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Starting all over again!!!My name is Lily, I've been struggling with my weight for a couple of years now. I gained weight the minute I entered peri-menopause. Then I gained an additional 20 pounds when I quit smoking. I am struggling to get out of this depression and funk. People that have not seem me in a while will make hurtful comments about my weight and how I look. Recently had blood work done and was told I have a thyroid issue as well as Insulin Resistance. I refuse to take medication. I will gain control of my life and body.

I am so inspired by all the transformations on Spark people. I've been told that I have to spend a fortune on plastic surgery to have a body like a fitness model. I thought the same thing until I came across some inspirational stories. I feel in my heart that I can do this. I just need to be guided in the right direction. I will continue to read and find what works for me, and hopefully one day soon I can be proud enough to post a picture of myself.

Member Since: 3/16/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,093

My Goals:
My goals are :
To lose 40 pounds so I can look good and feel sexy.

I want to be able to wear a bikini for the first time ever.

I want to have a body like the fitness models.

I want my Husband to look at me and think "she's with me".

My Program:
I am drinking half my weight in water.

I do cardio 3 times a week and lift mild weights 2 times a week. ( I plan to add an extra day of cardio.

I will be starting P90x soon.

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  • v TINAJANE76
    Hi and thanks for your comments about my health scare today. Have you been able to successfully manage your low blood pressure? I thought I had everything under control until today's episode, so I'm wondering if there's more I should be doing. I want to have a list of suggestions prepared for my follow-up visit with my doctor, so any advice you can give me would be great!
    3246 days ago
  • v CICI510
    emoticon for adding me as a Spark friend!!! I just read your bio and KNOW that you can do anything you set your mind too. It's time to get mad and bring it!! Let me know if there is anything you need. :)

    3283 days ago
    Thanks for the friend add.

    See you around Spark.

    3284 days ago
  • v TINAJANE76
    Hi and thanks for the friend add! I would also love to have the body of a fitness model and now that I've been at goal for a few months I can really focus more on getting in great shape rather than just losing weight. I know I could do better if I dedicated myself to a program 99% of the time but with my history of ups and downs, I think slow and steady progress and a more moderate program will always need to be my mantra. Good luck reaching your goals and feel free to stop by my page any time!
    3285 days ago
    Hey Lilly,
    Just checking in on you to see how you are doing. Shoot me an update. I hope this message finds you well.
    3969 days ago
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