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I'm a 32 year-old female living in Ferndale, Michigan. My weight has yo-yo'd throughout the years and I am now at my highest weight ever. I went to my doctor and found out that I have perfectly normal cholesterol levels, wonderfully low triglycerides, very nice blood sugar and practically no vitamin D and associated micro-nutrients!

My weight is the reason that I have some serious vitamin deficiencies and I'm now on medication to straighten things out. However, I really need to fix the underlying issue of weighing nearly twice what I should!

I was on a pretty strict diet that included HMR shakes, but I've eased up on that and am concentrating on eating lots of fruits and veggies. I have recently begun a walking routine. It was very hard to start moving and incorperate fitness, but I am now starting to look forward to my daily walk everyday. I hope to start doing some more aerobic fitness soon. (Good workout tape suggestions are appreciated!)

In addition to my weight-loss plan, I have also started attending OA (Overeaters Anonymous) meetings to help me deal with some of the emotional issues of why I am over-eating in the first place. So far, I've found it to be very helpful and I am trying hard to remember to not "eat my feelings."

I recently eloped to Las Vegas and had a wonderful little ceremony with just me and my husband. It was perfect-exactly how I wanted my day to be! I am so lucky to have found someone that loves and understands me! Besides spending time with my new DH, I enjoy gardening, surfing the web, shopping, karaoke and acting. I'm also very protective about my privacy on the internet and I don't post a lot of pictures of myself.
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Weight-Loss Goals and Rewards:

Lose 10% of body weight (25 lbs.)-3 items from LUSH or some other special bath item-***Met goal on March 15th, 2009 (The Ides of March!) got a new moisturizer and bubble bath stuff from LUSH!

Three people at work mention weight loss -One item from Sephora or Blue Mercury***First person said something on 4/20/2009, second person said something on 5/1/2009 and the third person mentioned it on 5/8/2009! I bought a beautiful Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic.

Maintain 90 days abstinent with OA-New plant or shrub from Nursery ***Met on April 28th, 2009. Bought a new rose bush!

Under 200 lbs.-New purse or shoes ***Met on June 7, 2009 and purchased some adorable new sandals!

Reach halfway point (189.5 lbs.)-Special outing or day-trip with fiance***Met on July 12, 2009. We went to Las Vegas and got married in July 2009, so I think that counts as my special trip!

Workout for 5 hours a week for 4 weeks in a row-massage
***Sept. 27-Oct. 3: DONE!
Oct. 4-Oct.10: DONE!
Oct. 11-Oct. 17: DONE!
Oct: 18-Oct. 24: DONE!
I got my massage and it was great!

Lose 100 lbs. (152 lbs.)-One nice piece of jewelry-nothing to expensive, but something to signify how far I've come (maybe some troll beads!)
***Met on March 14th, 2010 after a horrible 3 month plateau! My husband bought me a silver necklace from Tiffany's. Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/ydyusdt

Able to shop at Express, Limited, Lucky, Gap, etc. in single-digit sizes-mani/pedi

Reach goal weight of 127 lbs. –Vacation!


Member Since: 2/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 4,201

My Goals:
I'd like to lose 125 pounds and become a healthier person. I also want to learn better ways of dealing with stress (besides eating!).


My Program:
Right now, I am on a very strict doctor-monitored eating plan; it is not right for everyone but is appropriate to my situation. I have a cup of coffee with creamer in the morning, a high-fiber bar, three HMR shakes throughout the day, a 300-400 calorie dinner, eight oz. of 1 % milk and unlimited low-starch vegetables. I have recently begun to substitute some different foods for some of my shakes (low-fat popcorn, fruit, lean protein serving, etc.)



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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

-Barack Obama




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  • v SARASMILING
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY AND A GREAT YEAR AHEAD!!!
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    2752 days ago
  • v DEB2448
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  • v JIBBIE49
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    Those born on the cusp of Sagittarius/Capricorn have some of the strongest willpower of all people. No one runs YOUR life but you.

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    Sagittarius-Capricorn is practical and optimistic. They are outgoing, and can be very friendly. Responsible and reliable, they are good to have at your side in a pinch. They like things to work in traditional ways. They have a great sense of humor. They like one-on-one competitions. They are devoted to their partners, and great fun to be around. They like to explore new things, and want to experience as many things as they can. Hard working, they are not easily deterred from their goals.
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    Sagittarius-Capricorn is a great thinker, and sometimes is gifted with prophecy to some degree. When these two signs work together in harmony, they have an unparalleled ability to create successful ideas and bring them to fruition. They have the determination to overcome whatever frustrations or obstacles as may arise along the way. If you really want to succeed, hitch your wagon to a Sagittarius/Capricorn Cusp to help you achieve your goal.

    2752 days ago
  • v SUNSHINE084
    Happy Birthday, hope you have a wonderful day.
    2752 days ago
  • v SEAWILLOW
    Noticed you shared a recipe..I have missed you!
    2759 days ago
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