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Hello Everyone, I'm Heather and I'm ready to start living this life to the fullest and I'm starting with the overdue and necessary journey "battle of the bulge". I've pretty much been heavy since pre-teen, and so it's a mental thing for me as well as physical.

I've succeeded before however, my highest at 296 lbs, and I got down to 217 lbs. Eventually an excuse of vacation getting off the diet, struggling to get back on, life events and the passing of my dear Mom, I made my way back up to 287 lbs. I'm now down to 273 lbs, 14 lbs loss since March 18th, when I finally put the foot down on myself (lol) and got serious. I'm happy to have found this site and looking forward to meeting positive like minded people.

(My handle was suppose to be Ready4Life, I'm just going to stick with this one)

1/18/10 - Unfortuantly after losing 40lbs in 2008, I'm back up to my top weight. I had a bad car accident that left me in a lot of pain, and led to emotional eating.

I'm back, Today is day 1. I'm hopeful that I can have the same success as I did in 2008! I now an extra added incentive, I'm going to Hawaii in August 2011 :)


Starting new mini-goals, to reward myself for the small successes.

Mini-Goals: (FOR 2010)

270 lbs - Pedicure (MET 4/16/10)
260 lbs - New Shoes (MET 7/30/10) - 4 pairs of shoes :)
250 lbs - Hair cut/style (MET 11/18/10), hair is cute, but shorter than I wanted it, 8 inches cut!


Mini-Goals: (FOR 2011) - Back at 270lbs from holiday weight gain/eating bad etc. (2 1/2 months)

260lbs - Pedicuare
250 lbs - Comfy pj's & new jacket
240 lbs - New outfit
230 lbs - Trip to the beach
220 lbs - Two new outfits
210 lbs - Trip to Seattle
200 lbs - larger trip like Vegas etc.

Member Since: 5/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,477

My Goals:
I would like to get down to 180lbs or a size 14. And what comes with losing weight to have more energy and feel great!

LONG TERM GOAL: Half Marathon in the next two yrs
(added 1/17/13)

My Program:
I'm doing a Modified Low-Carb diet, which works for me. Trying to drink 8 glasses of water per day, and exercise at least 4 times a week.

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Swimming, traveling, whitewater rafting, hiking, dancing, karaoke, reading, writing poetry, the beach, gazing at the stars, camping & fishing (I'm a NW girl)

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    Hi Heather!!

    I just wanted to stop by and say hello. Miss you girl!! I haven't been on SP for some time and went back up to 287 lbs. As of this morning I am down to 267 lbs but still have such a long way to go. This is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. emoticon emoticon

    So how are you my beautiful friend? Hope all is well. I know we keep struggling but I am glad to know that we keep getting back up and trying again. To me that is the true definition of a winner.

    Well I just wanted to say hello and see how you were doing. I would love to say that I will be on everyday but honestly between work, school, my husband and dog I have been really bad about logging in. I'm trying to get a real schedule together to make time for my dance classes so I will do my best to touch base with you again before the end of the coming week.

    Love and miss ya,

    Stay strong my friend,

    1172 days ago
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes! I don't feel 30 already, geez, lol.
    1261 days ago
    Hi Beautiful Lady!!!

    I can't tell you how happy I am to see you back on your journey. I too have been MIA for the month of January but I'm back now. I had a great month of December. Gained almost 15 pounds during Thanksgiving. I went home to NY and VA and ate non stop. emoticon

    January hasn't been the best so far, my husband and I closed on our new house which is great but we are still dealing with the aftermath of our home in NY. I am originally from Staten Island, NY and that is where our home is. It was hit pretty hard from Hurricane Sandy. Approx. $118,000 in damage. Finally getting aid from the government and about to start rebuilding as soon as possible. emoticon

    Well, I am just about to take my dog out for a walk so I will talk to you later.

    Welcome Back Sweetie!!!



    1360 days ago
    Go 2013! I'm excited to see you back, and I hope to join you in our journey for a healthier life! Let's try and beat each other's weight loss and spur eachother on! Love you sis!
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