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After losing 30 pounds and becoming a zumba fanatic I then started the toughest year I've had in a long time. My chronic migraines became an almost daily occurrence and I reinjured my back(herniated disc). For most of 2014 I was unable to exercise and unfortunately turned to food for comfort. Thankfully I was able to maintain my weight.

2015 is a new year and I am determined to make a new start. I have to learn to accept my life as it is and learn to fit in exercise in new ways. I am determined to find a way to workout with my new limitations and I will also focus on eating healthier. I will also learn to find new ways to deal with stress to replace turning to food.

Member Since: 7/14/2011

Fitness Minutes: 37,727

My Goals:
I will exercise at least 15 minutes for 3 days a week.(I will look to increase this goal after I see how my back reacts to working out again)

I will eat healthier by eating at least 3 veggies and fruits a day.

I will lose 1 pound a month in 2015

My Program:
I have joined TOPS(Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Essentially their program is following the four Food Groups.

Personal Information:
I live in Cornwall, Ontario. I'm single. I have a 7 year old daughter who I gave up for adoption at birth. Thankfully it is an open adoption(I get to visit her and receive regular updates)

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This is what gets me through the tough times.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

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    837 days ago
    Stopping in to say Hi and see how you are feeling?
    I sure hope better. I am on a medication starting today that is to help with my awful vertigo! I so hope it works!
    You're in my thoughts and prayers!
    Healing Hugs!
    P.S. Please feel free to message me anytime if you need support or to just vent! We all need to know "someone out there" cares!
    1034 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2015 12:48:45 AM
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    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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    1066 days ago
    Oh, Sweetie! You do not have to be sorry as I understand and am so sorry you have these two health issues to struggle with! With my DH and I both in this kind of battle, too, I can sympathize! I will keep you in my houghts and prayers! Don't leave SparkPeople...just do the best you can! There is good support here and I am here...LOL.
    HEALING HUGS, my friend! Keep in touch and let me know how you are doing! If I can help in anyway!?
    1295 days ago
    Happy belated birthday! I hope it was great.
    1534 days ago
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