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My daughter and I when I lost almost 50lbs in fall of '09 I probably weighed 340lbs.

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I am a 47 yr old Mom and Grandma. Married, 2 adult children.
I have been overweight 95% or more of my life. I dont know what it is to be a healthy weight. But I'd like ot find out!
My boo hoo story of why I am obese is essentially this: Raised an only child, my mother did not encourage healthy eating habits. i was allowed to over eat a great deal. I think I did this for two reasons, 1. Food tastes really good! and was an important part of happy times in my life. 2. At some point I started eating to cover pain and search for that happiness I had in those special times. My father was emotionally abusive and distant, At night I would dream of being able to fly. I lived on eggshells in our home. (figuratively)
As an adult, I gave my heart to God and He has taught me to love myself, that I have value and that He loves me no matter what I look like. I am thankful to have a husband who doesnt mind having an overweight wife, however he is obese also. While I am assured of Gods love toward me, I am sure He would prefer my temple was better maintained and more able to bring glory to Him and His kingdom. And, He simply wantst he best for me.
Even though I bask in the love He gives, I continue to struggle with emotional eating. When sad, upset, angry, hurt or stressed I do 2 things, 1. I hide 2. I eat. And then there is the flip side, is that my happiest memories are of my mothers family gatherings, where there was always tons of food. So, when I'm really happy, I feel like food should be a part of it. Plus, FOOD JUST TASTES GOOD!!!!
I'm not sure what it will take for me to be in control of food, not the other way around. I do feel it controls me at times. I have faced many struggles and difficulties in my life
I am looking forward to being an overcomer in this area too. I only wish I hadnt waited so long.

Member Since: 8/22/2009

Fitness Minutes: 555

My Goals:
1. Use menus and record all food everyday.
2. Be accountable for emotional /secret eating.
3. Seek Gods will for my eating and life.
4. Complete my "Reasons to Eat Healthy and Exercise" list.
5. Drink 8 glasses of water each day.

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My Mantra:
The power of ONE. One change, one day, one week at a time.

Personal Information:
I've spent my life living in the heartland of America. I love thre prarie.
My children are in their 20's. One lives at home again with my grandaughter who is my sunshine.

Other Information:
I like to read and I enjoy landscape / archetectural and nature photography. I love to travel and see new things, esp. historical and nature.

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    Stopping in to check on you. I hope that even if you're not actively participating at SP that you're taking care of yourself and moving closer to your goals. You are WORTH it!

    Just wanted you to know you're not forgotten!
    3272 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your thoughts. You are right ... blogging is more for what we get out of it ourselves. But ... somehow that feels so selfish to me. heh. What great insight you got with the baby steps. It's absolutely right on track. But that can feel so overwhelming at times. Especially when I'm such an impatient person when it comes to myself. I expect perfection from me and I expect it NOW. *sigh* I still have lots of growing to do, you see.
    Thanks again for your thoughts and your kind comment!
    3412 days ago
    Just read your comment on Accountability~ I agree wholeheartly I struggled in the same area. It is freeing to bring these things to light! Keep up the forward progress! emoticon
    3427 days ago
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    Glad that I can be of encouragement to you! You do matter, and you will succeed! I added you as a friend a few weeks ago, so I could keep up on your blogs, they are so intriguing!! Have a fabulous day!! emoticon emoticon
    3427 days ago
    Thanks so much for the blog comment! It's much appreciated! Hope you're having a great weekend and keep fighting the good fight!
    3430 days ago
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