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My Story:
My name is Sheryl. I have been overweight/obese all of my life. I used to be teased for it mercilessly. As an adult, I thought that I'd surrounded myself with good enough friends that I would never have to hear that kind of thing again. I was wrong. I suppose I was in a lot of denial too. Which never helps. I always kind of thought that being 5'11" helped me carry the 275 pounds that I was at. Wrong again!!! It took one of those so-called "friends" that I over-heard making fun of my size to open my eyes (after I quit crying that is).

I decided in the end of June, 2008, that I was not going to be the fat girl anymore. That no one would have a reason to make fun of me again (at least not for my wieght). And a wonderful thing happened on the way. I found that as I lost weight, I got healthier too. I am now right at 159 pounds. Now my husband whines that I'm too small. Not having the support at home that I craved, this exchange has been a wonderful place to celebrate my success, vent my frustrations, and just talk about anything and everything with the wonderful people that are on the same journey that I am.

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I've turned back not a lurker. I check out what is happening - just don't post much.
5'11 SW 275/GW 160/CW 159
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Reply: Weighing food
That's what I had been doing, up until yesterday. I let my daughter decided what was for...More
5'11 SW 275/GW 160/CW 159
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Reply: Weighing food
Okay. I think I will use raw weight whenever I can. Then on those things that I have to use...More
5'11 SW 275/GW 160/CW 159
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Reply: Weighing food
Thank you Judy - but that brings a new question. What size are you talking about when you...More
5'11 SW 275/GW 160/CW 159
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Weighing food
I recently decided to invest in a digital food scale. Question - do you weigh meat before or...More
5'11 SW 275/GW 160/CW 159
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Reply: Zumba
I love Zumba. I go every week. The instructor that teaches my class makes sure to tell...More
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Reply: Low calorie drink for chocolate lovers
I'm not a tea drinker. I like Swiss Miss's diet hot cocoa. It's only 25 calories per.
5'11 SW 275/GW 160/CW 159
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Reply: Shout out
Happy Birthday ladies!!!
5'11 SW 275/GW 160/CW 159
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Reply: Giving myself a pep talk
One of my favorite quotes I've gotten from here - "Progress not Perfection". Don't try to be...More
5'11 SW 275/GW 160/CW 159
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Reply: Start of Something Great
My favorite for the frozen veggies is a Wal-Mart generic (Great Value). It broccoli stir-fry...More
5'11 SW 275/GW 160/CW 159
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