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This was my first intro....I feel like I need to reintro myself...but I won't...same problems still exist....just I'm 45 now....and back up nearly to my highest weight. Could not be angrier, more depressed, or feeling more worthless than I do right now. NOt feeling positive yet since I have only been on one day and I reached my max calories so easily. I HATE being fat. I HATE having to deal with it all the freakin' time. I JUST HATE IT.

Hi. I'm 44 (soon to be 45) and I'm still obese. I've struggled with weight all of my life. I've now reached the point where my husband and I had a huge fight and he finally broke down and told me how worried he is that I will leave him alone too early in life because of my health. I have type 2 diabetes (began with pregnancies..actually earlier with sugar issues earlier in life) and have had issues with food (anorexic tendencies in college and emotional overeating now) depression, and anxiety...all kinda in the vicious cycle.

I have tried so many "diets" and know what to eat, how to cook, etc...blah blah blah. But, now I decided I am in a fight for my get my life back. I WANT TO WIN this fight.

I'm feeling the love on this site!!!

Member Since: 4/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,163

My Goals:
I want to feel absolutely comfortable no matter where I go. i want to fit in clothes in normal stores. I want to sit in a roller coaster seat without worry about being kicked off the ride. I want to succeed this time!
I want to hike more in Switzerland, swim stronger in the ocean, and ride my bike until there's no more road!
I want to ride horses....I've never been able to...and I want to.

My Program:
I have always been relatively active with my sons' lives. I also enjoy playing with my 2 dogs.
I want to get back on my bike and be able to ride and ride and ride and feel strong.

Personal Information:
I live in NW NJ in a beautiful mountainous area.

I love dogs and have 2 (look for pics when I downsize them some).

I speak and read/write French pretty well. I love to travel and have just begun to see Europe.

I paint, read, garden, bike, and love the outdoors especially the ocean.

I currently teach 2nd grade. In my second year of my master's in counseling degree, my second masters' degree.
I guess you could say I love being a student too!

Other Information:
If it is to be, it is up to me!

I am my own best friend first.

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    hahaah.. "strange sense of support" maybe because I have been gone for so long .. but I really love what you are saying and I am going to do the same .. it is all about baby steeps for me right now.. I am trying to go to the gym two times a week and do a daily challenge to keep myself moving . We can do this I really need to do this and stick to it. If you need anything or just need to chit chat let me know friend.

    4125 days ago
    hello again.. nice to hear fromyou and yes we did chit chat from time to time.. I have to tell you that I was exactly like you I dropped away from here for awhile because I was not meeting the goals and depression really did hit me hard. But I am really serious about meeting some goals by the end of this year and I came here because the one thing that I did have here was support and a plan to follow.. if you still want to talk drop me a line. I will not bug so don't worry about that.

    4126 days ago
    are you still here.... I fell and am trying to get back up.. do you need a hand????

    4128 days ago
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    Hello there, Miss Contradiction!

    There's such negative energy in your intro and amazing, hopeful, and wonderful POSITIVE energy coming from your profile info on the right side of your page.

    It's DEFINITELY time for an updated intro... It's OKAY to be angry, sad, depressed, etc... but you need to look past the frustration of NOW to the promise of the FUTURE!

    You have tons of things you want to do - travel, swimming, riding, hiking... It's time to stop holding yourself back and start making those wishes your reality!

    Here's my challenge to you... do one thing EVERY DAY that you CAN DO no matter what.
    64 oz of water
    10 wall push-ups
    1 walk around the block with your dogs
    Eating breakfast
    Getting 5 freggies
    Just one thing, one simple thing you can do every day that's good for you.
    Then at the end of the day, you'll ALWAYS have something to feel good about. And one healthy step forward leads to ANOTHER healthy step forward...
    Got drinking water mastered? Now it's time to LOVE your Nutrition Tracker. Don't worry about your ranges to start, just track to see where you are. Log every bite for the day. SUCCESS!
    Pretty soon, tracking gets easier and easier and you can start fiddling with getting in ranges. You'll start seeing those areas you can improve... areas where a substitution or two makes a difference in your calories or fat or fiber, etc - but doesn't make a difference in taste or your perception of hunger.

    Let the momentum BUILD. Because it does... and SPARK! Find a team you LOVE and use them for support, inspiration and motivation. Let the team challenge you to be stronger, healthier, and better every day.

    4283 days ago
    Hi! It looks like you're not on the Done Girl team anymore... Regardless, though, I want to be the first to wish you a VERY happy birthday!! I hope that the year ahead is filled with even more success!

    4430 days ago
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