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8/18/11 10:54 A

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Welcome CATESUH! emoticon welcome to SparkPeople, and the Portland team!

Boy do I recognize how you're feeling. I was right there not so long ago, before I joined SP. You can absolutely do this, and by this I mean make yourself a priority, find time to do what you want/need to do, and decide to improve your life and health.

Stop by often and let us know how you're doing, yea? Good luck!
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8/18/11 12:23 A

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emoticon Good for you that you joined a soccer team. SparkPeople has a lot of inspiration. Find some other teams that you can relate to and get involved. You have nothing to lose but weight and bad health.
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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8/17/11 7:51 P

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Did it happen overnight? Suddenly, when I glance in a mirror or I see a recent photo, I can't even believe what I am seeing. Somebody has taken over my body!! That is NOT me!! Or, uh.. wait. It IS me! :(

I wear black outfits everyday to hide how I look and how I feel. I'm sick of black!! I want to wear and feel great in cute clothes again. I want that small sense of pride when my jeans fit loosly on my hips and my t-shirt doesn't fit snug around my belly like I'm 7 months pregnant. I want to feel sexy again!!

So I'm giving this a shot. I hope I'm motivated enough to stick to something... because seriously.. I really lack motivation. I work full time.. I'm about to go back to school full time.. I'm married.. and I have a son and a stepdaughter, neither living with us but visit often. I also have an 8 month old puppy and a 1 year old cat. I joined an outdoor soccer team and will play games every Sunday this fall.

I'm very busy. I don't want to bee too busy for this. It would be awesome to find some inspiration!!

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