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Hello, my name is Nessa. I joined Sparkpeople about 8 months ago, but didn't really incorporate it into my life. I just turned 23, and decided that I am way too young to let me life pass me by. I've been living life from the sidelines. Im sick of being scared of what others think, and I'm tired of not liking the way I look & feeling bad about myself. I want to be able to be like a normal woman my age and do things like go to the beach, swim in a pool, wear shorts and most importantly just ...
Hello, my name is Nessa. I joined Sparkpeople about 8 months ago, but didn't really incorporate it into my life. I just turned 23, and decided that I am way too young to let me life pass me by. I've been living life from the sidelines. Im sick of being scared of what others think, and I'm tired of not liking the way I look & feeling bad about myself. I want to be able to be like a normal woman my age and do things like go to the beach, swim in a pool, wear shorts and most importantly just feel better about myself. I refuse to make excuses for myself any longer. I am done watching myself get bigger and bigger every year and feeling nothing but helplessness. I'm done telling myself that I can't do this! I'm taking my life back! It's now or never, and I'm choosing now!
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Member Since: 10/24/2010

SparkPoints: 1,694

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My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to lose about 80 pounds. I have a big sweet tooth and consume lots of sugar, so one of my goals is to severly reduce my sugar intake. My main goal right now is to get active. Its getting nicer outside so I'd really like to take advantage of that. I have a gym membership, but I have been blowing off going, mostly out of laziness :( Ideally I would like to go to the gym 5 days a week but I know myself, so a more realistic goal for me right now, 3 days a week. And lastly, I have to acheive all of this, while being gluten free!

Here are some of the rewards I decided to give myself for working hard:

10 lbs lost - New outfit

25 lbs lost - 1 hour massage

40 lbs lost - $150 shopping spree

55 lbs lost - Party "I lost 55 lbs party"

70 lbs lost - Cruise/vacation of some sort

85 lbs lost (will reach goal weight!!) - Spa weekend!

**Every year that I keep the weight off, I will go on vacation!

My Program:
-Cardio 3 days a week for at least 45 minutes.

-Strength training 3 days a week.

-Tracking my food intake and my exercise habits.

-Drinking lots of water.

-No soda

-Eating lots of fruits and veggies.


Personal Information:
Hello! I am a 23 year old female, with about 80 pounds to lose, while on a gluten free diet. I am a Christian and I am from New England. I'm a big movie buff and read about 5 books a month. I love peanut butter, dogs, going to the movies. I also play the guitar!!

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"You will never leave where you are, until you decide where it is that you want to go."

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__IZZA__
7/30/2011 10:22:22 AM

HI! Thanks for checking up on me and sorry for the late reply. I sort of fell out of doing my exercises and being on Sparkpeople. I logged in now and then but I wasn't active. Anyway I saw your comment last Sunday and it reminded me that I need to run and get back into it all so I went out running that day and followed it up with strength training and later on was asked to go for a walk. I did my strength training the other day even though I had been away and was tired and I managed to actually go out running again today. So I did my exercise for this week (counting Sunday as the first day) and your comment triggered it to happen so emoticon

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ANIMATED71
7/10/2011 9:08:45 PM

Hey, we all have bad days (weeks) but you are right you have to say, "Tomorrow will be better."
This weekend was odd, yesterday I spent the day at the county fair (yup the ones with chickens and tractor pulls) Totally Kansas, right? But it was a cheap way to spend the day with Mom and she is from the area it was held so we got to visit her little town she grew up in. But the temps this weekend were 107 and 110 today.
Then today I woke up with the worst back spasms and they have kept me in bed on ice/heat and muscle relaxers all day. I am beyond miserable and if I have to deal with this into the night I am going to the emerg room. But I am hoping it won't come to that.
But hey, tomorrow is another day. And it is gonna be a good day.
Have a great week and let's stay motivated, we deserve this!
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ANIMATED71
7/9/2011 1:23:30 AM

Hope your week went great and that you rock hard this weekend towards your goals.
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7/1/2011 1:59:16 PM

Hi Nessa! Have a Happy 4th! Be safe & eat smart emoticon



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BUBBLES1987
6/28/2011 1:34:02 PM

That's awesome!

We have similar starting weights :)
It is a lot to lose when you look at it on the large scale. I like to break it down into mini goals, first goal is to get out of the obese category which is 208lbs for me (2lbs to go, yayyy!) Then after that will be to get back into One-derland :)

I've set myself dates so I really push myself then I can reward myself for reaching them :)

Good luck, Hope you have a great week girl :)

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