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2/7/13 11:11 A

Welcome!! I definitely relate to your story! It's so great to know there are others out there who share the same struggles. I know you can do this :) One day at a time, one pound at a time, it IS achievable.

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2/7/13 10:58 A

Thank you!

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2/6/13 5:25 P

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2/6/13 5:01 P

Thanks so much Kiara! I really appreciate your encouragement! Like you, I'm an emotional eater as well, so I can totally relate to your eating patterns.

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2/6/13 4:51 P

Hi Jen, welcome. I think a lot of us can relate to your story, but there's nothing to be ashamed of. I have been battleting with my weight for yeas as well, my problem is not sweets I just like to eat and I eat when I'm sad, happy, tired etc. Last July my doctor told me that I was very very close to being a diabetic. My mommy passed away 2 years ago from complications of diabetes and it scared me to death! So like you, I decided that 2013 is going to be my year to lose the weight and be happy and healthy. There's amazing support here. together we can do it!

Edited by: KIARARAMIREZ at: 2/6/2013 (16:54)
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2/6/13 4:43 P

Hi! Nice to meet you!

I'm Jen and I'm new to SparkPeople so I'm still learning to navigate the site. I'm 36 years old and have set myself a goal to lose 100 lbs before the end of the year. Like many people, I've struggled with my weight for many years. I had previously done Weight Watchers in the past but after going through a really devastating breakup, I gained a LOT of weight . About 10 years ago I reached my all time high of 243 lbs. I dabbled in WW over the years and was able to lose 45 lbs. I gained almost 40 lbs when I was pregnant with my daughter, but about a week after she was born I had dropped to 185 lbs which was less than I weighed when I got pregnant! That success was very short lived. My daughter is now 3.5 and ever since then my weight has been slowly creeping up on me. I decided that 2013 was going to be the last year I was going to spend fat and unhappy. I bought myself the BodyMedia armband and have been wearing it since January 3. Unfortunately, since then, I've only lost a total of 5 lbs. I exercise between 4-6 times per week. My main issue is controlling my food intake, specifically sweets. I don't know if others can relate, but I feel very ashamed of my current condition and my inability to "just say no" to certain foods. Basically, what I need most is the support in this journey that I am too embarassed to ask family and friends for.
Thanks for reading!

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