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I'm 6'8 and 420lbs. I've always been fat, my whole life. Occasionally I have gone on diets, but I live a very sedentary life, and I'm never able to stick with the diet or exercise at all.

Part of why I have such a hard time with exercise is that I suffer from PTSD and a lot of anxiety. But lately, I've been really coming out of my shell. I have a new therapist and I'm really working hard on my anxiety, and I'd really like it if I could make some friends (online or here in Wichita) to chat with and encourage each other. I have a new membership at the Y, and I'm really enjoying the yoga classes, and going in in the mornings to walk the track or something and shower before I go to work. I'd love to find someone who wanted to do that with me.

I'm really shy, but I'm working on it, and I think if I can find some fitness buddies to encourage me, I think this could be the time this really works for me. Because I'm not feeling as scared any more. I'm just feeling determined. I want to be more flexible, and healthier, so I can live to see more of what my little girl does with her life.

Oh, and I own a small business making lots of yummy flavored iced teas (0 calories! LOL). I'm not here to spam anyone, but that's what my username is about.

Member Since: 9/29/2015

My Goals:
I really just want to get more flexible and healthier. I want to live to see more of what my daughter does with her life.

My Program:
I'm trying really hard not to overwhelm myself with too many details or obligations. I don't want to trigger my anxiety and end up giving up like every other time.

Instead, I am just trying to make better choices with food, and I'm wanting to commit to going to my yoga class every week, and to spending at least a couple of other mornings during the week at the Y, at least walking the track or something.

Personal Information:
Not enough room here. PLEASE read my blog post, "About Me"

Other Information:
I think I probably said enough. LOL.

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    Hi SouthernBoy! Just checking in ... how is your weekend going? How did your Thanksgiving go?

    Just remember: Success is the sum of small effort, repeated day in and day out. emoticon
    1718 days ago
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    Hello! I just wanted to stop by your page and say Welcome to SparkPeople! I'm glad you found your way to this site. This community is full of very helpful and supportive members and thousands of pages of resources for your journey! Please don't stop the journey before you get started! emoticon emoticon

    If you want to chat just stop by my page or drop me a mail. I'm always around. emoticon I'm happy you're here!
    1724 days ago