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At the GA Aquarium with my daugher and her Pre-K class.

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A hot day at the beach on the coast of GA at Tybee Island.

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I am a 30+ year old mother of a beautiful little girl. I am looking forward to making some positive changes in my life starting with my weight.

Growing up, I was always a little on the thick side. Then once I graduated high school, the pounds began to pack on seemingly overnight. Although, I had become a plus-sized woman, I still appreciated my body and was not worried about losing weight because it was still rather shapely. That was, until I became pregnant with my daughter. I was already well into the 200s, but the added baby weight had me hovering very close to 300lbs.

Well after giving birth, within a month or so, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight of around 250lbs and for some odd reason I was content. I could still find nice clothes, and I could walk in 4" heels without my feet begging for mercy, so I was good.

Then as my daughter began to grow, so did I. All of a sudden, I was packing on pounds again. I blamed it on motherhood and me giving up the "Rockstar" lifestyle.
I tipped the scales at an excess of 300lbs. I was mortified. This sent me into a depression. I no longer wanted to go out and hated being seen in public. I stopped shopping and dressing up.

Then last year I was diagnosed with PCOS. After doing research on the disease, I realize that it makes gaining weight easier and losing it harder. There are medicines to treat it, but my doc recommended I start with dropping some weight. So... here I am and here we go!

Member Since: 5/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 3,698

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to lose 150 pounds. My smaller goals along the way are to learn and implement better eating habits as well as make exercise a regular part of my life.

My Program:
I am starting to follow the SparkPeople nutrition guide with a few variations and starting to exercise atleast 30 minutes most days of the week.

Personal Information:
I am from Sparta, GA but I currently reside in Atlanta, GA.

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  • v LINDA!
    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team. Enjoy your weekend. Take some time for yourself.(¸.•´ .♥ (¸.•´ .♥ (¸¸¸¸.•*´¨`* ♥¸.•*´¨`*♥ ¸.•*´¨`*♥

    3701 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/20/2010 9:17:23 PM
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¨Welcome to the EE team!!
    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*¸.•´¸.•*¨¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post. ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¸.•*¨)¸¸.•´ ..•-~'¸.•*¨)
    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*
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    You are- WONDERFUL-cuz you’re you!!! BELIEVE IT!!! operationbeautiful-- END THE FAT TALK!!! ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´(¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!! (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. emoticon
    3701 days ago
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments!! You are doing AWESOME!!! Keep up the great work!!! I had 150 to lose too, take it in small amounts (10lbs at a time) if you take a day off, DO NOT QUIT!! Start again the next day, be patient and consistent!! If I can do it, YOU CAN!! Please message me whenever you need me!! emoticon
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