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I'm twenty six years old and I have allowed my weight to define my life. In the past two years I have gained nearly 80 pounds due to an out of control thyroid and an inability/unwillingness to make appropriate lifestyle changes.

I am now dealing with the fallout from my weight gain. My self esteem is non-existent, I have developed a fear of people and public places and my husband is wondering what happened to the girl he married just two years ago.

I am terrified of failure but I'm finally more terrified of the consequences of inaction.

I used to be confident, outgoing and always sought to be the center of attention. I used to dive in front of cameras and loved to have my picture taken. I have a passion for everything pin up and retro.

Now I seek the sidelines and the shadows. I haven't had a picture taken of me on purpose since my honeymoon. And my pin up passion has been shut up lest I be mocked about the discrepancies between myself and the images I love (true story).

Anyway. I don’t like ‘this’ girl. I miss ‘that’ girl. I’m here to find her again.

Member Since: 2/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,007

My Goals:
To find ‘that’ girl, dig her out from 50 pounds of fat and learn to love life again.

To write again, without insecurities and fears. To do it because I love it, because I’m good at it and because I’ve missed it.

To stop making excuses. To start creating changes. To make my own happiness.

My Program:
1,200 calorie a day diet, with every last bite and sip diligently tracked and counted for.

Daily exercise, with an exact following of my MWF SparkPeople recommended fitness plan.

Paying closer attention to my health, including dedicated treatment of my thyroid and zero missed doctors’ appointments.

Personal Information:
26 years old.
Married, no children.
Sugar Land, Texas.
Technical writer by trade, creative writer at heart.

Other Information:
“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” - Chuck Palahniuk

“What one beholds of a woman is the least part of her.” - Ovid

“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.” - Rainer Maria Rilke

Don't think about how thin you can get. Think about how strong you can become.

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  • v MJA716
    Hi Sarah!

    Just wanted to stop by and welcome you to the Losing the Baby Weight...and More team! Looking forward to getting to know you better and helping you to lose the baby weight...and more!

    I also wanted to let you know that we also have a Facebook group for our team so we can support each other as much as possible! Here's the link:


    Hope to see you there!

    Mary Jane
    2455 days ago
  • v KRICKY
    I had wondered about you and your pregnancy!! Sounds like it was rough, but worth it!!!!!! I'm going to start really working on my weight loss again (I've kind of been sitting on my butt and not making great food choices) because my work is doing a Biggest Loser competition and I'm going to win!!!! At least I'll put that thought in my brain! emoticon
    2470 days ago
  • v NIKIZ628
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    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! TO YOUNG MOMS BATTLING THE POST BABY WEIGHT! We are super excited to have you on the team! Please, feel free to join in on team goals and the message boards! This team is a great place to find information and support while losing those unwanted post baby pounds!

    Wishing you the best!
    - Niki
    2470 days ago
  • v STACYR31
    Hi! I just wanted to welcome you to the Young Mom's team and the Losing the baby weight team. They are both really great teams with a lot of supportive members. Congrats on the new baby!
    2471 days ago
  • v ALICEART2010
    I just stumbled upon your page...congratulations with the baby!
    I'm a Houstonian too.
    2742 days ago
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