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I've battled obesity most of my life and have gotten progressively worse since my mid-20s. Now in my early 30s and at the highest weight I've ever been (277 lbs), I've become determined to take control of my life and become the best person I can and not give myself an early death sentence.

I've been married since 2010 and share a 2 bedroom apartment with my husband, 2 cats, and a rat. Although my husband gets on my nerves plenty of times (what spouse doesn't? lol), he's a great guy who is good at getting me to think when I'm being less than pleasant.


Member Since: 1/7/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,987

My Goals:
At a starting weight of 277, my first goal is to lose 60 lbs by Dec. 31, 2011.

First set of goals and timeframe:

14lbs (5%) - March 1
28lbs (10%) - June 1
40 lbs - August 1
60 lbs - December 31

Ideally more is preferred but I am staying realistic and planning for a minimum of 5lbs per month (1lb a week for 4-5 weeks).



My Program:
First, two ways of tracking my food and eating habits:

1. Online here at SP
2. In a small notebook for when I am traveling or incapable of posting online.

I am also writing down and celebrating small successes on my personal blog www.coffeepotchronicles.com. While that blog focuses on a little bit of everything, there will be regular updates and thoughts on progress and challenges.

Exercise:

1. Tracking steps and calories burned on pedometer.

Goal 1: Average 6,000 steps or 2.5-3 miles per day

Achieve by: February 1. Sooner if energy and stamina has increased enough to allow for an increase in steps.

Goal 2: Average 8,000 steps or 3.5-4 miles per day

Achieve by: March 1. Sooner if possible.

Goal 3: Average 10,000+ steps or 5-7 miles per day

Achieve by: May 1. Sooner if possible.

2. Begin adding strength training as stamina and energy increases.

Add to exercise regimen by: Apr



Personal Information:
I am 31 and happily married to a great guy. Together we live in Las Vegas/Henderson, NV and share an apartment with 2 demanding but loveable cats and 1 adorable yet aloof rat.

Interests include:

* Photography
* Writing
* Blogging
* Networking/making friends
* Traveling
* Social Media (which includes blogging and networking)


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  • v LADY128
    Welcome to the Spark! One day, One Meal, One Pound at a time!!!
    1580 days ago
  • v RG_DFW
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    Welcome to SparkPeople and Good Luck with your program!
    1597 days ago
  • v NSTARSMITH
    Hi, Kim! Welcome to Spark People Message Boards! I am glad to hear you are taking the "baby steps" approach cuz trying to imagine doing it all at once is just plain overwhelming. Been there; done that! I have been on SP since last August after "yet another failure and regain". I am convinced after 5-plus months on the site that this approach is different - different enough to get me through to maintenance, where my failures have always occured. The trackers are truly my saviors and the ten-minutes-a-day exercise concept, without which I would not have started exercising! So play around on the site, try out everything and use the tools that work best. I learn a lot from other people by reading the postings on the Boards, blogs and all the articles. Go for it!!!
    1597 days ago