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My husband Mike, my beautiful daughter Sierra and myself on my wedding day!!! June 28, 2014.

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My name is Tanya. I have been on the weight roller coaster all my life!!! I am 5'1" and 250 lbs. My short term goal is to be under 200 lbs (50 lbs to lose). My long term goal is 150 lbs (total of 100 lbs to lose). About 7 years ago I went to a homeopathic doctor. Almost all my symptoms of anxiety and depression went away. I started to lose weight. I started running. I did the c25k program. Ran through all the pain. I was heavier then than I am now. Shin splints, sore knees...sore everything!!! But I lost 100 lbs.!!! I trained and trained. Running local 5km runs. My last run was my one and only 10km run about 3 years ago. I decided after that I was just going to run for myself for awhile. Without the motivation of training for these runs. ..my running just faded away... I met my husband around that time which was a distraction to say the least. I have gained four pant sizes since I meet him... I now feel like I have let myself down. I never thought I would go back to this. The pain I suffer from the excess weight is unbearable at times. I feel like I am trapped inside this body. I want to be healthy again. And I want to look better and feel more confident about myself. I want to fit back into my summer breezy hippie skirts :) I also have persistent mental health issues and am a recovering addict and alcoholic with 17 years clean and sober. Lots of issues to deal with. I would appreciate anyone who wants to friend me and encourage me along. I will do my best to reciprocate the encouragement... thank you for reading my profile, I am happy to be a member of Sparkpeople again!!!

Member Since: 3/16/2015

Fitness Minutes: 1,832

My Goals:
Reasons I Want to Lose Weight!!!
I will not die young, missing years of being a mother and a wife to the two most important people in my life!
I will be less likely to have health problems like high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, high cholesterol or diabetes!
I will feel beautiful, confident and more attractive in my unique style of jewelry and clothes (instead of feeling like an imposter)!
I will be more adventurous and willing to try new things!
I will be an inspiration to others who want to be healthier!
I will have a more optimistic outlook on life!
I will have more energy and stamina!
I will be able to keep up with the kids in my life!
I will get compliments on my weight loss and my new appearance!
I will feel proud of myself that I accomplished something important!
I will enjoy shopping and picking out clothes to wear!
I will not have to shop in the plus size section!
I will be able to buy pretty bras and panties!

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I live in Burnstown, Ontario, Canada. A little artist community about an hour away from Ottawa.
When I am not busy counting calories and exercising I am creating one of a kind mosaics. If you would like to see some of my work, my business Facebook page is:

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    You have a lot of challenges. I see that you are capable of doing the hard work to achieve a meaningful goal, but I think that you need to see the goal as 'YOU". Not the marathon,but realize that the work you need to do daily is the most meaningful goal you could have. You have come so far. You have a determination necessary. You are worth the hard work you put into everything that you dodo to have to cope with depression and some days are better than others. I have to remember to veg out without pigging out. My system can no longer that it. I have just returned to sparks and hope to stick with it. One step at a time.


    1782 days ago
  • v J-ALEXIS

    I just came back on Spark after 699 days of being away!!!! If I only I stayed with it.
    I noticed that you are doing terrific. Congrats... Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon
    1855 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/15/2016 5:00:43 PM
    Hey Tanya... dont forget to check in your area to see if your town is celebrating national pillow fight day on April 2nd :-)
    1873 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. emoticon
    1873 days ago
  • v KELLYJOE30
    You can do this!
    1873 days ago
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