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It's time to hit the old reboot button and get this journey restarted. I faltered a bit there for a couple months, but I've recommitted to my journey. I am stronger of mind if not of body, but I am going to drag this here body along with me. I know I can do this, and I am going to do this. I am DONE.

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I am a 34 year old woman who is tired of feeling unattractive, unworthy and unable to do simple things, like walk upstairs without being winded. This is my second foray into losing weight, the first time went smashingly, lost 73 pounds, looked and felt great, then I met someone who I let make me feel like I wasn't worthy, old insecurities took over and in the course of 4 years I not only gained back the 73 pounds but an additional 10 on top of it. I hit my 'rock bottom' in February 2010 when I found myself on the scale looking at this huge number. I decided it was time to stop messing around. I mean to fight this fight again, and this time I am going to win, and NO ONE is going to stand in my way ever again. Slow and steady...here we go!

I am DONE...

...letting other people determine my self worth.

...giving of myself and getting nothing in return.

...with negative self talk.

...with putting crap into my body and expecting it to give me it's best.

...hiding in corners because I feel like I don't fit in with the world.

...being a people-pleaser, I am going to work on only pleasing myself for a while.

...being the FAT girl. DONE.

Member Since: 2/24/2010

Fitness Minutes: 6,460

My Goals:
I am getting married in October, so I would like to be at my goal weight before then...so back to eating right and getting at least 4 days of exercise a week.

I would like to run a 5K. I have joined a running group to accomplish this goal.

My Program:
It's a work in progress...right now keep my calories within range, and continue making fitness a priority.

And because I think I need it to be public in order to overcome this hurdle:

SW: 269lbs
CW: 184.9lbs
GW: 160lbs

Personal Information:
I am 34 years old, I stand at 5'7 and live in Northeast Pennsylvania.

I am a geek by most standards. I play World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons, read Scifi and Fantasy novels, and watch the same on television. I embrace my inner geek every day :).

I have two cats which I dote upon, and in general think of myself as a future crazy cat lady.

Other Information:
You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
- Ayn Rand

Do, or do not. There is no 'try'.
- Yoda

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    2525 days ago
    I wanted to send you a Happy belated Birthday wish. For this amazing DONE GIRL, I wish you another great year of health, happiness and love! Keep up the great work! Have a Happy 4th of July! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3314 days ago
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    Belated wishes for a very Happy birthday! Hope the celebration was DONE just right!
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    3368 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL emoticon

    Tha Taurus woman is born to a mother she can never live up to, so she learns to be stubborn at an early age, so she can be her own person. She can have a weight issue as she loves the taste and smell of food & she loves to cook for others. But, she has the determination to do what she wants so she doesn't have to be fat. She often has a lovely singing voice & loves music.
    As a Taurus, you are likely to be very patient, a hard worker, and one of those people who constantly puts forth much sustained effort. Your demeanor is slow and deliberate, and attempts by others to hurry you rarely succeed. You need time to adjust to new ideas and changes. You can be stubborn to the point of becoming rigid, but you are practical and constructive in nearly everything you do. You carefully consider options before starting any action or coming to any conclusion. You function best under conditions where there is predictability, and where you can exercise a degree of control.
    Good-natured and friendly, your placid demeanor rarely shows upset or anger. When you are aroused, as suggested by the symbol of the sign, your reactions are very much like those of the angered bull. This anger can be reckless, and often lingers.
    There is a certain reluctance in the Taurus nature to try anything new or different. You don't take many chances, and you believe in sticking with the familiar and comfortable. There is not much adventure in your soul, and it is probably fair to label you a conservative individual. The danger with Taurus is the tendency to become too narrow-minded, and to dismiss anything that can't be seen, touched, smelled or tasted.
    You are not usually the first to learn a lesson, but when it is mastered, you are not likely ever to forget. Retentive and steadfast, you don't scatter your energies. You may be lazy at times, perhaps not spending any energy at all for extended periods. Yet long term, you are very willing to assume responsibility and shoulder more than your fair share of the load.
    You may be materialistic, often showing interests in money, security, and comforts in life. To those you love, you often show your feelings in a material way, and you appreciate the same in return. The Taurus personality is sometimes too concerned with money and possessions. Perhaps a little indulgent and luxury-loving, you relish creature comforts and appreciate beautiful possessions. Because of these interests, you have good taste in clothing and furnishings. You also may have a talent for landscaping and working with plants and flowers to make your surrounding more pleasant and appealing.
    You may excel as a cook, but even if you don't have the inclination to prepare it, you certainly enjoy food; perhaps too much. Because of this, you may have a battle with your weight. A slow metabolism and lack of interest in exercise often compound this problem.
    A natural interest in art and music often leads to careers or hobby pursuits in some form of art. Taurus is the sign that rules the throat, so you may have a fine singing and speaking voice.

    Love relationships are very important to you. Since you don't like being alone, you may settle for a partnership that is less than ideal, instead of accepting loneliness. Once settled in a relationship, you are very steadfast and dependable. You are exceedingly loyal, and make a very faithful friend. The most appealing aspect of Taurus, that sweet and loving temperament, is the often present when the Sun appears in Taurus.
    3369 days ago
  • v JYM82002
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday To You.

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    3373 days ago
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