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One of my favorite pictures from high school. I would love to get back into this kind of shape.


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I'm 29 and live in Tuscaloosa, AL. I joined a few years ago and it's been hit and miss with me. So, I'm trying once again. Now I'm taking it one day at a time. I'm blogging more at

Proud Bahama Mamas Team member!! Let's Go Mamas!

Starting Weight-------02/??/09-249.0
First 2010 Weigh In--01/04/10-228.4
First 2011 Weigh In--01/01/11-243.6
First 2012 Weigh In--01/01/12-227.8
First 2013 Weigh In--01/02/13-237.2

Previous Weigh In----02/15/13-240.4 (+3.2)
Current Weigh In------03/15/13-235.2 (-5.2)

Starting Total Inches--02/??/09-285.00 (only measuring 8 spots)
First 2010 Total Inches-03/02/10-274.25
First 2011 Total Inches-01/01/11-282.25
First 2012 Total Inches-01/01/12-269.0
First 2013 Total Inches-01/02/13-276.5

Previous Total Inches-01/02/13-276.50 (-0.00)
Current Total Inches---02/15/13-277.75 (+1.25)
I measure around my right arm, bust, band, waist, belly button, hips, right thigh, and right calf.

Sit Ups (60 sec)-28
Modified Push Ups (60 sec)-25
Pulse after 3 min of Jumping Jacks-123

Sit Ups (60 sec)-37
Modified Push Ups (60 sec)-34
Pulse after 3 min fo Jumping Jacks-135

"Eat healthy foods, stop when you feel full, give yourself a treat now and again, stay hydrated, and ENJOY eating." - GAPINTHEVOID

"Running Shoes are Cheaper Than Insulin" - Anthony Reed (a book I read about on ABSOLUTZERO's page)

Ability is what you are capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it. - ZIRCADIA

"Success is the result of what you do when the Whoo Hoo is all through." - ON2VICTORY

"You can't out exercise a bad diet" - Bill Phillips from an article sent by REEKU731

"Keep your meals clean and your workouts dirty" - I can't remember which Sparker's page I saw this on

SCHEDULE (not exact):
Sun: ST, Cardio
Mon: ST, Cardio
Tues: Jog
Wed: ST, Cardio
Thurs: ST, Jog
Fri: OFF
Sat: Long Jog
My schedule is so crazy that my off day will vary each week, but I will have at least one off day a week.

WHAT I'VE LOST (counting down from my heaviest..249)

1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human’s skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant’s heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse

"Yesterday, you said tomorrow...just do it" - Nike

Member Since: 4/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 19,481

My Goals:
Starting at 249.6 on 12/10/13 size 18

walk/jog a 5k

jog an entire 5k

25 regular push-ups

5k under40 min

jog 10k

walk/jog half marathon

jog half marathon

249.6-highest (Dec 2013)
out of 240s-4/17/09, 07/16/11
out of 230s- 10/09/09 , 10/21/11
out of 220s-
out of 210s-
out of 200s-
out of 190s-
out of 180s-
out of 170s-
hit goal of 160-

My Program:
12 cups of water
Cook at home 5 days a week
Workout 5 times a week

Cardio: walk/jog, arc trainer, Zumba (class or Wii), or dvds.
DVDs: Tae Bo, P90, Pilates, 30 Day Shred, and Biggest Loser's Cardio Max, Insanity (I am not at a fitness level appropriate for Insanity yet though)

Strength Training: I get programs from Oxygen magazine and Fitness Rx for Women

Personal Information:
I live in Tuscaloosa, Al. Roll Tide!

Other Information:
I absolutely love college football, going to the movies, reading, and cooking! ROLL TIDE!!!

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