Joined July 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
314.0 lb
Lost so far: 17.4 lb

Current Weight
296.6 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
264.0 lb
Still to go: 32.6 lb

I'm Tarla and I just turned 30. I have a great Husband and 2 beautiful daughters (ages 11 and 16). Weight has always been an issue for me. Ever since I can remember I have been fat and uncomfortable with myself. I have tried so many different diets, you name it, I've tried it, from Weight Watchers to Atkins. Most of them have worked, but I could never stick to them, for whatever reason. I come from a great family who celebrates everything in life with food. Every occasion is a reason to celebrate, which is great, except for my growing hip size. It’s hard to change your family and its traditions, so after years of trying, I finally found the easiest solution, change ME instead. Stop worrying about everyone around me and take care of myself for a change.

I have chosen to change a lot of things about myself, not just my weight. No more excuses. It's time to live my life the way I want to live it not the way my fat tells me to live it. This is my life and I chose to live it from this moment on!

Those who want to do something, find a way.
Those who don't, Find an excuse.

Tarla's Weight History

Tarla's Latest Member Challenges

  Help Me Get Off The Couch!!
status: Completed
ended: 25 Jun 12
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  Ride that Bicycle
status: Completed
ended: 07 Jul 12
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Tarla's Cookbook

cals: 242kcal | fat: 19.09g | carbs: 12.72g | prot: 5.58g
Sour Cream Cheesecake
Delicious creamy and wet cheesecake.
cals: 343kcal | fat: 13.72g | carbs: 24.43g | prot: 30.02g
Spanish Style Chicken and Rice
Healthy makeover of a delicious one-pot dish.
cals: 272kcal | fat: 9.20g | carbs: 18.84g | prot: 25.19g
Sicilian Chicken
Simmering the chicken pieces in tomatoes, olives, golden raisins, balsamic vinegar and basil provides the flavors of Sicily in this one-skillet dish.
cals: 12kcal | fat: 0.67g | carbs: 1.26g | prot: 0.27g
Sichuan Sauce
A sauce that can be used with chicken, shrimp and tofu.
cals: 176kcal | fat: 4.12g | carbs: 12.28g | prot: 24.08g
Spanish Chicken Skillet
Red pepper flakes and paprika give this gorgeous chicken dish a little kick.
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Tarla's Latest Posts

On My Way
Great attitude! You will get there with an attitude like that! Good for you!!
posted 05 Jun 2012, 11:30
Extreme Obesity cases
Wow, that's so sad! It blows my mind that some people actually WANT to be fat or get fatter! I don't think I'll ever understand!
posted 17 May 2012, 08:58
If I were thin, I'd...
What wouldn't I do, that's the real question LOL!!
posted 08 Mar 2012, 11:54
The end of an amazing journey, and the beginning of a new...
Congratulations Keld! That is absolutely amazing! Thank you for being such a great support and inspiration! Cheers!!
posted 27 Jan 2012, 09:19
The world has gone mad! Woman TRYING to be the world's fattest!!
This is sick and should not be allowed to happen.
It's amazing to me that anyone would think that "fat" was attractive or even something that one wanted to be. But yet you look online and find plenty of "Fat Lover" websites aimed at being fat and gaining more weight. Our society and the media have made it so hard to be happy with ourselves at any weight, never mind being fat, so why would anyone want to do it on purpose??

All I can say is her poor children must be mortified!
posted 04 Nov 2011, 11:02
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05 March 2013

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15 February 2013

Yay Me! I'm feeling great, it's pretty amazing what happens when you just eat cleaner and move more. It doesn't take much to make big changes, you just ...
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Moderation Motivation
Get fit through moderation in both diet and exercise, without neglecting major food groups, or killing yourself physically.

The 100 Club
A Group who's main focus is to shed 100 lbs!

Spike Diet - The Spikers Alliance
This group is for people living the Spike Lifestyle.

30's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
30 somethings with 50-100 pounds to lose.

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