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Panda's Journey To Skinny

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Web rings are awesome. You can link so many different categories to your web page and increase the traffic to your web page. If you found this page via a web ring please take a look at the rest of my pages. I am on a journey to be skinny. While I work about 30 hrs a week, attend nursing school full time, and taking care of the house and family of course. So you can see I really get a lot of ME time…NOT! You will find pages with my weigh ins, food logs, my thoughts, some really cool links to other peoples web pages that I like, some awesome links for different weight loss things you might like to take a look at, a whole page about the Giant Panda(which I collect), a page about just me, and of course my web rings pages.

Hi I am Panda. I have had a weight problem most of my life. I was very heavy as a kid. When I hit 7th grade I went to stay with my Aunt in Louisiana for the summer. She is a very thin woman. I dropped a ton of weight. Some because she made me eat the right things and some because I got lots of exercise in. I walked all the time. I also ate tons of oranges. When I came back home I had gone from a ladies size 16 to a size 5. For the 1st time boys noticed me. I stayed thin after that. When I was 16 I got pregnant and I went for weighing 125 lbs to 185 lbs. But after giving birth to a 7 lb 7 oz. Baby boy I went right back down to 125 lbs. I slowly put on a few pounds over the next few years but still looked okay. I am 5’8” tall so my weight should be around 130 to 150. At 23 I weighed 175 lbs and got pregnant again. I was a whopping 223 lbs when I gave birth to an 8 lb 8 oz. Baby boy. It was harder losing the weight after the 2nd baby. I got down to about 185 lbs. And stayed there for a long time. In 1997 a lot of changes happened in my life. That was the year I started to slowly put on this weight. My top weight was 250 lbs. But I was 245 lbs when I started this diet on 7/11/05. I can’t believe that I ever let myself get this big. Of course I don’t have a mirror in my house except in the bathroom to brush my teeth. But once I started seeing pictures that people had taken of me I was horrified. I have spent thousands of dollars on all kinds of things to lose weight and nothing seemed to work for me. So I started my own diet. And as long as I am losing I will keep it up. 

I was born 2/1/70 at Lapeer Co. General in Lapeer, Michigan. I have lived in Michigan my whole life pretty much. For a very short time as a small child I did live in Huston, Texas. I have always lived within a few miles of my loved ones. That is until 1997 when I lost my home to a fire. I relocated 150 miles from my family. I miss them something terrible.

I had a hysterectomy 5/10/05 and also had 10 lbs. of tumor removed. I am sadden tht I had to have the hysterectomy but also happy to be free from all the pain. I started my cycle at the age of 9yrs old. By the time I was 15yrs old I found out I had Endometriosis. So many yrs. I spent suffering. It had control over my whole life. 90% of the time I was sick. I had 2 miscarriages along the way. It is nice to be able to live a more normal life.

I am the mother of two boys Ryan born 7/28/87 & Toby 2/14/93. I am also the grandmother of a girl Brianna born 8/4/03. I live with my soulmate Brian. We have been together since March 5th of 97'. We have 2-dogs Max & BJ, and 2-cats Jenny & Precious.

Well I am sure your bored to death with my life now so I will end this.

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Some of my favorite movies:

Any Shirley Temple, Any Westly Snipes

My favorite color is Green.
My favorite number is 4.


Some of the diets I have tried.
Atkins & other low carb, low fat, cabbage soup, no meat, all fruit & veggies, Susanne Somers, Great American Slim Down, Richard Simmons(several of his), 3 hour diet, 1400 cal, 1200 cal, fasting on and off.
There are more when I think of them I will come back and put them in. I have bought tons of diet crap. Wasted so much money it just isn't funny.

Right now I am a full time nursing student and I work part time a bar averaging about 28-30hrs a week. I will begin my clinical rotation for the LPN program 8/29/05. I am very nervous about getting back to school. I know this term will be much harder then all the prerequisite terms put together. I don’t know how I am going to pull off working and school. But I am going to give it a go. If I do make it through this program I will be a 2006 grad. Then I will get right back in to go another year for the RN program. If I make it through that I will be a 2007 grad. Hmm we will see.