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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 MOMO2WB
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. Sp is really a great place to find support. I completely understand about the full body pics. I'm the same way. My friends and I do the "skinny neck" when we take head shots. You know the "hold the camera up, stretch our necks out" ....I will be so glad when I can take a picture level to my face!!!

    I also love your goal #3. We get so caught up in everyone's life we forget to take time out for us. I do stay home a lot taking care of others. When I do go out most of the time it evolves around food. I may have to add this to my own goals. -Tonya
    4915 days ago
  • v JO*ANNE*IE
    Lou L:ou: There is gorgeous --- and then there is gooooorrrrrrggggeeoouusss!! You are so beautiful -- and now you are going to give yourself the greatest honor of all -- the gift of good health!! I am so proud of YOU. And it will be your adorable kids who will also reap the benefit of having a mom who loves herself enough to do it this time .... I know your page says "Simply Me Only Bigger" However, I see you as Awesome -- nothing simple about you -- just beauty. My hope and prayer for you is that some day you will be able to see you through my eyes!! . Hang in there girl -- and know I am here for you -- whenever, however -- I just am!!! Thank you for all of your loving and kind words -- you have really touched my heart. I am humbled and honored by your kindness.
    4915 days ago
    Hey!! Just wanted to say hi!!! I am here if ya need anything!!! I am SO thankful I found this place...in the last week, I have gotten so focused and can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!!

    Ill be talking to you!!
    ps. your babies are beautiful!!!

    4915 days ago
    Thanks for adding me on as a friend. Sparkpeople is a great place for support and encouragement! I know you will do great! Keep in touch!
    4915 days ago
  • v BABYBOIQ06
    Thanks you so much for all your support and i wish you all the luck and have your back. Thanks you, Good Luck and God Bless
    4915 days ago
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