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I have lived in Maryland for almost two years now. Since moving here I have went from 276 lbs, back down to 223 lbs. It wasn't easy, but I'm loving every minute of my journey. This time, I have a different outlook on my journey. I do not see it as a chore or a challenge. I see it as a hobby. I look forward to going to the gym. I look forward to using my two flights of stairs. I chose to live on the 3rd floor for a reason. Some times those stairs haunt me, but I still do them. I walk everywhere I go, and I add more workout minutes at the gym. There are some days I can burn 3,308 calories, and still want to keep going. It works if you work it. It works if you want it. And it will show your work if you keep true to yourself.

Member Since: 12/18/2012

Fitness Minutes: 2,323

My Goals:
With time, goals often change. When I first joined Spark (I can't remember when I originally joined).. I just needed something to get me going in the right direction. Ultimately I failed myself. I saw Spark as my rebound diet plan after I figured Weight Watchers didn't work for me. Today, my goals are to lose 105 lbs, maintain a lower sugar level, and to prevent my T2 Diabetes. I was diagnosed in 2013 as borderline. I would like to keep it at borderline, or prevent it all together.

My Program:
I have married my gym. Planet Fitness and I have a very love/hate relationship. It works though. I love it going in.. It is my best anti-depressant. It helps me focus. It allows me to reach toward the smaller goals. I have also flipped the food pyramid upside down. It works for me. I have to give myself at least 35 minutes of workout time a day, or I'm failing myself. I don't sit longer than 30 minutes per sitting session at my desk. I am very mindful of what goes into my mouth, and I'm constantly thinking, "How can I burn this off quickly?"

Personal Information:
I lived in Texas when I redid my Spark profile. I currently reside in Hagerstown, Maryland. I have lived here since November 2013 and I really like it. So, please disregard the "Texas" in my name.

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When life tries to tell you that you failed, tell life that you haven't given up yet. It is only when we die, that our journey is completely over. If you think you cannot succeed, remember, failure is life lessons. We only fail once we totally give up. I keep coming back so I can succeed at this weight-loss goal. This time, I'm doing things totally different!

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  • v JOEB52
    Good luck on your journey, i have lived in Maryland most of my life. I did live in Houston for a year and went to High school there for a year. Married a Texas girl and divorced her nothing against Texas. Loved it there was fun living there. You are a Planet Fitness also just joined this month and like it a lot. Stop by when ever you need to, and enjoy.
    953 days ago
    Thank you for filling out the introductions questionnaire at Fit to Write, I enjoyed reading about you.

    It's early in the month, so if you're looking to add more writing to your life (including word-mongering) consider signing on to the 50% challenge in our team goals section. I'll give you a shiny trophy at the end of the month if you do at least 15 sessions this month :D

    I also find the 100 positive steps thread useful when I'm trying to meet important goals with lots of pieces.

    No pressure though. Do whatever you have time for. I hope the team can help you become a fitter, healthier and more productive writer!

    963 days ago
    Welcome to SparkPeople =]

    It's great to have you here!!
    If you need any advice or any support at all - feel free to message me!!

    1851 days ago
    Your welcome!

    Remember I am only a click away.

    1860 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/20/2012 9:40:52 AM