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One of the happiest days of our lives, and I look my worst. He deserves a healthier, prettier wife.





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I want to be Fabulous By 40!!!

Hi! I'm Rebecca. I'm 39 years old, a Christian (Lutheran), married almost eight years to a wonderful man, and step-mom to an awesome 12 year old boy.
I've fought with obesity since childhood. When I graduated high school I was 220 lbs, and my weight steadily climbed year by year. By the time I was 30, I weighed 275 lbs. God brought a great man into my life in May of 2004, and I married him in November of that same year. We immediately began trying to expand our little family, to ...
Hi! I'm Rebecca. I'm 39 years old, a Christian (Lutheran), married almost eight years to a wonderful man, and step-mom to an awesome 12 year old boy.
I've fought with obesity since childhood. When I graduated high school I was 220 lbs, and my weight steadily climbed year by year. By the time I was 30, I weighed 275 lbs. God brought a great man into my life in May of 2004, and I married him in November of that same year. We immediately began trying to expand our little family, to no avail. The next eight years brought failure, grief, devastation, fertility drugs, depression, stress and two babies taken to Heaven. I have a hormonal disorder known as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and several blood-clotting disorders (Lupus Anticoagulant, Anticardiolipin Syndrome and Compound Heterozygous MTHFR mutation). All of this contributes to my infertility and the blood clotting disorders led to my miscarriages. PCOS also is one cause of my weight problems. That, and honestly, I like good food and I like to eat!
I've had quite a few wake up calls recently, and I've come to the realization that I have to change the way I'm living (or rather, existing...I haven't been truly LIVING for a long time) or I won't see my 40th birthday.
I have a little over 200 lbs to lose.
I'm looking forward to meeting new people who understand just how hard this journey is and creating a support system for this adventure.
I love to read and knit, I work crazy hours as a 9-1-1 dispatcher, and I love God who gave me life and redeemed me through His son Jesus Christ!
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Member Since: 6/15/2012

SparkPoints: 1,515

Fitness Minutes: 377

My Goals:
Lose 50 lbs by Christmas.

Be more active.

Feel better about myself.

Run a 5K.

Long term: Lose at least 200 lbs and be healthy enough to carry a pregnancy full term.

My Program:
Daily tracking with SP Android app and website.

Measuring and weighing food.

Consistently drinking 10+ 8oz glasses of water daily.

Eating more fresh veggies and fruits, less processed and packaged foods.

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NIXY72
7/9/2012 1:59:34 PM

Today is the unofficial "take happiness into your own hands" day. It's unofficial because I just made it up! (*grin*) But it seems like a great idea, right? Today, try not to be controlled by others... decide to be happy, decide to be great. Move forward as if all your dreams could come true today with no barriers standing in your way. Smile, laugh, and be amazing...

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I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. - Groucho Marx



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BECOMING_HOLLY
7/6/2012 12:44:41 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog: The blog that EVERYONE thinks about writing, but not everyone does.

Your support means a lot to me! I will also add you as a friend so we can continue to support each other and keep each other motivated!

Keep in touch, please!

Holly



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MAKINGITCOUNT91
7/2/2012 2:26:17 PM

Hey SparkFriend, I hope you have an amazing week, and have a great 4TH of July! *hugs*



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NIXY72
7/2/2012 7:13:22 AM

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. "
Albert Schweitzer

Thank you for your spark-ly friendship, for your comments on my blogs, my page, for the goodies you send. Thank you for the likes, for being here, your encouragement and for cheering me on and up just by your presence. Wherever you are, I want you to know that you are amazingly appreciated.

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FOXYJEN27
6/23/2012 11:39:19 PM

Hi!

I have a long way to go, too. I've added you as a friend, and hope you'll add me back.

Feel free to comment on my page, photos, blogs or email me anytime. I will help all that I can.

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