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Thanksgiving 2008 - 352 lbs.

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Hi, I'm Dee (short for Deanna). I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. 2009 is my year to get heathly and fit, and change the way I look at food. I'm looking forward to feeling better, being healthier and looking my best this year.

ISAIAH 65:24
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

When we feel the weakest and most vulnerable, then is the time to turn to God. God knows what we are up against, even before we call upon Him. There is no one who cares more about how we feel and how we do than God does. He is our staunchest supporter. He also realizes how difficult it is to face our diets alone. He waits for us to call on Him, but He will not force Himself on us until we call. When we do call, He will act quickly to help us, since He already knows what it is we will be asking. Don't hesitate! Call on God when you need Him most.

TODAY'S THOUGHT: I am never out from under Gods' watchful eye!

"When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.�

01/01/09 - Ultimate Goal 165 - Start 352
02/01/09 - Goal 337 - Weighing in @ 321
03/01/09 - Goal 322 - Weighing in @ 307
04/01/09 - Goal 307 - Weighing in @ 298
05/01/09 - Goal 292 - Weighing in @ 294 ... maintaining more
than losing...
06/01/09 - Goal 277 - Weighing in @ 291 ... I may need to
adjust the goal for each
mo., I was in a plateau
for awhile
07/01/09 - Goal 262
08/01/09 - Goal 247
09/01/09 - Goal 232
10/01/09 - Goal 217
11/01/09 - Goal 202
12/01/09 - Goal 187
01/01/10 - Goal 172
02/01/10 - Goal 165



2 cups of sesame seeds
1 cup of crushed peanuts
3 Tbs of honey
2 Tbs of sugar

Turn saucepan on med heat. Melt honey & sugar together until sugar dissolves. Add the sesame seeds and crushed peanuts until the mixture is moist and well combined. Keep stirring the mixture over medium heat for 5 minutes until the sesame nuts are golden. Pour the mixture into a 20" x 15" baking tray and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. While still warm cut with a sharp knife into any size bars you desire. Let the mixture cool and then refrigerate for 1 hour until the bars are firm. Remove the bars from the tray and serve. Sesame bars can be kept for up to 1 mo in airtight container in fridge.

Member Since: 6/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 7,874

My Goals:
�Work like you don�t need the money. Love like you�ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody�s watching.�

My Program:
I'm following Kimkins - lean low-carb/low-fat way of eating. Also trying to use organic products and avoid sugar.

Personal Information:
Hi, I'm Deanna from Northern Virginia. I've struggled with my weight all my life, I'm an emotional eater too. Now I'm at a point in life where I just want to feel good, be healthy and content.

Other Information:
I like getting out and exploring new places, meeting new people. I enjoy action/adventure movies, spending time with my family and make things with my hands.

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