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My whole life I have battled and obsessed over my weight, to the point of letting is consume me. I'm trying to learn to live a lifestyle that will stop the emotional eating and the yo-yo dieting. I've had success but also failure and need to find a balance. At this point in my life I wish I didn't have to constantly focus on every calorie I consume but it's obvious that I don't have a choice if I'm going to try to keep the weight off. At least I find that I now take control of the situation if the weight starts to creep back on but I wish I didn't have to fight so hard.

I battle severe depression and that certainly doesn't help when I'm an emotional eater! I've lost most of my family to cancer, went through a divorce, and am very lonely and unsettled in my life.

I'm trying to find the courage and strength to get through one day at a time, find happiness, and take control of my health.

We'll see how it goes....

Member Since: 1/30/2010

Fitness Minutes: 735

My Goals:
To get into the jeans I wore about five years ago.

My Program:
I use the nutrition tracker everyday.

Try to ride my recumbent bike at least three times a week and try floor work at least two. When the weather gets nice I want to walk as well.

Personal Information:
My name is Laurie and about eleven years ago I lost 80 pounds. I kept it off for a good five or six years until my mom was diagnosed with cancer and I got divorced. The weight slowly started to creep back on. I've since lost my mom, gram & gramp to their battles with cancer and was starting to put on more. Now that they're gone I decided it was time to focus on me again and get the extra weight back off. I only had about 30 to lose this time, not 80, but it's still been a struggle. I'm going to get it off once and for all!!!

Other Information:
"I'm not going to dwell on the past of what would've, could've, or should've been, I am now going to look forward to the future, new obstacles, and new beginnings!"

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    You are welcome and good luck on your journey!!
    3544 days ago
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    Hi Laurie!
    Welcome to Rootin for Ruby! You will LOVE this Team! We are so happy you joined and please feel free to jump right in! If you enjoy being spoiled on your Birthday, please stop by the Birthday thread! I look forward to getting to know you!
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    3544 days ago
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    (. ;.•.? Welcome ?.•*¨)
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    ? .•*´¨ )to the Rootin For Ruby Team•*¨) -:¦:-
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    (. ;.•.? Be prepared for lots of support
    and friendships!
    3544 days ago
    Welcome to Rootin' For Ruby!! You have just joined one of the best!!

    3545 days ago
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    Hi Laurie!

    Welcome to Sparkpeople and to Rootin for Ruby!! You are officially a Ruby-lite and we are so happy you joined us!

    Make yourself at home, checkout the team threads and jump right in. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Wishing you all the best on achieving your goals and to a great year and new YOU!

    ♥¨`•* debbie *•´¨ ♥ emoticon
    3545 days ago
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