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Over a month before I began my journey. (May 16, '09 -- 243 lbs.)

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Pic of me (and my gorgeous son) (Aug. '011 - 274 lbs.) God help me to NEVER be this heavy again!!!

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UPDATE: 9/17/11:
I totally stopped caring for awhile. But I'm back and on track and better than ever!! NOTHING is going to stop me now. I WILL be thin and healthy by next September. Just you watch! :-)

UPDATE: 1/25/10:
The holidays kind of knocked me off-track. It's taken me this long to get back on. I will be tracking my food faithfully yet again. Taking it one day at a time...

UPDATE: 9/23/09:
SparkPeople has really changed my life (and I'm sure this is only the beginning)!!! For the past 3 months, I have been logging on faithfully, nearly every day. I track my food and my fitness. Those 40 lbs. that seemed to be stuck to my buddy are just melting away! So far, I've lost over 15 of those lbs and I'm still going! I feel GREAT!

Hi, I'm a new Mom and a fairly new Wife (been married under 2 years). I've always struggled with my weight and with my pregnancy, I packed on another 70 lbs. I've lost about 30 of those lbs. pretty naturally but the last 40 lbs. seems to be want to be here to stay.

I really need help. Being around to be able to run around after my son while he's young and watch him grow up is my biggest motivation.

It's time for a lifestyle change!!!

Member Since: 6/29/2009

My Goals:
I am so sick of being overweight. I just want to be healthy and fit for myself, my husband and most importantly, my young son!!!

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UPDATE: 9/17/11:
I'm not 100% sure what part the nutrition tracker will play in my new journey. But I do plan on at least using it as a guideline and putting my calories burned into the fitness tracker! :-)
UPDATE: 9/23/09:
The Nutrition Tracker is my very best friend! (LOL!) I use it everyday to make sure I don't go over my calories. But now, I'm also using to make sure that I get the right amount of nutrients into my diet on a daily basis. (Something I most definitely had never done before now.)

Right now, I'm doing my best to be aware of what I put in my body. I'm starting out slowly. Trying to measure what I eat and realize how many calories go into my body. Keeping a food journal has caused me to start reading labels. Something I've never really done before!!!

Personal Information:
My name is Zena.
I'm from Brooklyn, NYC.
And if you'd like to reach me, I'm available at SparkPeople (right here)!!!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Zena, Welcome to team Spark Ability! So glad you’ve joined us! We look forward to getting to know you on our weight loss journey!!! We are now on this incredible journey together – You are NOT alone!!! Together we can and WILL reach our goals!!!!

    “Nothing can stop the man with the right attitude from achieving his goal...”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    Together we have the Ability to succeed!!!

    - Team Leaders
    Michelle (MSTELZER)
    Sondra (S_HANSEN)
    Linda (AURANGINA)
    Janna (KARALIANNE)
    Brandi (HARLYCHIC14)
    Stephanie (STEPHANIEK247)
    Shelly (SHELLYS09)
    Lee (RICH530)

    4330 days ago
    Hi Zee,
    I'm glad you decided to add me as a friend. If we work together we can keep each other motivated and encouraged. If you are tired of being over weight you came to the right spot, there is so much valuable information and support here. You are well on your way, you've joined several teams and have reached out for support. Now you just have to try to log on everyday and stay in touch. It's not a race, it's a journey and I hope you enjoy the trip.

    ~Zena~ K.I.T. (keep in touch) emoticon emoticon
    4330 days ago
    Just walking emoticon around SparkPages, and thought I would pop in and say "hi" and wish you continued success on your journey!

    emoticon emoticon Wishing you a very happy 4th of July!!! emoticon emoticon

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    4331 days ago
    Welcome to the EE team!!

    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!!

    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post.

    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success!

    ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!!
    4332 days ago
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    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team. emoticon
    4332 days ago
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