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One of my first attempts (145#) - now I'm at 300#

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January 2015 - I'm still here...

Some may think that is a sad statement, but I am here because I need to be - to hold myself accountable.

I will NEVER quit-- and when I reach my ultimate goal, I will still be here, so that I can maintain and encourage others.


I have been up and down in weight since starting this journey. I've gained so much more than a number on a scale or a pants size...

I can run/jog/walk consistently without feeling like I am going to die.

I can deadlift 300#

Food is fuel - it's purpose is to fuel me so I can do the things I want to do. It's not for entertainment purposes.

My daughter inspires me - at age 14 she knows that her worth is not equivalent to the size she wears. She measures her success in her accomplishments - in the number of laps she swims in the pool, or how many miles she can run. I am so proud of her.

I'm worth the effort. I refuse to put my health last anymore.

Member Since: 1/19/2011

Fitness Minutes: 45,520

My Goals:
Weight goals:

199 (onederland) -





150 GOAL-



Other goals:

Learn to swim well enough to swim ONE lap without stopping-

Ride in a biking event -

Play on a softball team again- DONE 8/16/12 - Six game round robin tournament - and I rocked it! Update: did it again in August 2013 - still rockin' it!

My Program:
I work out a minimum of 5x a week - My routine varies, but the emphasis is on strength training, balance/core, and cardio - guess I covered it all!

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I love to read.
I love to cook.
I love to workout (I never thought I'd ever say that).

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Only YOU can make yourself feel inferior. Others can try, but you ultimately have to give them the permission to do it. DON'T! Plan to work and work your plan.

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