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4/27/11 9:29 A

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So glad you are here!

I have come to love Zumba over the past few weeks - not just because of dancing but because of the emotional release it seems to bring me. I'm glad you are taking care of yourself - it seems you already know what you want from yourself and your life and that is half the battle.

I am so sorry for your losses. Please let us know how we can help and support you on your journey. We are all here trying to figure it out for ourselves and help each other along.

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4/20/11 1:33 P

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Welcome to the team, Tammy! It looks like you're off to a great start with exercise and weight loss. Way to go! We all need friends to help us, no matter where we are in our journey.

PS: I am so sorry for the loss of your little grandson (and your job, too).



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4/20/11 12:55 P

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Hello, My name is Tammy. I live in Tobaccoville, NC.
I have been over weight my whole life. I was chubby as a child, I weighted 110 in the sixth grade and jumped to 170 in the seventh grade, by high school I was 190. I did lose thirty LBS during my junior/senior year, by eating salads everyday for lunch. I never played any sport, My Parents did not encourage me too. I did do a lot of bike riding. I was solid not flabby.
I married in 1984 at 160 size fourteen. We started a family. I have four beautiful Daughters, went to Nursing school and obtained my degree. Life moved on and so did my weight it keep going up to 283. My oldest daughter got married last May and got pregnant right away. We were thrilled, we were going to be grandparents. The baby's due date was February 8, 2011. September thirty my husband and I flew to Florida to attend our daughter MD appointment to find out the sex of the baby. It was a boy! His name was Logan. We fell in love with that little boy even though he was not here to hold yet. I bought boys clothes, fire trucks. We were so excited to be having a grandson. My father has eleven granddaughters and no grandsons. This would be his first greatgrand child a boy!
October twenty second my daughter called me and informed me that she was having pressure and had been having pressure since her MD appointment. I told her all women has pressure but if she was concerned she needed to go to the hospital and get checked. The pressure came and went all weekend and on Monday she decided to go to the hospital. She was having labor pains not knowing it. She was put on medications to stop the labor and on Thursday October 28, 2010 my beautiful grandson was born at twenty six weeks gestation. He fought hard for ten days then his little body could not keep going. We now have an angel grandson watching over us. I was out of work for two/there weeks.
Unfortunately I lost my job November thirty. My Husband has been working out and has a personal trainer for a year. He has tried to push me to lose weight I would rebel tell him I had to do it on my own don't nag me about it, my two girls that are still at home are size 3/4 they would mention my weight and I would lash out at them.I had been pondering over my weight and that I was tired of being obese and out of breath when I walked, I wanted to be here to see my future Grandchildren be born and grow up.
On March 14, 2011 something clicked inside of me and I started going to Zumba lite classes on M,W,F, at the YMCA and asked my husband to train me on weight on T, TH, SAT. I love the zumba lite we still get the same calorie burn as regular zumba we just do less dance steps, which I can do and the time flys by. I have lost fourteen LBS so far on my journey. My goal is to change my life style to healthier eating and exercising and I want to lose at least one hundred and forty LBS. I want to be the healthiest I have ever been in my life before I am fifty years old. I do need so friends to help me on my journey!

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