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welcome to the team. It sounds like you've been through the wringer but I'm pleased you have a good attitude and are ready to move on. Be sure to check out different teams and get to know more about other Spark people. We are each here to give and get support.
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE - If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)
Lost 48 lbs. in 2012 & 13 but gained 20 back!
I've gained and lost the same weight for the past 20 years. I don't mind gaining and losing the same weight--as long as it's between 140 and 150 rather than what it has been. LOL!
I am a widow of 18 months with 3 kids--boys--in their teens. I recently moved closer to my family, but 1500 miles away from where my kids have spent their entire lives. I am working online to receive my Masters degree--I have four classes to complete and am enrolled in one now. I am currently unemployed, but will hopefully find a job soon--if for no other reason than to have to follow an eating schedule. I had a hysterectomy in May due to testing positive for the BRCA 2 gene. I am dealing with hot flashes and the little belly pooch that I've never had before. I also have increased my carb intake and now crave food all the time.
I've dealt with a bit of stress in the past 2 years, and my body and face reflect it. I'm ready to feel in control of my life again, and what better way than through losing weight?
I wish you enough...