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Hiya All! My name is Lori. I started on Spark People at around 600 pounds. I have been on several diets since I was 20 years old. I lost 100 pounds on the Deal-A-Meal many years ago and was able to lose another 50 and hold it off for 2 years. But then I steadily gained weight until I weighed 490 and I maintained that weight for 5 years or so. Then I went on disability in 2003 and lost almost everything I owned. From then on I started gaining weight again.

I can not drive my car anymore, or go to the super market to buy my own food. I can only stand for a few minutes. This HAS to change!

Eating "diet" food doesn't work for me, cause I can't stick with it. My problem is mainly portion control. I have no problem eating fruits and veggies. However, I have made myself a slave to delivery food. Mostly pizza. But the truth is, you can eat pizza and a mostly healthy one. But that's not what I chose and eating the whole darn thing doesn't help the matter! LOL I have decided to go my first month without ordering delivery pizza or frozen pizza. I have never done that before. I have to start somewhere. But I am addicted to food!

I am seeing a therapist and other health professionals at this time and that has helped me to realize how much help I need. I hope this site can help me along my journey.

Member Since: 1/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,962

My Goals:
My first goal is to be able to weigh at home on my 550 pound weight limit scale! Achieved 2/21/2010

My second goal, is to be able to shop for a weeks worth of groceries on my own. Achieved 2/9/2011!!! (was in the store 40 minutes)

My third goal is to be able to walk my dog around the block one time without stopping.

My Program:
Portion Control and
keeping my fat, sugar and salt under control.

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Lori from Quincy, IL

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those that mind don't matter and those that matter don't mind.

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  • v JIBBIE49
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    The Capricorn girl had to be "old when young" as she took on a lot of responsibility early, so she never was able to be "just a silly kid." She was always expected to "act her age" and so when grown she can feel she missed part of her childhood. She gets along with Virgo, Taurus, Pisces, Cancer and Aquarius. She makes a good businesswoman and often works with hair and makeup. (Dolly Parton and Victoria Principal are both Cappy women.) She can have problems with her knees and headaches from stress. She isn't made to be fat as she dislikes others judging her and her appearance is important to her. She has the self discipline to stay with a diet and also to exercise IF SHE WANTS.
    Capricorn is associated with the harshness of winter and its stark realities.

    In Capricorn, the Sun is strongly goal-directed and persistent. Ambitious, serious and dedicated to duty, life is difficult, but you are the type of person who will triumph and achieve success. Your aptitude to persevere, no matter how difficult the road, sets you apart from most of your peers. You are anxious to climb the ladder of fortune, and you can usually reach your goals because of your sense of the right way of doing everything. Your patience is never ending.
    You are a very thoughtful and serious person, thinking everything through carefully before you set off in any direction. You possess excellent reasoning skills, and you can be counted on to select options that are both practical and that provide an economic advantage. Your attitude is conservative; conservative with time, money, and all other resources. Your philosophy is waste not, want not. You are also likely to be conservative in your political and social attitudes, although your age, upbringing, and education perspectives may influence this somewhat.
    You are especially well suited to business and government because of your sense of organization and structure. You combine a talent for management with an ability to carry out instructions with care. You are the quintessential careerist, taking job and duties very seriously. Therefore, you are never one to shirk responsibility and you have very little use for those that do. That which matters most to you is your public image. You show your best face to the public. You enjoy being in a position of power and authority, although you are not very much inclined to enjoy the limelight. You may prefer instead to run your business from an isolated perspective. You are loyal and dedicated, and you demand utter loyalty and dedication from subordinates. Advancing up the ladder of success is all important. You are unconcerned about, sometimes even ruthless toward, those getting in your path as you move upward.
    You don't handle chaotic situations very well. You may need to develop the ability to lighten up a little and not take life, and everything else so seriously. Although you are self-disciplined, responsible, and practical, at times you can wallow in self-pity. It's essential for you to remember that your most important asset is self-esteem, and you should never devalue this. Rigidity and fear of change may be your biggest stumbling block.
    Sober and reserved in your dealings with others, it takes you a good while to warm up enough to anyone to be considered a close friend. Yet once you do, you are a very caring, reliable, and most steadfast ally. Your private side is different from your public side. In private you are shy and sensitive. The harshness of your public image disappears. Emotionally demanding relationships are very difficult. Love relationships may be more like business relationships, and you are unsure of yourself in most intimate situations.
    2893 days ago
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    Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you!
    Hope the celebration was DONE just right!
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    2895 days ago
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    Because today's so special
    it really wouldn't do,
    to send one simple birthday wish
    to last the whole year through...
    So this wishes happy moments,
    a day when dreams come true,
    and a year that's filled with all the things
    that mean the most to you.
    Happy Birthday!

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    2896 days ago
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