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It seems every year I come back about this time to Sparkpeople. It is sad to see the trials I have been through over the last couple years with my weight. It's pretty depressing. I think I will leave my post from last year here to remind myself of how desperate I was to lose weight.

I have now realized and come to the understanding that I am a compulsive eater, and have sought professional help for this problem. Now, I have lost 25 lbs and am moving forward with a healthier attitude and eating habits. But every day is a struggle. It's just as bad as a drug habit or alcoholism to others. I still have much to lose, but at least I'm headed in the right direction now!

There was nothing better than finding a medical professional that didn't look at me and say, you're just fat, quit eating and finally listened to me about the fact that I couldn't stop eating.

Also very exciting, Sparkpeople for iPhone. I am totally hooked up with that and will be logging my food through that as I NEVER go ANYWHERE without my iPhone! Great App!!

I'm still looking for someone in my area that is interested in hiking or walking occasionally. I'm really slow and have to stop a lot still, but I have a great dry sense of humor.
2008-What will it bring?
I joined up in November of 2006, and have since gained over 35 pounds. I was never this fat even when 9 months pregnant with any of my children. I am scared. Scared that I will not have the determination and willpower to turn my life around. My husband has finally realized just how much this means to me and has promised to help me, and himself as well.

I'm looking for motivation and friends that are fighting the same struggle. It seems to get tougher every year older I get. I've been thin, ate right, exercised, and couldn't keep it up. I really need to try again! So, that's why I'm here!

Member Since: 11/18/2006

Fitness Minutes: 647

My Goals:
Journal everyday
Drink water
No snacking

My Program:
Logging on to a place that keeps me accountable. Honesty with my husband about my weight and eating habits. Reduced fat and calories, healthy foods, increase in exercise.

Personal Information:
I live in Alaska, originally from Ohio. I am married with four rowdy kids, a full time job and I'm a full time student as well.

Other Information:
I love to read, hate to exercise, couldn't live without my laptop. Rather addicted to junk food, particularly chocolate, in any form, and diet Pepsi.

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  • v 150-HERE-I-COME
    emoticon Hello!!
    Just checking in to see how things have been going?!
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    4033 days ago
  • v 150-HERE-I-COME
    HEY!! How has everything been going!?!?! It's been forever since I've heard from you!! Hope all is well!!!! Have you done any good hikes lately? I've been out most every day hitting new trails and blazing some of my own :)

    Have a great 4th of July weekend!!!
    4169 days ago
  • v 150-HERE-I-COME
    I'm excited to find a fellow hiker! Can't wait to hit the trails with you!! We'll have to get Amberly out with us too -- hint! hint! Amberly!! LOL!
    4202 days ago
    are you in anchorage?
    4525 days ago
    Thank you for all your wonderful words on my Sparkpage. If there is anything that I could help you with I’m here for you. I wish you much success on your journey to a healthier, slimmer YOU! I’ll be Cheering for YOU!!!!

    Your Sparks Friend ~LaRaine~

    4708 days ago
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