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I started gaining weight when I was about 10 I think. At least that's the firt time I remember getting teased for being chubby. Some of the boys in my class started calling me "Big J." From there I just kept gaining. In December 2009 I joined WW, weighing in at my highest ever 398.8#. I was devestated when I saw that number. I lost 30# over the next three months. Then I quit WW, I was tired of paying for something that I already knew. I knew what to day. I'd spent the last 15 years reading and trying everything to lose weight. I knew what to do, what to eat and not eat. I just never committed to it. Quitting WW was another example of me not finishing something, giving up on me. I bounced around between 368-378 for the next 10 months or so; then Jan 2011, I rejoined the gym but still wasn't committing to eating well. In Feb, I decided I was tired of putting out the effort at the gym and then ruining any benefit with poor eating choices. So that's where I am now... I'm at the very beginning of this journey but I feel like I've finally decided I'm worth it all.

Member Since: 1/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,555

My Goals:
To be comfortable in my own skin. To not feel regretful at the end of the day that I made unhealthy choices. To be proud of myself. To accomplish something for me.

My Program:
Cardio: 30 minutes minimum three days per week.

Strength training: 2 days per week.

No gym Mondays or Fridays (they're my long work day).

Water! Water! Water!

Think before I eat.

Personal Information:
Up until September of 2011 I thought I knew what I was doing. That's all changed. Now I have to take care of me, for me.

Other Information:
"If you don't like what your getting, change what you're doing." I don't remember who said it, but it runs through my mind often.

"When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy"
- Chinese Proverb

"The one who moves a mountain, begins with a single stone.:
~Chinese proverb

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." -- Dr. Seuss

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    Those born on the Taurus-Gemini cusp are eternally young. They are energetic, prolific and once they find something that really appeals to them, they do it quite a bit.

    They are also versatile. This versatility may cause them to wear themselves out because they try to do too much too frequently. They need to learn to limit themselves to create a balance.

    Taurus-Gemini is a born communicator. They love active conversations on just about any topic you can imagine. They do have to be careful not to monopolize the conversation. It is all too easy for them to do.
    They may be conflicted about certain things due to their nature. While they want to be earthy and stable, they are drawn to towards more unstable, frenetic behavior. They may not be sensitive to the feelings of others. While they can spend hours debating over their own emotional matters, they may appear rather unsympathetic or detached. They are prone to burning out, both physically and mentally. If they can learn self-discipline, they will be more successful.
    Taurus-Gemini needs to keep track of their activity level with great care. They need to learn consistency when rejecting ideas or people. They need to learn how to gentle their approach. Confronting their own insecurities will help them grow. Resting is a good thing from time to time.
    Taurus-Gemini can focus too much on money and possessions. They are usually gentle, dependable and tolerant of those around them. At the same time, they can be high strung and scattered. They are entertaining and make loyal friends who are fun to be around. They like to spend time eating good food and enjoying a rousing conversation.
    Their strengths are their stability, intellectual and conversational skills and their perseverance. They are good at analyzing challenging ideas and have the ability to communicate those ideas to others. If they can learn to add the variety of Gemini to the dedication of Taurus, they can be very successful.
    Broadminded and hardworking, Taurus-Gemini is also expressive, energetic, charming, intelligent, adaptable, shy, practical, mature, gentle, quiet, stable, restless, blunt, scattered, nervous, over-indulgent and changeable. They don't call this the Cusp of Energy for nothing.
    Individuals born on the Taurus-Gemini cusp are independent and proud. They are very talented, especially when they learn how to get their inclinations to work together. If they get unhappy, they tend to get lethargic and apathetic. Learning to forgive is a blessing in their life.
    They may have interests in art, music, travel or social activities. They attract many friends, though they should be cautious they don't over-commit themselves to too many relationships. They are generous people, who enjoy delving into many things.

    2916 days ago
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