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It's Time To Do Me.

I started my weight loss journey on December 27, 2008 at 218 pounds. I never worried about my weight once in my life until after I had my son. I couldn't even tell you how much weight I gained during my pregnancy, because I had no idea what I weighed before. I know I ate unhealthy, worked a lot, smoked, and went out a lot and drank. I had a pooch.

When I got pregnant, I was under the misconception that you pushed out a baby and poof, you were normal again. I had my son, and was ...
I started my weight loss journey on December 27, 2008 at 218 pounds. I never worried about my weight once in my life until after I had my son. I couldn't even tell you how much weight I gained during my pregnancy, because I had no idea what I weighed before. I know I ate unhealthy, worked a lot, smoked, and went out a lot and drank. I had a pooch.

When I got pregnant, I was under the misconception that you pushed out a baby and poof, you were normal again. I had my son, and was still fat. Six weeks later, I was still 223 pounds. Three MONTHS later, I was 218 pounds. Then my son's father and I broke up after 4 years. I decided, my son only has me. I need to be healthy. If I ever want to find someone to be with, I have to love myself.

I started by buying the Biggest Loser books and DVDs. By September 2009, I was 183 pounds. In Sept '09, I found SP. I joined the Winter Biggest Loser Challenge, and got down to around 165 pounds. By then, I was happy enough with myself, and I kind of fell off the wagon. I went back to work full time, and went back to school full time. I just didnt have time for exercise.

In Summer 2010, I got a part-time job. I got a gym membership, and worked out at least two hours after work everyday. I got down to about 160 pounds, but was in the best shape of my life. I met my current boyfriend...and fell off the wagon again. He is amazing...but he's one of those awful people who eats like a cow and never gains a pound (&*&@#&@#^@*&!!!!).

Now, my son is 3 1/2. I might be healthIER, but I'm not healthy. I need to be active. I need to make healthy eating and exercise a part of my life. I don't want the little baby pooch left anymore. I want to be able to run without getting winded. I quit smoking on February 12, 2012, and if I can do that after 9 years of smoking, I can do anything. So here I am, back at SP, ready to carpe diem. Because it's time to do me.
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Member Since: 9/22/2009

SparkPoints: 9,916

Fitness Minutes: 11,057

My Goals:
-Quit smoking - done 2/12/12

-Hit 155 lbs by March 30, 2012

-Hit 150 lbs by April 30, 2012

-Hit 148 lbs by End of BL Spring Challenge (5/24/12) - 70 LBS LOST TOTAL

-Be able to run (no walking!) a 5K by September 2012

-Exercise at least 5 days a week for 3 months straight

My Program:
Walking/Jogging
Yoga
Pilates
Circuit Training

I just got the Zumba and Ten Minute Trainer DVDs, and will be starting those ASAP!

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My Journey:
12/27/08: 218 lbs
02/14/09: 200 lbs
06/30/09: 189 lbs
09/25/09: 184 lbs
11/15/09: 177.2 lbs
2/20/10: 166 lbs
3/8/12: 160.4 lbs

Weight loss is not a track meet, it's a marathon!



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I'm a huge Brewer's fan, and a Milwaukee girl through and through.

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CUREFORSPARTA
3/4/2010 2:57:28 PM

T down to Jay Leno and Slam Pigs...hope youre doing well dolly!



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2/14/2010 10:27:21 PM

Bright blessings for a fun & fit Valentine's Day and remainder of February. Life is full of ups and downs and that's why spark friends are always around. I'm glad that we're friends! You can always count on me! Be blessed and be well my friend. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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1/27/2010 10:34:04 AM

Wow! Only 5 - 7 to go!!!!! You're awesome!

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1/21/2010 6:13:49 PM

Thank you so much for the comments on my spark page. You are so sweet to think of me. I am so grateful that we are on this journey to better health together. Bright blessings to you. Today is National Hug Day. Thought I'd share a hug with you too! Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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DAWNWATERWOMAN
1/21/2010 1:15:15 AM

Thankyou for commenting on my "Regrouping" blog. I recognize that my feelings are just somehow digging into my "not good enough" feelings and I need to "get over myself". Thank you for being a good spark friend and for taking the time to at least let me know that you read the blog and that you care. We can't do this alone. I NEED YOU! Thanks again. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon



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