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Hi! Thanks for viewing my sparkpage! Here's my story..... I'm 47, with one terrific 13 year old son. I've been overweight practically all my life. When I was in elementary school, I was always the biggest in my class. I had ashthma when I was a kid, so I couldn't run like the other kids. We lived in Ohio, and I couldn't tolerate the cold because of my asthma. My parents didn't get along.. my *dad* was an alcoholic and a smoker "which aggrevated my asthma". He blamed everything on us kids. I was also very tall. I always felt like a freak because of my height and weight. They divorced when I was 11. My mom remarried a great guy. I started losing weight, slowly.. We had a pool and I started swimming almost every day. When I hit my teens I started gaining weight again, it didn't matter what I did. My step sister would always make fun of me. Over the course of Middle School and high school I would lose some weight and then gain back even more. I met my first husband when I was in high school. He was very supportive at first about my weight. We were married two years before we divorced, because he was having kids with someone else. He said he couldn't even stand to look at me. When I was 23, I had hit 215 lbs. I was so embarrassed! But, I worked out faithfully, watched what I ate and dropped almost 60 lbs! Yeah me!! But about 2 years later I got poison Ivy and they had to put me on steriods. Ugh! I gained all the weight back. I struggled to get the weight off. I finally got almost all of it off again. Then 11 years later I met my second husband. He didn't care that I was overweight. We had a son. I started gaining weight again. I tried everything from weight watchers, slim fast, Weight loss clinics to lose the weight. It would help for a while, but then the weight would come back again. My husband started having an affair with my best friend because she was thin and I was not. So, I left him in 2008. It was a horrible seperation and an even worse divorce. We finally were divorced in 2010. He still reeks havoc on me, but not quite as much. But now I'm at my highest weight ever! At 298 lbs it's time that I finally take control of my life and live for ME!!! I know I can do this. Not just for myself, but my son as well. He keeps telling me he's afraid I'm going to die! How can I do that to him?
I deserve to feel pretty
I deserve to feel energetic
I deserve not to feel embarrased
I derserve not be ashamed
I deserve to love myself
I deserve to be healthy
I deserve to LIVE

Member Since: 4/25/2012

Fitness Minutes: 2,623

My Goals:
My Goal is to lose 178 lbs and be healty and happy and be around to see my son grow up!! Because I deserve it!!

My Program:
My program: Karate classes 5 nights a week, running or walking 7 days a week. WII fit plus on the weekends plus some swimming.

Personal Information:
My name is Tish, and I'm 47 years old. I live in Bradenton, Florida with the greatest son in the world!!

Other Information:
My family and friends are very important to me. Please stop and say hi! I talk to everyone! I'll encourage you and hopefully you will encourage me as well!

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  • v KATIAT325
    You're back!!!!!!! Welcome back!! I'm back too. How are you?
    2325 days ago
    Thanks for the friend add! Added you as well.

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    2326 days ago
    Hi. I'm really tired and have been beyond busy. You?
    2693 days ago
    Are you back?!?
    2736 days ago
  • v KATIAT325
    Starting over isn't too bad, we all have our ups and downs. I'm starting over too. You're not alone. Congrats on starting over, you'll do great. emoticon
    2865 days ago
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