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Being What I Choose!

I was overweight for a long long time, like nearly 20 years. I finally had the perfect storm of stuff that lead me to getting healthy in 2008.

It went much faster than I imagined it would. It has been incredible in every meaning and shading of the word.

Here's the Reader's Digest version:

4/16/08 (178.2#)
5/19/08 (169.8#, passed mini-goal of 170)
5/27/08 (167.6#, passed mini-goal of 35 lost)
6/12/08 (below 165#)
6/18/08 (163.6#, ...
I was overweight for a long long time, like nearly 20 years. I finally had the perfect storm of stuff that lead me to getting healthy in 2008.

It went much faster than I imagined it would. It has been incredible in every meaning and shading of the word.

Here's the Reader's Digest version:

4/16/08 (178.2#)
5/19/08 (169.8#, passed mini-goal of 170)
5/27/08 (167.6#, passed mini-goal of 35 lost)
6/12/08 (below 165#)
6/18/08 (163.6#, passed mini-goal of 40 lost)
7/4/08 (158# on home scale, passed 160, last there in 1986)
7/7/08 (159.6#, 45 lbs lost)
7/14/08 (158.2#, BMI is 24.8!)
7/28/08 (156#, BMI=24.4! )
8/6/08 (154.6#. 50 lbs lost!)
9/2/08 (148.8#, goal of 150 met and passed!!!!!!!! There aren't letters big enough to post this. The excitement about it is growing in my heart. I really can't believe I've made it to Maintenanceville!)

10/28/08--I got the e-mail that I was chosen as a SP Motivator! Thanks everyone! It really brought tears to my eyes. I'm not sure what I've done... but I'm proud of it and honestly hope I've been helpful to folks!

If I can do it, you can do it!!

12/2/08--3 months' residence in MaintenanceVille!

1/25/09--I'm just a week away from 5 months of Maintenance. Every day is a journey... it's not like you "get there" and everything is perfect... but I just keep learning as I go.

3/16/09--You'd think I would have posted something for my 6 months in MaintenanceVille... I think I thought about it, but it seems I'm so busy all the time now... argh. But YAY! 6 months + 2 weeks!

4/4/09--7 months + 2 days of Maintenance...

8/2/09--11 months in Maintenance... weight up a few lbs, but working to get it back off.

6/13/10--Still about where I was when I last updated this. It's been a rough time lately staying active and eating within calories. Kind of going back to the drawing board, may even do the SparkStart fastbreak again... just to get back to the basics... sigh.

9/2/10--2 years in Maintenance now. Weight still holding in desired range. I have discovered a new Spark for exercise again. I just want to run and run and run... I am feeling amazing!
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Member Since: 1/8/2008

SparkPoints: 99,384

Fitness Minutes: 120,697

My Goals:
Maintain the weight loss I have achieved and keep it off for life. I also want to maintain the change in my eating and exercise habits. I am working to rebuild my resolve that has eroded recently.

My Program:
I am concentrating on getting my minimum 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day and exercising at least 6 days per week.

I like a variety of types of exercise... running, treadmill, videos, etc.

I am a huge fan of Jillian Michaels and her tough love approach.

Personal Information:
I am originally from Florissant MO and lived in Columbia MO for over 20 years and then moved to the Pacific NW via Blytheville AR and Germany.

I'm a temp nurse at a local school district and worked public health in Missouri for 7 years. I'm also a nurse in the US Army Reserve.

I also love to knit, spin wool, scrapbook, read, listen to music, sing, camp, watch movies, etc.

Other Information:
"I'd rather be useful than decorative!"

"I can do this!!"

"My body's become a
more efficient machine.
I go farther with less food."--Bette Midler in Ruthless People

It's so much easier to move a mountain a pebble at a time.

"Have you ever worked out and said 'I wish I hadn't done that?' " --Leslie Sansone

"It truly is a blessing to be able to move like this."--Leslie Sansone

"In a world full of people only some want to fly, isn't that crazy?"--Seal

"When you can't run anymore, you crawl... and when you can't do that, you find someone to carry you."--Joss Whedon

"Don't phone it in!"--Jillian Michaels

"I'm in training for the rest of my life!"

"I can't help aging, but I can control HOW I age!"

"Energy begets Energy!"

"Three D's of Weigh Loss": Destination, Determination, and Deliberation."
--adapted with thanks from JK Rowling's Harry Potter books

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STR458
6/9/2013 4:22:41 PM

STILL emoticon I love your numbers! emoticon emoticon

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STR458
6/4/2013 11:43:20 AM

Listen if you recommend a popcorn maker hot air type would you post it under my blog? I'm wanting one emoticon Thanks!



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ANNIEONLI
5/17/2013 5:02:14 PM

Strolling over to the cookie filled dark side and bringing my bottle of tequila...might as well go to hell in a handbasket in mindnumbing style! and with a drunk worm as a mascot! emoticon



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BECCAZEN7
5/9/2013 4:40:47 AM

Hi! Happy Nurses WEEK!!!! Just wanted to tell you thanks for all your encouragement at the 5K/spark rally last weekend. It really meant a lot to me for you to come back for me - totally unexpected! Congrats on your win. Have a fabulous week. emoticon



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NITTINNANA
5/4/2013 9:29:59 PM

Thanks so much for the goodie. Glad to hear about your race time and the SparkRally!



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