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51 Pounds GONE!! (1/2010) -- Update: gained back everything .... Can't wait to get here again!

MY KIDS! (Jackson, age 4 and Zoie, age 14)

Really an impressive side by side. Associates Degree in '08 (lbs: ?) and Masters Degree in '10 (190)



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All of this is old - but I'm tired of changing it to say "this is my time".
It's 8/4/15 and I'm 253 lbs. Have 109 lbs to lose.
Here we go again.

Hello!! I'm Emily! I'm 26 years old and I have to lose at least 80 lbs (true goal of 95 lbs). I had previous wrote that it seemed impossible and I was quite pessimistic about it. BUT that has all changed! This site has amazingly motivated me and helped me begin my journey!!

Through this I have learned I hate "exercise" and can find any excuse in the world not to do it. I need to do things that are productive; therefore, my exercise tends to be housecleaning, gardening, yard-work, construction......anything that gets things done!! I sometimes walk my dog, but honestly put that off more than I should. (Update: As of Jan 2011, I purchased an exercise bike and do as much time on it as possible. It's my first real exercise since starting Spark, and is doing the body good!)

From April - Mid-September of 2010 I stopped tracking b/c "I could do it without". I gained 17 pounds back. I can't do this alone. So, I am back here on spark....tracking every "B.L.T." (Bite. Lick. Taste.) as my friend, Nicole called it.

Josh (my husband!!) is eating healthy and counting calories at every meal with me again. He wants to be healthier too and enjoys our better meals, but doesn't want to put much more effort in than that....for now. *Update: he has confessed he loves our new healthy lifestyle and is proud for all of the changes he has made!*

February 2008 Josh and I stopped eating fast food!! Go us!

I'm on the right track! I just have to stick with it to my goal! Go me! Go SparkPeople!!

Update March 2012: Gained all but 3 lbs back (weighing in at 222). I'm back and feeling even worse than I did at my highest weight. I can't start at square one again, it's so hard. But, here I go...
Update March 2013....this is getting old. Still over 200 lbs. I have *GOT* to do something :(

Member Since: 3/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 52,450

My Goals:
Short Term Goal:
Lose the weight 5 lbs at a time.

Medium Term Goal:
Fit into the skinny jeans.

Long Term Goal: Compete in a Triathalon

Non-Weight Related Long Term Goals:

Maintenance Goals:
Be able to go shopping and find clothes that fit.

Understand my body.

Keep The Weight Off

Help others understand the power of Spark!

My Program:
Watching the caloric intake.

Eat Healthy.

Move More!

Drink Water.

Keep active daily on SP!

Personal Information:
I went to school and in 5 years I obtained my Masters of Biology. However, there is no work in my area and I am currently working not-in-field (but desperately searching).

I live with my husband and all of our pets. Two dogs (Jackson, age 6 and Bud, age 12), three cats (Zoie, age 16; and Sherman and Dude, both age 12), one goldfish (Peppy, 8). We also have one "forever foster" catfish named Fritz. We've also fostered several animals and frequently "babysit" pets!
We live in the Erie, PA region.

My pets are my life! If anyone has "furchildren" or "four legged babies" you understand!

Other Information:
Start: 253
250 – Sneakers
245 – Flowers
240 – Sports Bra(s)
235 – Clothes
230 – Go to movies
225 – $25 Amazon Card
220 – Clothes
215 – New PJs
210 - New haircut/style
205 – Clothes
200- 50 lbs! $100 Amazon Gift Card
195- Flowers/Plants
190- Sports Bras
185- Movies
180- Clothes
175 - $25 Amazon
170- Massage
165- Hair cut
160- Bras & Undies
155 - $25 Amazon
150 - Discount Stores Complete Shopping Spree ;)
144 – Cruise!

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    Hello again! I wanted to check in to see how you are doing? Believe it or not, I am still hanging with the Groovy Geckos and am participating in BLC29! I am finally making some progress after going so many rounds while just hanging on - barely. I would love to hear from you and see how you are doing!

    206 days ago
    Looking back over my life I see that I needed friends and had none that understood my heartaches...
    you have us! An Army of people who are in the same place you are every day. Sometimes our attitude can be a weight around our necks.
    You are a beautiful girl. The size of your Earth suit does not change that. Yes, we all want to look better...we all have big egos. But in all reality, health is the most important issue. If you stop preasuring yourself to be smaller, and look at better food choices...eventually you will shrink. Add just a little movement...and wow a new you begins to evolve. You can take baby steps...no one is judging you! Meg emoticon
    262 days ago
    Hey Emily, I was just wondering what kind of biology you majored in??? Do you like to do field or wetland surveys? I always enjoy getting out in the field when doing project site surveys, etc.

    Also hope you day & weekend gets better!
    263 days ago
    Please consider joining the BLC Challenge....................this is a challenge that has various teams within the challenge. The teams range from everything very supportive and encouraging of proper nutrition to very competitive / exercise driven teams. Go to the team and take a look. Registration is currently going on for the next round. I "friended" you. Contact me via SparkMail if you'd like more information!
    264 days ago
    Hi there, Thanks for dropping by my page and leaving a comment. I was quite touched by what you said. I hope things feel a little better emoticon
    460 days ago
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