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Me weighing in at about 145 lbs. I'm determined to at least get back to this point...





My husband, Bobby, and I at my graduation - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, class of '09.



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most current attempt to get my life together

March 2013: I wouldn't say I fell off the wagon... just getting pulled behind it. About two years ago, I took a job 2 miles from my house, but it was one of the worst jobs I've ever had. It was a swing shift between evenings and midnights, which wasn't what I applied for when I took the job. I don't need to tell you what that does to a diet and mental well-being.

I am also struggling with a thyroid condition that the doctors recognize, but they say it's not bad enough to treat ...
March 2013: I wouldn't say I fell off the wagon... just getting pulled behind it. About two years ago, I took a job 2 miles from my house, but it was one of the worst jobs I've ever had. It was a swing shift between evenings and midnights, which wasn't what I applied for when I took the job. I don't need to tell you what that does to a diet and mental well-being.

I am also struggling with a thyroid condition that the doctors recognize, but they say it's not bad enough to treat yet. I feel like giving up on losing weight most of the time, but I don't want to give up on myself.

As of December 2012, I started a new job that I LOVE. It's a day job in a Cancer Center laboratory where I feel like I'm making more of a direct contribution to patients' care and my skill is recognized.

So even though I may never get rid of this weight, I'm still focused on making me a better me. I'm back on the food tracking wagon and I'm doing pretty good at waking up at 3am to work out before work. I'm still running and have plans to run the USO Mud Run for the third time this coming June. I am still trying to find a doctor that will help me with my condition; so until then, onward and upward.

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I'm 30-something. Graduated college with a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science in June '09. For 5 1/2 years, I attended school full time and worked full time. I survived on 4 hours sleep a day. I worked in a warehouse where I was active at least 9 hours a day. Lost a lot of weight; felt pretty good about my self. School got harder, started working in a clinical setting, any physical activity ceased to exist. Then, I graduated. Around the same time, I had an unwanted house guest. I pretty much lived in my bedroom for 7 months and stuffed my face with chocolate to cope with the stress. I have a great job now, my house guest is gone, and I want to get my life after school going. My fingers are crossed for a positive outcome :)
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Member Since: 4/2/2010

SparkPoints: 17,423

Fitness Minutes: 15,066

My Goals:
*ultimate goal: lose 50lbs

*current goal: get out of my fat clothes and into my not-so-fat clothes

*focus on realistic 10% loss achievements. my first 10% should be 18 pounds....
*8/2/10: down 5lbs
*10/2/10: down 7lbs

*run my first 5K in March '11

My Program:
*get my chocolate cravings under control ~CHECK!

*get my sugar cravings under control

*modify my feelings about food ~CHECK!

*exercise more regularly
9/26/10: started c25K program



Personal Information:
*originally from Colorado Springs, CO

*currently live in Alton, IL

*I finally love my job

*fave places: the mountains & the beach

*fave things to do: soccer, bicycle the River Road along the Mississippi River, extremely amature gardening, cruising at least once a year

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QUOOTIE
5/5/2013 12:55:09 PM

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LAURAKATE76
3/28/2013 9:38:54 PM

Happy 3rd Sparkiversary! Back at our BuGS page, we have a celebration thread going...we'd love to have you stop by and tell us about how things are going for you these days!

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4/3/2011 5:41:53 PM

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GRNEYEDMOMMY
12/6/2010 12:49:18 AM

slow *me* down?!? ROFL I average about a 13:40 mile...

I am reconsidering the jingle bell run on the 12th b/c my shin has been hurting...but if you want to go I'm game :)

I am for sure doing the one on the 18th- the Reindeer Run in Tower Grove Park.

I've never been to Big River Running but I *LOVE* Fleet Feet- they have 3 stores in the area and that's where I got my shoes..and they have a reward program- spend $150, get a $15 gift certificate (not sure if Big River has anything like that or not) I just know the staff at FF has been great to a newbie like me :)



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GRNEYEDMOMMY
11/25/2010 11:35:14 AM

Re: race dates...I look at the fleet feet and big river running websites (those are the two local running stores that do the timing for the races around here) also I have found some on active.com that are not listed on either of those sites...

let me know if ya want to do one together :)



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