TURTLE69
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My cats. clockwise starting from the left. Spaz. Jerri, Tom (RIP), & Squeakers and my daughter Liz.



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Current weight starts at 350 pounds. Goal weight of 165.



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My daughter's cat Whisper.


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I am trying to lose weight so that I can get close to my high school weight. I am not proud of what I let myself get to and have not had the will power to change my appearance. I have finally gotten the courage to take control of my life and make a change.

To have a friend be a friend.

Love your body it is the only one you have.

I am DONE being the fat girl.

I am DONE letting food run my life.

I am DONE not carrying about myself.

I am DONE feeling sorry for myself.

I am DONE letting other people influence me.

I am DONE letting other people make me feel guilty.

I am DOING this with my daughter and together we can accomplish anything, because we are STRONG women.


Member Since: 7/22/2008

My Goals:
To no longer diet, but start living a healthy life style.

Goal 1 - Lose 10 pounds
*REWARD* - new hairdo - met
Goal 2 - Lose 10 pounds
*REWARD* - new video game - met
Goal 3 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - new video game - met
Goal 4 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - Manicure - met
Goal 5 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - New Clothes - met
Goal 6 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - Cruise - met
Goal 7 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - Tattoo - met
Goal 8 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - ??????
Goal 9 - Lose 20 pounds
"REWARD" - ??????
Goal 10 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - ??????
Goal 11 - Lose 20 pounds
*REWARD* - ??????
Goal 12- Lose 27 pounds
*REWARD* - ??????


My Program:
Joined SparkPeople and have been keeping track everyday of what I eat and I just started to add exercise in as of July 28th. Been having a problem with doing my exercises. This seems to be the hardert part of the program for me is to do my exercises.



Personal Information:
My name is Vanessa, and I'm from Ohio. I currently work full-time as a Business Opportunity Specialist/Administrative Officer/Information Technology Specialist. I have one daughter. three cats and one cat I'm babysitting. I like to crochet, knit, and do needle crafts. Feel free to email me here at SparkPeople if you would like to talk.


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  • v SQUEAKPING
    “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Buddha

    I tend to dwell in my "past". There are happy memories but the ones I continually think of are not happy. They are the ones that involved sadness, frustration, embarrassment, hurt - the ones that I let mold my life for so many years. My "past" is not always a pleasant place to be. Dreaming of the "future" is fun but my dreams all involve nonrealistic things, things that are "would-have-beens" if I had had a different past. I now know that I need to concentrate on my true "present" to build my true "future."
    It's time I learn to live in my "present." It's time to face reality, set my priorities, and move on. It's time to enjoy my "present" and be thankful for what I am and have. It's time to make the "present" a happier place.
    Let's concentrate on our true "present" and let our true "future" evolve. Let's enjoy our NOW!
    Sheila
    5 days ago
  • v KATARINA-IN-TX
    Thanks for the friend invite...so sweet. Nice to get a quick start at making new friends to help with my difficult journey!! emoticon
    9 days ago
  • v SQUEAKPING
    “Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” ~ Ashton Kutcher

    I've spent too much time settling for what life gave me the past few years. Settling only took me deeper into a dark place that I've struggle to climb out of.
    It's time for me (and us) to make our lives better. Our lives are what we are building with every small victory that we reach.
    I say let's keep building our lives the way we dream of them being! If an obstacle blocks our way, it's up to us to find a way over, around or under it. It's up to us to not let it stop us on our life-building journey!
    Sheila
    13 days ago
  • v no profile image TIEFLING17
    Thank you for reaching out to me. I'm a bit introverted so I tend to keep to myself. I've been struggling for years & trying to get back into a routine. Have a wonderful day!
    15 days ago
  • v JUNIPER03
    Yes, surround yourself with people who know that cats are family and understand emoticon
    15 days ago
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