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I don't really think this will gain me any assistance....but here it goes anyway.

I once again signed up to run for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. The bad part of that is I have a mandatory minimum to raise. ...I'm not even close to my minimum and the cut off is next week. What happens when I don't make the minimum? I have to pay whatever I haven't raised. Which means as of right now I have to pay around $1,000.

So, if you have a heart, or you just hate cancer, please take the time to donate a few dollars (yes, only a few) at this website: http://pages.teamintraining.org/cpa/phildist10/RunSueRun

Thank you


Name: just call me Paddywank, please.
Age: 47
Location: USA

Starting Weight:206
Current Weight:206
Goal Weight:150

I'm definetly here for weight loss and support. LOL. It's more than past time.

What do you like most about yourself? I try to be kind to others

Is there something interesting you want us to know about you? I'm going through a major life/health change right now.

List one positive thing you think you'll gain by being part of this community: I'd really like to understand why I panic as soon as I lose a pound or two and immediately gain back three.

Honestly, like most of you, I probably know what I should and shouldn't eat, but don't do it. My portions are out of wack - they have to be. I seem to be able to get the handle on the exercise but the food always escapes me.

My weight journey started when I weighed 129 lbs. I joined WW to learn how to eat healthy (the rest of the women in my family are over 300 lbs) and it's only gone up from there. I've spent 17 years in a job where I worked over 12 hours a day and am now adjusting to life without that focus that made it easy to avoid dealing with me. I think about trying JennyCraig and Nutrisystems but want to eat real food that I'm already spending money on. I have a household to cook for.

I've read through some of the posts and I like the fact that so many of you aren't women trying to losing 10 lbs or so (although we've all been there, too). Real women, real weight, real lives.

Hello to you all.
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Today, for the first time in my adult life, I am wearing a pair of Levi's. Before this they had always been either Lane Bryant or some horrible brand like "St. John's Bay" (which had elastic in the waist band :( ). So, there's a non-scale victory as I struggle to find ANY scale victory. Size 16 misses Levi's jeans.

It's slightly possible a size 14 would work, but I'll have to see how these wash up first.



Hey ladies!

The community is no longer on moderated membership so feel free to encourage your friends to join and breathe life back into our happy little home.

Miss you all and promise to be active once again soon!

Motivation, where oh where have you been?

So, I'm sure I've written in here about my struggles with weight loss and something I like to call unhealthy eating choices.

I promised myself I would lose some weight and I did the opposite...


Rambling about motivation.

Well, it appears my ravenous appetite is slowly calming down. I’ve been pretty good the past two days (or I’m not feeling well, or I just haven’t been around food that I want to binge on). Either way, the past two days I haven’t even finished all my AM food (breakfast/snack) and I’m really excited about that. Being hungry less often = less food consumption of course.


Additionally, last night I was able to go on the elliptical for 65 minutes. I’m definitely feeling better than the previous night when I pretty much had to be within a few steps of the bathroom. 


I meant to talk about one thing yesterday, and now I have two things to talk about. Luck you guys! Finding motivation, especially after having been at this so long, is very difficult. I have a 12k in a few weeks and not even that is motivating me enough to train for it. Which is bad. Really, really bad. Considering it’s a lot of hills and I haven’t run a distance since two Saturday’s ago. Again, I’m hoping to get in a run tomorrow, even if the weather is kind of rainy. Anywayzzzzz….back to my point. Motivation. Last Saturday I went to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire with the guy I’m seeing. I’ve always wanted to get one of the perty medieval dressed, but was always afraid to because of how big I was or because of how much they cost.   Well…..I splurged. Big time. Thus the previous entry about going over my credit card limit. I got a full outfit. Corset, underblouse, inner and outer skirts…. When the girl working in the shop measured me, she told me I should look at corsets that are 36 inches or 38 inches. So I did, I started with like a 36 inch one. She laced it up and it wasn’t tight at all. So…we tried a 35 one….nope, still not very tight and nearly touching where the laces go together. So….we tried 34….nope and jumped to 32 inches. That worked. Nothing like going down 6 inches in size in a matter of moments :) That certainly made me feel good. Now…I just need to find excuses to wear the dress, aside from Halloween of course. The faire is almost over and the guy I’m seeing doesn’t want to go back just yet. So chances are I won’t get a chance to go again this season. Then I kind of have to wonder if the corset will fit next season (or will be too big). But at least the corset is the only thing that has a “size” to it. So I’d just have to invest in a new one and likely sell the current one.


Okay, thing number two. The guy I’m seeing asked me to go to a wedding with him in November. Well, actually, he was afraid to ask me, so I told him that “if he happens to ask that I’d say yes.” So, I don’t have any dresses right now that fit. Well, none that fit in a flattering, non-potato sack looking way. My current dresses are from when I was much larger. So last night we were wondering around the mall and we stopped in Boscov’s and I was like…let me just grab a few to try on (since we still have time I didn’t really intend on buying anything). So I was in the “Misses” section and was just kind of looking for the plus size rack that they usually hide somewhere in the back. Well, I couldn’t find it. So I started picking out a few dresses in sizes 16 and 18 misses. Now…I’ve always been in plus sizes for as long as I can remember. So I tried them on…and ended up walking away with a snug Misses 16 dress. Now….I have to lose weight before the middle of November so that it’s not so snug. It was half price so I figure even if it doesn’t work out it wasn’t a big waste and it’s something I will comfortably fit into someday soon.


So yeah, there you have it. My two sources of motivation lately. A size 32 inch corset and a size 16 Misses dress for a wedding. Now…for the hard part of making it fit!


Thank you for reading :)

Help Me!! :(

Help Me!!!!

I need your help guys!  I'm running a half marathon for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  I haven't raised my minimum so it's all going to come out of my pocket.  Unless....generous people such as yourself happen to hop on my site today and make a tiny, tiny donation to the great cause.  Please visit my site below and donate if you can.  Or, pass it on to people you know who might also donate.

Thank you so much in advance!  (Living in a state of panic until the race is over!)


Bad Mod

For anyone following my personal journal, I had to have another surgery....

I'm staying in the wings and concentrating on recovering rather than weight.




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