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As a teen and young adult I was in amazing shape, trim but curvy and very fit, having taken ballet/jazz since I was 6 and dancing 5 days a week, teaching classes, etc. After college, I just didn't seek it out anymore (I think I was actually depressed for awhile there - college friends had all moved on to their new jobs while I was still working my college job, and had no idea what I wanted to do with my degree, but knew I didn't want to move back home), then met my now husband, who is an amazing cook. And a tall, sturdy guy. Who would make me, all 5 feet and 125 pounds of me, the same sized portions as him (all 6 feet 3 and 225 pounds of him), and then tease me if I didn't finish ("What, you didn't like it?") - he meant well, and I was falling in love, so...15 years, 2 kids, a million excuses, and 60 pounds later, here I am.

This last fall I was put on medication for hypertension that had been rearing its ugly head for a couple years on and off since our second child was born. Blood pressure medication at 36 years old was NOT in my plan. If looking crappy in clothes wasn't motivation enough for 10 years, then a little pill every morning was. I'm out to lose about 60 pounds, and get back to a size 5-8 clothing - which for a person who is 5 feet tall is completely reasonable.

Away we go!

Member Since: 10/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,349

My Goals:
To get back down to a healthy weight, get off blood pressure medication, and maybe reduce my thyroid medication as well if possible.

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Reducing portion sizes, rarely drinking soda, and starting to dance again.

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  • v FRECKS96
    Saw you added a recipe. Glad to see you're doing well! Welcome back!
    1851 days ago
  • v LUREAH21
    LOL about eating the same breakfast. That's my "I have to get out of here now" breakfast, travels better than cereal. ;) And I totally check out everyone elses food stuff too :)
    2219 days ago
  • v FRECKS96
    You're so very welcome! I'm so happy you were able to join me.
    2307 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    It's super to have you joining our local Binghamton Area Losers SparkTeam!

    We're ready for a New Year for a New YOU! We enjoy having Spark Rallies and meet 'n greet gatherings. If you have any ideas about a get-together let me know...! We've been considering a meet 'n greet just this upcoming weekend to get to know each other and discuss SparkGuy's book "The Spark!" If you have any ideas re: location, time to meet we're all ears!

    Feel free to SparkMail me any questions you may have about SparkPeople or better yet, post them on our message boards! Super to see you've already posted an introduction to our Team!

    Don, Co-Leader of Binghamton Area Losers SparkTeam
    2323 days ago
  • v WILLOW49
    Welcome to the Binghamton team :) So glad you have joined us. Be sure to introduce yourself to the team!

    Team Co-Leader
    2323 days ago
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