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Hello there!

I'm 42 years old. I'm married to my soulmate, and we have one 15 yo daughter. I teach college classes in Graphic Arts and LOVE it!

I have always had trouble staying thin...even when I was a kid. For some reason, I look at food and gain weight! If I don't exercise...I gain weight VERY quickly!

I suffer from Fibromyalgia...and, because of the pain I go through, I went into a depression. I stopped exercising and gained weight after I had lost almost 115 pounds! I gained about 1/2 of that 115 pounds back! UGH!! I went from 363 to 250...and now I'm back up to 310! YIKES!

Needless to say...I saw myself moving back up to that 363!, I knew I needed to do something! I am!

I have been a vegan for several years now...I became a vegan for health reasons. I was having gallstones and gallbladder trouble, and didn't have health insurance for the surgery that I was told I needed. I had MANY nights where I was in so much pain from the gallstones, I thought I was going to die!! The pain was even worse than childbirth! (mind you...this was AFTER I had lost that weight).

So...instead of having the surgery, I changed my diet. I haven't had a gallstone attack since!! PTL!

Being a vegan, I now get sick at the thought of meat, fish and even butter! I know I will NEVER go back to eating any animal products whatsoever!

There you have life in a nutshell! I am looking forward to the support, and for getting to know others in the same boat as I am!


Member Since: 7/25/2006

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My Goals:
I''m fat! I need to lose weight! SIMPLE! I need to get happy and healthy again!

My goal is to lose 150 pounds by December 24, 2007. I''m not sure if this is feasible...but, I''m going to have fun finding out!

I am a, you see how even vegans can get fat! However...I rarely eat fatty foods (I don''t eat or cook with oils, no cheese, no milk, etc)...but, my problem has been lack of exercise and portion control.

My Program:
I am following the McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss.

Personal Information:
I am a person that gains weight just by looking at food. I had lost a significant amount of weight (363 pounds down to 250) but after suffering from Fibromyalgia and going into a deep well as not being able to exercise, I have gained more than half of what I lost back!

I need to take control over my life again because I am slowly killing myself! I am!

Other Information:
I am an artist and I teach graphic arts. I love reality television, as well as my FAVORITE television show, 24. (I''m having 24 withdrawls!)

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