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I've survived the first quarter of the year. I am posting this as a reminder to myself. When the week to week becomes too much, I can look at this and see how far I've come.

Jan 1st 251.6 lbs
Now 225.8 lbs

Used to eat out 4 to 5x a week
Now I Eat out 1-2x a week

Used to be a Size 2-3x
Now I am a Size 1-2x

In January I could do 20-30min on the treadmill at a speed of 2.6 to 2.8 before stopping.
Now I can do 30-45min on the treadmill at a speed of 2.8 to 3.2 and I strength train 1-2x a week.

I broke a sweat going up just one flight of steps
I can now carry gym bag, lunch bag and purse upstairs without losing stride.

I would never help take more than a couple bags of groceries upstairs after shopping and send the kids for the rest.
Now I load up both arms with 4 or 5 bags and still make the stairs without breaking a sweat

I didn't want my husband to touch me cause I thought I was gross
Now...lets just say there's more snuggles.

I used to drink nothing but hot or iced coffee
Now I drink 2 cups a day and have a lot of water

I used to feel achy, stiff and sore most of the time
Now I feel achy stiff and sore only when I've got a cold or flu

I used to take the dogs out for a short walk
Now I can take them for walks so long they fall asleep as soon as we get home and Oreo walks like a little old man the next day.

When I stop and look at all the "Little" changes that have been made as a result of just changing my nutrition and exercising regularly, I'm blown away by how far I've come in just 3 months. I have a lot more work to do. And reaching my goals will be nothing short of miraculous. But when I look back at what I "couldn't" do before but can do now...It doesn't seem quite so impossible.

Member Since: 5/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,182

My Goals:
I just want to FEEL good again. And looking good in a fitted dress would feel VERY good!

My Program:
Working with SparkPeople for support and ideas.
Working with a Physical Therapist so pain does not prevent me from acheiving my goals.

Personal Information:
I'm located in Rhode Island. I've been married for over 10 years to an amazing man. Together we are raising 2 teenagers and 2 shetland sheepdogs.

Other Information:
I really like playing Everquest II. An online role-playing game which of course only adds to "Secretarial Spread" in the hind quarters!

If you play send me a private message and I'll give you server/character information.

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