My sweet puppy Emma...for an inside dog, she sure loves the snow!!!

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My daughter Madison and Emma turning into a snowdog!


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I need to stop thinking fat, looking fat, talking fat, and eating FAT!! I'm 30 years old now and I really need to have energy for my kids and look appetizing to my hubby. I have to start moving again! Once I start back up I know I will feel 100 percent better than I do now. I love Lemon water...that's a plus..., I really don't eat huge portions, I just can't affort to eat healthy. Mac and cheese feeds the family, and all the other cheap, fattening foods. Why does it cost so much more, to eat so much less?!?! I need to start a job just to pay for health food I guess, but I have to get to Disney with my family in some new skinny jeans and be able to fit on all the rides!!! My motivation is going to have to be, my kids.....and not seeing them get fat like me!

Member Since: 1/28/2010

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Dropping 10 lbs a month as healthily as I can. It can be done, if I really want it. And I do, because I feel horrible, I hurt all the time, and I have zero energy....I will die if I do not start to live....does that make sense??

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Forget the Gym, money saved and this way I can't turn around and drive back home because it's too crowded, when I can do it all right here at H_O_M_E!!! No more excuses for me.

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Linthicum, Md....30 yrs old....Married for 2 1/2 yrs now....2 children, 10, 12...2 step-children, 9,16... My husband likes the gym more than me, but isn't a web page guy, don't think he would keep up with this stuff, but I'd love for him to.

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  • v MISTYLADY321

    I finally found you. No, I'm not a stalker, or a creep. I read a post you made on the alli Facebook page back in April, (I think). I started alli in the middle of April, and was HATING the website. Your post agreed with the crappy site, and said "you can always check in at". Didn't go there the first time I read it, but did go back and find your post a week or so later when I was stillhating the alli site, but was still looking for support.

    You spread the Spark. I wanted you to know that.
    I'm down 12 lbs since I started on alli, 7 lbs since I started SparkPeople.
    I love the site. Still trying to get good at using all the tools. (I admit i don't use the food or exercise trackers yet, but I will soon).

    Just wanted to thank you for spreading the word!

    ~ Misty

    2931 days ago
    Hey Shay! How's it going? emoticon
    2958 days ago
    Hey, it's great to hear from you! Um... congrats on the weight loss, I guess... although I'm sure there are healthier ways to do it! :-) I know -- I lost 10 pounds over a week because I was so upset that I stopped eating... but it's hard on your body to do it that way! So I think we should both resolve to (a) feel better, and (b) continue to lose weight while we're feeling better! I have a nasty habit of putting on pounds when I feel good... working on changing that! emoticon
    2988 days ago
    Hey hun,
    Sorry I haven't been on to respond to you.
    Well I had my first procedure done, to evaluate which stage they believe the cancer is in. They at first guessed at stage II, but after the colposcopy and biopsy they learned that I was at a stage III. I am taking one day at a time. I gained two lbs back after finding out. I indulged in ice cream and wine...why not if I was going to die right? Then I realized I was just punishing myself!
    I am now on folast (Originally used for diabetics they have now realized it's like a super vitamin for cancer patients and boosts the immune system)
    I have an appointment on Tuesday with my Dr....and we will be setting up my next procedure (LEEPS) to remove all the bad cells then. Thank you for the encouraging words and Congrats on the 2yr anniversary! Thats wonderful!
    We should be weight loss buddies...keep eachother on track! I've lost 10 and have about 60 more to go or I'm not going to fit into my dress! I just got it the other day....ordered it in a size 7! I am bound and determined to fit into it! (I'm in a 16 now) I will be posting it in just a few moments so everyone can see pictures of it!
    2995 days ago
    Hey! Great to hear from you... I was wondering where you went. How goes everything??
    3018 days ago
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