Dolphin! We have a LOT in common and I almost felt you were writing MY story, with only a few details changed, so I'm going to send you a private message. I think we can support each other but I would prefer to do it thru SparkMail and perhaps in person if you live anywhere near me - I'm in Orange County.
Either way, I'm so glad you've found SparkPeople and hope you will get/stay active because there is a TON of support here. I'd love to get to know you better and I'm sure there are many others who will feel the same way!
Edited by: LYNDALOVES2HIKE at: 8/13/2012 (11:42)
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
God Grant me Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to Change the things I can and Wisdom to Know the difference!
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. -- John Wooden
"Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit."
welcome to the team!! so glad your here,,, I Know YOU can do this.!
loving myself as i am beautiful inside and out!!! Think positive .. you can do it!!!..... i do care.��Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.� � Don't give up we all can do this!! Lost 110 pounds so far! i am loving it! I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important! classylady~Geri
I am a 39 year young female. I have had trouble with my weight since I have been around 22 or so. I was always an extremely thin and slightly sickly child. And then I started dating someone who *really enjoyed their food*. Unfortunately, I begin starting to enjoy said food just as much. But, because of my bad knees, hips, and lack of stamina I have never been able to exercise very well.
Currently I am 230 pounds at 5'9". I have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism. At times I have been able to lose weight. Back in 2005 I went from 220 to 125 pounds. I was on the migraine medicine "Topamax" at the time. I also cut out all alcohol and would walk 4 miles a day I was also using Slim Fast for breakfast and lunch. Unfortunately I had to stop taking "Topamax", because it should really be called "dopamax". It literally made me the village idiot. Also in 2006 I got divorced. I because very depressed and gained all of the weight that I had lost, plus some. Last year I went from 210 to 185, but then had another set back with the depression and have once again gained the weight back.
I am now trying to get at least down under 200 again. I am really feeling the extra weight, especially as I get older. I am really hoping that coming here and tracking my "stuff" might get me motivated again.
Well, thanks for listening, Dolphin
Sweet, senstive, Purple Dolphin losing some weight!
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