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In 2007, I weighed 317 lbs. I hit rock bottom physically and emotionally. I sought help. Worked the tools provided to me and lost 117 of the 167 I wanted to lose....then life changed. From 2010 to 2015 I said goodbye to 9 family members, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with MS, my middle daughter was diagnosed with Colon Cancer and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I fell apart. Not all at once...gradually....which in some ways is far worse because you don't even realize its happening. I starter working out less, emotional eating and trying to fight back my heart ache on my own. The end result was a 67 lb weight gain, severe physical pain and depression. It's taken me nearly 2 years to come back to Sparkpeople and try again, but I'm here and I'm ready to do the work!

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Member Since: 4/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 6,723

My Goals:
My goal is to get to a weight that is healthy and comfortable for me. I used to have a number, but now it's more like a feeling I want to achieve and preserve for the rest of my life.
I want to get published.
I want to own a second-hand home decor store.
I want to create art that everyone loves.

My Program:
I am starting over. I have moved and just found a new gym, so I am starting a new program. Initial goal, 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week combined with 3 days a week of strength training and 6 days of stretching/yoga.

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I love family, art, crafts, writing, reading, photography, cooking, poker and sports.

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NOTE: All poetry and art posted by me is Copyrighted and should not be reprinted/used without my permission. THANKS!

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