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Aziza will be teaching at Yaa Halla, Y'all August 2013!



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Greetings All-
So this is the year that I am putting myself first. I have decided that, for me to lose a significant amount of weight I need the tool of Gastric Bypass. While this is a powerful tool to have at one's disposal, I know in many ways this will be a more difficult path toward my goals. At this weight though, I need to make drastic changes so I may retain good health.

In addition to the gastric bypass February 19th, I am starting therapy with a psychologist specializing in eating disorders. I have to really understand the reasons that are behind my eating and different ways to deal with those emotions.

On a fun note, I have scared myself yet again into exercise by signing up for a belly dance workshop in Texas this August; Yaa Halla, Y'all 2013. My girl Aziza will be teaching a drum solo workshop with Issam!

My reasons for wanting to lose weight:
To feel comfortable in my own skin again
To sleep comfortably
To not be self conscious of every move I make
To keep up with the kiddos!
To be alive to see my kids grow up
To dance and not have my weight constantly in the back of my mind
For my own inner peace
To wear great clothing again!
To improve my intimate life with my husband.




Member Since: 4/24/2006

Fitness Minutes: 5,165

My Goals:
LONG TERM:
I want to feel comfortable in my my skin and be as healthy as I can possibly be.
SHORT TERM:
I want to stay fast food free and eat more whole foods.


My Program:
I am approaching each day as a fresh start. I am eating for health instead of just for a short term high that will make me feel disgusting & bloated. I am making sure to exercise at least 5 times per week.



Personal Information:
Casey, 37 years old, short and rather plump :) Live in St Louis, MO

Mom of 2 preschoolers.

Belly Dancer!

Married in April 2007- after a 9 year engagement!

Harry Potter fan, Historical Fiction Lover & Jen Lancaster is my new favorite Author.

Animals are a big part of our life. I have 5 cats and although on temporary hiatus, I have ridden horses since I was ten.



Other Information:
I used to be a bookstore manager so I would much rather read that exercise. I am currently working for a fantastic company that is very supportive of my weight loss goals. I have a multitude of cats a husband and 2 great kids under 5! I love to bellydance!




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  • v GETTO140
    Hello, BELLYDANCEHAPPY! Welcome to the Love to Cook team!
    4908 days ago
  • v no profile image DAWBEN34
    I am in such an energetic mood today...I don't know why...my boss was even laughing and joking...it has been a long time for that. We hardly did any work, we just joked around and passed the day quickly...we have these days few and far between...I told her she should be like this more often...either that or I am going to have her committed...just kidding.

    It's only 82 today...like winter...lol. I have been doing good at getting back on track. I watched VH1 and Celebrity Fit Club 4...it is funny but it is nice to see that people with money needs help with their weight also.

    Have a great day all and talk to you tomorrow...same saprk time same spark channel!!!

    4910 days ago
  • v ANNTWOCATS
    Good luck with your program. I hope you get to your goal and have the happiest wedding day ever.
    4922 days ago
  • v MOMMALISA
    YOU ARE DOING GREAT! DON'T GIVE UP THE BATTLE! IT IS NOT AS AHRD AS IT SEEMS. IT IS JUST DIFFERENT CHANGES TO YOUR LIFE STYLE! DON'T THINK OF IT AS A DIET THINK OF IT AS A CHALLENGE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR A VERY IMPORTNANT REASON. I HOPE ALL GOES WELL FOR YOU AND YOUR UP COMING WEDDING! STAY STRONG AND NEVER GIVE UP ON SOMETHING YOU WANT AND NEED SO BAD!
    4954 days ago
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