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OAKBORN is a SparkPeople Motivator!
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. I went from 204.6# on 1 Jan 08 to 148.8 on 2 Sept 08.
I maintained for over 3 years, but stress over the last several have led me to eating a lot of feelings and internalizing some very negative messages from a very bad job situation. It has taken me nearly 2 years to fight back from that internalized negativity and PTSD.
I have been at my new job for 3 months now and I finally feel like I have a solid floor on which I can begin to rebuild and get back on the path to the person I know I can be.
REBOOT weigh ins:
15 Oct 15-175.6# & 89.7% score on my goal success.
20 Oct 15-174.6# (not official until Thursday)
22 Oct 15-173.8# (down 1.8 lbs!)
24 Oct 15-172.6# (down 3.0 lbs!)
29 Oct 15-171.8# (official since it''s Thursday... down 3.8 lbs!)
Get back to 150#
Weekly 18-24 October 2015
1. Over 9000 steps daily
2. Less than 1800 cals daily
3. Exercise (intentionally) 4 days.
Overall Score for 11-17 Oct:
Getting back into the swing of faithful tracking food & exercise.
See goals above...
I like running, exercise videos, and whatever works.
Fan of Jillian Michaels, Leslie Sansone, and Kathy Smith.
I am originally from Florissant MO & lived in Columbia MO for over 20 years. Now living in Portland, OR. Also have lived in Kileen, TX, Blytheville AR and Germany.
I am an RN Case Manager at a nonprofit managed medicaid insurance company. I was a public health RN 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.
"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
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 180.0