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LadyLavender

Joined: 05/28/2013
My Story:
(Wow, could have sworn I saved my story already.) Here goes...I'll be 49 later this year (2013), and I've been overweight since about age 7 or 8. Technically I should be posting in the next community because I have over 100 lbs to lose, but I've been welcomed here, and this is a lively board with a great bunch of people here!

I would love to be a normal weight before I die! I've noticed over the last few years how everything in day-to-day living is getting harder to do, and I have a knee that bothers me a lot, and now my back is bothering me much more often. I need to start believing change is possible, and, even though I've been overweight about all of my life, that doesn't mean I can't become healthy now.

I have also noticed that I bypass a lot of activities with friends and I hide from life a lot more than I used to mainly due to my weight issue. And, honestly? I'm not enjoying life much at all anymore. I have decided that it's time to find different coping strategies and kick this food addiction.

Thanks for "listening!"

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Reply: Rainbow Challenge Sunday Feb 9 2014
Judy, you mentioned the word "plan," which made me realize I really do need to start...More
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

-Abby
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Reply: Crickets
Thank you, Judy!
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

-Abby
Posted by ladylavender
Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday Feb 8 2014
I figured as much, but still a very nice touch. Wanted you to know I appreciated it. More
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

-Abby
Posted by ladylavender
Crickets
Sure is quiet around here. Is it just because it is the weekend? Judy, or other...More
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

-Abby
Posted by ladylavender
Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday Feb 8 2014
'Keet, I know how you feel. Maybe shake your routine up a bit somehow - do something...More
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

-Abby
Posted by ladylavender
Reply: Rainbow Challenge Saturday Feb 8 2014
Judy, where DO you come up with all those cool rainbow/food pics? I just love them. I...More
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

-Abby
Posted by ladylavender
Reply: Hello, I am new!
There is wonderful advice here. I, too, have battled depression most of my life and...More
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

-Abby
Posted by ladylavender
Reply: Where to start
Blasche, welcome! A good rule of thumb is to drink a glass or 2 of water first when...More
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

-Abby
Posted by ladylavender
Reply: Update
Thank you, Amber. I had my first followup appointment and found out the rod does NOT...More
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

-Abby
Posted by ladylavender
Reply: Rainbow Challenge Thursday Feb 6 2014
Kathy, maybe use your doctor appointments as reasons to stay on track with healthier...More
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

-Abby
Posted by ladylavender