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I've been gone awhile. Haven't lost, haven't gained. And I have gotten more fit, taking Qi Gong/tai qi classes twice weekly. They are a workout. And maintaining my walking.

Time to get on with it, again. I hate feeling heavy. I don't like what I see in the mirror, and in videos of myself.

I recognize that I can help my Arthritis pain (which HAS worsened a lot) by losing 25 more lbs.

Japanese proverb-
Fall Seven Times. Stand up Eight.

There is no Elevator to Success. You have to take the Stairs.


. ...Shopping is just unpleasant - looking for cute clothes, and finding the nice ones only in the smaller sizes. It happened to me just yesterday, at Goodwill. They had all these cute cottom blazers (jackets) in great condition, but the size Larges were too tight! Just frustrating and upsetting.

I have had a life-long weight problem, starting with being a chubby baby, and so on... I have Arthritis of the hip/back which can be Very painful. I've been an avid walker for years, and with all the extra weight I've carried, my poor bones/joints show the effect.

I have lost 15 lbs so far.. and regained 5 lbs. Lost 2 of the 5 that I regained. SO I'm 12 down .I have health problems, that affect my energy, so I do my exercising when I have enough energy.

But I am out there walking every day. Thank God my legs are still strong. I am starting to look better.

THIS time, I plan on going All the Way, with the help of Spark and a growing self-confidence!

Member Since: 5/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 235

My Goals:
I want to lose 30 lbs, to be in the 150's.

First goal - size 15/16 dress, size 38 jean.
or a size 16 pants.

2nd goal - shrink the belly and lose the love handles, or at least whittle them down!

3rd goal-be able to say No to sweets, even if they are offered to me, from someone else or at a party!
Free food - my weaknesss.

My Program:
staying away from Sugar and processed foods. Small meals, 4 times a day.

Walk every day, for at least 45 minutes.

Just joined gym - YMCA- and will go 3X a week, minimum.

Personal Information:
I am 59 years old. Born in New York City, have lived in San Francisco, California, since I was about 25 yrs old...I love to sing jazz, for fun and for profit, and I do animal rights volunteer work. I am Spiritual, not religious, and my Spirituality is very important to me. I am passionate about Astrology, have studied it for many years.

Other Information:
I am single, and live by myself. I love to read books on Metaphysics, from authors such as Carolyn Myss, and Dan Millman such as "The Life you were Born to Live". Carolyn Myss wrote "Sacred Contracts". Amazing. I also participated in Oprah's online class recently on the book A New Earth.

I am an Aquarius, with Moon in Sag. and Cancer rising.

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  • v RAM4FAB
    hi welcome to the back to good sex group, I just became a member yesterday. I know once all the weight comes off of me I'll be lovin it again. I love all these groups and meeting new people. U can talk about anything. Once again welcome and keep up the good work!
    4717 days ago
  • v TANSHAN1
    Hi! Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl team.. This truly is a great team...lots of laughs and lots of "Wow! Now I get it " moments..Glad to see
    you and hope you post alot...Come on to the threads and have some fun...somebody is always around.

    Peace my lettuce leaf,
    "THE Sexxy Strapless Strawberry"
    4721 days ago
    Hi Sooo your a DONE girl huh??? yeahhh that is great!!! thanks for your email you sent me. It makes me feel good. You can do this, it is possible!!! have a good night... Susie
    4725 days ago
    Hey! You added a SparkPage!! Hooray!

    We're pumping out '80s karaoke over down in Music Midtown in Doneville!
    First up is the CLASSIC by Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran",
    except I've changed up the words a bit.
    Help me sing it, girlie!!

    "I browsed along Spark-i-land.
    I always hoped I'd meet a girl like you;
    (Meet a girl like you.)
    With pretty hair and enchanting eyes;
    The kind of eyes that hypnotize me through;
    (Hypnotize me through.)

    And we're Duh-uh-un, We're done girls here to sta-a-ay.
    We're so DONE, You're done all night and day.
    Fat's gonna get away!

    A cloud appears above your head;
    A beam of light comes shining down on you,
    (Shining down on you.)
    The team comes to shower you with love.
    The team goals come into view;
    Goals come into view.

    And we're Duh-uh-un, We're done girls here to sta-a-ay.
    We're so DONE, You're done all night and day.
    Fat's gonna get away!"

    Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl team! :D
    4727 days ago
  • v COMPUTER12
    I read what you wrote about yourself and I felt as is I was reading my profile!! except for the jazz and do petcare.

    so glad you joined the thread. Looking forward to hearing more..........................

    4728 days ago
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