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This is my starting point on 3/31/18.

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Day 1 of my weight loss journey with 125 pounds to lose and wearing a size 24.

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I have been struggling with my weight. I have never been able to stick with any diet or fitness program. I have decided to try www.healthywage.com where I place a $40 a month bet towards my goal of losing 125 pounds in 18 months. If I am successful, I get my wager back and a big cash prize on top. If I am not successful, I lose all I paid in. I'm thinking this combination of a treat if I am successful and losing money if I am not adds a little bit more incentive. My deadline is 10/1/19 and I am so motivated I truly believe I will get to my goal weight in time!

Member Since: 4/1/2018

Fitness Minutes: 321

My Goals:
Lose at least 125 pounds. Get more active and fit through regular exercise (I'm completely sedentary at the moment...) as well as doing more fun physical activities like hiking.

My Program:
I am currently following the simple diet which consists of 2 meal replacement shakes or bars a day and one 500-600 calorie meal (which I break up into 2 300 calorie meals) plus 3 100 calorie snacks. No alcohol (this is tough for me as I do love a glass of wine...) or added sugar. I haven't worked out my exercise plan yet but I do own a stationary bicycle, so that's at least a start!

Personal Information:
I'm 39 years old, married and living with my husband, dad, 2 cats and 1 quirky dog in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I'm a "non-traditional" college student working on my bachelor's that I abandoned 20 years ago. I'm majoring in creative writing and hope to someday be a published author.

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    Welcome to Emotional Eaters Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.



    1162 days ago
    emoticon for adding me as one of your emoticon s.

    I look forward to getting to know you and to the day you reach your weight loss
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    Won't that be a day to remember? emoticon

    Lou emoticon

    1168 days ago
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    emoticon to Sparkpeople!

    YOU have discovered a website filled with information, friendship, support and encouragement. There's plenty of motivation and inspiration as well! Get active and stay focused on your goals! Wishing you the best on your journey!

    1169 days ago
    emoticon to SparkPeople and the "I Can Do All Things Through Christ! team.

    I wish you much success with your weight loss. emoticon

    Take things one healthy meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time and always believe in yourself that you can reach your goal, one pound at a time. emoticon

    Lou emoticon

    1169 days ago