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Easter 2014- 65 Pounds Gone Forever!!

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Sept 18, 2013

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I started out the 2014 New Year on a completely new journey. I had a type of weight loss surgery called Sleeve Gastrectomy on 12/12/13. I started out with the attitude that I would be victorious and that I would get my diabetes under control. Well... here I am... celebrating my 5 month surgiversary and the fact that way before I expected it, I have reached the goal weight that my doctor set for me. This is a completely new lifestyle and completely new way of eating. Not only have I met the goal weight but I am off of all medications and am controlling the diabetes through my eating plan and exercising. No matter what... the surgery was just a tool. I work hard daily to stay on track physically but the hardest job I have is to continue to convince myself every single morning when I look in the mirror that I am worth it. I don't mind doing this daily. I've made it part of my morning ritual and sometimes I just get tickled when I look in the mirror and say things to myself out loud. My journey is far from over. I will continue to look forward to hangin' out with my SP friends, offering all of my love and support to each and every one of you!!

Member Since: 3/25/2011

Fitness Minutes: 39,166

My Goals:
My biggest goal is to lose weight in order to get my blood sugar and cholesterol/triglyceride levels under control.

My 1st goal is to get under 200 pounds... DONE!! (1/12/14)

My next goal is to get my A1C level under 8 because it's been over 8 for two years... DONE!! A1C down from 11.2 to 6.5 (1/31/14)

Triglycerides goal is to get within normal range... DONE!! Down from 685 to 121 (1/31/14)

My main BIG goal is to hit 140 pounds by or before my 1 year surgiversary... DONE!! (5/17/14)

My Program:
I am following a diabetic meal plan here, measuring out my portions at each meal, vitamins and supplements as scheduled, exercising at least 30 minutes everyday, and checking my blood sugar at least 4 times every single day.

Personal Information:
I live in the Houston area with my children and spouse. This is the 6th year we've been homeschooling the kids and although it's hard work, it has been and will continue to be well worth it all. I love going to church, playing the piano, reading and spending good quality time with my family. I am a volunteer leader in the Preteen Ministry at our church which can be quite challenging at times yet very rewarding. My kids are both working on their 2nd degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do and that keeps us very busy along with scouting, music lessons, horseback riding and shooting sports and everything that each of those activites entails. I love life, I love my family and above all else I love my Lord & Savior, Jesus!!

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    The Taurus girl is born to a mother she can never measure up to and thus she becomes really stubborn because she dislikes being pushed to do things she doesn't want to do. (Think about the child with the "stage" mother). She can turn to food as a way to control her life (you can't make me not eat this). Her health issues can be in her throat, especially her thyroid. She can be a good singer and enjoy music.
    As a Taurus, you are likely to be very patient, a hard worker, and one of those people who constantly puts forth much sustained effort. Your demeanor is slow and deliberate, and attempts by others to hurry you rarely succeed. You need time to adjust to new ideas and changes. You can be stubborn to the point of becoming rigid, but you are practical and constructive in nearly everything you do. You carefully consider options before starting any action or coming to any conclusion. You function best under conditions where there is predictability, and where you can exercise a degree of control.
    Good-natured and friendly, your placid demeanor rarely shows upset or anger. When you are aroused, as suggested by the symbol of the sign, your reactions are very much like those of the angered bull. This anger can be reckless, and often lingers.
    There is a certain reluctance in the Taurus nature to try anything new or different. You don't take many chances, and you believe in sticking with the familiar and comfortable. There is not much adventure in your soul, and it is probably fair to label you a conservative individual. The danger with Taurus is the tendency to become too narrow-minded, and to dismiss anything that can't be seen, touched, smelled or tasted.
    You are not usually the first to learn a lesson, but when it is mastered, you are not likely ever to forget. Retentive and steadfast, you don't scatter your energies. You may be lazy at times, perhaps not spending any energy at all for extended periods. Yet long term, you are very willing to assume responsibility and shoulder more than your fair share of the load.
    You may be materialistic, often showing interests in money, security, and comforts in life. To those you love, you often show your feelings in a material way, and you appreciate the same in return. The Taurus personality is sometimes too concerned with money and possessions. Perhaps a little indulgent and luxury-loving, you relish creature comforts and appreciate beautiful possessions. Because of these interests, you have good taste in clothing and furnishings. You also may have a talent for landscaping and working with plants and flowers to make your surrounding more pleasant and appealing.
    You may excel as a cook, but even if you don't have the inclination to prepare it, you certainly enjoy food; perhaps too much. Because of this, you may have a battle with your weight. A slow metabolism and lack of interest in exercise often compound this problem.
    A natural interest in art and music often leads to careers or hobby pursuits in some form of art. Taurus is the sign that rules the throat, so you may have a fine singing and speaking voice.
    Love relationships are very important to you. Since you don't like being alone, you may settle for a partnership that is less than ideal, instead of accepting loneliness. Once settled in a relationship, you are very steadfast and dependable. You are exceedingly loyal, and make a very faithful friend. The most appealing aspect of Taurus, that sweet and loving temperament, is the often present when the Sun appears in Taurus.
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    I hope you have a great birthday to start off a fit and healthy year Done Girl.
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