In my PacMan ghosts shirt on my sofa

Our first day in Miami. The beach is about 50 yards from this spot.

Last night in Miami. The picture that I dislike the most. I don't ever want to be this heavy again.


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I am on a mission... to find myself again. I want to be healthy and happy and fit into my jeans again!!

Member Since: 8/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 417

My Goals:
I started to commit to working out and losing weight in January 2010 for my first vacation with my boyfriend of 3 years. After the first 6 weeks, I got tired and bored and lost all motivation. I ended up fat and unhappy in my swimsuit on our vacation and I should have been having the time of my life. I was a swimmer for 5 years and I want that physique back. I was fit, healthy and 117 lbs. I want to make this a total life-changer.

My Program:
The company I work for has offered us a 12 week program with Nutrition counseling and Personal Training... free of charge... through the Wichita YMCA. I'm ready to buckle down and get the help and motivation I need to be healthy and to be "Me" again.

Personal Information:
Current Town - Wichita, KS
Home Town - Tulsa, OK
High School - Tulsa Central
College - Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Work - Chevrolet Service Cashier/Receptionist

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I'm a MEGA Simpsons & Glee fan.

I watch entirely too much T.V.

I want to be more of an "Artsy-Craftsy" person but I don't have the time or money so I just dabble in scrapbooking, recipe-keeping & personal organizing.

I'm an animal activist but not quite a vegetarian.

I'm a feminist who works in a male dominated industry... yes, I can take a joke (that's how I survive my job).

I'm an English major who can't seem to finish a book.

I'm Liz, and I am ready to be healthy and thin again!

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    Found this poem while searching for some motivation, hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    Anything is Possible
    By Unknown

    If there was ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, IT IS NOW.
    Not for any grand cause, necessarily...
    but for something that tugs at your heart, something that's your inspiration, something that's your dream.
    You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.

    Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy.
    There will be good days.
    And there will be bad days.
    There will be times when you want to turn around, pack it up, and call it quits.
    Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself, that you are not afraid to learn by trying.

    Because with an idea, determination, and the right tools, you can do great things.
    Let your instincts, your intellect, and your heart, guide you.

    Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
    Of doing something that makes a difference.
    Of working hard.
    Of laughing and hoping.
    Of lazy afternoons.
    Of lasting friends.
    Of all the things that will cross your path this year.
    The start of something new brings the hope of something great, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

    ps, I lead some great SparkTeams, feel free to visit my SparkPage and check them out!!

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    2787 days ago
    Welcome to SparkPeople!

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    2788 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*
    Welcome to the SP Class Team August 1-7 2010!
    so glad you are here and looking forward to getting to know you better and helping you with your lifestyle changes...............join in on the threads on the team and let's get started....................blessings and hugs................lita
    2791 days ago
  • v JJJMMOM1
    hello my name is michelle
    i just want to say that i know you can fit back in them jeans
    i lost 25 lbs in three weeks after having my second child and he was born 4 weeks ago
    just take a look at my spark page and you can see if i can do it i know you can good luck on the journey of loosing weight and looking great
    2791 days ago