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Hi everyone. I started SP in 2007 as Wagysgirl. At that time my oldest daughter had just turned 1. Instead of losing the babyweight I had added some more in that year and ran into this website surfing the net. It has made a huge impact on my life... Before I thought that being fat was just my lot in life. Now I have hope that I CAN acheive and maintain a healthy weight. The only problem is that I don't always WANT to do the work required!

I had a brief pregnancy the end of 2008 and then another which went from Mid 2009 to Feb 2010 when my second daughter was born. I have adjusted to the larger family well but have not found concentrated time to spend on logging food etc.
In August 2010 my husband finally approached me about doing a competition. We both jumped on the wagon but had many stressful things to deal with at the same time. We were not successful at finding healthy ways to manage that stress. In the end of 2010, I managed to lose about 3 pounds and he gained one pound! So we are starting over again in 2011.

On Oct 27th 2016, I made my first step on a lifetime journey. A lot of groundwork went into that first step- 9 years in Celebrate Recovery working on the deeper issues so I could finally have the coping mechanisms in place to deal with food. (Emotional eating is just a type of self-medicating). I will not claim 12 months of complete sobriety. Accepting myself as imperfect and giving myself permission to fail was actually the final missing piece that I needed to get started! It's about freedom... but ironically for me freedom means that I have the power NOT to take that bite. I can be in social situations and not hide my insecurity or boredom by stuffing my face. I can take the extra time to make myself something to eat rather than pop some bread in the toaster. I still embrace my "sweet" side, (I keep my jar of stevia in my purse as one of my survival tools!) but not eating sugar keeps me from getting compulsive and wanting to binge. I still have recovery to go primarily in the area of overall volume that I eat and still turning to food too soon for emotional reasons.

Member Since: 7/25/2007

Fitness Minutes: 14,126

My Goals:
To be healthy!
eat right

My Program:
No processed foods (partly due to an allergy)
No dairy, chicken, eggs or pork (per docs orders for inflammation)
Low carb/high fat. Modified keto per docs orders to arrest a metabolic syndrome which would march me toward diabates.
Still need to work on a plan for LDL/HDL cholesterol imbalance. Probably will need to get better at exercise.

Personal Information:
I am a "home manager" which means that my current career is taking care of my daughters and my husband. I am a dedicated Christian.

I live in the Pacific Northwest (USA) I love living here by the water and the mountains.

I speak Spanish as a second language. Siempre ando buscando amigas con quien puedo practicar!

I've picked up a new love of crafting and sewing. I make aprons out of denim and dabbling with quilts.

Other Information:
I've had this quote on my page but I'm trying to slim it down so I've moved it down here. I put it on my page early in my spark journey. Before I knew how true it would be!
"Every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag in it my own way. I slip back many times, I fall, I sand still, I run against the edge of hidden obstacles, I lose my temper and find it again and keep it better. I trudge on, I gain a little, I feel encouraged, I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory. One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky the uplands of my desire."
Helen Keller in her book "The Story of My Life"

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  • v ZENYAW
    Thank you so much for the comment on my blog! I hope you don't mind I added you as a friend!
    1472 days ago
    Hey glad to see you on my friend feed. Congrats on the pounds lost.
    Keep up th good work.
    1473 days ago
  • v JOIZZZ
    Thanks for reading my story. I was told at CR I can't read it to the group. I was looked at with judgment which I've seen in too many faces. I have my recovery. I have Jesus Christ. God's got this. So my testimony is where I thought I needed it to be. Thanks for letting me share with you.
    2639 days ago
    Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by my page.
    I have been slacking and have not lost any weight in awhile but that
    is about to change. Monday I am going to start trying harder and get rid of some more pounds. I am trying to work out my plan over the next few days. It's mostly my nighttime junk food that sabotages my efforts.

    It's great that you have hubby doing it with now. Be sure to let me know how it's going. Good luck! We can do it!

    2793 days ago
  • v CAROL_31649731
    God bless you for your kind thoughts . . . not sure what I want to call myself yet. When I signed up, everything I typed in they kept saying was already taken, so I just typed in radomn numbers to bypass. Maybe eventually I'll try to change it.
    2975 days ago
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