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Start each day with a smile...And get it over with!!

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Never take yourself too seriously, and mock those who do.

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I used to have a handle on life--but it broke off!!

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Edna Mae's Escape Plan
HELP!! I’m a secure, skinny extrovert, trapped in an inhibited, fat introvert’s body! In my times of being lower in weight, I am daring, spontaneous and fun! Being overweight holds me back…I dress frumpy and bland, so as not to call attention to myself. I avoid gatherings, almost to the point of being a hermit. I lose my self-confidence.

Like the saying, “Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out…But I can usually shut her up with cookies!” Well, no more cookies! In fact, I will embrace the voices in my head and befriend them! The more the merrier—I’ll take all the support I can get! In time, I will set that extrovert free!

This time, I AM NOT starting another diet. Instead, I am beginning a new “weigh” of life! I will make smart choices and develop healthy habits! No longer will a balanced diet mean a cookie in each hand!

Please post a comment of support, motivation, understanding or advice. If you need a little inspiration or incentive, let me know…It feels good to reach out and offer help—We’re in this together!! Besides, maybe if we pool our resources, we can figure out one of life’s greatest mysteries: Just how does a 2-pound box of candy make a person gain 5 pounds?!!

Looking forward to shedding pounds and sharing laughs! If exercise doesn't work, who knows, maybe we can laugh our butts off!!
Debbie (aka—Eddie Mae)

Member Since: 10/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,720

My Goals:
•Regain my self-confidence; set the introvert free!!

•Get into my "skinny clothes" again.

•Foster a healthy sense of humor, as I make new friends.


Under 190 by Christmas
Under 180 by Valentine's
Under 160 by April B-day!

My Program:

I will embrace these hormonal changes and all the hairs that are appearing in unwelcome places. I will let all hairs grow until that desperate day of need. When that day comes, I will shave, pluck and wax my legs, armpits, eyebrows, upper lip, nostrils, chin--and wherever else. I figure that will make the scale drop enough for that needed motivation!!

Personal Information:
I grew up on a farm in SW North Dakota, andnow reside in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. My husband and I live a nomadic lifestyle, working together for a Michigan company, on remote construction projects. We have 2 cat critters, Bobbie Sue and Ole--they allow us to live in the house with them!

Other Information:
Once I get comfortable around people, I turn into the "Bubbly One."

I always try to be the optimist, but weather tends to affect my mood when it's dreary--I really need my sunshine--winters are tough for me.

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  • v DELIAF1
    Thought I'd drop by and let you know that I'm going to meet good ole Syl!

    What a fabulous time we'll be having on the Vegas Strip emoticon
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    I know we'll be having a constant emoticon and showing off how emoticon we look!!

    Can't wait emoticon Flying over to Nevada and meeting her in emoticon day.

    Love to you gal pal!


    4291 days ago
  • v BOOCH6
    Mornin' !
    Love your sparkpage ! You have such a good attitude. Keep up the positive thinking. It sounds like it's working. Have a great day ! - Barb emoticon
    4302 days ago
    hey there,
    just stopping into say hi, and check up on ya...did you fall off the face of the earth????....time to come back...lol
    4312 days ago
    Thank you so much for logging in and sending me Birthday wishes. It meant so much to me.

    4364 days ago
  • v PURPLE01
    Hi hon!!! bet you thought I dropped off the face of the earth!!

    Well with my hubby out of work I have been working crazy number of hours and no time for anything but sleeping and dinner.

    Now I have a new goal to reach... I want to loose oh I don't know yet how much before next June. My step-son is getting married on the 19th! If they agree Dan will be performing the ceremony too!!! so we both need to loose. Since he has been out of work he has gained about 30 lbs and it is all around the middle!!! ugh! and we don't have the $$ for a gym membership and it is to wicked hot out here to walk outside. I know there are other options, but I need and want suggestions == do you have any??? help please!!! thanks much my dear!!!

    i will be back around more often now!

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    4365 days ago
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