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update May 2011 - I have gained weight and now my amazing boyfriend has become my live in trainer/nutritionist/bad guy who keeps me from eating too much =) I just know I'll do it this time. I have everything in the world going for me!

update September 2011 - I have now officially lost 15 pounds! I have NEVER lost more then 10 pounds at a time =) I feel more and more like I'm actually doing this. I'm taking things one pound at a time. Seriously. I can do this if I just stay focused on that one pound at a time =)

update November 2011 - I have reached the 25 pounds GONE marker! I'm staying steady with portion control and I'm starting to walk/jog as a consistent workout. I'm actually finding that I rather enjoy it! Probably because it's nice to get out of the house to work out. My goal is to get to 160 by Thanksgiving! I have 2 weeks and 4 pounds to go to get to my half way marker!

update January 2012 - So I reached my half way goal of 160 in December of 2011 and have since been hovering in the 162-160 range. I have not been motivated, but that's ok! My new moto is "The best way to start, is to just start!" I am sticking with this until further notice =) Lets everyone MAKE this a good year!

Update April 2012 - I have continued to "maintain" through out the last three months. Apparently I know how to maintain. And I know that I know how to lose weight because I've already made it half way. I took my extended break and now I'm back. Ready to fight the good fight. Ready to continue to change my habits =)

Update March 2015 - Back in November 2013 I reached 140 pounds and was able to keep it off for close to a year. However, my dad underwent major surgery and was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. I quickly gained back 30 pounds during that time. In January of this year, my dad passed away. It has been the hardest time of my life. I have been stuck in a rut and dealing with depression. I realized that I need to take small steps to come out of this. That is when I remembered Sparkpeople. So here I am, crawling my way out of a hole. I can do this, and I know I can!

Member Since: 2/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 13,298

My Goals:
I set small, obtainable goals and then reach them!





145 (Half Way Mark!)





My Program:
Currently eating less and working out!

I've started following Cassie Ho of Blogilaties! I've been doing a few of her routines on a regular basis.

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I LOVE to read... Generally I read teen fiction with some adult fiction mixed in. One of my favorite authors is Jane Austen.

Currently Reading:
"Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Change your body;
Change your mind.
Change your mind;
Change your body!

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    I am glad that everything is going well with you!

    I hear ya, I jumped back onto spark after pretty much being gone for a year.. but I am taking baby steps lol cause I know if I jump all in I'll get overwhelmed again. But so far so good!

    But everything on this end is going good, and I am very very happy about Fall being here emoticon
    373 days ago
    Hey lady!! its been a very long time since I talked to you last. How have you been doing?
    967 days ago
    Just wanted to let you know that I did find a nursing job!! I start on Tuesday!!! how has your week been?
    1168 days ago
    I'm glad to hear youre staying in the right direction. I was thinking of starting up roller skating to try new things. I wanted to restart at the beginning of the month but that didn't happen so everyday I'm trying to make myself start back up. Hopefully I'll get there. I need to lok into a gym membership. I've been looking for a nursing job...I was told that I had a position held for me and then come to find out I didnt. So I've been a little stressed and pissed off about it all. And of course wedding planning is starting to get hectic since its getting closer!!

    1184 days ago
    Hey lady!! How have you been?! It's been forever!!
    1209 days ago
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