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Me, my hubby, and our boys taken July 12, 2008

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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.

Begin exercising again.
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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    It is amazing how you have lost so much weight. I have had many "aha" moments but so far non involving weight loss. after reading your blog it might come to me though :) thank you for sharing! emoticon
    2170 days ago
    you are amazing and truly inspirational!!! thank you for being here and sharing yourstory.
    2533 days ago
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    2534 days ago
    emoticon hi there.
    just made you a emoticon having read your great blog on losing 100 lbs. Well done !

    are you still with SP? I was so looking forward to hearing about your progress emoticon
    2538 days ago
    Hey there...just wanting to check in and see how thing were going...we miss seeing you on the team boards. This is a new year and 2010 is time for our weight loss to begin (or continue if you have lost any) LOL!! We have some new challenges posted on the boards, come check it out!! We can so do this!!!

    ~luvs and hugs
    Co-Leader Fat Fighters
    2669 days ago
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