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Let's see an introduction of me, let's see. I am 35, single, no kids. I live in beautiful Washington state. I own a daycare center and I work long hours, but I love what I do. Those 50 little dolls are my babies! I am an avid scrapbooker and I take picture of everything, all the time. I travel quite a bit and I love it.
I have been heavy my whole life and I have tried it all to lose it. I have lost and gain a thousand pounds over the years. But I cannot go on this way. My body hurts, I am tired all the time and my blood pressure is out of control. My biggest downfall is I HATE anything that looks like it might be exercise. That is my biggest challenge, that is my hurddle. I don't want to lose weight to look hot, that ship has sailed, or to get a husband, I NEED TO LIVE! And I want to live a healthy life, one where I can walk without becoming winded and stand without my feet and back hurting.

Member Since: 11/12/2007

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My Goals:
My goals are to loose weight the healthy way, with exercise and eating healthy.

My Program:
I am eating 1400 calories a day and going to the YMCA for exercise 5 days a week.

Personal Information:
I am 35, single and live in Wenatchee, WA. But I grew up in the Seattle area. I come from a big family, I am the last of seven kids. I have a great sense of humor and I love to make people laugh. I own a daycare center and I love working with kids. I am a born-again Chistian and I have gone to church my whole life. I love the Lord and I am honored to be one of His children. I am a Baptist if you want to label it. I collect Raggedy Ann & Andy stuff and I have a huge collection. I guess that's me in a nut shell!!

My Progress:

11/12/07: 350

11/26/07: 338

12/3/07: 332

12/10/07: 329

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I am an easy going gal, I am generally a happy person and I have a great life. But the only thing missing is a healthier me, so that's why I am here!!

Check out my page on myspace @ http://www.myspace.com/raggedy_gal

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  • v BETCH1
    You go girl!!! Way to take your life back!
    *best Rob Schnider voice* "You Can DO IT!!!"
    3740 days ago
    just stoppin by to say hello and how are ya doin?
    3744 days ago
  • v RENYEL
    Welcome to the Chelan County Team! I've been hoping there was SOMEONE else in the area that has heard of Sparkpeople! When did you join SP? I've been here since September and love it!
    3776 days ago
    Hi there! Thanks for your comments on my page. I appreciate the kind words. And it's nice to run into someone to whom you can relate. When I first started this journey, I knew that I had atleast 260 pounds to lose. I didn't, however, dwell on that number or even think about it very often. I don't know how i managed that, but I'm grateful because I don't know if I would have done as well if I constantly thought about how much I had to lose. I, like you, wanted to do this because I wanted to simple things like walk around, go shopping, and just have a normal life that didn't include planning events/days around my physical limitations. Now, I'm 4 pounds away from my first 100 pounds lost and that feels really good. But more than that, I can walk around a mall and shop. I can go places and not worry about whether my body can handle the effort of getting around. I'm still 164 pounds away from my goal and I try not to think about that too much. I know I'll get there....I just need to stay focused.

    I'm glad I could be someone you could relate to and an inspiration! You always here people say, "If I could do it, then so can you." Well....I hate to say it, but truly, if I could do it, so can you!!!! If you ever need anyone to talk to or just a supportive ear....just send me a message. I'd be happy to support you as you continue on with your journey. Congratulations on your progress so far!!!!! Keep it up!!!
    3781 days ago
    Welcome to MySpace Members! Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
    3781 days ago
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