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Here I am again. For the last ten years, I have gained and lost the same thirty pounds. When actually I need to lose *80* pounds. Now I understand what I need to do and finally put it in action.

In Mid Feb. to March 20th, I have lost 10 pounds.

How did I do it?

Eating high protein and lots of Veggies. I am using Organic Food as much as possible. But honestly its expensive so I get Strawberries, Blue Berries, Black Berries, and Raspberries from the grocery store. I use Fruit and yogurt for snacks.

I walk 2 miles about 3-4 times a week. I started weight training this week. I am going to do it 3-4 times a week. I am starting to add light jogging in small spurts. Its been a cold start to spring in NC. Its still too cold to walk and jog daily. I am ready for days to warm up.

Member Since: 8/3/2011

Fitness Minutes: 2,525

My Goals:
Drink More Water!

A healthy 1500 calorie diet.

Eat More Veggies!

Lose 70 pounds! But my first goal is to get below 200!

I would like to run a lap around the track and not get winded.

Gain more muscle and lose the fat!

My Program:
I eat my biggest meal at breakfast. I find it MAJORLY curbs my appetite through out the day.

Every morning I eat a large healthy salad before I eat anything else. I usually have some protein.

I am sticking to a 1500 calorie diet. Eating a lot of fruit and veggies. Plus plenty of water.

I walk 2.5 miles about 3-4 days a week.

Personal Information:
I am currently single and with no kids. So I have no excuses! ;)

I live in Durham, NC.

I am blessed with a amazing family and friends. They are great support for me.

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  • v SHRINK_U
    Hello :) I hope you have a great week!!!

    1478 days ago
    I have hypothyroidism too! It is so hard to deal with some days, the being tired and it being harder to lose weight. It can be done though. If you need support, just write.
    1512 days ago
    Hi! Thank you for adding me as a spark friend! I'm looking forward to watching you go through this journey. I started where you did back in 2009. Took a long time to take the weight off, but it's worth it. No fad diets...just changed my lifestyle. I've kept my weight off for 1 year 2 weeks now---Longest I've ever maintained a weight! You can do this!!
    1669 days ago
  • v J0ETTE
    Thank you for the comment on my news feed. :)
    1671 days ago
  • v EMMABE1
    Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “~INDYGIRL CHALLENGE” Team
    We aim to create a friendly, and supportive environment in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute regularly to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
    It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, and ideas to help and support you at all stages on your journey, so please don’t ever be afraid to ask questions. Even if it seems a small thing it is important to you – and someone will have the answer, or will have been there.
    I hope you succeed in all the goals you set
    Please leave your Sparkmail on for this team as ~Indygirl sends out a new challenge each week
    Enjoy the journey
    emoticon Hi from Australia
    Ann (Co-leader ~Indygirl Challenge, and Chair Exercise Team)

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    Catch a smile - be part of the SMILE EPIDEMIC!!

    1676 days ago
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