Some of my still life photography! © Christine Pope Photography

Self portrait...ahhh no makeup!

Easter 2010 with my brother, his little girl and my son. Sad that my neice and my son look like specks compared to me!


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Christine here, 27 yr old SAHM mom of a special needs little boy. I am also a photographer and it is a huge passion of mine. I am starting my journey at 326 lbs. Several months earlier I was me heaviest at 331. I didn't even know I had lost any weight until I weighed in for this website.

I have always been overweight. Well at least since I could remember. Childhood I was never really picked on because of my weight (sure there were the ones that did on occasion tease me) because I was really outgoing and the life of the party.

When I met my fiance, I was 275 and had been pretty ok with being that weight. I didn't look like I weighed that much and I was pretty active and social. But after I had my son in 2006 and my weight shot up to 331, I practically became a hermit and hid myself away from the world. In doing so I triggered my depression and let it get out of hand.

Here it is another year, I'll be 28 towards the end and I have missed out on my 20s because of my weight and the unhappiness I feel due to my health and body. I will be 30 before I know it and I don't want to be miserable through my 30s. I can't miss out on my entire life. Time to start NOW!

Starting weight : 326
Goal weight: 150
When to Reach Goal : May 2011 (10 yr reunion)

Member Since: 5/22/2010

Fitness Minutes: 120

My Goals:
Get healthy for my son.

Wear a bathing suit without being embarrassed.

My Program:
Eat healthier.
Drink more water.
No sodas.
Slowly incorporating exercise.

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I live in a little town in North Louisiana. I love photography and would do it fulltime if people understood my art. I love my little boy more than anything in the world. I am also an addict. I am addicted to books and reading.

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  • v KJT1985
    Hey! I know you live out of Shreveport but in August some of us local Sparkers are getting together for a private Zumba party at the Bossier mall (totally private with windows covered). If you haven't done/seen Zumba it's a latin dance based cardio class and is TONS of fun (even if you're SUPER uncoordinated like me). I was hoping this would be a good way to get people active and introduce them to something new without the fear of strangers and skinny people. We're all in the same boat and there's no judgment. Since it's a private class just for Sparkers it shouldn't be as intimidating!! I'm fairly sure it'll be Aug. 14th but I can give you more details once we reserve a time. It will be about 2 hours, around $10 a person and includes snacks. Let me know if you're interested. I'd LOVE for you to come!
    2770 days ago
    Hey thanks for the add!
    I have no idea when you added me as I never got the notification! so sorry!!
    You are doing great girl, keep it up.
    If there is ever anything you need, please feel free to call on, congratulations, a kick in the butt! LOL
    2793 days ago
  • v KJT1985
    Sparkers get together - 6pm, Cascio's Bistro in Bossier THIS Saturday (19th). BE THERE! Haha, Serious - I'd love if you could make it, I know it's a drive though.
    2807 days ago
    We can kick each other's butts every day! Fluctuations suck, I had lost that 4, gained it back, gained another 5, lost the 5 then lost the other 4? Annoying. Although better than gaining a whole bunch. I had pretty good control of eating and exercising for so long and now I'm all... blaah! Must keep going though!
    2808 days ago
  • v ABRANNEWME2014
    Hello and welcome to the Better Sleep Challenge Team.....we're glad to have you join us....If you haven't done so already stop by and introduce yourself to the team....we look forward to getting to know you better......Follow the action steps on the teams home page and hopefully you'll be sleeping better in no time


    2814 days ago
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