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I am DONE watching life pass me by without joining in!

I am DONE not being able to fit into those chic outfits!

I am DONE hiding myself from new adventures!

I am DONE being looked at with disgust in public!


I am here to discover who I truly am, no hiding!

I am here to discover a new zest for life!

I am here to start a new lifestyle!

I am here to begin the rest of my life!

The perfect way to sum up weight loss is a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs."

I am definitely a lover of fashion. I believe that fashion is a way of expressive art, not just a piece of cloth that covers your body. I was raised old fashioned and without a television so my time was spent reading. I love biographies on royalty especially Georgiana (Duchess of Devonshire) and Marie Antoinette. (both fellow fashionistas)

My weight issues started in 5th grade when I found out that I was adopted and my whole world turned upside down. I was let down by the two people I trusted most in this world and because of that, I have a problem opening up and letting people get to know the real me. I am terrified of relationships and terrified of being hurt. While I'm still dealing with issues from being adopted, it's finally time for me to take care of myself and my future. I am. I am here to work hard, push myself to new limits, and see amazing results!

I love to travel and see the way other cultures work. My plans include going to China and holding a panda bear then going to Australia and holding a two favorite animals. I would love to visit Ireland, England, and a list the length of my arm. I can't wait until I can fit comfortably in those darn airplane seats!

Music lifts my soul and moves me like nothing else can. My motivational soundtrack (in progress):

I Believe by Yolanda Adams (from the Honey Soundtrack)
Believe by Suzie McNeil (many will know if from TBL)

Member Since: 1/8/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,557

My Goals:
-become toned
-lose 37lbs by April
-lose the flabby arms
-lose 10 months each month

25lbs=new pair of shoes
45lbs=new outfit
50lbs=sign up for a spin class
60lbs=new designer purse
90lbs=new chic wardrobe

My Program:
Doing the Atkins thing...and it's not so bad!

Personal Information:
My name is Jo and I live in Charleston, SC but am originally from OH. I love all things fashion...clothes, accessories, beauty and hair. I am an event manager and I absolutely love my job.

Other Information:
-love watching Bollywood movies
-will watch any football game I can find on tv
-watch movies from 1920's-50's
-Rosalind Russell is my favorite actress
-love all of Ginnifer Goodwin's looks and wish to look like her at goal

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    hello from Paris Team. Hope all is well. We miss you in our team chats. Please stop by when you can .
    2679 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/9/2012 10:07:40 AM
    Happy belated birthday! I hope it was nice one! I happened to see your spark page and found it inspirational, I am very glad you are 'done' with old negative thinking ...I need to do the same thing. .. get a better mind set like you. by the way, I love French things, French people, French fashion. Keep up the good work on improving your inspire me to be better! :)
    3070 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/19/2011 2:48:15 PM
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    Happy Birthday to You!! Sorry I’m running late!

    Born April 16, you are able to grasp even the most complicated issues, then turn around and explain them to others in ways that are clear, concise and practical. Even when you are faced with issues or situations that others find impossibly convoluted or complex, you are able to see through the smokescreen of irrelevant distractions and get to the heart of the matter. For obvious reasons, others are always seeking out your opinions and your company; having you around is considered by most to be a benefit -- personally and otherwise.

    You can, at times, be rather stubborn, and when your beliefs are challenged, you can become downright ill-tempered -- and even ill-mannered. Still, a well-timed apology can undo any damage you may have done, and it's not likely that your true friends will ever be seriously offended by your words or deeds.

    Hope your day was wonderful!

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    3130 days ago
    You said, "I'm looking forward to having some of the best birthdays of my life in the future...although it will be tough to beat my birthday from 2 years ago. It fell on Easter sunday and I spent the morning in Assisi and ended the day in Venice."

    I hope that this birthday, 2011, gives all the others a run for their money!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2011!!!
    Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

    All the very best,
    3135 days ago
    emoticon happy 2011!!! ~ keep up the great work!!!!!!! emoticon
    3239 days ago
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