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Five years ago I had weight loss surgery and I lost 124 pounds. That's amazing to me even now! I maintained my weight loss until about a year and a half ago. Slowly 21 pounds have crept back and although I would love to blame it on some medication I was prescribed (one of the possible side effects is weight gain) or the fact that I'm turning 50 this year, I know that peri menopause or medication are only partly responsible. The issue that is 80% responsible is ME!! I've allowed old habits back in my life. So I asked myself if I really want to go down that road again. I was one of the most miserable fat people you could imagine. I decided to get my butt back to the tools that helped me become the success story I was because I know it (Sparkpeople) works. So here I am, ready to turn it all around. I'm giving myself a whole year to take these extra pounds back off and get to my goal weight because I would rather take it slow and incorporate these changes to my lifestyle forever.

Member Since: 2/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,748

My Goals:
I have to get back down to my goal weight of 150 pounds. Can I tell you how easy it was to let those 21 pounds creep back on? That's the scary part!


My Program:
I believe if you focus on putting healthy foods in your body and get regular exercise you can have the occasional treat. It's when day after day turns into "treat day" I see TROUBLE. I have to work on those treat days, I need to be able to just say "NO"~!!!



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Things I Love:

Time with my Family
Coffee
Thunderstorms
Purses and Shoes
Cookies ( I know that's bad, but it's true!)
Reading
Taking Pictures
Scrapbooking
Shopping
Swimming
Dancing
Lilacs and Roses
Fall and Thanksgiving
Weekends in Monterey
Pedicures






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  • v BARBEQUESUE
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    Congratulations on being Motivator of the Day!
    You look simply wonderful...Keep up the great work!
    Barbara
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    3455 days ago
  • v DIVAGLOW
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    Congratulations on being the Motivator of the Day! Keep on doing such a amazing job motivating, supporting and encouraging others here. Good luck and I wish you all the best on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
    *~ Paula *~
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    3455 days ago
  • v ELLAREE57
    hi donna, just stopping by to say hi and wishing you Happy holidays. I know we all get busy at this time of year and I wanted to thank you for being such a great inspiration!
    3642 days ago
  • v NETTER2097
    Donna, I have a question for you, as usual. :) Do you ever get so that you feel comfortable in your new body?? I am now seeing some difference as others have been telling me that for a long time. But with the visual difficulty, I guess it took me longer to see it. But I feel that it is not mine, the body. I feel better and my knee doing MUCH better. But how long before it becomes me???? Did you have these feelings?? I think you look amazing. So give me some insight girl. :) Lynn emoticon
    3718 days ago
  • v BLSANDERS1
    Congratulations on your two year surgiversary!!! You look fabulous and are a great inspiration to me. I love reading your page and looking at your pictures. I am sao proud of you!

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    3728 days ago
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