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I used to be super skinny and could eat anything I wanted...then I hit puberty. I was really active in high school, so the weight stayed off. After high school...I lost my motivation to stay active. I also continued to eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. The "Freshman 15" turned into over 50 pounds of unwanted fat...It's time for that fat, and related health issues, to take a long walk!

It's been about 2 weeks, and I have already made progress! I am tracking my food intake every day. I am drinking more water (but not always 8 glasses a day...I'm working on that). I am eating more fruits and veggies. And even though I have gone over my calories more often than not, I have lost 2 lbs.

I plan to continue with the food tracking and getting more consistent with my exercising. It's time to start meeting my calorie goal more often than not...

I am now 3 and a half weeks into my fight to take back my body. I have lost 5 lbs. The weight is coming off quickly. This is 100% due to the tools and support I get here on SparkPeople.

Member Since: 12/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,880

My Goals:
1. Lose 57 lbs by the end of July (calculated by SparkPeople - 2 lbs a week)
2. Drink 8+ glasses of water a day
3. Eat 10 servings of fruit and veggies a day
4. Take up running!

My Program:
1. Tracking my food intake
2. Weighing myself daily
3. Exercising at least 30 minutes a day (elliptical, walking/running, weight lifting)

Personal Information:
Hi! I'm Heather and I live in NW Indiana (Schererville, to be specific). I work in Chicago, and take advantage of Grant and Millenium parks for lunchtime walks (and photography - which I'm learning).

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I am a voracious reader. I love fantasy. I read most of my books electronically. I have figured out how to balance my laptop on my elliptical so I can read and work out at the same time.

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    Hi Heather. I just created my own page and saw your pic there. I had totally forgotten I had sent you that message. I finally got serious and started my weightloss journey. I'm 7 lbs into my 64lb goal.
    3610 days ago
    Hey there Heather, I wanted to take a moment to welcome you to SparkTeam THE S.W.A.T. SQUAD. I hope that you find this team as motivating as I have and it helps you to reach for your goals of loosing 57 lbs by the end of July (What is the significance of July?) All the best to you,

    3731 days ago
    Hi, my name is Marina. I will be 35 in March. We are starting at the same weight. If you'd like a weight loss buddy, let me know. I'm ready to lose this weight and start feeling better about myself!
    3736 days ago