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I've always been overweight. Even when I was little and we lived in a house with a pool and I spent pretty much the whole day, every day swimming and playing outside, I was overweight. Then, in 2004, my mom and I started Weight Watchers together, and over the next two years, I lost almost 80 pounds. Unfortunately, at the end of 2006, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer, and spent the first half of 2007 going through chemo and radiation. Since I was diagnosed, I gained back all 80 pounds I'd lost, and then some.

I've been cancer-free since July of 2007, and now it's time for me to buckle down and lose this weight again, this time permanently. I also have other issues I'm working on, including getting out of debt and expanding my social life. Basically, I've just decided it's time for me to get my life in order and to stop feeling out of control.

Member Since: 7/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 818

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to be at a healthy weight, probably around 130 or 140. That's going to take a while, though, since it means losing more than 150 pounds.

For now, I'm going to focus on changing my lifestyle and habits, so that I feel back in control of my life.

My Program:
I've done Weight Watchers in the past, and I may go back to it at some point. Right now, I'm going to start with exercise, because health-wise, I think it will make the biggest difference in the shortest time. I'll try to eat healthy too, but may not worry about tracking what I eat just yet. Once I've made exercise a habit, I'll work more on changing my eating habits.

For now, I'm not going to weigh myself every week, instead I'll dig out my tape measure and do measurements, plus go by how I feel and how my clothes fit.

Personal Information:
I like to read and play with my two kitties, Peanut and Cashew. I sometimes enjoy cooking, although lately I just don't seem to have the energy to plan and cook much, and it's not much fun to cook just for myself all the time anyway.

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    Here's to the journey.

    To every exercise class we make emoticon emoticon , every glass of water we drink emoticon emoticon , every healthy meal we choose emoticon emoticon emoticon , every time we pick ourselves up and carry on regardless emoticon emoticon emoticon .

    Wishing you strength, happiness and good times for this week and beyond.

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    Keep on sparking!

    3237 days ago
    I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year hun I wish you all the best in 2011 emoticon emoticon
    3276 days ago
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    *-:¦:- ¸.•*.•*¨ Here’s to a very happy and healthy up-coming year!!
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    ♥ .•*´¨```` You are wonderful- just cuz you’re you!! BELIEVE IT!!! operationbeautiful *-:¦:- ¸.•*.•*¨ END THE FAT TALK!!!.•*´.•*´.•*´.•*
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    3405 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Happy beated Birthday Shannon! Hope you had a wonderful time. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3769 days ago
    Happy Birthday!!!

    Wishing you all the best in the year to come.
    May your days be filled with sunshine and beautiful colors.
    And may your nights be filled with comforting dreams and wishes to come.

    Here’s to a very happy and healthy up-coming year!!

    You are wonderful- just cuz you’re you!! BELIEVE IT!!! operationbeautiful
    3770 days ago
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