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Since I was a child I have heard others say "you have such a pretty face if only....", I was picked on and bullied in school and missed many opportunities because I was too embarrassed about my weight.

I have tried to lose weight many times; my mom tried to "help" me when I was a child but she thought that just eating less and depriving me of my favorites would work. I've tried fad diets, pills and everything in-between with some success but have never been able to keep it off. ...
Since I was a child I have heard others say "you have such a pretty face if only....", I was picked on and bullied in school and missed many opportunities because I was too embarrassed about my weight.

I have tried to lose weight many times; my mom tried to "help" me when I was a child but she thought that just eating less and depriving me of my favorites would work. I've tried fad diets, pills and everything in-between with some success but have never been able to keep it off.

All those times that I tried, I thought "if only I could lose weight, I would be happy". (Really I was trying to make someone else be happy with me)

This time it is just for me! I don't care what anyone else thinks about the way I look. I only care how I feel. One day back in March 2011, I made a list of all the things on my bucket list that I couldn't do because of my weight. The only rule was that every item had to be a physical limitation and not another person's perception of me. And so my journey began.....
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Member Since: 3/29/2011

SparkPoints: 18,432

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My Goals:
Each month I set a new goal to lose 10 lbs, to eat healthier and be more active.

I want to lose enough weight and become fit enough to return to riding and showing my Quarter Horses.

My Program:
With the help of Spark People and the encouragement and support of my doctor, I hope to eventually lose 150 lbs.

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My "kids" are my 3 horses, 2 dogs, and 1 ornery cat.

I have already lost 35 lbs and have started competing in halter and showmanship with my horses. Need to lose a little more and continue working on balance and strength so I can start riding again.

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HYATTI1
4/3/2014 8:44:56 PM

Thanks for stopping by to comment on my blog. I was hoping to put a smile on everyone's face with it. I am within 10 minutes drive and 20 minutes walk if you stay on the roads...the route I took put the walk at about 30 minutes or so and a couple of times I had to question my sanity for going that was in the still cold slick snow. But it all worked out.

Joanna



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HYATTI1
3/12/2014 2:34:19 PM

Thanks for adding me as a friend...I precipitated and added you also. Love you page...and that you are a horse lover. I hope we become good friends on our journey to a better and healthier way of living.

Joanna



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SWAN47
1/3/2012 1:47:16 PM

Just read your blog...I want A Divorce and thought I would check in and see how you are? I'm happy you divorced and losing weight. I wish you continued success and many blessings in 2012. emoticon



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MTPOETNH
8/23/2011 10:36:23 PM

Someone sent me a link to your blog "Dear fat- I want a divorce"- I really enjoyed reading it and some of your other blogs- all well written and thought provoking . Thanks for sharing and best wishes on your lifelong journey. emoticon Hope you don't mind, I added you as a friend- I want to follow your progress and read your blogs. emoticon Peggy



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NANA717
8/7/2011 5:05:16 PM

What a motivation your blogs are!! I've signed up to know when you write a new one. Keep up the good work. Blessings.



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