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My family at the AoA resort, January 2013. YAY!

The whole family again - in Feb 2013.

My baby (5 here, but now 7) at Animal Kingdom in WDW.


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I was a member here about ten years ago or so... can't remember what username or email I was using back then, so signed up again. LOL For the time being, you can get to know me through my websites. Hopefully I'll add more here later.


Well... it's a weird thing for me, to not love the body I'm in. I loved my body when I was larger. I don't know why it never occurred to me I would lose so much of who I was (physically) on this journey. Truly! I figured my clothes would fit better, that's it. But here I am, I've gone from a 1X to a M, from a 36" to a 32" bra strap. I've lost over 45 pounds.

At first my goal weight was 160lbs (from my original 188). It wasn't really about the weight, but I figured having a goal on that end of things would probably be a good idea. And I figured at 160 my clothes would fit better but I'd still be roughly the same size. And now here I am at 142lbs, today adding a new goal of 130lbs.

I have reached a lot of my goals - in terms of strength, endurance, agility, lowering my pain levels. Now it's mainly about the fact that my body doesn't really feel like my own. So I figure lets get into a healthy BMI (even though I think BMI ratings are horrifyingly UNhealthy way to track an individual). Lets see what my body feels like at that point.

Last week I blogged about how others view the changes that have occurred:
thing-is-changing-in-how-others-see-me/ It's a strange thing this world of ours.

Yesterday I posted a photograph of me, head to toes, on FB. Everyone was full of wonderful words in regards to this "thin" me. Society is fickle. I was beautiful before. I was FLABulous and amazing. It's strange to me that some people were just unable to recognize that.

Member Since: 11/5/2013

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Learning to like this new me... without the soft rounds, without the profile of a Goddess, without the strength and presence that comes with being large. This new body doesn't feel like mine.

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Walking, playing with my daughter, riding my bike (stationary and other), hiking, playing on Wii U (wii fit u and just dance).

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Artist and crunchy mom. Dog handler and expert in canine communication.

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    Hm. Well, that's disappointing. I was looking forward to comparing stats with people in the gym.

    Oh well. At the very least, you and I can be friends and discuss it! This is the first Wii Fit game I've owned (I purchased a used balance board to take advantage of the free trial ;) ), and so far I really love it!
    1632 days ago
    Hello! I saw your post on the message board about finding a Wii Fit U team, but since the thread was a month old, I figured it would be better to comment on your page instead. I just got Wii Fit U last week, and I absolutely love it! I've exercised every single day since I got my pedometer.

    If you'd like to start a team, I'd be happy to join (and if you didn't want to start, I'd be happy to start the team, myself)!

    EDIT: I actually just found a Wii Fit U team--and apparently you're already a member of it, too! Haha! :P

    1632 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/5/2013 1:37:14 PM
  • v IRVING666
    I totally agree with you about supporting people No matter what. Is it really true that the ticker can't support metric weights? That's weird. Anyway, we need to stick together, not tear one another down. I joined to help support my son who is over 200Kg. He is doing well and so am I but I would hate for him to be treated badly. So far, no one has done that, but... I'll have to look for the Canadian team. I didn't realize that there was one. Not Canadian, but I wish I was. I'd emigrate if I could but I'm too old and Canada wouldn't want me. Alyssa

    1657 days ago
  • v 123456789100
    Welcome to the Partnership Accountability to the Finish Line team! We are happy to have you with our team. Please feel free to introduce yourself to the team, if you have not already done so. Be sure to read the thread "Click Here: To help find a partner and learn what to do next". It will help you find someone who has similar goals who can support you and you can support them on your way in reaching both yours and their goals. If you need help finding someone, please let me know, as I am here for you anytime. I hope to get to know you better. Have a great day!!

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    Theresa (IstraLouise)
    1658 days ago
  • v YICHE12
    emoticon for adding me as a Spark Friend. I've added you too and sure look forward to getting to know you better. emoticon
    1659 days ago
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