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A brief introduction

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

I am 43, married, a mother of 2 adult boys and soon to be a grandmother. I married my wonderful husband 14 years ago this coming September 11.

When we met, I was a small size 2, now, not so much, or should I say now, so much more than a 2. I do not want nor do I need to get back to that size 2, I was really too skinny then, but a nice 6 or 8 would be great.

I finally decided that I could no longer be this "fat" person that I am now. I am only 5 foot tall so weight is definitely not my friend. I am very unhappy with the way I look so much so, that I find that I dress sloppy, I don't do anything with my hair besides wash it and throw it in a pony tail and I hardly ever put makeup on, I don't even have much of a sex drive because I don't like how I look. That really is not who I am, I have always taken pride in myself and I really feel that it's not fair to myself or my husband to have let myself go like I have.

6 years ago I made the decision to quit smoking after years of thinking about it and I did it...COLD TURKEY. It was a struggle, I became depressed and withdrawn for about 3 months, the nicotene would leech out of my skin and would itch. It was horrible, but I had made up my mind to quit for myself. That is how I am feeling now about my weight. I have made up my mind now and I will succeed.

I am working on the healthy eating and have lost a total of 8 pounds since I started my journey less than 10 days ago. I needed to start that first and get into better habits or at least be able to figure things out on my own. I still need some assistance on calorie counting and the healthier eating habits, but I think I am ready to start working on a fitness plan now too.

Join me in my journey back to myself and someday I hope to be that inspiration to that person that feels the same way I do now, that person that has been "thinking" about getting healthy.

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KEILMAN11 7/10/2013 12:33PM

    Thanks everyone! I do expect a slow down on the weight loss, but I am also to start hitting the gym too. I am really watching the inces too, I know that as I lose fat, the weight can stay the same or increase as I gain muscle mass.

Thanks for the encouragement. I think I am really going to like it here.

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DWROBERGE 7/10/2013 2:31AM

    Keep focused for success.

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AFERARI 7/9/2013 11:10PM

    Good luck! I'm also short so I know how just a few pounds can make a big difference. Congrats on huge weight loss so far! Don't be surprised if things slow down soon though as your body gets used to the changes that you've made.

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WALKTHROUGH 7/9/2013 11:07PM

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HAPPYJAY 7/9/2013 10:58PM

  cool

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