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Do you know what it's like to be done? I know you're feeling me ladies 'cause a whole lot of you are done too!!!

...with having such a pretty face
...with dreading to fly anywhere 'cause the seat belt might not go all the way around.
...with trying to blend in with the crowd, knowing you can't blend when you yourself are as big as "the crowd"
...admiring those stilleto's but knowing "that's a broken ankle waiting to happen.
...dreaming you're a super-hero who can fly because you already have the giant wing-span!
...thanking and cursing the person who made spandex, suck-it-all in undergarments

Oh, and that's just the start.......not enough space on the entire internet for my list, but that's not important. What is important is that I'm done, done, done. And did I say, I'm done?

On June 9, 2009, my healthcare provider informed me that I was a pre-diabetic. After experience a number of other non-related issues I consulted another physician only to discover the diabetes was brought on by another condition, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I'm actually relieved........I finally know what's been going on the past couple of years. I was told the best treatment of PCOS is a sound nutrition plan and exercise, so here I am.

My dad made the comment a couple of days ago, "Nesie, how many diets have you been on only to quit." The comment didn't upset me, because he is right. But this is different, this is not a diet, this is me saving my life and I think I can! No, I know I can because I am done being the person who's waiting around for their health to fail.

Member Since: 6/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 21,471

My Goals:
1. To eliminate the PCOS and pre-diabetes so I can get off the medication and be healthy.
2. Achieve a healthy weight, which for me is "major" as I don't know what a healthy weight is. I've been fat all my life, hopefully I'll know it when I get there!
3. Feel attractive in my own skin. I love myself and this body God has given me, but I don't like to look at it. I disgust myself.
4. Finish a 5k. I'm accomplishing more and more physically everyday. Some day soon I'm going to do it!


240 (7/1/09): Met 6/25/09
230 (8/1/09): Met 7/23/09
220 (9/1/09): Met 8/26/09
210 (10/1/09): Met 10/7/09
200 (11/1/09): Met 11/8/09
Starting Over - 3/7/11
215 - today
200 (4/18/11)
190 (5/18/11)
180 (6/18/11)
170 (7/18/11)
160 (8/18/11)
150 (9/18/11)
140 (10/18/11)
130 (11/18/11)

My Program:
Calories: 1,200-1,500 (usually around 1,200)
Carbs: 50% of daily intake
Protein: 30% of daily intake
Fat: 20% of daily intake

Exercise: As much as I can reasonably fit into my schedule.
Cardio: 45-60 minutes per day (currently doing the treadmill - 3.4 mph @ 5% incline)
Strength: Various circuit machines doing 20-30 minutes per day, alternating between upper and lower body

Personal Information:
I'm from South Carolina and work for a Community Healthcare Center as its HR Recruiter/Training Coordinator. Love my job!!

I'm 42 and have been married for 22 years. We have a daughter 22 years old.

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Looking for a buddy - someone with similar goals and someone I can count on to keep me motivated!

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    Good Morning to you, been awhile, but I'm still here, still trying to lose weight. I wanted to stop by and see how you are doing. I would like to hear from you!

    Are you maintaining? What is your easiest way of doing that, there are some people coming close to needing that advice, and I would like to have the knowledge, to help them. emoticon emoticon
    2799 days ago
    Wishing you a wonderful week, hope it is filled with enlightment, and joy!
    2860 days ago
    hey Denise - i found your blog from the pic you posted comparing your photos. Reading your last blog entry you seemed in distress, but that was back in Dec. How are you doing now? Where you able to get back on track? I am wishing you all the best!
    2869 days ago
    Hi Denise,

    a little birdy told me it was your birthday last week - sorry for the late wishes - I was away at school.

    Hope you had a great day -

    2916 days ago
  • v GARDENER091
    A little late but wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    Enjoy the weekend and you have done so very well on this are going to reach your goal. Hang in there!
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    2918 days ago
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