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Artsfest 2012 July 28th 2012

Size 16 and 201lbs. Down from a Size 24 and 257 starting weight.


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I'm a 37yr old, mother to two boys. I've been fighting with my weight since I was in my early teens and have finally gotten sick of not being able to do what I want because my body can't take it.

I had been wary of starting any real weight loss endeavor due to the fact that the two previous times I lost any significant amount of weight, I ended up pregnant. It has taken a lot of convincing myself that it won't happen again.
When I started this journey in 2010 I was 258lbs, and a size 24/2XL. I have had a lot of ups and downs in the last 5 years, and stressors and other life events have taken their toll. But I am back in the swing now and working towards that goal of 160lbs.

All these milestones that I had hit, right now I am struggling with boredom eating, emotionally triggered eating and depression. I broke my arm in March 2016 and that accident has given me a new perspective on life in general.

Weight Loss Milestones:
12-11-2010 - Fit into a size 18 jeans for the first time in my adult life. WHOOHOO!
1/27/2011 - Hit 210 lbs!
2/11/2011 - Fit into a size 16 jeans! Holy cow what an incredible feeling that was.
2/26/2011: Ran my first sustained mile. YAY!
4/18/11: 199 lbs. ONE-DERLAND BABY!! YEAH!!
5/10/11: 198lbs, SIZE 14/Large HELL YEA!
6/3/2012: 195 lbs, Rode the 50k in the Kennebunk Tour de Cure for Diabetes.

Member Since: 9/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 25,784

My Goals:

Do something with my kids every day.

Feel better about myself and how I look and present myself to others.

Leave the plus sizes behind permanently. (size 18 again) Working towards a size 12.

My Program:
Watching my calorie and type of calorie intake.

Excerising at least 3 times a week.

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I paint, draw and am a freelance artist.
I love dragons and gryphons.
I am a draconic otherkin.
I sew plushes, sooooo many plushes.
I have a husband and a boyfriend whom I love deeply. I talk about them a lot in my blogs.

Music = love


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    Hi MERIH, I am Pat in Augusta. I love to walk the rail trail. I know you have trails in Waterville but I have never walked there.

    Pat in Augusta. Nice to hear from a person close by. emoticon
    1385 days ago
    Merih, how are you doing? I've been gone from Spark for the past few months, but I'm back now and trying to reconnect with people. :)
    2166 days ago
    Hey Merih! I did a search to find more local active Sparkers and came across your page. I hope you don't mind that I added you as a friend.
    How have things been going the past month with your husband in school? Is it still tough? We spent the past two years renovating our house (due to a lead issue), and I can definitely understand the feeling of having a short temper due to stress!
    2323 days ago
    Thanks for swinging by my blog! Hope you're having a great day!
    2586 days ago
    Hey, trying this program out to see if I can get motivated. I hear you and Amy are starting a walking schedule -- though, if you're doing it in the morning there may be an issue (I leave for work at 7am.) We'll have to talk about it.

    You and I sooooo need to talk/ hang out more often. LOL
    2716 days ago
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