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I'm here again, starting over, starting fresh...not the first time, but each time I learn something and each time I hope to be more successful. I'm certainly a lot happier than I was ten years ago - regardless of weight, so that's something!

I've learned SO MUCH in the last many years and have really started to zero in what does and doesn't work for me. I'm really feeling like I'm coming into a place where I can sustain what I'm doing for the long term.

Member Since: 1/5/2006

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My Goals:
Start: 224
Current: 216.3
Goal: 175 ~ or whatever looks good on me.

Milestones I'm shooing for:
10lb -
20lb -
199 -

My Program:
I'm compiling decades worth of dieting and food plan experience and knowledge to try to come up with something I can sustain this time.

I'm back to calorie/food tracking. I did it once before and went crazy, swore I'd never do it again, BUT I was shooting too low on my calories and I was eating terrible fake food, etc.

This time, I'm upping my calories, striving to eat mostly healthy, whole foods. Nothing is off limits, but I strongly limit bread, pasta and sweets. And I rarely drink soda at all.

Personal Information:

I'm now 44, facing 45 in July. I still live in the same area, although I'm currently on the Minnesota side of the bridge. My son is now in the Army, and my daughter has just graduated high school. They still make things interesting. The daughter and her boyfriend will be living here for a while yet - I hope her first year of college at least.

Hubby and I are still going strong. We have two wonderful cats, and are working to build an apartment in our commercial building while we enjoy the urban lifestyle for awhile.

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I'm huge fangirl - big into shows like Sentinel, Due South, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Magnificnet Seven, A-Team, Firefly...quite often the cheesier the better.

I also read a LOT, write, crochet, brew beer, play on-line, ski and try to bike more than I have been lately :)

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    Sassy, Just wanted to say that I am glad you are part of the Families and Friends Fighting Fat Together Team. You can do this, I know you can, you have made such great progress. Keep up the good work!!!!!
    4004 days ago
    Hello and Welcome to Friends and Families Fighting Fat Together! We are glad you joined. We look forward to seeing you on the threads! Good Luck on your weight loss journey. :)
    4016 days ago
    Welcome to Family and Friends Fighting Fat Together!
    Glad you came over to check us out, we will be starting some new challenges soon, come and join in for the support and fun! It can be a great daily checkin!

    4016 days ago

    Thank you for joining the Miss F.A.T. (Fabulous And Thick) Team. We're delighted to have you as a member.

    Continue to Represent as a Plus Size Queen!!

    Thanks again!!

    4035 days ago
  • v LMSW55
    Welcome! Your comments are very articulate and I enjoy reading your posts.

    4042 days ago
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