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I'm not really sure what to write. I want to lose weight just like everybody else. I want to be able to bend over and tie my shoes without having to hold my breath. I want to be able to exercise without all the pain in my knees and ankle. I want to be able to walk past a mirror without cringing.

UPDATE: Doing pretty good bending over, knees hurt a little, but not like they did before, but that darn mirror still scares me. LOL

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are & then wait to hear the answer ! ! !

Life is what you make it, so make it what you want it to be ! ! !

"If you focus on results you will never change. If you focus on change you will get results."

A Goal Without a Plan Is Just A Wish ! ! !

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!
- Author Unknown

Member Since: 9/30/2007

Fitness Minutes: 66,814

My Goals:
I want to lose 130 lbs, which would put me below 150 lbs.

My Program:
Calories In - Calories Out

I'm doing 30-45 min. of cardio 6 days a week and 20-30 min. of strength training 3 days a week..

Personal Information:
I live in Erie, PA.

My husband, Stephen, has been very supportive of my lifestyle change.

Other Information:
My husband and I both enjoy golfing and playing bridge.

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  • v BKWERM
    Happy Anniversary, Elaina!

    I don't know if you're still on SP or not but a reminder popped up this morning to remind me of your anniversary!

    I haven't chatted with you in awhile but your weight loss looks like it's going great! You must be so proud.

    Take care.
    3997 days ago
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    Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!
    4019 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Belated Birthday, DONE GIRL emoticon

    The Taurus Girl is born to a mother she can never live up to so she learns to be stubborn and stand her own ground. She can certainly be fat, since comments made about what she is eating can just make her eat that much more to "show you" what can be done.
    She gets along with VIRGO, Capricorn, Cancer and Pisces. She is frugal and does well being the "woman behind the successful man" as she knows how to manage money. She makes a great banker, real estate person, business owner, chef, bakery, beautician/make-up artist, or wedding designer. She LOVES beauty and can be lazy if she isn't happy, as SITTING and doing nothing is her silent way to protest.
    Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and the Sun resides in this sign from 21 April until 20 May each year. The symbol of Taurus is the Bull, for reasons that will be developed in the next few paragraphs.

    As a Taurus, you are likely to be very patient, a hard worker, and one of those people who constantly puts forth much sustained effort. Your demeanor is slow and deliberate, and attempts by others to hurry you rarely succeed. You need time to adjust to new ideas and changes. You can be stubborn to the point of becoming rigid, but you are practical and constructive in nearly everything you do. You carefully consider options before starting any action or coming to any conclusion. You function best under conditions where there is predictability, and where you can exercise a degree of control.

    Good-natured and friendly, your placid demeanor rarely shows upset or anger. When you are aroused, as suggested by the symbol of the sign, your reactions are very much like those of the angered bull. This anger can be reckless, and often lingers.

    There is a certain reluctance in the Taurus nature to try anything new or different. You don't take many chances, and you believe in sticking with the familiar and comfortable. There is not much adventure in your soul, and it is probably fair to label you a conservative individual. The danger with Taurus is the tendency to become too narrow-minded, and to dismiss anything that can't be seen, touched, smelled or tasted.
    You are not usually the first to learn a lesson, but when it is mastered, you are not likely ever to forget. Retentive and steadfast, you don't scatter your energies. You may be lazy at times, perhaps not spending any energy at all for extended periods. Yet long term, you are very willing to assume responsibility and shoulder more than your fair share of the load.

    You may be materialistic, often showing interests in money, security, and comforts in life. To those you love, you often show your feelings in a material way, and you appreciate the same in return. The Taurus personality is sometimes too concerned with money and possessions. Perhaps a little indulgent and luxury-loving, you relish creature comforts and appreciate beautiful possessions. Because of these interests, you have good taste in clothing and furnishings. You also may have a talent for landscaping and working with plants and flowers to make your surrounding more pleasant and appealing.

    You may excel as a cook, but even if you don't have the inclination to prepare it, you certainly enjoy food; perhaps too much. Because of this, you may have a battle with your weight. A slow metabolism and lack of interest in exercise often compound this problem.
    A natural interest in art and music often leads to careers or hobby pursuits in some form of art. Taurus is the sign that rules the throat, so you may have a fine singing and speaking voice.
    Love relationships are very important to you. Since you don't like being alone, you may settle for a partnership that is less than ideal, instead of accepting loneliness. Once settled in a relationship, you are very steadfast and dependable. You are exceedingly loyal, and make a very faithful friend. The most appealing aspect of Taurus, that sweet and loving temperament, is the often present when the Sun appears in Taurus. emoticon
    4022 days ago
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