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A New Year and a New Outlook

Welcome to my Spark Page! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have struggled with my weight since college. Prior to my Freshman year, I was always athletic and participated in organized sports. I was a Junionr Olympic gold medalist and I was recruited for my college track team where I was having a great season... up until I tore several ligaments in my knee. That was the beginning of my weight issues. I continued to eat like I was still running miles a day. The problem was that ...
Welcome to my Spark Page! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have struggled with my weight since college. Prior to my Freshman year, I was always athletic and participated in organized sports. I was a Junionr Olympic gold medalist and I was recruited for my college track team where I was having a great season... up until I tore several ligaments in my knee. That was the beginning of my weight issues. I continued to eat like I was still running miles a day. The problem was that until I had gained over 30 pounds, I didn't even notice! Well, It kept going until I was in REALLY bad shape. The worst part is that I was only 24 years old.

Finally, I knew I had to do something. My mom had great success with the Atkins diet. So - I tried it and lost nearly 100 pounds. I felt great and I was just getting to where I wanted to be... then I found out I was pregnant! I had to stop the Atkins diet so that I wouldn't cause problems for my baby. She was born about 5 years ago, and I am still trying to lose some of the baby weight.....

The biggest problem with the Low Carb diet/lifestyle is that I find if I stray even just a little, the yoyo is ready and waiting for me! I just can't continue to do the yo-yo, it makes me "motion sick" :)!

And - that is why I am here! To lose the weight that NEEDS to go... and become a good example for my little girl, after all, she mimics everything that I do.

UPDATE: Having lost 23 total pounds in the workplace "biggest loser" competition, I just dropped another size! I have lost a good chunk of weight and I am really motivated to keep going. In 7 lbs - I promise to reward myself with a "non-food" award.... the EA Active game for the Wii! I can't wait!

UPDATE #2: Achieved the goal of getting the EA Active game for the Wii! And what an AMAZING workout! I did fall off the "bandwagon" and gained about 10 pounds over the holiday. I now have a handle on the fact that there is no good reason for the weight gain other than eating too much and not exercising. I am back in the "routine" as of the new year and I am motivated to make this the year that I finally reach my "goal weight" - slowly and properly! By thew way - work "biggest loser" contest number 2 is coming next week! I love the motivation that this brings to me!
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Member Since: 2/22/2008

SparkPoints: 4,063

Fitness Minutes: 2,625

My Goals:
I am here to create a more healthy life for myself and to give my daughter a good example so that she will not struggle with weight as I have for the last 15 years.

My Program:
The weight seems tob e coming off. However, I continue to struggle with fitting in exercise!

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JENNIFER0807
3/10/2010 10:38:46 AM

hi,
thanks for sharing your experience with low carb...i appreciate it!



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DRRAZZ
3/8/2010 9:13:27 PM

emoticon to the C25K Team. My name is Kristin and I am one of the team leaders. As you go through this process, feel free to ask me any questions or for encouragement. Use the message boards to meet your fellow C25Kers and to share your successes. I love C25K and hope that you feel the same way as you go through it. Again, welcome and good luck on your journey!!!!



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NURSE333
1/14/2010 10:13:49 AM

emoticon TO LIVING LIFE ON A SHOE STRING



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KEAL48
1/14/2010 2:47:43 AM

Hello and Welcome to SBCo sparkers.



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RANGEFIZZY
3/30/2009 11:36:29 PM

Hey you Biggest Loser, You! We are soooooooo going to do this! I just finished my first day of making it over 10,000 steps. I feel great. I am never looking back. You and I are going to be sliding into summer looking so fine...




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