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November 2015

June 2007 - 380 lbs

June 2008 to Sept 2008 - 35 lbs off with Medifast


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I'm Johna. I've been overweight since I was about 5 years old. I've lost count of the number of diets I've attempted and failed. An acquaintance I ran into lost 105 lbs using SparkPeople, so I know how valuable this tool is!

Three years ago, I joined a club I'd never thought I'd be joining. I got divorced after over 17 years of marriage. Amid the myriad emotions coming with this change was work I did on myself and my boundaries. My choices to avoid healthy living have been manifesting themselves physically (diabetes and high blood sugars, edema, skin issues), emotionally and mentally (malaise, depression and anxiety), and spiritually. I'm now in a relationship with a man who has helped me discover things about myself I never thought possible. I'm now in a job I love after being away from my career industry for a couple of years. I'm a work in progress, but I'm taking steps I haven't taken before.

I wish I'd taken charge of myself and my health a long time ago. I wish I had a nickel for every time some (supposedly well-meaning) person had told me in my youth, "You should lose a little weight, dear, you have such a pretty face...."

Member Since: 6/18/2007

Fitness Minutes: 855

My Goals:
I want be healthy and live my life; go motor cycle riding, traveling, enjoy outings of all sorts. I want to be able to go and do things without having to worry if I'll fit in a chair or wondering if something "will hold me."

My Program:
I'm taking the first steps to battling my food addiction:
mindful eating
portion control
food tracking
emotional introspect and discerning physical vs. emotional hunger
increasing activity

Personal Information:
Engaged to a wonderful man! Enjoying life in the Ozarks!

Other Information:
Likes: Cooking, fishing, animals, music, reading, anything water (snorkeling, SCUBA), travel

Dislikes: Rude people, crowds, crowds of rude people

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