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I've been fighting with my weight my entire life. I've been overweight, I've been underweight, I've been anorexic...I just want to be thin AND healthy. I want to be happy with my body.

My weight issues started when I was 3 years old. I was gaining weight so mom cut out the sweets. Growing up if there was candy, ice cream, or chips in the house, they were hidden from me...but I'd find them.

By 5th grade I was under 5 feet and over 150lbs. I also had a seziure disorder ...
I've been fighting with my weight my entire life. I've been overweight, I've been underweight, I've been anorexic...I just want to be thin AND healthy. I want to be happy with my body.

My weight issues started when I was 3 years old. I was gaining weight so mom cut out the sweets. Growing up if there was candy, ice cream, or chips in the house, they were hidden from me...but I'd find them.

By 5th grade I was under 5 feet and over 150lbs. I also had a seziure disorder and was on medication for it that had the lovely side affect of basically shutting off my metabolism. I think it never recovered.

I have to fight to lose weight. Once off the medication it was easier...but it's still hard. If I don't religiously watch what I eat...I gain a pound overnight. It's terrible.

I'm never happy with how I look. I've gotten close but can never get all the way there. I love working out...but don't have a whole lot of time.

I'm a runner and love to do 5K's and half marathons. I hope to do my first full marathon this year as well as my first triathlon in April.

Food is my big issue. I need to be careful what I eat...and it's so hard. I feel like I can NEVER eat like a normal person.

I'm just trying to get this under control for once and for all. I'm so glad my friend, Determination21, led me to Spark. I've also brought along one of my best friends and someone I consider a sister, Chewymg18 so please make her feel welcome!!! She's my twin in so many ways.

I'm happy to be here and I hope I can reach my goals and would love to have all the help I can get. If anyone uses Instant Messager or Skype let me know and we can chat!!! The more support I have the better!!!

Also, feel free to check out my running blog at:

http://pinkcowgirl.wordpress.com




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Member Since: 2/18/2009

SparkPoints: 3,748

Fitness Minutes: 4,566

My Goals:
I want to be happy with my body. I want to be able to go for a run in just shorts and a sports bra and feel happy with myself.

My Program:
I'm trying to watch my calories and exercise regularly. It's always been an uphill battle because of medical issues I have...so I'm hoping something will finally click.

Personal Information:
I'm a runner!!!! I also enjoy knitting, reading, painting, horseback riding, and a wide variety of other activities.

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DETERMINATION21
12/6/2010 11:43:02 AM

Hey... just saw you message on my page!! Call me. I was on here before my wedding but now I don't have the internet at home so being on the internet is slim.

Call me!! I have some news for you!!! Let's just say I hang out on babyfit.com more now ;)



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PBSGIRL24
6/29/2010 3:17:54 PM

Hi. I'm back on Sparkpeople! And I changed my username. Anywho, I love you. Can't wait for you to come run with me!!!



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KEELINOVER
6/24/2009 11:28:18 AM

Hey Cowgirl!

What's shakin?! Not much is going on here. I am really looking forward to this weekend though. My friends and I are going to a Rascal Flatts concert. Talk about redneck delight!

Have a great one,

Keelin



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DETERMINATION21
6/22/2009 1:09:58 PM

Not bad despite i still weigh a ton! But starting tonight alex is going to be my personal trainer!! how have you been? I miss you!!



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KEELINOVER
6/18/2009 8:24:10 PM

Hey Girl!

Thank you for my ipod! I looks just like the one my puppy and I use all the time. You are so sweet!

How are you doing? I hope this little note finds your pinkness doing just great!

Keelin



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