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Hi - My sister had me join SparkPeople because I've struggled with my weight my whole life.

I fell off the SparkPeople wagon for a while because of a couple of horrific years, but I'm back and trying the hCG diet on the advice of a medical weight loss clinic. By doing acupuncture, I was actually able to get off of most of my medicines for thyroid and heart rhythm. Now it's just time to get this metabolism reset so that I can go back to the size I had gotten down into in college. :-)

Member Since: 7/25/2008

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My Goals:
1) Shrink "batwing arms"
2) Go back to a size 14/16

My Program:
hCG Diet

Personal Information:
My family is from Georgia. I just moved back to GA from CA. My sister and her family live in Tennessee.

I was a heavy child. When I graduated highschool, I was around 250 pounds. When in College, I lost 75 pounds with Richard Simmon's Deal-a-Meal. Then, sometime in 1995, I started to gain weight rapidly (15 pounds the first month). My dr suggested I join Jenny Craig because he didn't think I was tracking my calories right. I gained 45 pounds on Jenny Craig, so I quit (loved that food, though!). I have kept my weight steady from 260-270 for the past 10 years, but couldn't lose below 260.

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I'm an AVID reader. I love books! I love history books, historical romance novels, and just about anything that has a good story. I'm not much of a TV person, but when I do watch TV, it's things more in line with New Detectives, FBI Files, Forensic Files, Dr G Medical Examiner, and things of this nature. (But if I flip the channel and Bugs Bunny or Futurama are on, I'll watch those anytime!)

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    Stopping in to say hello to you!! How are you? I hope good. I have been well and busy. Been taking a fitness and nutrition class and it is very interesting to me. Alot of reading too! ttyl, Wendy emoticon
    3456 days ago
    Congratulations, Tree! 50 pounds....WOW!!!

    I can't wait until I can say the same!

    3468 days ago
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    Hi... I just wanted to say thank you for all your help. I did my last drops yesterday. I really felt like I needed to do a short round. So I'm on my 72 hrs off the hcg and I can't wait to have a real salad!!! I've lost 17 lbs and ended up only 1lb away from my short term goal!!!!!!!!!
    I really could have not done this without you.... your email helped me so much!!!! I was scared and worried and had so many questions!!! Thanks for taking your time to help and motivate me. I hope you're doing great and losing!!! =o)
    3470 days ago

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    Today's Daily Tip!!

    Come and DISCUSS with us in JUST post HERE!!

    If you're down in the dumps for disproportionately long periods of time and you find yourself blaming the rest of the world for your misery, then perhaps a change of attitude is in order. These 10 tips for positive thinking may be able to give your outlook in life its much needed overhaul. So increase your chances for a more constructive perspective with these 10 tips for positive thinking in the Motivational Marvels team in JUST post HERE!

    We have gone through much reading and reviewing. Yeterday's tips had to do with repeating affirmations. We had a LOT of GREAT feedback on this subject!! Thanks EVERYONE!! REPETITION is the KEY!! Most of us are "creatures" of habit!! So, once we get into "the swing" of it, it's easy after that! Starting something new, always seems hard at first, and always comes easier with time!! Let's do us all a favor, and get our of our ruts!! And think MARVELOUS!!!

    3476 days ago
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    Hey Trina!! Come join us in JUST post HERE! We are doing some really interesting motivational ideas and challenges!

    Look on JUST post HERE for the rest of the DAILY TIP! Here is a "taste" of just some of the affirmations we are discussing:

    I enjoy love, joy, health and family togetherness in my life now.

    Everything comes to me easily every day.

    I release the past. I love myself. I allow myself to be at peace and trust life.

    I enjoy excellent health.

    I love myself and admire ME and deserve the very best in life right MOW!

    Albert Einstein stated that insanity is ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’

    In order to change your life so that you can achieve your dreams you must change your thinking process. Do this by conditioning your belief system with positive thinking and repeating your own specific affirmations. This will then enable you to change whatever negative actions you have been repeating in your life that creates failure and unhappiness. You will find you are now attracting positive energy that enables you to instigate the correct actions that are needed to achieve those positive results in your life. Harness your own Power to a healthy lifestyle!!
    3477 days ago
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