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I started this journey several months ago...and thought I wasn't succeeding. Did I lose weight? Eh, some. Did I gain some insight? A ton. I realized that I'm not just looking to wear a bikini. (Although, that'd be wonderful, not gonna lie!) I'm here - seeking your encouragement, encouraging you - because I'm tired of being out of breath when I hike. I'm tired of not going to the mall because I know I'll find a million cute clothes, but not fit "right" into any of them. I'm tired of simply being tired. I'm tired of feeling disgusting after a big, greasy meal. I'm tired of feeling sorry for myself.

I've seen so many inspirational stories on SP. Some of you had a hundred pounds to lose - and you did it. Some of you had 30 pound to lose - and you did it. You are my heroes. You're the reason why I'm continuing on this journey with more resolve. And as I continue, I can't wait to find "me".
Starting Weight: 160 lbs at 5'2"
Starting BMI: 29.3 - Overweight

Goal Weight: 125 lbs
Goal BMI: 22.9 - Healthy!

Member Since: 2/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 4,089

My Goals:
I would love to develop, more than anything, a new lifestyle. But my goals are to be healthy, a little less tired, have a little more self esteem and lose about 35 pounds.

Goal #1: Lose 35 pounds to reach a "normal" weight

Goal #2: Be able to run 1.5 miles without stopping

Goal #3: Be able to run a 5k without stopping

Goal #4: Drop my BMI to a healthy range

My Program:
Stay within SP's recommend calorie limit.

Exercise at least 5 times a week for 30 minutes at a time.

Set small goals of two to three pounds and have rewards for each.

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    You're very welcome, and I completey agree, the weather is driving me crazy as well! Wish it was just a little warmer to melt the snow so I could walk at the park! I've never been to Zoombeezi Bay! I also have a fear of wearing a bikini at a waterpark, scared my ladybits will be on display after going down the slides, haha! If we're just preening though, count me in! emoticon
    2582 days ago
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    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

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    2583 days ago
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    Hey, thanks! I'm sure you'll catch up in no time if you're here and working at it. I know I've been fighting to stay at / get past the 145 point for a couple of months now, but I am happy to be down from where I was this time last year!
    2592 days ago
    The hot tub picture is actually a cabin in Gatlinburg-I highly recommend it if you've never been there, so fun! And the pic was taken by my bf, who has seen me in all my glory, so I didn't mind getting in with him emoticon It's very nice to meet you, Natalie!
    2593 days ago
    BTW, love your Chicago pic. I have one eerily similar on my page as well, haha!
    2593 days ago
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