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Everyday I'm learning to love myself more. I'm learning that no one is going to hand you your happiness. You have to create it yourself. I'm learning that no matter how hard you try to feel other peoples pain and get emotionally involved in others, they are most likely not invested in you the way you are in them. I'm learning that I do have to be selfish and care about ME. If you can't take care of yourself how are you going to take care of any one else. Just like anything else that takes time and dedication I am a work in progress. Everyday I'm learning and becoming stronger. Everyday I'm learning that failure is not a character flaw, it is part of our human make up. So I'm okay with making mistakes along the way.


"I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it."~~Gale Sayers

"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.".~~Rosalyn Carter

"focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. "~Greg Anderson


I need to work on loving myself.

I need to work on living my life.

I need to work on getting rid of my self obssesive behavior about my body image.

I need to work on mending my mind.

I need to work on my lack of consistency.

I need to work on me.


~350~2 lbs. lost--1/15/2008

~335~15 lbs. lost--1/18/2008

~334~1 lb. lost--1/22/2008

~330~4 lbs. lost--1/30/2008

~322~8 lbs. lost--2/5/2008

~320~2 lbs lost--2/29/2008

~318~2 lbs lost--3/6/2008

~315~3 lbs lost--4/11/2008


Member Since: 1/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 55

My Goals:
1). I'm trying to lose 20 lbs. this month. It is a big goal. I'll work hard at trying to achieve it.

2). take time out for me and only me. Sorry kids.

3). Exercise more, more, more.

4). Drink lots of water(accomplished and accomplishing)

5). Stay focused on the task at hand.

6). Be realistic about my expectations.

My Program:
I've started the exercise thing a little slow. I've been working on my eating habits. I have been doing well with that. I eat all the time. breakfast, lunch, and dinner with snacks in between. The old me would graze all day and have a big dinner in the evening. Then I would graze some more until I went to bed. These changes are helping me lose the weight.

Personal Information:
My name Is LouLou. I'm 31 years old. I'm currently living in Missouri. I"m married and I have two kids. I will be moving in 5 months to Texas. I'm excited about it because Texas is home to me. The kids are excited as well because they get to see their cousins.

Other Information:

"Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you."~
Denis Waitley

"The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed."~
Richard B. Sheridan

"Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have. "
~Norman Vincent Peale

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."~
Arthur C. Clarke

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  • v no profile image JERZEY904
    Hey girl, thank you for the encouragement. I'm trying to remind myself that slow and steady wins the race. I want to do this the healthy way so it stays off, so I won't sweat it if the scale doesn't always read what I want it to.

    As for the Pilates, I bought a set at Wal-Mart. It came with the balance ball, two 2lb. medicine balls, and the resistance bands. The DVD it came with is just an instruction thing telling you how the stuff is used, but it also came with a chart full of different exercises which is great. I also look up other Pilates exercises online to change things up a little. The best thing was that the set was only 19 bucks....that's always a plus...it's already paid for itself I think!

    Hope you stay motivated and remember to let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
    4954 days ago
  • v MONICAB33
    Hello there! Man, reading your personal growth list describes me to a T. I understand how bad your first WW's meeting was...been there! I wish you much success with the program. One of my friend's is on WW's and has lost about 20 pounds. You can do it, too. Good luck and I look forward to getting to know you on this journey!
    4954 days ago
    Dont sweet having to change your starting weight!! Thats just more that we can celebrate when it comes off!!! I am considering starting WW also....Not sure yet!!! It really helps me having to be accountable by having to weigh in!!

    Keep the smile on your face...we are going to do it this time!!!!

    4954 days ago
  • v SWEETINDY500
    Welcome to 100 Plus Club! You'll find plenty of support and encouragement here. No question is too stupid to ask, so post away and we'll all put in our two cents worth. Utilize all the tools SP has to offer. I find tracking my food and exercise most helpful. Good luck on your weight loss journey!

    4954 days ago
    Hey Lou Lou I know you get thought this so don't worry I got your back no matter what. We WILL do this.
    4954 days ago