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5/8/10--from Edgefest concert, about 230 lbs

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the pic that started it all. Nov '09. I actually didn't recognize myself when i first saw it.

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1/21/11, I can finally zip up my favorite fleece jacket again! size XL!!! woot woot!!!!

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*****IF NOT NOW......WHEN??*****

Short version: I don't wanna be fat anymore. I'm tired of it. So, I'm gonna change it.

Read on for the long version:

Hi there:) My name is Talia, and I'm sooooooooo SO done. Seriously. I just can't take it anymore. I've lost track of how many times I've lost and gained the same 50 lbs over and over again. My highest ever non-pregnant weight was somewhere around 270, but I can't be sure. Honestly, it was probably more than that. With both of my kids I gained 95 lbs, getting me up to around 305 lbs on delivery day (again, probably more. That was the weight from my last doc appt for each pregnancy). Each time I got pregnant I had JUST gotten back on track, and had worked my weight down to around 210 lbs. Now, I'm terrified that that weight equates to pregnant. Illogical, I know. But have no doubt that I will be celibate between the weights of 215 and 205. Im done making babies, and I'm not taking any chances;-)
I first found SP a few years ago, and had some success then. But a divorce, a subsequent custody battle, a gall bladder surgery, a long painful bout of kidney stones, a stretch of unemployment, and then the foreclosure on my house derailed me. I gave up on life for awhile, I'm not ashamed to admit it. But then i saw a picture in November 2009 taken of me at a party for my boyfriend's charity organization ....and I couldn't believe what I had let myself get too. I didn't even recognize myself. Soon after that I got on a scale, dusted off my Sparkpage, and got to work. Its been a bumpy ride, but this chick ain't stopping. Ever.
So join me in this journey. Add me, leave comments, push me. I need your support, and I promise to support you too. We can all do this, because we deserve it. Never let anyone convince you otherwise.

You can also find me on www. tallycat.tumblr.com :-)

Member Since: 1/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,873

My Goals:
I just want to focus on being healthy and comfortable and confident. Of course I'd like for it to happen quickly (like, yesterday), but I know it takes work. I'm not aiming to be "skinny". I'm 5'7" and am very comfortable and confident at around 180-190lbs. I enjoy having curves:) But i do want to be healthy, active, strong, confident, and basically just un-ashamed of my reflection. I don't want to be soft and flabby. There is a right way to rock your curves, and a wrong way. I aim to do it right:)

My Program:
I tend to rebel against super structured programs, but I also know the importance of having a clearly mapped out plan. I'm just going to try to make each day a little better than the one before it, and then ride that snowball all the way in:)

Personal Information:
Yes, i want to be healthy. Yes i want to live a long and happy life. Yes i want to be a good example for my children. BUT.....
Most of my reasons are vanity related... for example, i've always wanted to wear one of those totally hot little halloween costumes:) I want heads to turn when i walk by. I wanna have sex with the lights on. I'd like to play twister without ending up in the ER. I wanna shake my ass and not have it shake back;)

Other Information:
i'm basically a nerd. think of a bunch of nerdy things to do and that pretty much covers it. I also read, write, and paint. but on the flip side of that (i am a gemini after all), i love going out dancing and I go to just about every concert i can un-earth. Even the really crappy ones, because i love music that much:).(i'm seriously a concert-whore). In my head, i'm a rock star, and no one can convince me otherwise:)

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    That cute little bunny has hopped all day,
    delivering baskets for the holiday.
    His paws are so tired and his nose how it itches,
    He left you something special to fulfill all your wishes-
    Lots of cute little Easter bunny hugs and kisses.
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    3747 days ago
    Can you give me the name and number of the alterations place you used? Thanks!
    3782 days ago
    Disturbed and Korn last night=AWESOME!!
    3783 days ago
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    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

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    3785 days ago
    You're venue sounds beautiful! I wanted to get married at the zoo too but they told me that they don't do ceremonies so that was out because I wanted the reception and ceremony at the same location. You don't have much longer until your big day! I'm kind of having a wedding marathon. We are getting married on the beach in Jamaica on April 12th and then we are coming home and having a small wedding and reception on May 14th. That will be at the Manor House in LR, it isn't exactly what I was looking for but the price was right and it has a very pretty garden. We are doing that in the early afternoon and then that night I have rented out the party room at the Flying Saucer where we will have a big party with tons of our friends. Not everyone is getting invited to the ceremony so I'm hoping lots of people will show up for drinking and dancing. I actually do need someone to alter my dress so I'd love a recommendation. How did yours go when she re-made your dress?
    3789 days ago
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