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I have been fat all my life. Literally. At age 5 my mother signed me up for Weight Watchers. By 8, I was taking doctor prescribed amphetamines. During my teenage years, I hid food and binged as often as I could. I stole change from around the house and walked to 7-11 in the middle of the night to buy candy and chips. Things just progressed from there.

Now I'm working hard to reach a personal healthy weight. Actually, it's not all about a point of the scale. Like many "sparkers", I am focusing on fitness and health as much as weight loss. My pattern is to do *really* well and lose a chunk of weight, only to slip up a little, feel terrible about myself, finally slipping into horrible eating choices and depression.And gain most - if not all - of the weight loss back.

That's where I am now.

However, I've joined the Spring 'In-Between' 5% Challenge and can't wait for that 'hit' of support and self-challenge. My goal is 10 pounds in 8 weeks. I know I can do it if I stay on goal, it's very achievable at my weight. Question is ... can I get it together to reach it? Can I keep it off and keep moving forward?

I wish I could say I'm sure my journey will be a smooth one, but at 51, I know my history. Things will most likely be rocky. But the past is the past and its up to me to create the future I want. The support is waiting, the goal is in sight. I'm 80 pounds down from my highest weight and utterly intend on losing the last chunk

Wish me luck!

Member Since: 8/15/2014

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My goals are to:

* Exercise regularly

* Reach an ideal (for me) weight

* Keep my blood sugar even and in a normal range

My Program:
* Vegan

* Whole "real food", very low amounts of processed food

* For sweetness, stevia only

* Caffeine-free

* Appropriate supplementation for my health needs

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  • v SOOKIE
    "When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better." ~unknown
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    Have a healthy and fit rest of your day!

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  • v JUNEPA
    Happy Birthday Monika
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  • v CAROL_31649731
    "Food for Thought" this week:

    The way you think about food is directly linked to how much food you eat. If you concentrate on enjoying the flavors of the food you eat, you’ll begin to eat only when you’re truly hungry & you'll begin to stop when you feel satisfied. This “mindful eating” technique results in fewer total calories consumed because you’re paying particular attention to what you are actually eating. Be a "Mindful Eater" this week!
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    Enjoy your happy birthday! C E L E B R A T E!!!!!
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