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This is it, I am ready... tired of being fat! I lost a lot of weight 10 years ago and it seems to be creeping its way back to me. I need help and a program to help me stay on track.
This first week went well. I am trying to remind myself that this is a new lifestyle and not a diet. I want to feel better each day, be able to walk a little faster and run a little further.
Well, one month down and I am down 8 pounds, I can not believe it. I never feel hungry and when I have a craving for something sweet I am able to adjust my calories and exercise for the day to account for something a little special. The key being a Little. I am very happy, I want this to continue. Now is the time I usually start to give in. I need to remember THIS IS IT! Don't think about today, think about my health in the future, how will I feel in summer, how will I feel in December. I can do this!
Well, I have been fully committed for 2 months now and I have to say it is going well! I have lost 14.2 pounds and I don't feel deprived or like I am missing out on anything... in fact I feel that as if I am gaining my life back. I put on jeans that I have not been able to wear in over 2 years. I am proud and I am dedicated to my new lifestyle!

2/21/11 starting weight 187---so disgusted with myself!
2/28/11- Week 1: - 4...Weight 183
3/7/11 - Week 2: -.5...Overall -4.5...weight 182.5
3/14/11- Week 3: -1...Overall -5.5...weight 181.5
3/21/11- Week 4: -2.8...Overall -8.4...weight 178.6
3/28/11- Week 5: -2...Overall -10.4...weight 176.6
4/04/11- Week 6: -2...Overall -12.4...weight 174.6
4/11/11- Week 7: -.6...Overall -13...weight 174
4/18/11- Week 8: -1.2...Overall -14.2...weight 172.8
4/25/11- Week 9: -.8... Overall -15...weight 172
5/02/11- Week 10:-0...Overall-15...weight 172-(vacation)
5/09/11- Week 11:-1...Overall -16...weight 171
5/16/11- Week 12: -.6...Overall -16...weight 171.5

Well I am back! I should have never left...
Here we go!

1/2/13 starting weight 190... I thought I was disgusted before .

Member Since: 2/20/2011

Fitness Minutes: 2,308

My Goals:
I want to be a healthy weight, I want to feel good about myself and look good in my clothes. I want to be able to keep up with my kids and run and play and not be out of breath.

My Program:
I am tracking calories and MOVING! get moving everyday....

Goal 1 -10 new sunglasses
Goal 2 -20 new shoes
Goal 3 -30 NEW JEANS
Goal 4 -40 Trip to Victoria's Secret
Goal 5 -50 New bathing suit!
Maintain and then Hawaiian Cruise!

Personal Information:
I have a wonderful husband and 2 great boys. I am a teacher. I live outside of the Los Angeles area. I love my life just need to get back into the healthy groove.

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Any help, suggestions or spark friends who could be encouraging are VERY welcome!

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