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Hi, I'm Meg. :)

I'm fighting my way back. While I don't generally live in the past and try to live with no regrets, I'm not a fan of who I've let myself become physically. At one point in my life I was an athlete. I am a veteran. I was physically strong and in good shape and capable. I know that woman is in there somewhere, currently covered under about 100 lbs of fat, frustration, and shame. I'm trying to find her. And I know that the battle isn't just physical. It's emotional and mental too.

I've been on Spark for close to 6 years. I've lost weight, disappeared and regained, come back, tried again. And again. And again. And I will keep coming back for as long as it takes. I can't give up permanently. I have to win this one.


Member Since: 9/7/2010

Fitness Minutes: 29,660

My Goals:
I want to run without knee pain.

I want to stop avoiding cameras because I don't want a record of what I look like now.

I want to wear shorts next summer without being ashamed of my legs.

I want to go to the doctor and not be told that I need to lose weight.

I want to get a physical and not worry about what my blood tests are going to say.

I want to stop having to go clothes shopping because I have nothing that fits.


My Program:
Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:
Either Walk/Jog or Bike 5x/week
1 leg workout/week
1 upper body workout/week

Diet is my downfall. Right now, I'm working on being aware of what goes into my mouth on a daily basis. I'm following the SparkPeople calorie and nutrition guidelines and using those as my basis.



Personal Information:
I believe:
- That puppy breath holds the secret to the fountain of youth.
- That the best smell in the world happens right after it thunderstorms at the Jersey shore in August. It's a combination of hot asphalt, salt air, rain, and boardwalk food.
- That every decision we've ever made has brought us to the exact point we are at right now.
- That there is a special spot reserved in hell for people who abuse children or dogs.
- That most foods can be improved by the addition of either cheese or chocolate.
- That more is better and too much is never enough.
- That alone time is good for the soul.
- And so are hugs.
- That the government needs to stay the hell out of my life and my pocket.
- That guy friends are just as important as girl friends.
- That there's a lot to be said for making your own way (legally), on your own steam, in this world, no matter how you choose to do it.
- That curling up on the couch, with the dogs, in pjs, with a good book is


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  • v DIANEDOESSMILES
    Hi Megan hon!!! TY so very much for being here with me!!! My eyes aren't any better .saw eye specialist Weds .The white spot is supposed to get smaller, but may not disappear. The blurriness may not leave, but hey its a small price to pay!! I'd do it again.

    How are you?
    7 days ago
  • v IMAVISION
    emoticon May 2018 hold blessing-upon-blessing from the hand of Creator God for you & your loved ones!
    54 days ago
  • v DOVESEYES
    Thanks for reading the poem :)
    173 days ago
  • v CHERIRIDDELL
    I am thrilled to have the new car because now I can drive again ! There were problems with my second hip replacement and they said I could not drive my Passat any longer.Getting back to driving gives me a measure of freedom!
    180 days ago
  • v JENARUL

    Great to see that you're still here and maintaining! I didn't like the front page to begin with either until months later I noticed that on the right column there's a section titled My Community Quick Links and that's where you can click the friend feed. It would be nice if they'd sent a mail around explaining the page because I felt isolated for a little while.

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    211 days ago
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