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I am a 43 year old mother who is 150 pounds over weight. I want more children while I still can, but my weight is keeping that from happening. I have a beautiful husband who is so supportive, and I have a fifteen year old who is inspiring beyond words, as he battles Leukemia in the bravest way possible. I am a lucky mom who is head over heels in love with my family. I want to be as healthy as I can be for them, for myself, and god willing maybe one or two more babies before I get too old. Most of all, I want to set a good example for my son. If I can do it, he can do it too. It's more important than ever that he gets healthy. Otherwise, I may never forgive myself. It's time to get to work!

Member Since: 10/25/2012

Fitness Minutes: 4,880

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My goal is to lose 150 pounds

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* to track my diet and exercise daily.
* to eat lots of vegetables, protein, nuts, and seeds.
* to limit my carbs, including fruit.
* to limit fatty dairy products.
* to cut out sugar and refined foods totally. I have a sugar and carbohydrate addiction. Yes, a real addiction!
* to practice portion control and keep my calories in check.

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I have been away for a long time. I have recently returned to try and get my weight headed in the right direction. After several failures, I had previously decided that enough was enough. I made a series of bad choices that rocketed my weight up to an unbelievable 302 pounds. My first mistake was in making the conscious decision to stop trying to lose weight. I had convinced myself that I gain more weight each time I tried. With each failure came a spiraling vortex of shame and guilt. Instead of telling myself to try again, I told myself that each failure solidified my idea of who I was, and that was a failure. If I could go back, I would say, at least you are still trying. Hang in there. Don't give up. It will be worth it... My second mistake was dragging my family into my vortex of shame. Now my son, who is battling cancer, has developed my same bad habits that I have. We eat loads of healthy foods, but we never watch our portions, and we pair the healthy stuff with sneaky servings o

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  • v KURTZIE1998
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi
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  • v KURTZIE1998
    Thank you for adding me as a friend, emoticon hugs,
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    emoticon for adding me as a emoticon I am glad we can continue this journey to better health together! Have a blessed day! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • v MNO201
    well done on losing weight i found your page through the depression page i suffer from depression i first got it in oct 2005 i put on a lot of weight 34.6 kilo so i have lost 8.2 kilo so far but i have fallen off track so now i need to get back on and really get down hope you are still coming down i will be now i am back on track i have allowed myself 20 months so that is my goal so i hope i can do it. i am going to follow your plan of walking daily even if it is around the block i think this is how i got started in 2005 i was walking a hour in the morning a hour in the lunch time and a hour in the afternoon and i was very fit i cannot do this now i can walk for about 20 minutes i find it very hard but i am going to listen to what you said and walk daily even if it is only around the block.
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