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I have been on Sparks for about 2 months now and it has been so motivational for me. In high school and college I was very active and fit. When I started working full time and doing a master’s program at night, my healthy lifestyle fell to pieces. I had very little time to plan meals or exercise. In the last 3 years, I gained almost 40 lbs. I tried to loss it off and on with no success.
In the last 6 months, many things have happened which ultimately got me to where I am right now. First, I was diagnosed with PCOS. I knew I needed to lose weight and tried, but was not successful. I finally decided to leave my high stress long hour job for a job closer to home with more flexible hours and less stress (which I love by the way). I thought I was doing better managing my health until I saw a picture of myself at our company party. I was so saddened that I had let myself get so heavy. I knew at that point, if I wanted to manage my PCOS and be healthy, I had to lose weight. Amazingly enough, a few days later, I came across SparkPeople. I joined and finally found the motivation and comfort that I didn't have at home or work. In the last 2 months, I have lost ~18 lbs, eat consciously, and can run 1.5 miles on the treadmill. I know I have a long way to go, but I am so proud of myself for sticking with it so far. I can't wait until next April when I hit my goal weight. Thanks Sparks!


Member Since: 10/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 745

My Goals:
Big Goal:
-31 lbs by 4/2009

Smaller Goals:
-5 lbs by 11/17(Complete!)
-10 lbs by 12/8 (Complete!)
-15 lbs by 12/22 (Complete!)
-20 lbs by 1/12
-25 lbs by 2/2
-30 lbs by 3/2




My Program:
I am tracking my calorie intake daily (trying to stay at about 1200 or less each day.
I am also trying to incorparte physical activity into my week (spinning, jogging, resistance training) a few times a week.
I am also trying to balance my carb, protein and fat consumption. (No more than 55% carbs and 20% fat from cals each day.



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I live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in a small town in Utah. I love to read, draw, paint, jog (most days) and spend time with my family. I also love animals, especially the fuzzy ones.


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  • v 2BEEFIT
    Hey, just wondering if you ever found a PCOS Dr. In UT? I am seeing someone in Ogden in April, but I wondered about the Dr. that did not give you any info (I had a very similar exp and left him for this new Dr.) Message me if you want.
    2688 days ago
  • v ASPENJULES
    Thanks for the comments on my page. You're doing great and will be at your goal weight in no time if you keep up the good work. I actually gained some back during the holidays - and I was even exercising! I can't *not* exercise anymore, I get too restless. But those darn sweets...!!! I'll get it off again - I'm getting back to the healthy eating slowly, just having trouble getting my veggies in. Have a great January!
    2763 days ago
  • v ANGELLYBELLY
    I think that's a very realistic goal to just hope to maintain over holidays.
    I"ve been pretty much the same.. still in my 166-168 range. So long as I don't see 170 I"ll be happy.
    I know I need to get off my butt though. Yesterday I chose to clean and do housework as a "productive" way of avoiding working out.
    I'm really crafty like that..
    2775 days ago
  • v ANGELLYBELLY
    How've you been getting on this week?
    I've bombed holiday week already..but I knew I would, so I'm -trying- not to wallow in guilt.
    I've been dancing twice though and laser tag once..I hope that counts as good cardio :)
    2776 days ago
  • v NICHOLE296
    Thanks for your comment of encouragement on my post. I really appreciate it. Im doing a lot better the first couple of days were horrible. I kinda started this Sprite Zero thing.. which is kinda keeping me from drinking a lot of pop. I've made a limit for myself to like two a day and sometimes it's only 1 1/2 and I drink lots of water. and it's helping me. I may be a week or so into this thing, but Im making some major improvements. emoticon Merry Christmas.
    2777 days ago
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