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Hi My name is Emmy and I have battled with my weight since I was about 11 years old; so in 2005 things change for me as I was diagnosed with borderline diabetes. Borderline you either have it or you don’t. I knew then things had to change because we had six generations of adult onset diabetes and I didn’t want to go through the battles my mom has had to do plus I hate needles. But I still went back and forth with the yo-yoing diets. In 2006 I got married to my soulmate. Finally got serious in 2010 and loosen up and started letting my guard down and let people in that year. I lost about 35# since I started my journey in 2005 but hit a plateau which took me to the root cause which I kept hidden called Binge Eating. I realized then if I wanted to really make everlasting changes I needed help!! I went to my first Binge Eating Disorder Therapy on July 1, 2011 and have been going since then. I finally let the closet door swing wide open let all my skeletons and secrets out and man did I starting liking myself a lot more. I actually started working on my self esteem and did things for myself without feeling selfish. I have learned so much more about myself especially on how strong, brave, intelligent and beautiful I am. I am still working on it but have maintained the 35# for a while now. I had gallbladder surgery on June 29, 2012; due to my eating disorder finally caught up to me. My accomplishments as I have begun to feel stronger has been my Woggling (walk/run) I have completed over 10 races 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon. If you would have told me 4 years ago I would be woggling i would have laughed in your face - yeah right. From the time i walked my first half - and felt that pride and accomplishment. I have improved my times and this fluffy girl can get out there and walk run a half, 10k or 5k and my competition is myself mentally and physically. Health at everysize; don't give up on living life because you are waiting to get skinny live life and enjoy the ride along the way and watch what happens!! Loving yourself no matter what the scale says is the most important thing you can do for yourself!! Be patient, compassionate and kind to yourself-remember the weight didn't happen overnight so it won't come off overnight either! Never give up and continue to learn never stop! In November I decided to build my team and my best friend is coaching me I am ready to do this. So with my Coach, best friends, doctor and therapist I am starting to see successes in all aspects of my journey. I know I will get to my goals now, my determination is fierce. I deserve to take care of me now!!! Still pushing never giving up

Member Since: 2/26/2004

Fitness Minutes: 59,561

My Goals:
1. Exercise 30 mins 6 times per week
2. Eat within my calorie range healthy foods.
3. Journal my food intake daily
4. Attend my TOPS meetings weekly!
5. Love myself daily to make my healthy choices throughout the day!
6. BED Therapy - Weekly!

My Program:
Practicing Intuitive Eating
Joyful movement
Success beyond the scale!
Loving myself at all cost!

Personal Information:
Emmy -- Portland Metro Area. email: evpookie@yahoo.com

Other Information:
I love to read, hike, jog/walk, camp, scrapbook and cook.

Quote: "Your Fitness is 100% MENTAL! Your body WON'T GO, where your MIND doesn't PUSH IT!!"

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    Emmy, I found the page and joined but where do you go for checkin's and info on how the whole thing works? I am a little confused on what to do. Can you shed a little light? thanks, Erin
    5387 days ago
    Emmy, sounds like you are on a great track for weight loss. Thanks for my comment about my family. What is the Biggest loser and the Pink Team? Is it part of your TOPS group?
    5389 days ago
    When I came over the other day to look at your photos from your TOPS conference I'm not sure if we had the comments available yet or if I just didn't know about them yet. You look like you all had so much fun. And thanks for continuing to be an active and inspiring member of the Biggest Loser Spring Fling PINK TEAM! You are always so positive and I can't tell you how much that means to others.
    5389 days ago
    That's always been one of my favorite quotes too - it has been on my office wall forever!

    5390 days ago
    Favorite Quote: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

    Hard work and dedication is what it will take to make this journey. I am in it for the long haul, so that I can be a part of my family for a long time.
    5390 days ago
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