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This Dress was "MY LITTLE BLACK DRESS" for the LBD Challenge! It is a Size 24 at 286 lbs!! 9.16.11

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Not as much a pooch belly in a size 22. Bought it "small" but it fit!

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Hi, welcome to my SP page! I am Malkcontent's Aria. My Husband (Malkcontent) calls me his "song / aria". I appreciate his love & encouragement.

I admit, I got back to 320 lbs! I am back to about 303. So fighting to lose more. .. considering, yes, In all my time on SP I never lost more than 50 lbs. I am making choices now no matter what my husband decides to bring into the house. I don''t have to eat them!

As of November 2016 I got sick with respiratory infection and impaired my intake of air. I was put on prednisone for multiple doses and yet still did not gain weight! Yay go me!!! I actually lost 10 lbs! I also was put on Oxygen full time. I was ran through the gammit of tests... Pulmonary and Cardiology and all was fine, yet I still had extreme shortness of breath without the oxygen - so they left me on it, and encouraged me to look into Bariatric Surgery - which I started the process for in the end of May early June of 2017.

In Feb 2017 when they did the CAT Scan to check for the Lung Embolisms (which weren't there) they found 2 tumors in my breast!! in April I was Rx'd the Mammograms and in June I finally went and got it done. Tumors found were then called back for Ultra Sound then again for Biopsy -- The "Positive" news for Breast Cancer came 7/7/17. Had a Double Mastectomy on 8/30/17 and working on healing from on as a Port will be placed 9/22. and Chemo will start 10/3 [A/C-T] for 16 rounds taking me into May 2018. The Medical Oncologist says I will be on the "Chemo Diet" so don't lose much weight right now... as I will be losing quite a bit of it over the next months... This really is a struggle for me, as I had been steadily losing weight and I am down to 289 as of 8/30/17- prior to the surgery)

I am celebrating the positive and humor! Join me!

Member Since: 5/7/2010

Fitness Minutes: 6,714

My Goals:
Basic Weight Goal of losing 25, - Done
and 100 lbs.

Getting more fit and mobile, tired of being too tired.

My Program:
Eat less Food, and eat more Fruits and Veggies.
Eating a bit more Protein than any Junk I have.

Personal Information:
I am currently struggling with Breast Cancer, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain. Mainly working on controlling Food Intake, and working on building basic strength/cardio so i can move, and be mobile again.

Mom of one by birth 16yo Son, and 3 Daughters by heart 18, 16, 14

I have my son 24/7 and have Dan's (our) girls each weekend~ This keeps us very busy.

Seth: 16b- PDD: NOS/ Asperger's ~ ADHD
Faith: 18g - ADD, Learning Disabled~ High School Student
Alex: 16g- Attentive, Gal who Loves her families
Amber: 14g- Average Girl, loves Purple & Blue, with a sense of Humor that surprises us often.

Other Information:
"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again expecting the different results" ~Albert Einstein

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten." ~G.K. Chesterton

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    Hello and welcome to Sparkpeople from another mother of 4 (ages 13, 11, 8, and 7)who turns 28 this August! This is an amazing site with a wonderful, supportive community. Good luck to you on your journey to better health!
    4022 days ago
    emoticon Welcome to Spark!
    I've been here since Nov. 9, 2009 and have really learned a lot about myself, food, and exercising. I truly feel joining Spark was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
    One of the best tools is the nutrition tracker. You will be shocked when you enter a typical day's food! Try to track everything you eat and stay within your limits. Don’t panic if you slip - we all do! Just put it behind you, you can’t change it, and move on. One of the main concepts at Spark is to take two steps forward for each step back!
    The fitness tracker is also a great tool. You can track your steps, mileage, cardio exercise, and strength exercises. It will tell you how many calories you have burned.
    Take time to make lots of Friends and tell them when you reach a goal or are having a hard time. They are here with praise and support all the time! Don't be afraid to ask any question, no matter how silly you think it is.
    If you haven’t set up a page, it’s a good idea to do so. It makes it so much easier to communicate with your friends.
    Take time to explore Spark. Read and respond to message boards, blogs, and other members' pages. The help, support, inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and friendship you will receive is awesome! The site can be confusing at times but just keep looking around. There is really a lot of valuable information here!
    emoticon Feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way. Drop by my page to say hi.
    Stay focused, determined, and positive - you will be successful!

    4023 days ago
    welcome & hello Lady

    My name is ERNA

    It's good to see and meet you here on Love To Cook .... Good luck on your goal(s) and I'm here if you need help on this site. Take care and talk to you soon. Stay focused and have a positive attitude will help. I'm here to keep you encouraged and to be supportive.

    1) come in, read the posts, and do your postings
    2) read, join any teams that you think you like, go to My Spark Points (click there) and spin the wheel, (that is where you go everyday to start with those points)
    3) get it know the people and make new friendships
    4) read some article.... (you make points reading these too)
    5) make yourself to exercise like walking, jogging, or whatever you would like to do
    6) most of all :: have fun and enjoy yourself

    If there is anything that I can do to help, give me a holler. If I do not know the answer, I will find it. Our leaders are really great and help when you need it too. So don't hesitate to ask. That is why we are here ...I'm a single Mom of 3 grown sons......
    Anytime I'm online, I will try to help you as much I can. If I am not online, just send me a spark and when I come on, I will answer it. Good Luck and enjoy....If I can do it; emoticon
    4023 days ago
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    Welcome to SparkPeople!!!
    This is a great community to be a part of. The message boards are often full of people willing to help you out :)

    There's also great resources to help you along the way. You can find some blogs at the daily spark ( ) that list healthy meals to eat at restaurants.

    I'm also a member of the Living with Big Boobs spark team, if that sounds interesting to you:

    Happy early Mother's Day and I hope you the best with your weight loss journey!
    4023 days ago
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