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My family. 6/29/2009 196 pounds here. I am very short, so 196 doesn't look near as good on me as it does others- but I still look way better than I have in a very long time!

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I will lose this weight! WHAT AM I AFRAID OF???

Hi all! I am just shy of my 29th birthday, and am DONE with being overweight. I've been overweight by at least 20 pounds for as far back as I can remember. I've never really not liked my body so much, I can remember getting teased maybe twice growing up, but for some reason I seemed to have it pretty easy. I never had problems with the opposite sex, and I have to say I landed myself a very handsome hubby! We've been together 12 years now, and have 3 beautiful children, 2 of which tried to kill me. Apparently my heart isn't cut out for the last month of pregnancy, or childbirth. I had many issues at the end, and after the births of my 1st, and 3rd children. The doctors now say it's a fluke that nothing happened with my 2nd! And I was also informed that I should have been told not to have anymore children after my 1st was born. The issue isn't my weight, BUT my weight is NOW the issue! If I do not lose the weight, I am likely to have a very short and very medicated life. And I am not on board with that AT ALL!

So, my journey has begun! I have dieted in the past. Since my husband and I got together, I've put on 120 pounds- in 12 years! UGH! Now I finally have the information and the knowledge to get this done, and done right! No more dieting, this is a lifestyle change and I refuse to ever look back! I've never really hated my body, but I definitely always would have liked to be thinner. Now, I am ecstatic knowing that soon enough, I will be a healthy, thinner me!

I ran across NEVA42's sparkpage and what an inspiration she is! With her permission, I am quoting her on my page. This just really touched me! And I feel there are many others out there who would be touched by it as well. Thank you Neva!

"Everyone is a deserving and special human being. Their feelings count and matter. And not everything that happens in your life is your fault. You can not control the actions of another person, just your own. And forgiveness is not for the other person, it is for you. So that the other person no longer has a hold on you." -NEVA42

Updating with my weight losses from when I started. I weigh every single morning at the exact same time. I still do. If it starts bothering me, I will go to once a week. I only update when I have a loss.

October 2008
10/15- Starting Weight 266
10/18- 260
10/20- 259
10/23- 257
10/24- 255
10/27- 254
Total loss for October- 12 pounds

November 2008
11/1 - 252
11/3 - 250
11/9 - 248
11/11- 247
11/12- 245 (Goal met- Lost 20 pounds by my B-day
11/18- 243
11/21- 242
11/24- 241
11/25- 238
Total loss for November- 16 pounds

December 2008
12/5- 236
12/9- 234
12/10- 232
12/11- 231
12/17- 230
12/18- 229
12/26- 227
Total loss for December- 11 pounds

January 2009
1/3 - 224
1/10- 222
1/15- 221
1/16- 219
1/26- 216- 50 Pounds Lost!
1/28- 215
Total loss for January- 12 pounds

February 2009
2/3- 214
2/4- 213
2/5- 212
2/20- 211
2/22- 210
2/23- 209
Total loss for February- 5 pounds

March 2009
03/10- 208
03/18- 207
03/25- 205
03/28- 204
Total Loss for March- 5 Pounds

April 2009
04/14- 202
04/20- 201
Total Loss for April- 3 Pounds

May 2009
05/24- 199 (WOOHOO!!!!)
05/25- 198 (WOOHOO AGAIN!!!!)
Total Loss for May- 3 Pounds

June 2009
6/1- 197
6/3- 196

February 2010
2/1- 230
2/9- 227

My life got a bit hectic and I completely let go of focusing on me to handle every thing else. I am so mad at myself for gaining so much weight back, but I'm back at it now. My short term goal right now is to be down to 215 by May 7th. Hubby and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary (been together 14 though!) on May 11th, and will be doing something on that weekend to celebrate! I am confident I can do this!

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    The Scorpio child is born to a father who didn't want a child for whatever reason, which may never have been discussed in the home, but the sensitive little Scorpio picks up on this and learns not to trust others. She asks "What do they want from me and what is in this for me?" Scorpio is a good sign for a woman to be since it is "fixed" water, making her very emotional, but in our culture a woman is allowed to be emotional. She can be very jealous, even of siblings when she feels she has been slighted. Scorpio being a "fixed" sign can stay with and finish what she starts but she also has a very difficult time trying to change. She can certainly have a weight problem as her emotions get the best of her. But, she can exercise and stay with a routine, so her weight issue is ALL up to her and no one else. What she is is all of her own making. She lives a life of extremes and is never center-field on any issue. She makes up her mind quickly and stays with her decision or feelings on an issue.
    She gets along with Virgo, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn and Cancer. She should avoid Sagittarius as he will be to blunt for her although she can be very sarcastic when she wants to be. It is her way of protecting herself and getting out her "sting."
    She makes a good detective or policewoman.
    Scorpio must be in control of any relationship she is in, as this goes back to her feeling unsure as a child.
    The Scorpio woman is often the "breadwinner" in the family, or she supports others such as a parent or "down on his luck" relative.
    No matter how successful Scorpio is in life, she always feels her life is a struggle. It is never easy for her from her point of view. She feels the world is against her in some way. Again, this goes back to her childhood.

    Like the other water signs, this sign is very sensitive and emotional. With Scorpio, unlike the water signs Cancer and Pisces, the emotions remain under rigid control. They may not even be apparent to those who are very close to you. When your emotions do erupt, they do so very violently, often with a strong burst of sarcasm and vindictiveness.
    The strength of Scorpio is in the methods employed to meet every challenge. You approach everything with intensity and passion. Nothing is ever halfway because you put everything you have in your work; mind, heart, soul. You are one of those people who always gives 100% and sometimes more. Many born under the sign Scorpio become classic workaholics.
    You may have an undesirable trait commonly found in the Scorpio person, holding a grudge for a very long time. The underside of Scorpio is often possessed with uncontrollable jealousies and the strongest passions. When offended the reaction is surely revenge. The higher side of Scorpio still dominates people and situations, but with much for the common good. This sign produces very few lukewarm people. You are either very bad or very good.
    In Scorpio, the Sun is intense, skeptical and secretive. There is an intensity and a secretiveness in your makeup which results in an inscrutable persona most people cannot penetrate. This trait makes the Scorpio personality hard to detect. You like to remain incognito, and do so with your very secretive nature. You are a master at hiding your emotions. You neither flinch nor blush. It's hard for you to share your inner feelings with anyone.

    You can be very critical and demanding, creating a forceful and dominating demeanor. You are strong-willed and determined, and you usually act with incisiveness. Your critical nature allows you to make shrewd and unusually accurate judgments at a rapid rate. You can penetrate the hidden agenda of those you meet. It is in your nature to protect yourself by knowing what your opponents are thinking and doing. You have uncanny intuition and accurate perceptions, making you almost psychic in understanding and making emotional connections with other people. Very few successfully earn your trust. Often, you experience difficulties with the authority figures in your life.
    At home, you may be something of a tyrant, wanting everything done your way. You think you are always right and won't tolerate dissent. There is a tendency for you to impose your will on friends and family since you feel so passionately that your ideas are in their best interest. No one takes relationships more serious than you. Although you are highly attracted to, and attractive to, the opposite sex, in many respects you function well as a 'lone wolf' type.
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