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Hi! My name is Denelle. I am 36 and live in Anaheim, CA. I work at a university and I recently graduated with a BS in Kinesiology. I weighed 380 at my heaviest (recorded) weight. See my weight loss journey below.

I had lost over 100 lbs (2008-2010), but I lost my motivation and drive and ended up gaining about 60 lbs back. More than a few years and one painful breakup later, and I weighed in at 344 lbs at the start of 2014. I've lost about 43 lbs, but its been a struggle getting back on track and valuing myself. I battle against a lot of negative self talk. But I am strong in my faith and I believe that with my Savior, I can do all things with His strength.

Of course, I want to be more attractive and be able to shop for cute clothes at stores other than Lane Bryant, Avenue and Torrid... but more than that, I want to be healthy, to be confident in my own skin, to know that I'm beautiful regardless of the numbers on the scale, and I want to honor God with how I treat the temple He's given me.

I'm glad you stopped by. Please comment below if you need some encouragement or if you have any helpful tips for me. I'd love to be able to cheer you on. Encouragement and having people in your corner really makes all the difference. We're in this together, and we can do it!
God bless you!

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My Weight Loss Journey: Then & Now

01/19/08 - 380.0
01/16/09 - 359.7 ----------- *Lost 5%*
05/20/09 - 342.0 ----------- *Lost 10%*
08/22/09 - 323.0 ----------- *Lost 15%*
11/14/09 - 303.2 ----------- *Lost 20%*
12/12/09 - 297.4 ---- *officially out of the 300's*
03/27/10 - 285.0 ----------- *Lost 25%*
05/15/10 - 279.2 ----------- *Lost 100lbs!*
05/21/11 - 282.2
06/06/12 - 288.2
07/11/12 - 299.4

Now - I'm back
Get me outta the 300's!!
01/06/14 - 344.3 ------------*back to reality*
05/23/14 - 325.8 ------------*Lost 5%*
12/31/14 - 318.0
05/04/15 - 311.1
05/14/15 - 309.6 ------------*Lost 10%*
05/30/15 - 307.7
09/08/15 - 303.4
09/21/15 - 302.7
09/28/15 - 301.2
10/05/15 -

On my way to a healthy & fit body...
Yay!! I reached my first 5% target!! - 5/23/14
Whoopee!! I reached my 10% target!! - 5/14/15
Party over here! Lost 15% of myself!! - TBA
Yesss! I'm down 20%! Keep it up, girl! - TBA
Alright, alright, alright, I'm down 25%! - TBA
Oh, u fancy, huh? Yep, cuz I lost 30%! - TBA
Lost 35%! You're so close to your goal! - TBA

Only 8.6 lbs to go to reach my 15% target!

Member Since: 1/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,952

My Goals:
I'm currently a size 14/16 in tops, my goal is to get to a size 12

pants size is currently 20 or 22, my goal is to get into size 18 :)

To honor my God with my stewardship of this beautiful temple

My Program:
I've probably tried every diet known to man over the years. I'm currently using myFitnessPal to track my calories and exercise. I'm eating some Jenny Craig meals, but not for every meal because they're so expensive, the rest I'm cooking. I'm avoiding fast food like the plague. :)

Personal Information:
I would really like to be married and have children someday. That is another reason why I feel it's so important to get healthy now.

Other Information:
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I'm awesome!?

LoL (not sure what else to tell ya)

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    Thanks so much for the support, it is greatly appreciated I can't thank you enough. God Bless - Wanda
    4740 days ago
    I do think maybe you are a twin! :) I've added you to my friends, I'd be happy to support you and get some support in return, we can use all we can get! I was procrastinating for almost a month about setting my goals... Then I prayerfully thought about it for a while and realized that my goals are just to give up my greed for too much food! And to enjoy and mark the side benefits of sticking to my commitment to chew a lot less food. So I wrote down what I think those side benefits would be... And I can't wait!!! I don't know if you've read the Weigh Down Diet book, but that's a great book and it's been very helpful to me!!!! However you choose to go about changing your eating habits and make your lifestyle changes, I'll be happy to be a cheerleader on your side!
    Have a great Week, I'm weighing in tomorrow, wish me luck! Laugh...
    4741 days ago
  • v DEANERS82
    Thanks for your supportive comment on my blog.

    Great job so far! Keep up the good work!
    4741 days ago
  • v LACYLYDIA114

    Im in Norwalk too and I'm in search of a motivational buddy.

    I think that we could definetly help eachother out.

    Do you have a myspace? I want to give you my phone number but I dont know how to send you a private message.

    New to the site**


    4743 days ago
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