God Bless You and Thank You for Keeping Us Safe! Sounds like you have what it takes to be a great Marine!
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You Go!! That is a fantastic attitude and accomplishment. I hear from my sig other(former Marine, there are no exMarines) that basic training is rough, at least rougher than Air Force basic where I went. I thank you for your willingness to serve. WHOO AHH.
You go girl. I usually delete the motivational emails, but your active eater status caught my attention. I have been on spark people almost a year now. It is new for me to reach out to other members. Although I look a lot healthier- my measurements are the same. It is a challenge for me to pay attention to my diet. It is easier to go for an hour long walk. I want to congratulate you on your success and your new journey. I also want to brag that I am going to Paris in two weeks to celebrate my third anniversary. Good luck in your training!
I just want you to know I never respond to these posts but something about your story really spoke to me. I am deeply moved and happy for you. Good luck with the marines you are doing something so meaningful.
What an inspiration u r! You will do great at Boot Camp. Keep your head high and know you have done well.
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Way to go!! Congratulations in reaching your goals both in weight and joining the Marines. You might end up here on Guam because we are getting the Marines that are on Okinawa. Do know and remember that there are a lot of people praying for our military peoples safety!
This is a great message! Good luck in the Marines!!
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Thank you for working so hard to be physically fit to join the Marines. I thank you for your service to our country. When the Marines say they want "a few good people", I think they got one with you. God Bless you. Mahree
You go girl! I am way too old to join the Marines, but this is an extremely inspiring story. And as I march into joining the geriatrics, I am inspired to be one of the fittest and trimmest of that set...
Good Luck and God Bless you in your career. And may He keep you safe!
Congratulations, I know looking @ the date you are in basic, but thought you can look @ this when you are on leave. I was in the Woman's Army Corp a long time ago, I wish they would have had something like spark people back then. I am proud of you it is a difficult decision to go into the Military now a days. You will do well with your determination, that is a lot of what you need. I am now the wife of a Retired Soldier went from 1 extreme to the other, not sure which was harder. LOL
Top storey !........... and straight from the heart, thanks for that.
You will be the new GI Jane !!
I joined the forces, and funnily enough at the first weigh in (top floor of a 5 story recruitment office !) I just got up there and stood on the (old )scales, well they wouldn't keep still enough for a reading to be taken !!, my heart was pumping that hard.
It took me 9 months to get to the right weight........... I ended up doing 20years in the 'mob' and enjoyed every moment of it........as you will I am sure, once again good luck, you have earned it !!
You Go Girl!! And God Bless your journey in the military. You have offered many the courage to have more strength in their resolve. You have come a long way. May your flight be safe. And, Thank You for serving for the freedom of United States of America. God Bless.
Congratulations on your weight loss success and also your decision to join the Marine Corps. My husband is a Marine, and I wish you much success in what has been for us, a wonderful family. Semper Fidelis!
I have been so upset this week becasue I too am feeling like all of this work, and it's not getting me anywhere. I work out for 2 hours every day. I go weeks without missing a day. And I think I'm watching what I eat. I know that my problem is snacking at night, but I try to keep the calories down around 1500. I deviate form this and go up to 2300 on the weekends sometimes, but I burn over 1000 each day, so you would think it would make up for it. It's frusterating that in 3 months, I have lost 2 pounds. I'm 5'10 and weight 141 pounds. I've been trying to get down to 135 for so long now...8 months. And I can;t seem to do it. I know that I need to consume less...but it is very hard for me, especially when I'm working out so much.
As a military wife and mom I say, "Be careful!" As a military wife and mom I say "Thank you!" You are truly an inspiration to all and I'm sure you will be an inspiration to those you serve with. Keep up the hard work. Congratulations on your new career. Semper Fi!
Oh yeah do I get it! After exercising like a mad woman everyday for over two years AND eating healthy at the same time - no weight loss. I guess whether it's donuts or salads, calaries are calaries and w/o the calarie reduction, some of us will not lose a pound. Lol - I expected the weight to "just melt off". Good luck in basic!
Hi, Your inspirational message just did for my determination what you say other inspirational messages have done for you-so thank you for sharing your story. I just started a diet /food intake change a week ago and I was just starting to falter. Right before I read your message I ate two vanilla pudding cups and earlier a large plate of pasta and marinara (yes it was De-Lish). But I KNOW to jump RIGHT back on were I left off. So thanks-your story helped alot with this. All the best! :)
Preamble: I've always been an active person. An active eater, to be specific. I was chubby in high school and in college that morphed to pretty darn chunky. I picked up running but apparently eating a donut every time one returns from a run negates the weight loss effects. My mom got breast cancer my junior year so I came home to help out. This put a stop to my exercising for some time. When I picked it up again I worked harder than ever: two hours of biking, lifting and running every day. The result? Four pounds lost in three months. Depressed? Yes.
Eureka: I was looking for a way to share workout logs with my friend from college and discovered (much like one discovers a pirate's chest, I imagine) SparrkPeople. I was instantly addicted and on the site for hours every day. I finally understood the "with proper diet" part that trails every weight loss product ad. I'd post a bit, soak up the articles, make up healthy recipes and track my calories like clockwork. My secret obsession, though, was looking at SparkPages (kind of creepy, I know.) I just loved seeing all the different types of people and their motivations, transformations, accomplishments and dedication. Whenever I lost sight of my objectives or laziness threatened, I'd go look at the pages of people who had pushed through their own issues to achieve their goals.
Finale: I lost about 25 pounds and many inches in my months of using SparkPeople. It's not as much as some people but it still means a lot to me. I'm joining the Marines, something I wanted to do for quite some time. When I first signed up I was over the maximum weight limit and got some dubious looks from the recruiters. I leave for Basic Training in ten hours and I am the trimmest, fittest person in my ship group. I don't look forward to getting yelled at or anything but, for once, I have complete confidence in my body. I know I will be able to perform whatever is required of me, something I wasn't very sure of a few months ago. So, thank you to the wonderful people who run this site and the amazing people on it who inspired me to push myself each day.
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