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This is me at 250 ... a few years ago! I was very unhappy.

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Riley at 3 month and me at about 210

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trying not to laugh ... with my little dog Reine

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I had to stop and read my page to remind myself why I am here.

My weight is out of control and I need to put my foot down once and for all.

I have dedicated my life to others, with no regard to my health or appearance. It is time to make myself a priority. I want to live a long, healthy life filled with love and adventure. It's time to live!

There is NO time like the present ... today is the only day that matters. Yesterday is history, you can't change it no matter how much you want to (now forgive yourself and move forward). Tomorrow, who knows what you will do. TODAY - What you choose to do today ... carries great consequences.

"To Thine Own Self Be True"


My Mantra ... (repeat 10 Xs each morning):

I am ready to embrace a fit future. To bring balance and contentment into my life. I am ready to achieve this goal I have set for myself. I am ready to keep my word to myself. My body is primed to release the extra weight I am still carrying. I will not abuse my body any more. I am ready to let my inner Goddess out ... I deserve to be happy and enlightened.


2006 250
2007 171
2008 212
2009 191.6
2010 153.4
2011 185
2012 293

Current measurments
neck: 15 1/2
bust: 53
waist: 46
Hips: 55

5/26 290

8/2 283

2013 286

4/1/13 293
10/22/13 241

current measurments

bust 51
waist 41
hips 49.5

2/8/15 ... 241.6

Good luck to all! Lots of love...

Member Since: 3/17/2008

Fitness Minutes: 37,257

My Goals:
. to be healthy and fit.
.rid myself of this excess unhealthy weight.
. to move and enjoy the great outdoors.
.lose a total of 163 pounds.
. Being able to keep up.
. Getting healthy.
. the best shape of my life.
.ultimate goal 130

My Program:

I am doing a very strict low carb plan.

Personal Information:
Hi ... I'm from Sacramento CA ... born and raised. I now live in Clearlake with my 16 year old daughter.

Other Information:
We have 1 dog and 3 cats.

My schedule is hectic ... getting back into shape has taken a backseat for a long time ... NOT ANYMORE!

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  • v no profile image CINDYTW
    So sorry to hear about your struggles! Have you tried eliminating allergens, like grains, dairy, soy, etc.? Just a thought.

    I am doing pretty well, struggling to stay on track and do what I have to do. I do well for a bit, then I fall off track and have to get back on. I have managed to maintain a 10# loss since the fall, but struggling to keep losing! I have been playing with my ratios too to try and find what works. I even plateaued on low carb! I know I do not follow my diet/exercise 100% of the time but it still seems like I should be doing better than I am.
    2039 days ago
  • v no profile image CINDYTW
    Hey! I was glad to see you post about being back on track! I am on my usual rollercoaster of food issues, but otherwise things are pretty OK here. I am up in weight still and am not focused enough to lose it apparrently. Trying to tighten up that focus it is only going to get harder! Winter is just so darn depressing its so hard to stay on track!

    Let me know what's been going on with you! If you don't want it public, message me! I've missed you! emoticon emoticon
    2063 days ago
  • v no profile image CINDYTW
    I do still struggle with my health stuff, but the thing is,I would never have been in this boat in the first place if I had stuck to Atkins the whole time!! Now I had to wait 4 years to partially heal myself and get back to where I started from. Why? WHOLE GRAINS!! The big lie of the decade!!

    Anyway, I am glad to see you back! I lost my 13+year old dog last July and we got a puppy in October last year. My first baby! All my other dogs were older rescues. I loved the experience and now have been missing having a "baby". We have a fox red lab now (see my SP page) and want a silver lab next! But they are some $$, which we don't have...
    2208 days ago
  • v no profile image CINDYTW
    I thought you were gone!! Welcome back emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2209 days ago
  • v LMB-ESQ
    No, I don't have any confidence at all. Neither result, pass or fail, will surprise me. I wasn't cocky about it at all and I studied my a$$ off in a very expensive and very intensive bar review course. But it's a grueling exam and you're subject to the whim of the graders and your answers are compared to other test takers. I know I did everything I could, and now I'm just trying to prepare myself for whatever might happen. I'll know Friday.

    Thanks for your support! :-)
    2213 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/23/2013 6:11:53 PM
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