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Me hiking "Old Rag" in the Shenandoahs on my 22nd birthday!





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Never pass up an opportunity for growth.

Through seeing how being overweight has affected my health and my family's health, I've decided to really commit to lose weight. I really want to live a healthier lifestyle and feel better. It's funny- now that I'm more comfortable with my body than I've ever been, I'm actually ready and able to lose weight.

Weight loss progress:
8/27/07 Start weight: 170.5 lbs.
9/3/07 Week 1: 168.5 lbs.
9/10/07 Week 2: 165.5 lbs.
9/17/07 Week 3: ...
Through seeing how being overweight has affected my health and my family's health, I've decided to really commit to lose weight. I really want to live a healthier lifestyle and feel better. It's funny- now that I'm more comfortable with my body than I've ever been, I'm actually ready and able to lose weight.

Weight loss progress:
8/27/07 Start weight: 170.5 lbs.
9/3/07 Week 1: 168.5 lbs.
9/10/07 Week 2: 165.5 lbs.
9/17/07 Week 3: 163.5 lbs.
9/24/07 Week 4: 164.0 lbs.
10/1/07 Week 5: 165.5 lbs.
1/4/08 Start weight: 165.5 lbs.
1/11/08 Week 1: 163 lbs.
1/18/08 Week 2: 161 lbs.
1/25/08 Week 3: 158 lbs.
2/1/08 Week 4: 157 lbs.
2/8/08 Week 5: 159 lbs.

3/30/09 Start week: 174 lbs.
4/7/09 Week 1: 175 lbs.
4/12/09 Week 2: 173 lbs.
4/19/09 Week 3: 172 lbs.
4/26/09 Week 4 (sp start week): 173 lbs. (Got back on Sparkpeople on the 27th)
5/3/09 Week 5 (sp 1): 169 lbs.
5/10/09 Week 6 (sp 2): 167 lbs.
5/17/09 Week 7 (sp 3): 163 lbs.
5/24/09 Week 8 (sp 4) 162 lbs.
5/31/09 Week 9 (sp 5) 160 lbs!
6/7/09 Week 10 (sp 6) 158 lbs.

2/18/10 Start week: 174 lbs.- ugh.
Don't know what happened there...
5/18/10 Here we go again!

Accomplishments:
1/19/08 I ran and walked about 9 miles in 116 minutes- I've never covered that much ground in that little time before!
1/26/08 I went the same distance as last week, but beat my record by 5 minutes! (9 miles in 111 minutes!)
2/8/08 I didn't give up when I gained 2 pounds!
2/9/08 I went 11 miles in 170 minutes. I walked most of the first half, so I know I was really booking it on the way back! I'm proud of the distance on this one more than anything.
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Member Since: 9/2/2007

SparkPoints: 4,736

Fitness Minutes: 5,385

My Goals:
-To fit into my bridesmaid dress for my sister's wedding on the 4th of July (Did it!)

-I might make another small goal after reaching 135, but we'll see how I look and feel then.

My Program:
Tracking my nutrition on SP and staying within recommended calories, eating foods I found I like but don't normally eat- such as certain vegetables and fruits. Also trying a lot of new foods so I don't get bored, which can lead to cravings.

Getting in walks with the dog, Random workouts with friends, Occasional elliptical and American Idol... haha I need to work on my program, as you can see.

Personal Information:
I rejoined this site, because the only time I've had successful weight loss and health improvement was while on SP.
I'm currently a nanny.
I'm 24, and I've slowly but surely kept gaining weight since I can remember. I may not look terribly overweight (even though I'm in the top of the "overweight" category, almost obese), but I can definitely feel a big difference in my health and energy levels. Most of my large family is overweight too. I'd like to reverse the trend. :)

Other Information:
I like walking/ running and playing DDR. I sing, play guitar, and write songs. I love viewing and creating all kinds of art. I really, really like ice cream and dark chocolate. I also love the whole "Biggest Loser" phenomenon.

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Member Comments:
OAKEYSON
4/29/2009 4:14:59 PM

Thank you for the comment on my page. I have made a lifestyle change and will never go back to my old habbits. If you would like support, suggestions or have any questions feel free to ask.



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STEFIEG
4/27/2009 9:13:23 PM

We actually encourage one another!!




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***LISA***
9/14/2008 3:49:55 PM

Let's go RED team!! Only 2 more days until the Biggest Loser! I can not wait!! I did go watch the sneak preview and it looks like it is going to be a great season!!! Can't wait to talk to you all on the blogs!



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BYEBYECELLULITE
3/31/2008 11:02:55 AM

Actually... I'm in the same boat that you are! I have been working out. Putting in up to 9 mile runs... starting my strength training again... etc. But I have been eating crap. If i keep feeding myself crap I'm going to keep looking like crap. So... yeah. And I've gained 3 lbs, so my ticker is actually lying... but today I'm going to start a new beginning. I'm going to track my food (that totally makes me lose weight! Even though it takes a lot of time and patience) and I'm going to go running. RIGHT NOW. I have to get to the 140's my graduation (mid-May)!!! Glad to know I'm not the only one that hitting bumps in the road to my goal! :) Write back soon, girl! Tell me how it's going!



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BYEBYECELLULITE
2/19/2008 6:03:10 PM

Are you making any progress? I'm really not... but give it a few weeks. I've been really hard headed lately so hopefully a few will come off...

Oh and i ran a 10k out of the blue without training for it. Man running really is 90% mental. I totally ran WAY faster than I ever thought I could! My roommate ran with me (and beat me) but we got 2nd and 3rd place! It was pretty exciting!





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