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Hello! I am Christina, a happily married woman with one child, my little princess.

My weight issues started as I reached my teen years, curves from my moms side, and the wrong kind of curves from my dads side. That, a love of good food, and a few serious blows to my self confidence made a bad combination and set me on the path to being way overweight.

So here I am, starting a serious mission to get my weight and my health under control. Fifteen years ago, I had no confidence. Five years ago, I realized I am worth something. Three years ago, I had my daughter. Two years ago, I married my best friend. One year ago, I decided to get below 240. Today, I am taking the (more serious) steps that are necessary to me reaching my 90s.
I may have a few gripes and complaints along the way, but everyone does.

My highest weight was 258 about three years ago. That was two pounds more than my pregnancy weight!

I have a close relationship with my couch. It's comfy and I like to sit on it. Amazingly enough, I don't have couch-ass! You know, that flatter tush some people get when they don't move around much. Thank you, mom, for that.

Unfortunately I have love handles and a saggy spare tire. Totally unflattering! And back jiggle. Ugh. Aside from that, I have arm flab, thigh rub, and chubby fingers. I can't wear most of my rings because of that! My fingers swell and they get stuck. How uncomfortable is that?

Anyway, that's a little of my fat history, mixed with a little humor. now it's time to do something. What exactly, I don't know. But I'll get it done.

Here I go!!

Member Since: 7/27/2011

Fitness Minutes: 700

My Goals:
I'd like to get closer to my high school weight, right at 100 pounds less than what I am now.

I want to be able to run across the yard and chase my little girl without stopping in less than five minutes.

I want to be able to teach her how to do cart wheels and light gymnastics without hurting myself.

I would like to feel comfortable in tank tops, shorts, dresses, and a swimsuit. (I haven't bought one in 6 years.)

My Program:
I promise to find a dance video I actually like. and to dance to said video at least once a week.

I promise to lift my 5-lb weights at least four times a week.

I promise to up my weekly cardio by at least ten minutes per week at least once a month.

This program starts today, October 4, 2011.

A promise to myself is a promise I don't usually keep. But I am capable of being better than I am now, so let's do it!

Personal Information:
I am from a small town, been raised in them all my life. I don't do cities.
Kansas, Oklahoma is where I'm from.
Gravette, Arkansas is where I currently reside.
Burneyville, Oklahoma and Lake Texoma hold my best childhood memories.

Other Information:
My ticker is a sunflower, because sunflowers follow the suns path.

I'm an optimistic person, most of the time, and I love laughing.

Funny little things put a smile on my face.

I am a country bumpkin.

I try to encourage people and help them see the bright side of things.

I can procrastinate with the best of them.

If you need me, I'll be here.

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  • v JSKIPPY11
    Maybe we will have to try to meet sometime.. Maybe we could walk together...:) Glad to know I have support so close to home!

    2388 days ago
    Thanks for the e-mail! I actually got that poem from It's called phenomenal woman by Maya Angelou. I actually wasn't going to post it because I didn't feel like I had half as much self-esteem as the narrator in the poem. But I decided to put it up as a reminder that, like every other woman, I should always strive to feel that powerful and confident. emoticon
    2392 days ago
  • v ALIWVU121
    Thanks for the comment! And you should try one of the running programs on here. It's really helped me out. I used to think 15-30 seconds was really hard! But now I'm working on my 5k and doing pretty well so far. You can do it! (Even if you start slow).
    2396 days ago
    Thanks! I have been working hard, I'm not quit where I want to be yet, but I'm getting there. . . Our weight loss goals are very similar, just keep working hard and you'll continue to see progress. . . As for not wanting anyone to see your stretch marks that's completely a confidence thing. Yea, stretch marks suck, but unless you have alot of money to get them removed you'll have to learn not to live behind them. At least that's How it is for me. Good Luck on your weight loss journey and congrats on the progress you have already made! Find your confidence! (: emoticon
    2397 days ago
  • v RLMCCOY124
    Hello Christi - Thanks for sparking by and commenting on my blogs. I appreciate your kind words and hope that my 'venting' through my writing encourages you. Keep on pressing - Lee!
    2401 days ago
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