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I have been using SparkPeople on and off for years. Oddly enough, the times I have felt the best were during the on times! I am not far from my 'goal' weight, but I am more interested in feeling better, healthier and happier regardless of what my scale says.

A bit more about me...

I was always skinny when I was younger. I had the best metabolism ever. I ate anything and everything I wanted, my friends even called me the garbage disposal. It was great since I totally love food (cooking and eating!). When I got ready to join the Army after I graduated HS in 2001, I was actually under their weight standards and had to gain weight before I joined. When I got out in 2006, I was over their weight standards. So what changed? Most importantly, my metabolism. It slowed big time and I just kept eating the same stuff (like a half dozen donuts for breakfast... ). There was also the trouble that I couldn't cook because I lived in the barracks (well up until the last year when I got married... but my husband got deployed and cooking for 1 is not fun). I had to eat out a lot and that was for sure a factor.

When I got out of the Army, I was at my heaviest ever - 148. Considering I am only 5'1, that weight shows. I hovered around this weight for a long time before deciding to actually do something about it. I attempted Spark previously, but I had zero motivation. I spent most of my time in front of the computer playing games and so my weight didn't really bother me. Once I started doing more outside the house or getting dressed up (and realizing nothing fit right). I came back to Spark. I have all the motivation in the world because I want to feel good about myself again. I know I am a great person, but I want the outside to reflect that much better than it does right now.

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    Your pictures totally made me drool... so creative! Good luck with P90X!
    1835 days ago
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    Hey, thanks for the Goodie! I hope you have a great week too. Enjoy P90X!! I'm starting a new rotation in November when I come back from a mini vacation. I'm sure you will be AWESOME!!
    1836 days ago
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    "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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    2100 days ago
    Hi! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Hope you are doing well reaching your health and fitness goals! I love cooking too. And I love food way too much! ;) Hence the need for my dedicated exercise... ;)

    Wishing you a great and successful week!
    2201 days ago
    What a great comment you left on my blog! Thanks emoticon
    2201 days ago
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