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Hi..Im a 38 yr old artist..just starting this career Ive always dabbled in all my life..but I'm kinda worn out, and having some health issues. This weight is making things harder,I'm feeling older lol..and I need to feel alive again.I've been overweight on and off since I was 20, but its high time I defeated these weight issues. To top off my joint problems Ive been diagnosed with hypothyroidism & insulin resistant, so with the proper care..perhaps now I can do this.My husband is ..and always has been very supportive of my weight loss efforts..and now he has joined with me to lose some weight too.
I have 3 teens, all that wants mom to keep up with them..(HA!)

And here I go...

I have a total of 100 lbs to lose. But I find its easier to set smaller goals, as looking at the big picture can feel so frustrating and far away. Smaller achievements help me to see I'm progressing. So....

My small term goal is:

reach 180 by 08/6/10 I feel my reward for my weight loss is feeling great..being proud of myself.and looking better.'s kind of a fun thing that some do having the reward why not. Heres what I will get;
224~ night out with my honey
214~ makeup
204~ A night out
194~ workout outfit
164~A night out
154~Hair done
125 clothes

When I think of what motivates me to succeed in my endevor to lose this weight, I think about all the things being over weight has done to make me unhappy:
My shirt rolls up my back..or in general just slides up
Clothes can be uncomfortable, especially panties
My belly catches drips
My butt gets in the way
I take water pills for high blood pressure
I get out of breath when I walk
My legs and joints hurt a lot..even tho I have fibro and arthitus I know the weight makes it worse
I carry water weight..especially when I walk
I have to squeeze my butt in some chairs or into amusement ride seats
I get tired too often
I feel old
I feel fat
The only nice clothes I have are smaller

These are reasons that motivate me simply because they make life not as pleasurable..they make things more difficult. I want to wear clothes that I like..that fit good. I want to feel happy about myself..and I want to be healthy and throw away pills Im too young to need. I want to live a longer life..than I know I may live if I continued down the road to obesity.

Member Since: 5/29/2009

Fitness Minutes: 310

My Goals:
I'm hoping to stop feeling so sluggish, and reduce the pain. And of course it's my desire to wear smaller clothes to look and feel great. I've been overweight some number of years on and off and I want to enjoy life more..feeling better than I do now.

My Program:
More protein, less carbs and sugar. More complex carbs, and water which I love to forget to drink aparently. And 30 minutes a day of start. I'm incorporating strength training in my plan this week..3 times a week.

Personal Information:
Colored Pencil Artist who mainly draws Fantasy, but versatile in other areas.

I live in the desert..where its far too hot.

I dont drive because people are crazy lol I have 3 teens who are my world..and I wanna go back to Disneyland this year with them..what a blast.


Other Information:
I believe you should live each day to the fullest..making sure you leave no room for regrets..make decisions life is far too short.

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