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1/26/13 1:32 P

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emoticon Brittany and emoticon on your amazing accomplishment already! You are an inspiration!

I love your attitude and I know if you stick with it, you will reach your goals - please stay active on SP and keep us posted on your progress!!
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Lynda in Orange County, So Calif


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1/26/13 9:22 A

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welcome to the team! so glad your here..

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!

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1/26/13 1:46 A

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Welcome from Winchester,Calif.Good luck

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1/25/13 4:57 P

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Hello, my name is Brittany and I am trying to lose weight just for myself. About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with a thyroid condition, which I used as a crutch to explain my sudden weight gain. Growing up I had played sports and been active which always kept me healthy. My senior year in high school I got injured and things went down hill from there. Over the next three years I gained 70 pounds. I always used my thyroid issues as the excuse. It didn't help that my doctor at the time told me I would lose the weight no problem once we got my thyroid regulated. It didn't matter. My thyroid got regulated and nothing changed. It finally hit me about a year and a half ago when I stepped on the scale at the doctors office and the scale read 237 pounds. I was in complete shock. I couldn't believe I had let myself get that big. I am only 5'3'' so that is a lot of weight on my frame. I have never been the skinny girl, but I was always in really good shape before I gained all the weight. At that point I did a complete overhaul on my diet and cut out all processed sugars and carbohydrates. Over the next 9 months I ate healtheir and gradually incressed my exercise. I went from 237 pounds to 167 pounds and from barely being able to walk up a flight of stairs to being able to run 3 miles. I couldn't be prouder of myself for accomplishing that. I am going to be honest though there are still days when I look in the mirror and am completely unhappy. Losing weight is an amazing thing, but the hardest part is being able to see yourself and how good you look and how much better you feel. I haven't fit into what is considered a "healthy weight" for my height since middle school and I want to. I want to prove to myself that I can lose the weight if I really want to. January 1st, 2013 I decided I was going to start all over again. I had done a fairly good job of maintaining my weight loss over the past 6 months, but always fluctuated 5 pounds up, 5 pounds down. I've always wanted to lose more weight, but have never pushed myself to do so. Since January 1st I have lost 5 pounds. My total goal is to lose about another 30 pounds. I don't really care how long it takes, but I am going to do it one pound at a time.

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