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I'm returning to SparkPeople after being away for a few years. In that time, my insurance declined to pay for the gastric sleeve surgery for which I had been preparing for months, which caused my depression to worsen and now I am the highest weight I've ever been. I have plantar fasciitis which causes constant pain, heart palpitations, and get short of breath very easily, all of which are most likely due to the extra weight. I'm DONE with being the fattest person in the room! I'm DONE with being the fat mom, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, friend!

Member Since: 5/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,452

My Goals:
I want to lose about half of my current weight. Also:

--have more energy,
--be able to run around after my son without getting winded,
--sit on a chair and have room to spare instead of overflowing,
--go out in public and not feel like everyone is staring/laughing at me,
--take dance classes
--no more reflux or foot and knee pain
--not have to use the large blood pressure cuff

1. Under 250---
2. 241 (10%)---
3. 230---
4. 225 (pre-pregnancy wt.)--
5. 214 (20%)---
6. 200---
7. 187 (30%)---
8. 160---
9. 145 (entering healthy BMI range)---
10. 130 or less (goal)--

My Program:
I'm trying to stay within my calorie range, reducing fat intake while increasing protein, calcium and potassium. I'm also aiming to do cardio at least 5 days a week and strength training at least 3.

30-Somethings Biggest Loser Challenge--Blazing Blue team!

Personal Information:
I am a 34 year old single mom to an adorable seven-year-old boy. I am an RN working in a nursing home, which I love.

Other Information:
I read constantly, love old movies and sing in the car.

Favorite authors: Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, MaryJanice Davidson, Katie MacAlister, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Janet Evanovich, Kim Harrison, J.K. Rowling, Dean Koontz (his older stuff is better), Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb, Phillipa Gregory, Robin Cook, Tess Gerritsen, Patricia Cornwell (though not the last few Scarpetta novels).

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    1233 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday. Scorpio is a good sign for a woman to be since it makes her very much in charge of her own life. (Julia Roberts and Sally Field are both Scorpio women as is Maria Shriver.) Because the Scorpio child wasn't wanted by the father for whatever reason (often this wasn't even talked about in the family, but the sensitive little Scorpio FELT it and knew, so she learned not to trust others but to depend on herself), the Scorpio child grows up insecure and often a loner, but she rules her own life and whatever she makes of it is completely up to her. In any relationship she is in she MUST be in charge. She gets along well with Pisces, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus). Her health issues can be her female organs, her throat and thyroid, thus she can have a weight issue, but she also has complete self-discipline and can exercise and control what she eats. She is emotional and lives her life always to extremes, so she can turn to drugs, alcohol or food, if she isn't careful and allows her emotions to run away with her. For this reason, she is often a counselor to others, or a fitness trainer or even a military person. She makes up her mind quickly on people and issues, never being in the center. If she likes someone, she is loyal to the end, but if she doesn't she will use her sarcastic manor to let them know. She is always willing to take on a fight, even if she is very much the "church lady." Her life is never an easy one as no matter how much money she gets she will struggle and see her life as difficult. (Maria Shriver who was married to Arnold writes always about how difficult her life has been, while living in a mansion.)
    Scorpio needs a creative outlet so she finds it in some physical manner such as running, Yoga, or even like Picasso, in art that is very unusual. She often has a large family, but she is the bread-winner. (Sally Field supported her first husband and got a divorce saying "I was the Little Red Hen who did it all." So like a Scorpio woman.) the real issue is she doesn't feel anyone else can do it well enough to suit her, so she does it herself, but then gets very tired and she feels used. She has to learn this about herself and give up some control to others as she so often takes on way to much to begin with.
    2046 days ago
    emoticon Happy birthday, Done Girl!!! emoticon
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    emoticon I hope your day is a groovy one!! emoticon
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