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March 08...189#

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November 07...228#...I had decided I had had enough

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I decided in November of 07 that I was fed up with my 228# body and that I was the only one that could do something about it.

My life has revolved around self hatred and hiding who I was for fear of being rejected by I hid behind the fat. I look at my pictures at 228# and am so sad for that person. I know how sad she was inside.

For the past 2 years I have been in a small group of women and we work on loving each other for who we are...the good, the bad and the ugly. We believe that God knew what He was doing when He created us. If He created our hearts from the purest of love then we could live out of that love. We could love ourselves.

No more hiding...I don't have to prove to anyone how good, talented, pretty, smart (or whatever the world sees as success) that I am. I simply need to be me, the beautiful Darlene that God created 46 years ago.

I have lost weight 2 times in my life. Once when my husband walked out on me and my disabled daughter and once when I used Fen-fen (yikes!) This time the weight dropped off because I began to love and accept myself therefore there was no need to hide behind the fat any longer. All praise to God!

I am divorced, LOOKING FORWARD TO DATING AGAIN, self employed, creative, a deep thinker and LOVE MYSELF AND MY LIFE.

"Some people see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not?" Robert F. Kennedy

Member Since: 1/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,136

My Goals:
My goal is to lose these last 17# by November 08.

If I can accomplish that it will mean that within ONE YEAR I will have lost a whopping 73#.

Now that will be a great ACCOMPLISHMENT!

My Program:
When I started in November I slowly changed what I was doing to more healthy alternatives.

I replaced unhealthy food with healthy choices. I also keep track of my calorie intake.

I started walking, slowly increasing time, then added short jogs. I have worked my way up to jog 5 miles a handful of times. I also bike.

I am beginning weight training .

Personal Information:
My name is Darlene,

I'm single and looking forward to dating again.

I have 3 great kids who are almost grown. 17 year old twins and a 28 year old.

Other Information:
I love God, adventure, creativity, color and life in general.

Encouragement is my forte:

I love to see people move past their hang ups gaining "freedom" from their negative thoughts.

It's mostly our negative thoughts that keep us from achieving what we really want in life.

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