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1/24/10 10:03 P

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Come join the "choosing the hard work" thread (or something like that). We choose what to work on and report back, lots of motivation and support from your Outdoor People team!

highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143

H: 5''4" 53 y.o.

"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers

"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan



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1/20/10 2:07 P

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Hi Heather & Welcome back!

Remember taking care of YOU is the most important thing. All the rest will fall into place when you do. You know it.

Sooo, pick a challenge & get to it. Food choices? Cardio? Strength training? Water? Whatever it is, start a new trend & follow through. You will feel so much better...You WILL get there again...& even further if you so choose!

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"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." ~ William Arthur Ward

"Nothing is as valuable as your health, it is your #1 Asset" ~Rip Esselstyn


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1/20/10 4:05 A

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Hi all, my name is Heather.

I previously lost 60 lbs & joined spark people about half way through. Before I lost the weight, I was almost a xenophobe and severely depressed. I got on some meds for my depression and once they started working, I started WW & hiking. I joined spark people after quitting WW mainly due to cost. I was on my way to onederland. Then I started a new career path & became an apprentice electrician. My day was/is filled with physical exertion which increased my appetite. I used that as an excuse to get off track and kept making excuses for the 5 lbs here, 10 lbs there. Now I have gained 40 of those pounds back & weigh 260. I am getting hurt on the job often now & am sure it is related to the weight gain. All that hard work & effort has been wasted. I am back in my old clothes, stopped many of the physical activities that I had come to love and feel my depression creeping up on me again. I am still on my meds, but as I put on more weight, the less I did actively. While the meds help, I need to be active too. So... I am at a tipping point where I am about to lose this new life I worked towards. I simply cannot bear the thought of going back to who I was before. I am back now, to see if I can pull myself up by my bootstraps & get back on track. I don't want more meds & hope that losing weight & getting moving again will prevent me from having to go that route. I don't have time for WW. I go to school 2 nights a week and have to attend other union functions several times a month, so I am back here. I know what I have to do... I did it before, but I need the support of others to do it. It doesn't work for me otherwise.

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