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Start each day with a smile...And get it over with!!

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Never take yourself too seriously, and mock those who do.

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I used to have a handle on life--but it broke off!!

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Edna Mae's Escape Plan
HELP!! I’m a secure, skinny extrovert, trapped in an inhibited, fat introvert’s body! In my times of being lower in weight, I am daring, spontaneous and fun! Being overweight holds me back…I dress frumpy and bland, so as not to call attention to myself. I avoid gatherings, almost to the point of being a hermit. I lose my self-confidence.

Like the saying, “Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out…But I can usually shut her up with cookies!” Well, no more cookies! In fact, I will embrace the voices in my head and befriend them! The more the merrier—I’ll take all the support I can get! In time, I will set that extrovert free!

This time, I AM NOT starting another diet. Instead, I am beginning a new “weigh” of life! I will make smart choices and develop healthy habits! No longer will a balanced diet mean a cookie in each hand!

Please post a comment of support, motivation, understanding or advice. If you need a little inspiration or incentive, let me know…It feels good to reach out and offer help—We’re in this together!! Besides, maybe if we pool our resources, we can figure out one of life’s greatest mysteries: Just how does a 2-pound box of candy make a person gain 5 pounds?!!

Looking forward to shedding pounds and sharing laughs! If exercise doesn't work, who knows, maybe we can laugh our butts off!!
Debbie (aka—Eddie Mae)

Member Since: 10/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,720

My Goals:
•Regain my self-confidence; set the introvert free!!

•Get into my "skinny clothes" again.

•Foster a healthy sense of humor, as I make new friends.


Under 190 by Christmas
Under 180 by Valentine's
Under 160 by April B-day!

My Program:

I will embrace these hormonal changes and all the hairs that are appearing in unwelcome places. I will let all hairs grow until that desperate day of need. When that day comes, I will shave, pluck and wax my legs, armpits, eyebrows, upper lip, nostrils, chin--and wherever else. I figure that will make the scale drop enough for that needed motivation!!

Personal Information:
I grew up on a farm in SW North Dakota, andnow reside in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. My husband and I live a nomadic lifestyle, working together for a Michigan company, on remote construction projects. We have 2 cat critters, Bobbie Sue and Ole--they allow us to live in the house with them!

Other Information:
Once I get comfortable around people, I turn into the "Bubbly One."

I always try to be the optimist, but weather tends to affect my mood when it's dreary--I really need my sunshine--winters are tough for me.

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    Welcome to DwD! I hope you will always find the support and encouragement you need with us. We have such a diverse group that no matter what life throws at you, you're sure to have someone who's been there and willing to share their experience or at least an online shoulder to lean on.

    Good luck and be well,
    4382 days ago
  • v ATR1983
    Welcome to Spark People and to SP class of october 7-13. Feel free to look around the boards and post. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. Good luck on your journey!

    Amber Co-leader of SP Class of October 7-13

    4382 days ago
  • v NERAUS
    I will be happy to give you some cheers and smiles on the days you need it. I love the pictures of your cats. I have one rather onery cat named Arthur. He is suppose to be my pet but he really prefers my husband. I am only necessary at feeding times. LOL!!!!
    4382 days ago
  • v CYNTHIAS50
    Hello and welcome to the Fabulous, Fun, Forty Something's team! We've got alot of great Ladies on the team who will give you the support and motivation you need to make your weightloss journey a success! BTW I love your profile pic! See you on the boards, oh yeah, don't forget to come by and introduce yourself!

    4382 days ago
  • v no profile image LAURAC7
    Hi. You can do it. If you can deal with moving so often I know you can do this for yourself.
    4382 days ago
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