PAG2809
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baby picture, 1961, I'm the youngest




2009 Seattle RNR - first half (I'm on the left)




April 2006 - probably my all-time highest weight. I think I must have weighed at least 250 (5'1")


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If I can do this, you can! I've struggled with my weight all my life and this is the first time I've believed that I can keep it off. I will admit that there are days when I'm not 100% certain, but that's why I come to SP every day. We don't have to do this alone!

I reached my highest weight while I was in grad school. Since I was in denial for a long time and didn't own a scale, I can only guess what that was. In July 2007, I weighed 224, and I'd already dropped at least one size at that point. The rest of it is all part of the journey. I've gained a few pounds back and have work to do on my relationship with food, and all the same struggles. No matter how frustrated I get, I WILL remember that I'm not that person anymore. There's a lot of ground between perfection and having lost weight to get to 224 lbs. Its okay not to be perfect, but its not okay to surrender control of my life and my health.

I think I can live in that space. Want to hang out there with me?



Member Since: 3/17/2008

Fitness Minutes: 135,070

My Goals:
I have a family history of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. I hope that by eating healthy, being active, and losing weight I can avoid both.


My Program:
I started with the Weight Watchers Core plan. Now I am concentrating on just eating a healthy balanced diet and eating clean (closest to how foods occur in nature), though I'm not aiming for 100%.



Personal Information:
I'm single and I live in Fredericksburg, VA.


Other Information:
I lost about 80 lbs between 2007 and 2009, but I slowly started to inch back up. Early in 2010 I lost my job, and as I continued to be unemployed, the weight gain accelerated a little the first year and a lot the second year. I'm back to tracking and I'm headed in a better direction.




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  • v ELISADENK

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    Just peekin' in on you...to see how you are doing.
    344 days ago
  • v SIXFOOT1
    Thanks for the note on my blog. I read the one you posted about your mom. Sounds like the new place should work out well. Thanks for sharing. My mom has Alzheimer's and it;s tough.
    381 days ago
  • v ELISADENK
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  • v VBALLJOAN
    Not sure I would want turkey scrapple. How does it taste? What does the nutritional label say?
    532 days ago
  • v SCAROUSEL1
    One month of the new year has almost come and gone. Just dropping by your page to see how life is treating you. Stay strong and SPARK on!

    :O) Shelia

    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw
    609 days ago
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