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Hello. My name is Dionne.

It's the dawning of a new day in my life!

I recently learned that I actually had a medical condition that made it harder for me to lose weight. I have a tumor on my pituitary gland which caused a growth hormone called Prolactin to over produce itself in my body thus making it hard almost impossible to lose weight. I wanted to share this with the world because it is a condition that virtually goes undetected and if you dont do your own research your doctor will just continue to tell you to lose weight and they wont check for it which was the case for me. I knew I was working hard, remaining focused on my food and working out with no results after many many years, i knew something was not right inside of me yet all my doctor would see was an over weight woman who couldnt get it under control and needed to lose weight so that is how she treated me. She even said that I should stop stressing myself out and just have the surgery for weight loss, and Kaiser use to never suggest that not disrespect to those who have gone that route, i also considered it, but I knew something was wrong inside of my body so i had to keep pushing for an answer!!. I put my big girl pants on, went to that doctor of mine and demanded that she test me for PCOS (google it) when she did, it was discovered that my hormone levels were dangerously high and I was sent to a specialist. The specialist discovered the blockage in my brain (after i took an MRI) and determined my condition was a tumor on my pituitary gland which in on your brain.

Since treatment, i am finally starting to see the fruit of my hard work. I would like to encourage everyone to please have this gland checked out and if you have insurance make the doctor do it because they wont if you dont (trust me!) it has made all the difference in the world to me thus far and if I can help someone with my story then the years of pain will have been all worth it!

I visit many pages and im constantly inspired by many of you and the messages your pages provide for yourselves and anyone who is looking for that boost, that motivation or that reassurance of a better brighter tomorrow.

I can and will accomplish my goals. i will lean on anyone who is willing to lend me a shoulder for support instead of running for cover when it gets rough. I will believe in myself and what i can achieve.

Of course i will remain supportive to anyone who needs me, i will never change when it comes to the special things that make me who I am.

I will believe in me, i will continue to believe in you, we can win this battle

The time is NOW.

Member Since: 2/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 590

My Goals:
I have never actually sat and made small goals before, i just at the 100 lbs i need to lose and get overwhelmed! This time im making small goals with no crazy dead lines

Im focusing on losing 3 lbs a week, and as long and i know made a true effort i'll be ok with that!

My Program:
Backwards Meals (Breakfast for Dinner, etc etc) Turbo Fire by Chalene and Les Mills Body Pump.

Personal Information:
My name is Dionne. Im 39 years old from LA, CA. I love to swim, travel, read, and laugh till my face hurts from it. I really love to swim, if i had a swimming pool i wouldnt have a weight problem. lol

Other Information:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday=CARDIO

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday=Strength Training

90 days at a time, 10% at a time, one meal at a time, one day at a time

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    Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
    Helen Keller
    129 days ago
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    Happy Birthday To You Dionne!

    1110 days ago
    Dionne, it is WOOHOO Wednesday! Letís celebrate by acknowledging the things that we are doing well! Iím giving you a STANDING OVATION for being a permanent participant in sustaining self-improvements and personal growth towards a healthier you! Sending lots of WOOHOO hugs to you!

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    emoticon You are a WINNER! emoticon You are an INSPIRATION! emoticon You ROCK! ! emoticon

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    1234 days ago
    Dionne, CAN WE DO IT? Join me as we continue our journey into another sizzling month! It takes daily practice to develop healthy habits! It takes steady action to finish what we start! It takes personal time to build long-term results! YES, We CAN turn our goals into plans! YES, We WILL turn our plans into actions! YES, We WILL fulfill our actions into completions! TOGETHER, letís turn our JULY goals into a sparktacular fireworks display! Sending lots of WE CAN DO IT support and hugs to you!

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    1250 days ago
    Dionne, have you had your hugs today? Consider yourself hugged! Thank you for enriching my life and being a part of my journey. Sending lots of hugs from me to you! Have a blessed day!

    "Hugging has no unpleasant side effects and is all natural. There are no batteries to replace, it's inflation-proof and non-fattening with no monthly payments. It's non-taxable, non-polluting, and is, of course, fully refundable." ~Author Unknown

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    emoticon S = Sparktacular role model that creates extraordinary results!

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    1268 days ago
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