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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 13 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:
18 Aug 2016: 183
2 Sept 2016: 180
7 Sept 2016: 179 (down 4#)
9 Sept 2016: 177.8 (down 5.2#)
16 Sept 2016: 180.3 (down 2.7#) (WTF? IKR?)
23 Sept 2016: 177.2 (down 5.8#)
27 Sept 2016: 177.0 (down 6#)

Member Since: 1/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 194,211

My Goals:
Get back to 150#
Weekly 25 Sept - 1 Oct 2016
1. Over 10,000 steps daily
2. Less than 1650 cals daily
3. Movement 25 mins/day.

3 Day and batting 1000!

My Program:
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.

Personal Information:
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 Medical Reviewer 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.

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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    Thank you for the beautiful flowers! It was such a pick-me-up!

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    1288 days ago
    I will have to look up the details on that, thanks for the heads up!
    1304 days ago
    I sadly have never been able to attend any local cons. I thought about doing the one that was in KC this year, but it conflicted with my drill schedule. Darn things always taking place the first weekend of the month.

    It is a big plan of mine to go to one sooner rather than later. We do the music fest thing each summer so sometimes it's hard to fit a lot else into the schedule.

    Columbia is so small for the size of town it is, I wouldn't be surprised if we've crossed paths. I actually serve at Flat Branch so if you're ever there and see a short little red head, that's me!
    1304 days ago
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    emoticon 7 lbs 30 days! not bad, thanks for agreeing with me

    1308 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my Sparkpage! Also, thank you for your Military service!
    1308 days ago
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