys. I've struggled with weight my whole life and hope to make a life change in order to lose weight and keep it off.

In Feb 2008 I found sparkpeople and began my weight loss journey. I lost 100 lbs in 8 months. But by October 2008 I developed thyroid disease and have, by May 2011, regained all the weight I lost. I have finally made the decision to have weight loss surgery. I am genetically predisposed to gaining weight. So this will be a tool. It is not the be all end all. I will still have to WORK at losing weight. I will still have to eat right and exercise. But this time, I will have a tool to use to help me reach my goal.

Member Since: 2/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 27,241

My Goals:
May 2011---to stop drinking carbonated beverages, diet or otherwise, to get ready for surgery.

June 10, 2011---begin liquid diet for 2 weeks!

My Program:
Eat low-calorie, low-fat foods, and with the help of Spark pages, count my caloric intake throughout the day, journaling EVERYTHING I eat.

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Recumbent bike and walking. Some weights.

Personal Information:
I've been married for 19 years. We have two boys and two dogs. I attended Texas A&M (Whoop! Gig'em Aggies!) and currently reside in Texas.

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I LOVE to do crafts. I cut and paint decorative pieces from wood, I do mosaics, I work with clay, I like to candle and soap make, scrapbooking and card making, and I make all kinds of homemade clays, doughs, paints, etc. type projects to do with my kids. I enjoy gardening and I love to read when I can find the time.

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    Hi I added u as a friend to stay updated with your blog, your blog on losing 100 in 8 months was very inspirational. And I'd really like to keep up with it to lose my first 100 too. Thanks for the inspiration.
    1521 days ago
    Hi, added you as a friend so I can come back and read your blog. Congrats on the 100lb lost. Amazing!!
    1737 days ago
  • v DSAEEW
    emoticon on your amazing success having lost 100 in 8 months! I also wish you much success on your continued journey..., and hope you don't mind the friend add. I just rejoined SP on Thanksgiving day to lose 100 pounds, and seeing your success inspires me to press on!
    Keep up the great work! emoticon
    1796 days ago
  • v MY_YEAR2011
    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

    Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving! ~Sheryl
    1805 days ago
    Hi, it's been a while since I've stopped by your page. I was pretty inactive on SP for about a year and a half, but now I'm back and trying to get back into the right frame of mind to start losing weight. Sorry to hear about your thyroid condition, that's a very difficult experience from what I've been told. Have you had your bypass surgery yet, if not I wish you a quick recovery. I'll be sending positive vibes your way. take care, janet
    1818 days ago
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