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I need lose a lot of weight and get healthy... for God, for myself, for my husband. I don't know if this is going to be the thing that kicks me into gear to do it or not, but its worth a shot.

I have never been what one might call, "in-shape" for my height/age at any point in my life. There have been times, like when I was a senior in high school and weighed around 148, that I was at a healthier point... I still have never been skinny or felt totally comfortable in my own body.

I really would LIKE to be able to say that I like how I look, to feel comfortable in a bikini or even just a regular bathing suit... but I can't say that I ever really have.

I have a different body build/frame to begin with, but I know I can do it. I've done it before, only not all the way. I was close in high school, doing the Weight Watchers program with my parents... but then I went to college and that's where it all fell apart... and never got put back together again.

I have a medical breathing disorder that, while does not prevent me from losing weight obviously, still limits me in the intensity, amount or types of exercise that I can do. Growing up I could never learn how to swim because I have a trachea and was on pacers or a ventilator to help me breathe. I still have the ventilator and trach that I use to breathe whenever I am asleep, but I no longer have need of a machine to breathe while I am awake.

God has worked many miracles in my life and I know nothing is impossible with Him. I know that He can give me the strength to do anything... it comes down to willpower and confidence and self-worth. That self-worth is established in who I am in Christ. I know He desires me and wants me to be my best and do my best in EVERY area of life... but this is one that I struggle with the most.

Please encourage me, add me as a friend, or just leave me a message to help me keep going and pressing on!

Love and prayers to you all!

"I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." ~Phillipians 3:14

Member Since: 5/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 980

My Goals:
Be ready to be a maid of honor in my sister's wedding in the fall of 2010, Fit into my old clothes, Not feel tired all the time, Have more energy, Feel better about myself, Feel confidant about my appearance, Feel comfortable in summer clothes, Have a temple for God that honors Him

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Here's my Progress:

Starting Point (January 2009): 230.0 lbs.

5/15/09 203.5
5/22/09 209.0
5/29/09 206.4
6/05/09 206.9
6/12/09 206.3
6/19/09 204.1
6/26/09 202.5
7/03/09 201.5
7/10/09 201.0
8/09/09 201.7
8/21/09 200.7
9/04/09 201.1
9/11/09 202.3
9/18/09 201.1
9/25/09 202.9
10/2/09 203.2
10/9/09 200.2
11/6/09 199.4
1/15/2010 197.3
2/09/2010 197.0
3/22/2010 196.5

Personal Information:
I work at a bank and live in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, though I've only been living here for the past 5 years. I am a Christian, and strive to let my life be a reflection of Christ's presence in my life. I want to please Him and know that being healthy is His will for me. I also just want to feel better about myself and not feel as self-conscious about how others view me as i have been.

Other Information:
Books: Left Behind series, Harry Potter series, Mistaken Identity, Frank Peretti's books, Bruce Wilkinson's books, and many others i can't think of right now!
Music: Sara Groves, Nichole Nordeman, Third Day, Jars of Clay, Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, Chris Rice, Bob Sima, James Taylor, Mark Schultz, Paul Coleman, Josh Groban, Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain,

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