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Im happily married to a wonderful man who loves me thick or thin. Me ...Im not loving the thick. I want to let go of the excess baggage! I have hypothyroidism which has been the main factor in my weight gain. Im finally starting to feel better and really want to look good again. I miss the old me and I want her back!!

Member Since: 10/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 135

My Goals:
Finally starting to understand that hating myself because of the extra weight is only making my stress level worse.

Letting my size be what determines my value is ridiculous and wrong. I am still the same person inside as I was when I was thin.

My goal is to love myself as I am and to celebrate the small victories instead of expecting it all at once.

My Program:
Im back on Atkins. I dont feel well when I eat carbs even though I absolutely love them and crave them. Ive been learning that people with hypothyroidism often do better with a lot less carbs.

Personal Information:
Im from Canada and lived most of my liife in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am married to an American ( the most wonderful husband). We recently moved to Yuma, Arizona from Ridgecrest, California. Was very hard to leave the fantastic friends we made there, although I know we will always be friends. Im hoping to make some new and wonderful friends here also. I miss my friends and family back home but I dont miss the cold winters or the mosquitoes.

Other Information:
I love animals. I spent a number of years running an animal shelter.

I also love books, gardening, movies, decorating and music.

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  • v KIERAE
    Welcome to the South Beach Diet team. Don't hesitate to holler if you have any questions or need any help. Look forward to having you on the team!

    3418 days ago
  • v MREE777
    Awesome insight Dawn! Thanks for sharing.
    3449 days ago
  • v MREE777
    Just thought I'd check in and see how you're doing!
    3479 days ago
    When we feel the satisfaction of accomplishment we are motivated to take on new challenges. Knowing that the attention and resources we’ve channeled into a certain goal have brought us success gives us the confidence we need to take on more responsibilities. We also have a greater understanding of our own personal strengths, and that knowledge enables us to make good choices about the plans we make, the tasks we take on, and the new goals we wish to set for ourselves. We are ushered along by the momentum of our own success, and greater success naturally manifests as a result. Use today’s accomplishments to fuel you into action by taking on more endeavors, and you will enjoy still greater achievements.


    3481 days ago
    Hi! I am also from R/C. Trying to find people closer to me to share everything with here on Spark. I have been a member for 2 years,
    and I love Spark!! It's helped me on my journey better than any of
    the other plans on the market, including WW. I did really well with
    them, but it seems I restarted twice a year! And it cost me more
    than I should have been spending to get help. Thank goodness for
    Sparkpeople, I love this site!!!!! I am adding you as a friend, hope
    to join you in your efforts, as well as mine. Good to see a fellow
    Ridgecrestian! MJ
    3545 days ago
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