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People call weight loss a lifestyle change. It really is. You're not just making a diet change or incorporating more physical activity. Sometimes you have to change your entire outlook on life.

I've spent a fair portion of my life ridiculing myself. I beat myself up if someone didn't like me, criticized myself if I wasn't an immediate success at everything, and gave myself guilt trips when I did things that weren't necessarily good for me. It was like I took the phrase "I am my own worst enemy" and ran a marathon with it. I gained the weight I did because I wasn't a healthy person.

Now that I feel I have a better handle on what weight loss actually means, I'm ready. I'm ready to tackle the vulnerabilities and the fear of failure. I'm ready to accept the support that people are willing to give me so long as I ask for it. I'm done treating myself like I'm not worth the effort when I know that I am. I deserve to be the best me that I can give myself, and that work starts today.

Member Since: 4/6/2011

Fitness Minutes: 7,461

My Goals:
Goal weight range: 120-140

My Program:
I like walking/hiking, absolutely love yoga in every way, shape, and form, and I'm learning to like strength training too. I also enjoy most water sports when the opportunity presents itself.
I'll pretty much try anything physical at least twice. Once to get over the novelty and the second time to determine if I actually like it.

Personal Information:
-I'm an open book. I don't hold back at all and have no problem expressing myself.
-My hair is naturally curly.
-I have a tattoo on the back of my left shoulder.
-I have a Bachelors Degree from Northern Illinois University.
-I love reading.

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Birthday, DONE GIRL

    Like the other water signs, this sign is very sensitive and emotional. With Scorpio, unlike the water signs Cancer and Pisces, the emotions remain under rigid control. They may not even be apparent to those who are very close to you. When your emotions do erupt, they do so very violently, often with a strong burst of sarcasm and vindictiveness.
    The Scorpio child is born to a father who didn't want a child for whatever reason, and even though this isn't even talked about in the family, the child picks up on this and learns to not trust others. Scorpio always asks "What do they want from me" or "What is in this for me." Because of this, Scorpio is insecure and must be in control in any relationship they are in.
    The strength of Scorpio is in the methods employed to meet every challenge. You approach everything with intensity and passion. Nothing is ever halfway because you put everything you have in your work; mind, heart, soul. You are one of those people who always gives 100% and sometimes more. Many born under the sign Scorpio become classic workaholics.
    You may have an undesirable trait commonly found in the Scorpio person, holding a grudge for a very long time. The underside of Scorpio is often possessed with uncontrollable jealousies and the strongest passions. When offended the reaction is surely revenge. The higher side of Scorpio still dominates people and situations, but with much for the common good. This sign produces very few lukewarm people. You are either very bad or very good.
    In Scorpio, the Sun is intense, skeptical and secretive. There is an intensity and a secretiveness in your makeup which results in an inscrutable persona most people cannot penetrate. This trait makes the Scorpio personality hard to detect. You like to remain incognito, and do so with your very secretive nature. You are a master at hiding your emotions. You neither flinch nor blush. It's hard for you to share your inner feelings with anyone.
    You can be very critical and demanding, creating a forceful and dominating demeanor. You are strong-willed and determined, and you usually act with incisiveness. Your critical nature allows you to make shrewd and unusually accurate judgments at a rapid rate. You can penetrate the hidden agenda of those you meet. It is in your nature to protect yourself by knowing what your opponents are thinking and doing. You have uncanny intuition and accurate perceptions, making you almost psychic in understanding and making emotional connections with other people. Very few successfully earn your trust. Often, you experience difficulties with the authority figures in your life.
    At home, you may be something of a tyrant, wanting everything done your way. You think you are always right and won't tolerate dissent. There is a tendency for you to impose your will on friends and family since you feel so passionately that your ideas are in their best interest. No one takes relationships more serious than you. Although you are highly attracted to, and attractive to, the opposite sex, in many respects you function well as a 'lone wolf' type.
    Scorpio gets along with Cancer, Pisces, Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus. They should avoid Libra and Sagittarius, who are both outgoing people that would make Scorpio very jealous. Scorpio health issues involved problems with fertility & the reproductive organs. They can also have problems with the throat including the thyroid.
    2115 days ago
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  • v TURTLE69
    I did well today. I stayed within my calorie range for a change. I made wise choices on the food I ate today. I didn't get in all the fruit and vegetables I would have liked to today though. But other than that, I did good today for a change.
    2497 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    I could be doing better if I wouldn't be gaining weight. I put on 3 pounds this week after gaining 5 pounds last week. I'm going in the wrong direction. I know part of my problem has been my portion size. I've been eating a little more than I should be so I need to reduce my portion size. I also have to watch my calories better. I've been going over my calories range too many times. If I do that I'm hoping that will correct the gaining problem.
    2499 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Just stopped by to see how you were doing. Have a fantastic week.
    2500 days ago
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