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My name is Naomi and I'm 29 years old. I joined SparkPeople in 2009, but until now, I wasn't serious enough about loosing weight to make it happen. I believe this is because in 2004, I was involved in a car accident which resulted in dislocation/multiple fractures in my right ankle and lower leg. I had to have emergency surgery and a plate with five screws was 'installed' in my lower leg with two 2" bolts in the ankle to hold everything together as it healed. Doctors predicted that I ...
My name is Naomi and I'm 29 years old. I joined SparkPeople in 2009, but until now, I wasn't serious enough about loosing weight to make it happen. I believe this is because in 2004, I was involved in a car accident which resulted in dislocation/multiple fractures in my right ankle and lower leg. I had to have emergency surgery and a plate with five screws was 'installed' in my lower leg with two 2" bolts in the ankle to hold everything together as it healed. Doctors predicted that I wouldn't be able to walk without a limp for at least two years if I was lucky. I began 'jogging' in seven months...

Despite my efforts I became sedentary, due to the tremendous amount of pain I endured when just trying to get out of bed every morning (let alone trying to walk/jog). As you can imagine, the weight just piled on over the years and scar tissue developed in the ankle. I've tried biking, walking, using a treadmill, swimming (when possible) and I just 'couldn't' stick with an exercise program.

My 'AHA!' moment whacked me in the forehead when I visited Acadia National Park. During my drive up Cadillac Mountain, I watched other individuals (varying in all shapes, sizes and ages) walk and bike up the very steep, tightly winding road that lead to the mountain's peak. As I stood at the top and had my picture taken (as you can see to the left here) I realized I wanted to be one of those people full of determination to reach their goals. I want to be able to climb this mountain and stand at the top knowing I've 'earned the view' (thinking of Rocky). I'm not doing this because I want to be 'thin.' I've come to the realization that I want to be able to go back to Acadia National Park next year and leave the car parked, while exploring their endless trails and climbing the mountains.



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Member Since: 1/31/2009

SparkPoints: 11,792

Fitness Minutes: 21,188

My Goals:
My short term goal is to lose 10 lbs

Long term goals...

Climb Mountains and I'm beginning to consider becoming a Zumba instructor.

My Program:
I'm eating foods that are processed as little as possible. Lots of fruit and veggies!

ZUMBA! (2-3 days a week)




Personal Information:
I live in Maine and enjoy the outdoors (a requirement for this state lol)

During leisure time I like to paint and read

Questions? Just ask!

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I don't have tv service, but I really like movies. I LOVE fantasy, horror, and historical fiction.
I like quotes that inspire others to be who they want to be.

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OHANAMAMA
3/1/2013 11:31:03 AM

emoticon on your day in the For the Love of Horror spotlight. I am so sorry I missed it! I'm sure you were shining brightly! :) emoticon emoticon



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2/26/2013 2:28:47 PM

emoticon on being the FTLOH team member in the spotlight yesterday. I hope you enjoyed your day in the spotlight!



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2/25/2013 10:42:00 PM

Congrats on the FTLOH Spotlight!



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2/25/2013 3:28:57 PM

Keep calm and enjoy the spotlight!



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2/25/2013 11:36:33 AM

Congratulations on being in the FTLOH spotlight. I love your pics and motto on your page. Have a great day!



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