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5/28/16 4:31 P

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Hello all! I'm Jessie. I'm from 29 years old from Austin, Texas originally, but currently live in North Carolina. I've been married for a little over 8 years, no children yet but have a spoiled chihuahua named Peanut. Not really a social person, but I am hoping to make some friends and change that along with my weight. I have depression and anxiety issues that makes it difficult sometimes to get moving and meet people too.

I'm not technically new to SP (been a member off and on for about 6 years) but I never have been successful in the past. Lack of willpower, lack of desire, overall just a bad attitude about the whole process.

I'm currently at my highest weight ever (260 lbs, 5'1") and not real happy about it. I went to the doctor for the first time in almost 11 years this past week and found out yesterday that I am pre-diabetic. I absolutely have to make changes this time and be successful.

My short-term goal is to lose at least 30 lbs and get out of pre-diabetic range. My long-term goal is to lose 100-140 lbs total. I put a range in there because I am interested in not only losing weight but building muscle, and I know muscle might make me weigh more in the end but still be fit.

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5/24/16 11:26 A

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My name is Sam. I joined Sparkpeople three years ago, lost 50 pounds...and then made some major life changes- change in career, went back to school, had a baby. . .and now, I am back to where I started plus another ten pounds or so. But I know how much better I felt when I was making smart choices. I know that one little step at a time is what it takes to make it a life long change. So, I'm back.

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5/22/16 12:37 P

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My name is Debbie. I also answer to Deb or DJ. I am 58 years old and married for 36 years. Although born in Queens, NY, I have adopted Pittsburgh, PA, as my hometown.

I have been a member of SparkPeople for almost 7 years. I lost a lot in the beginning, gained most back in the second year, and have been fighting to get back down ever since. This is the first time in my lifetime of dieting that I did not gain back all the weight I lost plus more. I was about 44 pounds from my all-time high when I stopped gaining and I have lost about 30 more since then. I credit this all to SparkPeople and the support I receive here. I also know I will lose the weight again.

My long-terms goals are: to be fit and healthy, to see my grandsons grow up (they are 3 1/2 and 1 1/2), and to see my dream of opening the Proud Haven homeless shelter for LGBTQ+ youth become a reality.

Edited by: BE-THE-CHANGE at: 5/22/2016 (12:38)
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5/22/16 11:32 A

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Introduce yourself here.

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