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I'm making progress on my chopper project

May 05' - Before I cut all of my hair off.

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Haven't been online with SP for about 3 yrs. Still on a super busy schedule but will try to check in at least once a wk.

I've hit my original goal of 140, yeah! I still have more to lose but not sure how much at this point.

How I got here:
I lost weight about 4 yrs. ago. The first couple yrs. it was easy to maintain. I was so happy and felt great, made the statement that I was not going to be like others and gain it back, haha. I lost my walking partner last summer and slowly quit exercising. I was bored of exercising by myself, and burnt out, wasn't having any luck finding another buddy. Didn't exercise and ate too many sweets over the winter of 07'. I felt awful and kept telling myself that I'd start exercising tomorrow, next week, etc. Why couldn't I just do it, I knew I'd look and feel better.

Heard about SparksPeople on Ellen in Jan. 07', just what I've been looking for! I feel lucky that I only have 8 lbs. to re-lose. I know I can't do this alone, so I'm here for accountability and support. I have all my new SP friends to keep me motivated this time, how can I fail!


"Aim for success, not perfection"
Dr. David D. Burns

"To get what we've never had we must do what we've never done before" 212 degrees

It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life…we can never help another without helping ourselves.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Member Since: 1/23/2008

Fitness Minutes: 10,265

My Goals:
Cardio 30 min. 5x a wk
Strength train 3x a wk
Pilates 3x a wk

Drink 8 - 8 oz. glasses of water daily. Cut down on bad carbs and eat less processed foods.

My Program:
I joined a gym (1 mile from my house) in March, love it, still going strong, have made some new fitness friends.
Love to exercise outside: walk, roller blade and cycle. I listen to music and books on my ipod shuffle or watch TV to pass the time while I exercise.

Personal Information:
We live Philpot, just outside Owensboro, KY. Have been happily married for 21 yrs., don't have children but plenty of nephews and nieces. We're both self-employed, I work on the computer, at home. My husband owns Muscle Motors, we deal in classic muscle cars, specializing in Mustangs. I help at the shop, when time allows, and take care of the website ( I just learned to ride motorcycles 2 yrs ago and am building a custom chopper. Most of my friends are guys, because of my hobbies & interests. I like girl stuff too but I'm a tomboy.

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    Awesome story... I was thin all my life till I move from California.. I didn't know anyone and a bit out of my comfort zone. I've been on and off SP but I now have to lose. My husband and I have just restored our first car ( Buick, Skylark SunCoupe). We went to a few car shows this past summer and the walking nearly killed me... Well not that bad :) Thanx for the great story and your photos are a delight.
    2096 days ago
    Thanks so much for sharing your inspirational story and of course your love of everything mechanical! ME too! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring us all!
    2598 days ago
    Thank You Ang, Happy New Year!! And thanks for the comment about my pics...I have to keep looking at them because it seems hard to believe that's me, lol!!
    2848 days ago
    Thanks Ang!! I got the best Christmas present this am...I saw 179.6 on the scale!!!
    Hope all is well with you. Enjoy your Christmas. emoticon emoticon
    2860 days ago
    Howdy Ang! Before time gets away from me I wanted to stop in and say Hi and Merry Christmas. I also finished my 3rd challenge and my before and after photos as well as the challenge stats are on my blog.

    Have a good one!
    2869 days ago
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