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30 by 30

My name is Sara and I am turning 30 in April 2012 and am really, truly, FINALLY motivated to lose weight. I hope to lose 30 by 30 as a start and then I'll work from that point. Here's my story: I'm fat. I've always been the fat girl. Elementary school, middle school, high school and college. Fat, Fat, Fat, and Fat. I had my "skinny" stages mixed in there too but those never lasted long and the roller coaster continued. Enough said. I'm over the fatness.

This is what I don't ...
My name is Sara and I am turning 30 in April 2012 and am really, truly, FINALLY motivated to lose weight. I hope to lose 30 by 30 as a start and then I'll work from that point. Here's my story: I'm fat. I've always been the fat girl. Elementary school, middle school, high school and college. Fat, Fat, Fat, and Fat. I had my "skinny" stages mixed in there too but those never lasted long and the roller coaster continued. Enough said. I'm over the fatness.

This is what I don't want:
1. I don't want to tilt my head in a jacked up way when having my picture taken, just to hide my double chin.
2. I don't want to skip social events simply because I will be tugging at my clothes or think I will be the biggest one there
3. I don't want to go dancing at a club and feel like the sweatiest person on the dance floor simply because I'm fat.
4. I don't want to be the funny fat friend anymore.
5. I don't want to be overlooked.
6. I don't want to be a "cold weather vacationer" just so that I don't have to wear a swimsuit in public.
7. I don't want to wear pants in warm weather anymore! I want to wear shorts damnit!
8. I don't want to skip all the cute clothes in the Juniors section ...I may not be a junior anymore but I still want to wear cute clothes!
9. I don't want to wear tankinis to hide my belly.
10. I don't want to torture myself looking at my skinny pictures from 10 years ago...I want to look at current photos and say "DAMN!"
11. I don't want to joke about my fatness.
12. I don't want to make excuses.
13. I don't want to be one more fat American
14. I don't want to date losers anymore simply because that's all I feel like I can get.
15. I don't want to settle for less than the world
16. I don't want to use my dumb knee injury and surgery as an excuse ...I was fat BEFORE I hurt my knee!!

This is what I DO want:
1. I want to be "that hot redhead"
2. I want to make my family proud
3. I want to feel accomplished
4. I want to wear a bikini
5. I want to be one of those success story people
6. I want to feel sexy
7. I want to feel desired
8. I want to wear whatever the hell I want
9. Miniskirts? Yes please!
10. I want to be a cute Portland hipster
11. I want to show up in my hometown and blow people away
12. I want to be approached while out socializing
13. I want to be a tease
14. I want to see my collar bone
15. I want to sit down without putting something over me to hide my belly (blanket, purse, pillow, etc).
16. I want to make ex-boyfriends jaws drop - call me petty but I'll have a great laugh over that.

I am not married
I do not have kids
I have no idea what I want to do when I grow up
I have a great job
I love my friends
My life is my own and I have very few responsibilities (except those stupid bills!). It's time to live it like I own it!

I'm ready to rock this. I'm tired of telling myself "tomorrow, I will make this happen." I'm also tired of waking up each day, shocked to find that I'm still fat. I'm over it. I don't want to play this game anymore so I'm gonna quit and play a new game.

Once I hit 30 by 30, I will keep on kicking ass. Just watch me!
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Member Since: 7/6/2011

SparkPoints: 1,529

Fitness Minutes: 1,695

My Goals:
By the end of July 2011 = Run 1 mile without stopping (completed 8/8)

End of August = Run 2 miles (completed 9/1)

End of September = Run 3 miles

October = Run in first 5k!

Also this:

Get off the couch and DO something! Hike, bike, swim (in a hot swimsuit), run, race, hike. Whatever I need to do to keep motivated and feel good!

My Program:
Gym x 4 per week
Twilight walks x 3 per week
Physical activity x 2 per week

Limit processed foods, add more fruits and veggies, choose better snacking options and DRINK MORE WATER!

Motivation wall in my bedroom, quotes on my mirror, calendar pop-ups reminding me to suck it up and make good choices.

Personal Information:
I'm a fiery redhead with an opinion and a temper. I am who I am. I'm intense and passionate about everything I decide to take on. I live in SE Portland, OR (keep Portland weird baby!) and LOVE the location of my place. I have a professional job and work 40 hours per week. I love baseball, kickball, dodgeball, football, hiking, camping and swimming. I'm also a sewer and quilter and love to learn new crafties!

I love tattoos and have plans for lots more. I'm a fan of techno beats, hip hop and classic rock. Anything to get me moving. I read a LOT (steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, who-dun-it's, thrillers, horror, sappy super brain drain romance novels).

I'm big into family and my parents are two of my best friends and biggest supporters.

Other Information:
I quote movies, have an inappropriate sense of humor, hate tomatoes, LOVE pickles, type 120 words a minute, sigh and swoon over fabric designs, knit in my free time and have unexpected opinions about a variety of topics. I'm a huge goofball and rarely have a serious conversation about anything but minored in philosophy in college (go figure).

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CBAILEYC
4/30/2012 11:26:50 AM

This is your birthday month! I hope it has been a good one for you and you're doing well!
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SETAGOAL1
1/1/2012 11:13:14 AM

Thanks for being so supportive during the year. When you tell me I helped you, what you fail to see is how much you help me as well. You are great SparkFriend and I am happy to be with you on this journey!
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12/13/2011 12:12:09 PM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"
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Happy Halloween!!! Missing you on Spark! Hope you have a great week and make good choices!!!

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10/27/2011 8:55:28 AM

Hello!
How is your week going?



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