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Looking to loose 100 lbs...... I was there before, I can be there again. You see I haven't been big my whole life, though there are people (including my husband) who have only known me big.

For some reason my pregnancy (8 years ago) gave me an all access pass to smorgasboard. I ate everything, weather I was hungry or not. Nine months of that and a habit was set.

After I had my daughter I was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder. For those that don't know what that is, it is a lot like being bi-polar with schizophrenic tendencies (hearing voices, delusions, etc). To "treat" this they put me on numerous anti-psychotic drugs. A bad side effect of many of those drugs is weight gain.

It was a vicious cycle. I wanted to loose weight, but the meds I was on made me gain.

Finally I am on a newer class anti-psychotic called Fanapt. Two wonderful things about this drug- it controls everything behavior wise that it is supposed to, and weight gain is NOT a side effect.

So here I go, on my journey of weight loss & health. Regaining what I have lost in self-esteem and strength, and loosing what I have gained in weight and bad habits.

Member Since: 7/25/2011

Fitness Minutes: 332

My Goals:
My big goal- 100lbs by July 2012.

My mini goals:

Be a loose size 18 by September

Be a size 14/16 by December

My Program:
-Cutting out fast food

-Weening out processed foods

-Counting calories

-Being active at least 15 minutes everyday

-Cardio & strength training 3x a week

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From Michigan

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  • v JULIE99S
    You will do fine for your birthday. Just remember, no food is worth carrying that extra weight! You can do it! You are a strong woman! Just remember your goals in this journey :)
    3569 days ago
    thanks for the blog comment - gotta love the gun show lol x
    3569 days ago
    Thank you so much for your encouraging words! Please keep me updated in your progress! I know we are both going to do great!! :D
    3569 days ago
  • v EVELYN5877
    You are probably more productive with your containers than I am in the complete garden! It's very hard work sometimes, but I do love the space.
    3569 days ago
    Welcome to the 100lbs in a year team! WooHoo, and Spark People! You are already making smart choices. Many, many things got me motivated I suggest finding inspirational Sparkers to add as friends and really taking that before "current" picture is VERY important. Even if you don't feel comfortable posting it, you will want it to make comparisions as the weight comes off.
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    3569 days ago
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