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Hey, thanks for visiting my page. I am the girl that was never popular, never pretty, certainly never skinny. I am the average girl. I have always struggled with weight. I remember as a little girl having to wear the pretty plus size (as if putting the word pretty would boost your confidence). Well, I've stayed plus sized all my life. I can remember weighing over 160 lbs. in the 8th grade. I have never seen that number again. Throughout all my high school and college I think I stayed pretty near 190 lbs. After I got married, I was at my highest of 207 lbs. My weight fluctuated a lot over the next few years between 200 and 188. Those were my magic numbers. I was the "pretty" big girl. I was the "you carry your weight well" girl. I hated shopping because 16's were getting too small for me and I didn't want to have to shop in the "big-people" stores. I was very frustrated, but didn't do anything about it, because every attempt ended in failure or pregnancy.
I tried some other things and would lose about 5 lbs. and feel really good, but then something would happen and those 5 lbs. would find me again. It was a constant yo-yo of lose 5 lbs...gain 5 lbs...lose 5 lbs....gain 5 lbs...
I joined SP in October 2008 and got serious in April 2009. I had done well in 2009 and into the beginning of 2010. I lost about 30-35 pounds and was the fittest I had ever been. forward 4 1/2 years and I am now again at my heaviest weight....210 pounds and not even pregnancy to blame.

I need to start over....a clean slate so I am revamping my page and getting real again.

Member Since: 10/20/2008

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Life changing plan not just diet plan. I need to LOG my food everyday...I need to exercise at least 30-60 minutes every day. This is a new time...a new day...a new life...a new me!!!

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Just started C25K with my husband.

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I am a Child of God, a wife, a mother of 3 girls, a teacher, a homemaker, a cook, a maid, a beautician, a friend, a daughter, an aunt, a sister and a friend.

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    Before you can learn a new way of doing things, you have to unlearn the old way. ... So beginnings depend on endings.
    Here's to new beginnings with CALLING ALL GOONIES!
    emoticon Stick with me kid and we'll both look even more fantastic! I have a plan!
    2466 days ago
    Just getting started this year. Drinking my water, getting moving. Making a plan. Will hit the gym again on Friday with hubby. Thanks for the encouragement. I need it!
    3081 days ago
    Welcome to the Swimming for Cardio team! Wow! What a great story you have. Congratulations on tackling the excess weight. I would love to share your journey with you.

    Come talk to everyone on the daily forum so that we can all get to know you better. It's a great place to post your exercise, eating or whatever you are working on. We can cheer you on or help you try to stay on track.

    3082 days ago
    Welcome to the swimming for Cardio team! I have to disagree with your intro though -- I think you are very pretty. Your girls are beautiful as well.

    Congrats on your progress and welcome again!
    3082 days ago
    A belated welcome to the Swimming for Cardio team!! Come on by and post with us so we can get to know you better.

    You've made great progress so far! Keep it up!!
    3083 days ago
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