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Me in 2005, Before my injury and top weight (but still plenty fat)

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I am losing 125 pounds. I have lost 74 already and only have 51 to go! I no longer think it's too hard to lose weight - that is a lie I've told myself for too long. The truth is being fat is too hard. It hurts too much and I'm done with it. I will change it. I am strong and I am capable! I'm on my way and I'm not about to stop. This time is different! I have found what I needed to make permanent changes in my life.

My first thanks goes to my Father in Heaven that has opened the doors and led me to the places I needed to help me make the changes I so desperately prayed for. My second thanks goes to Spark People for giving me the tools and the people in my life that inspire and support me. I love Spark People!!!

Yes, I have had really weird health problems for the last 3 years. If you're interested in reading about them, they are on my blog entitled "My health...The really, really long story". When I first started Spark, that was my identity. Some poor lady that has health challenges and had to be in bed for a long time. Boo hoo. Well yes, I had them. I still have some of them... SO WHAT!!! That's not where my weight problem started. Everyone has challenges. Everyone has excuses. There is no such thing as a valid excuse! I'm serious!! They are all just lies we tell ourselves to pacify ourselves. All the while we are destroying ourselves emotionally and physically. Even though I couldn't walk doesn't mean I couldn't have eaten well.!!! We are NEVER without choices!

So now I've changed. I'm eating correctly and exercising ever single day. My weight is dropping and I will be achieving my goal. It's as simple as that. I will do my part for the rest of my life and my body will follow. No excuses. If I do my part, the weight will come off. If it takes a year, so be it. If it takes 2 years, so be it. The scale doesn't rule my decisions to eat. It's a lifestyle change.

I'm on my way and you can't stop me!!!

Member Since: 10/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 13,482

My Goals:
I am in the process of releasing 120 pounds from my body - I don't want to lose it because then I might be able to find it again.

My Program:
I am doing the Prism diet...no sugar, flour, pasta, bread or potatoes for the first 6 weeks. I feel better than I have in my life. Processed sugar is sooooo unhealthy. It is a drug. Get it out of your life!

Personal Information:
I live in the most beautiful place on earth (if you like sagebrush, blue skies and sunshine). I am a mother of 5 and a very young, hip grandmother of 4. I'm madly in love with my husband after all these years.

Other Information:
I am finding strength I never knew I had. I have a strong body and an even stronger mind. No more excuses!!!

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