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
    "Believe you can and you’re halfway there." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

    I don't know about you but believing in myself is hard for me! It's something I need to make a priority and to focus on daily. I need to come up with a mantra to repeat every morning and when I am doubting my abilities. Any ideas?
    Sheila
    1 day ago
  • v JUNIPER03
    I hope your kitty will be OK emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v SQUEAKPING
    “We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.” – Maya Angelou

    Positive thinking and sheer determination are our tools to success! I'm finally out of that dark hole I had climbed down into and ready to go forward once again. Physically, I'm feeling much better and am almost ready to tackle a daily exercise routine again. Mentally, I am still doubting myself and need to just get started. I am walking without the walker inside the house and on the porch and patio. I do need walls and furniture close by to hold onto when needed but I am moving on my own! Progress!
    I hope all is well with you and you are staying focused on your success and moving forward also.
    Sheila
    7 days ago
  • v SUNNYCALIGIRL
    I see sad face for several days in the emoticon your mood. emoticon
    8 days ago
  • v CEIGSTI
    Love the kitties! We lost ours last year so we miss having a cat. We just have a labrador retriever now.
    8 days ago
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