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Thursday, September 08, 2011

So I find myself back once again after a rather lenghty absence. I was an active member here back in 06' but after a divorce and multiple other events I find myself gravitating back to familiar territory (this site) which I think is a good thing.
The not-so-good thing is that I'm at my heaviest weight ever and it's an awful feeling. I kept thinking that I should do something about it but working and going to school full-time as well as being a single parent have left me exhausted and wanting only to sleep in my precious free time. But something has to be done...on average I've been gaining between 10-20 lbs per year and it's really taken a toll on many aspects of my life. I have such a wonderful boyfriend who I know will gently encourage me in my weight-loss endeavor if I need him to (and I will) and I owe it to my kids and to him and most importantly myself to try and get healthier.
My biggest challenges I think will be finding the time, staying motivated and pushing through the pain. Since I don't have anyone to watch my kids, I'll have to rely on things I can do at home in my apartment which limits what I can do, but I'm determined to overcome that obstacle. I've always been very large-busted but my weight gain has only added to that (44 G) and now I experience back pain daily and almost constantly which makes it incredibly difficult to do anything on my feet for more than 10-15 minutes...but we all have to start somewhere. Hopefully these "blessings" will decrease as I start losing :)
I hope to meet some people with similar challenges and find out what works for them and be on both the giving and receiving end of encouragment.
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  • CMYERS9503
    Thank you all for the encouragement, it means a lot!! emoticon
    3616 days ago
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    I could not agree with THEMIGHTYLILLIE more. Put aside the 'but''s that we all struggle with and move forward. I know i battle them every day like everyone else. You can do this!!!
    3617 days ago
    I know you can do this. You have all the reasons in the world TO do it and no good ones to keep you from it. We all have to push aside the "but"s and make it happen.... me included. Let's work together to make it happen!
    3617 days ago
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