I started on Sparkpeople a couple years ago. After battling a plateau for 7 months, I gave up. I wish I hadn't.
My wedding is September 30, 2011. I know I'll never be thin or even at a moderately healthy weight for it, but I'm using it as a reason to blast back into a weight loss program.
My cabinets are cleaned out, my bodybugg is on, and even though I'm currently in medical rotations 3 days a week and working 3 days a week, I've resolved to do what I can whenever I can.
I'm taking it in short strides - starting with the first fifty pounds. - I eventually have 120 pounds to lose.
THE BIG DEALS:
The key for me, even at 25, is health. Of course being thin is a bonus; but with the amount of heart disease and diabetes in my family, I refuse to be overweight as I near my 30's.
To be healthy enough to safely get pregnant.
To lose and maintain to the point I can finally get that breast reduction (protip: DDD on a 5'3'' frame...not cool.)
To be brutally honest about myself.
To be simple.
Eat right, exercise.
Don't aggravate old injuries, don't cause new ones.
Don't distract myself from family, schooling, and life.
This is important, but it isn't everything.
A longtime resident of the US Midwest, farm girl who lives in the city, student who thrives on learning the body - partly because she is changing hers, and partly because she is a nursing student!
I'm always up for buddies, emails, conversations, and meetups. I'm new, but I'm ready to be involved!
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| Pounds lost: 26.0
Stopping in to check on you. I hope that even if you're not actively participating at SP that you're taking care of yourself and moving closer to your goals. You are WORTH it!
Just wanted you to know you're not forgotten!
2038 days ago
Where are you, my friend? I hope you are well! Miss your jazz hands!
2288 days ago
Hi, I am just stopping by to see how you are doing. Looks like you are doing great. Hope you have a great week!
2340 days ago
Hey! We're both members of the 5% spark spirit team for the fall...I thought I'd stop over and add you as a buddy :). I love your title quote...very true :)
2346 days ago
Have at it. If it can make them laugh when they're passing a human being, I'm all for it!
2358 days ago