This is me at my top weight 245, 15 years ago (at age 23)

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This is me in 2000, before my 40 lb. weight gain. An example of the miracles that abound in OA -HOW!


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My name is Lisa. I have been working on living a life free of compulsive/emotional eating for many years. I lost 110 pounds 15 years ago, and maintained that weight loss until I had my daughter 5 years ago. I have gained 55 pounds back. In January I declared 2008 the year I take myself back. I did lose 15 pounds, but gained it all back plus 5. I returned to SP for the motivation it offers on April 1. I know I cannot do it alone. I have been praying and looking for a way.

"Now with God's help I shall become myself." Kierkegaard

Member Since: 4/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,292

My Goals:
To take care of myself physically, emotionally & spiritually.

To follow this program one day at a time.

To enjoy moving my body and exercising.

My Program:
1. Daily tracking my food in Diet Power program.

2. Cardio at least 3 times a week.

3. Journal daily.

4. Read material that inspires my well-being daily.

5. Participate in team discussions to give and receive support.

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I am 40 year old mother of a 5 year old daughter Hannah. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice with my husband who is also a therapist. We live in Minnesota.

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Transformation Soup, SARK

The Truth will Set you Free, Alice Miller

The Body Never Lies, Alice Miller

Parenting from the Inside Out, Daniel Siegel

7 Principles for Making Marriage Work, John Gottman

Changes that Heal, Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Boundaries, Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Homecoming, John Bradshaw

Healing the Shame that Binds, John Bradshaw

The Alchemist, Coehlo

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    Hello, my friend! :-)

    I'm so glad to have run into you here in this group. I'm not a big phone person (in fact, it's really hard for me to talk on the phone), but I love to write and correspond online, so I hope we can keep in better touch this way. I love talking to you. :-)

    Today is my D-Day. Not any kind of huge, passionate commitment feelings or major motivation...just the day that I told myself would be the day I start to make a change again. I knew that I needed to do something concrete (other than just avoiding sugar today), so I logged on to SparkPeople after about a 2 year absence. You brought it back on my "radar" during our talks when we were there.

    Anyway, I'm feeling discouraged tonight because I was really trying to have a healthy day and then I decided it would be okay to have some crescent rolls with dinner. Had I known that that would be a 1,000+ calorie addition (4 rolls later...), I might have rethought that plan. :-S

    On a positive note... Matt and I finally got the new child's seat put on my "new" (new to me, at least) bike, and Ani and I went for a 15 minute ride around our neighborhood. Given the kind of shape I'm in at the moment and my utter lack of cardiovascular excercise in the last month, that was a pretty big step. It was fun to do something together with her. I'm hoping to take rides to my favorite park with her.

    Well, I guess that's all for now. Take care and Happy New Year! It was so great to spend time with you...

    3457 days ago
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
    3466 days ago
    Just wanted to stop by a wish you a wonderful, safe, blessed holiday season. Edwina
    3466 days ago
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    It's tough when things are stressed between you and the person who you are suppose to be able to coun t on! Taking back "you" is the hardest thing I think we as women can do when in a marriage and also when we're mothers! I wish you luck in your walk and know that I'm here for you!
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    3475 days ago
    Thank you for the comment on my blog and congratulations on all of your success!!!! emoticon
    3475 days ago
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