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My name is Kerry and I started SP back in February 2009 at my highest weight of 255. I was recovering from a mental breakdown and an abusive relationship, among major chronic medical issues. I got down to 200 before three surgeries knocked me off my program. I took a break, finished a degree, moved across the country and am trying to establish a new plan for life.

My conditions are complex, chronic and degenerating. They cause massive amounts of pain, drain all my energy and make my day to day life very difficult. All my doctors have run out of options and I'm left circling the drain of pain management. I'm beyond frustrated with them using my weight as an excuse for my medical conditions. Afterall, their medications are what caused a 100lb weight gain in 5 months. However, I recently realized that was over 7 years ago and it's time for me to stop blaming circumstances and close this chapter. The weight needs to come off!! I deserve to be thin & healthy and I don't want any scapegoats for my doctors. I wish they would help me first, so losing weight would be easier, but sometimes you've got to run before you walk.

My life and happiness is being drowned in medical problems. I want control over my life, which I had achieved with SP before. I'm a perfectionist at heart and my SPark is barely glimmering. I may not be able to control my health or my limitations, but I need to regain control over the things I can control! I need to find my SPark and make it shine, to love myself despite my situation, wait, I need to love myself including my situation; and find happiness where I can. SP helped me get there once, I'm hoping it will help me again.

Slow and steady is hard for me, but it is a mandatory method for my success. This is as much a life lesson as a weight loss mission.

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5.) 10 lbs lost: ________________


I am learning how to be someone that I love unconditionally, that I respect, honor, cherish and am proud to be. And to fill my life with as much laughter, happiness and peace as I can while living within my limitations.

Member Since: 2/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 37,451

My Goals:
~Be as healthy and fit as I can possibly be

~Be proud of all that I am

~Do more "want to's" instead of all "have to's"

~ Goal is to focus on 25lbs of weightloss at a time.

My Program:
~5 servings freggies/day

~10 glass water/day

~7-9 hours of sleep/night

~Do as much as I can, without pushing too hard, nor using pain as a scapegoat.
--Current goal:
Pilates 1-3x/week

Personal Information:
I am a 29 year old chick living in Denver, but my hometown is New Orleans. I spent the past 7 years in Boston going to school and dealing with medical stuff. I never really clicked with the culture of the northeast, but didn't want to move back south no matter how much I miss certain aspects of it. So, I moved out west for a change of pace.

I'm on a soul-searching mission to try to accept my life's circumstances, as well as myself and, hopefully, find genuine love and happiness along the way.

Other Information:
I have a very sarcastic sense of humor, but it somehow seems to balance my caretaker personality. I am a foodie through and through - cooking, baking, cake decorating, Food Network, etc. I love movies and comparing notes with other movie critics. I'm a House addict. I also enjoy music, arts and crafts, dance, animals, angels and fairies! I'm also kind of a geek - I love to learn... psychology, sociology, biology...

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Belated Birthday DONE GIRL.

    Cancer is a good sign for a woman since it is the sign of the Mother. You can enjoy being a Stay-at-home-Mom and running your family. But be careful to marry the right man, as you are jealous and possessive. You get along best with Taurus, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo and Pisces. Avoid changeable Gemini and Sagittarius, as they don't like to be at home. Your health issues can be around your breast.
    In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
    You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
    You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It's hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original "pack-rats."
    You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.

    Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
    Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding.
    2954 days ago
    emoticon Kerry, Happy belated birthday!!!
    2954 days ago
    emoticon belated Birthday, Kerry! I'm sorry I missed your birthday on Thursday, June 27th. I hope you had a wonderful time on your special day!

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    Kerry, Happy belated Birthday to you!
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    May all of your wishes come true!
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    Hoping it was a wonderful and memorable day!
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    Sending birthday hugs your way!
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    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2954 days ago
  • v JU_ISH
    emoticon Happy birthday DONE girl! emoticon
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