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Hello, and Welcome to my page! My name is Victoria. I live in Fresno, Ca. I have struggled with my weight since my late 20's, and realize I need support from others on my journey to lose weight and become healthier. I recently became a published author. My book is called "If I Were A Pickle". I am sooooooo grateful to have accomplised a dream of mine. I am currently working on my second book. I also have Behcets Disease, for which I have to take numerous medications, many of them causing weight gain. I am here to begin a journey that will hopefully lead me to a healthier life and a better way of eating.

Member Since: 3/6/2009

My Goals:
My most important goal on this journey is to remember to take it one day at a time. My long term goal is to lose 100 lbs.

My Program:
1 mile walk on the treadmill, building up to 2 miles three times a week. Three meals a day, with nothing in between, unless it is a piece of fruit. I want to be more aware of when I am eating to stuff emotions vs eating because I am actually hungry. Getting into the habit of drinking more water will be good too.

Personal Information:
I currently reside in the San Joaquin Valley in California. I have a very rare disease called Behcets. I have to take chemo drugs, anti rejection drugs, prednisone, and some others. I suffer from fibromyalgia as well. I wrote a children's rhyming story that was recently published. I am so grateful for that. I love going to church and to bible study. I enjoy going to the coast, and going on whale watching excursions. I also enjoy writing, reading, and collecting dolls and miniatures.

Other Information:
I love to read. My favorite authors are Wanda Brunstetter, Karen Kingsbury, and Jodi Picoult. My favorite book is the children's book that I wrote! I have several favorite movies, which include the Blind Side, Secret Life of Bees, Nights in Rodanthe, Finding Nemo, I am Sam, P.S. I love you, and Hope Floats. My favorite colors are pink and sage green. I love to cook, and am always looking for new recipes to try.

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    3611 days ago
    Welcome to Lupus-Team Butterfly! It's so great to see you posting already. The team is incredibly supportive, understanding and encouraging so I hope you'll get to know some folks there. Like Alison said...if you ever need anything, let us know...we're here to help you reach your goals...and hopefully enjoy the journey a bit more!
    So keep sparking and we'll see you over on the boards!

    Lupus-Team Butterfly co-leader
    3652 days ago
    I grew up in Oakdale
    was born in Modesto

    Now I live in So Cal

    Nice to meet you
    3652 days ago
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    Hello and Welcome to team GOG!
    3653 days ago
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    ... to Team Butterfly

    It's great to have you on board!
    We are a small but very active group and getting bigger by the day
    If there's anything any of us can help you with please do let us know - look forward to getting to know you on the boards

    MZHELANIOUS (Helaine)
    BWCGRL (Melissa)
    3653 days ago
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