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12/11/12 6:30 P

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Hi feistymama, thanks for your message. I agree that sometimes you'll see here people who seems to understand you better than your love ones, in my case that seems to be applicable. So thanks and and it's nice to know that you are not the only one in this journey.

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12/11/12 2:54 P

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Welcome to Spark, Lei. I've been here off and on for 6 years. I initially lost 15 and I've kept that off. Since then, I've lost a few more only to gain it back, lose it again, and gain it back. I struggle with motivation, as I'm sure everyone does to a degree.

I want to be an RN (2nd career) and am currently saving money so I can afford to quit my job and go to school full time. Only one more pre-req needed and I'm enrolled to start that in January.

It takes quite a while to explore all of the possibilities of weightloss and figure out what works for you, which is why the teams here are so nice...everyone is on a similar, yet slightly different journey. Some people absolutely love to exercise (I hate it), others struggle with food (my habits are fairly decent to begin with). You'll find people whom you have much in common with and you'll find yourself not only discussing food and exercise but also discussing "off-topic" things such as ranting about work or family or the idiot that cut you off on your way to work (personal experience from this morning). This site can be a stress-reliever because sometimes you can vent here to people who "get it".....REALLY get it....more so than at work or home.

I wish you all the best on your journey!! It's a lifelong journey, not a short trip.



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12/10/12 3:07 P

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~Lisa

The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
- Allard Lowenstein

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Reach 175 by 10/01/13
Reach 170 by 12/01/13
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12/7/12 9:42 A

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Welcome!!! Glad you have joined us. emoticon

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12/7/12 8:39 A

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Welcome
So glad you found SP. There are a lot of great people here to offer support, advice and motivation.


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12/6/12 7:41 P

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emoticon We are glad to have you with us!

Sounds like you are on the right track already. Sparkpeople is our own little virtual world full of information, welcoming friends and tons of spectacular resources.

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12/6/12 7:03 P

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Hi I'm Lei, a registered nurse. Since I am on the healthcare profession it is only proper that I look like it. Looking as big as I am right now I don't know if I can motivate my patients to change their behaviors if I myself don't show how it is to be healthy. I was always the fat girl and I wan to be no more. I always thought it is impossible to lose weight and always blamed my genes, for most of my clan are composed of big bodied people. But one time in college I had a friend who invited me to work out in a gym, I hesitated at first coz I was extremely shy but I joined her anyway, since then I had lost 25 kilograms. people around me start noticing my weight loss and I was happy. But then I got busy with nursing school and stopped going to the gym and when I did, Iregained 10 kilos in a span of 6 months. I have found sparkpeople and hoping that I can start again to lose weight and this time finally succeed! help me guys!

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