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I gained a lot of weight after I was diagnosed with a thyroid problem and Celiac disease. I went from being able to eat anything at any time to not being able to lose any weight. I gained 40 lbs in about a year and have not been able to lose it. In 2005 I went through fertility treatment and the drugs seemed to have put my hormones and my body into a tailspin that I cannot control. I have gained another 20 since the beginning of 2007 after being diagnosed with Celiac.

Along with the stress of having health and infertility issues, I have struggled with a lot of family tragedies.

Okay enough with the excuses. They have been my crutch for so long. Now it is time to put them away and close the box. These things happened, they are done and they cannot be taken away.

One thing the past 9 years has taught me is that I can survive many things. They have hurt, they have made me angry, they have knocked me right to my knees. But guess what? Hurts can be lived with, anger can be controlled and staying on your knees is a choice you don't have to make.

As of today, I choose to stand tall. I choose to stand all on my own. I choose to live, without excuses, without crutches, without what ifs.

I may never be skinny again, but I will be healthy. I will no longer accept having to live with my disease. I will NOT accept what I am today. I will fix it and become the person who I am supposed to be.

I am DONE being the fat girl!
I am DONE being the girl everybody feels sorry for!
I am DONE being the girl that must learn to accept the way things are!

Hold on! It's going to be one heck of a ride!

Member Since: 9/22/2006

Fitness Minutes: 14,895

My Goals:
Want to lose 50 lbs and to feel healthy again!

My Program:
Trying the Eat for Health lifestyle.

Exercising more consistantly, even if it is just jumping jacks during commercials.

Cutting out soda and sweets.

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Personal Information:
From Wisconsin. Love to read, knit, fish and spend time with my family. My husband and I also love to travel, especially to Las Vegas.

Other Information:
I have a very large extended family that spends lots of time together and everyone of them love to cook. They are supporting my new lifestyle however & always make something for me to eat. They are such an awesome family.

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday. Scorpio is a good sign for a woman to be since it makes her very much in charge of her own life. (Julia Roberts and Sally Field are both Scorpio women as is Maria Shriver.) Because the Scorpio child wasn't wanted by the father for whatever reason (often this wasn't even talked about in the family, but the sensitive little Scorpio FELT it and knew, so she learned not to trust others but to depend on herself), the Scorpio child grows up insecure and often a loner, but she rules her own life and whatever she makes of it is completely up to her. In any relationship she is in she MUST be in charge. She gets along well with Pisces, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus). Her health issues can be her female organs, her throat and thyroid, thus she can have a weight issue, but she also has complete self-discipline and can exercise and control what she eats. She is emotional and lives her life always to extremes, so she can turn to drugs, alcohol or food, if she isn't careful and allows her emotions to run away with her. For this reason, she is often a counselor to others, or a fitness trainer or even a military person. She makes up her mind quickly on people and issues, never being in the center. If she likes someone, she is loyal to the end, but if she doesn't she will use her sarcastic manor to let them know. She is always willing to take on a fight, even if she is very much the "church lady." Her life is never an easy one as no matter how much money she gets she will struggle and see her life as difficult. (Maria Shriver who was married to Arnold writes always about how difficult her life has been, while living in a mansion.)
    Scorpio needs a creative outlet so she finds it in some physical manner such as running, Yoga, or even like Picasso, in art that is very unusual. She often has a large family, but she is the bread-winner. (Sally Field supported her first husband and got a divorce saying "I was the Little Red Hen who did it all." So like a Scorpio woman.) the real issue is she doesn't feel anyone else can do it well enough to suit her, so she does it herself, but then gets very tired and she feels used. She has to learn this about herself and give up some control to others as she so often takes on way to much to begin with.
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    emoticon Happy birthday, Done Girl! emoticon
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