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My granddaughter and I on the Polar Express last year

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Me at one of my lower weights since my battle began, this was summer '09

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I have been struggling with my weight in an epic battle for the last 3 years. Although my weight gain began around 2003 when I was 33 years old. I would say that the revelation of being severely addicted to food happened about 2 or 3 years ago.

I am so blessed to have wonderful (grown) children and a beautiful granddaughter. But I suffer very badly from high anxiety. I currently don't quite have the resources to reach out for professional help and I am uninsured right now and so don't have the money to go for a physical. I am planning on doing so soon after the new year begins.

Member Since: 11/24/2012

My Goals:
I want to feel better. I have back pain and I am always bloated and swollen. I also suffer from collapsed arches and at times have to wear a brace at night which really impedes my sleep. I think as a woman I'd love to look better than I do but my true goals are to feel better and have balance in my life.

My Program:
That is why I am here. For starters I'm going to try my hardest to eat 3 meals a day which consist of high fiber, high protein and try to be careful about salt and processed sugar and flour products. I also walk approximately 40 mins a day while pushing a stroller with a 3 & 2 yr old in it. (I'm a nanny)

Personal Information:
I am from Central NJ and the mother of three awesome grown children and grandma to the most beautiful granddaughter ever!

Other Information:
I love the outdoors, I love the woods and mountains and LOVE the shore. I also love history, colonial and revolutionary American history being my favorite and "the push west" being a close second

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  • v WINGLESS98465
    Hello! I hope your journey is going well thus far. If you ever need a little push, I'm only a SparkMail away! :)

    I also have some anxiety issues. I don't know exactly what would be available in your area, but here we have a number of community health centers. A major one is run by Catholic Community Services. You could likely Google for it and perhaps find a place that can get you a diagnosis, and even inexpensive medication, if needed. I hope to get off my meds soon, but for now, they're a lifesaver. :)

    You've got some great motivation, so I don't even need to wish you good luck! Instead, I'll wish you Good Journey. :)

    2499 days ago
  • v no profile image BUTTERFLY971
    Hi! How's it going so far this week? Today was a rough day at work and I really wanted to "chow down" when I got home - but I didn't, I went for a walk instead. It definitely helped.

    How are you doing?
    2514 days ago
  • v STACYH73
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    2517 days ago
  • v ABRANNEWME2014
    Hello and welcome to the Sp family Jen....You can do this and I'm rooting for you....good luck to you on meeting all your fitness goals...
    2517 days ago
    Welcome to SP! Best of luck on your journey!
    2517 days ago