Yep. That's me! Smiley!!!
I weighed 200 lbs when I first met my bf. Our first pic together.
When and if I wear make-up
Hello, my name is Tiffany Spangler. I am 20 years old and one-hundred pounds overweight. Some people say I don't look like one-hundred pounds overweight. I should take that as a complement, however, I don't feel as great as I should.
I have been struggling with weight ever since I could imagine. In the third grade, most children are not supposed to weigh 100 pounds quite yet, but I did.
Growing up, I tried everything to be active but unfortunately, my parents couldn't afford it. At first I was a ballerina, and then my mom dropped me out of that class because she said that she couldn't continue to pay for it. And then it was gymnastics. I did so well there, learned a lot and became very active until one day I got hurt. So as an excuse, my mom discontiued that, as well.
For the longest time, I didn't play any sports, until high school. I took the opportunity to play football. (Yes, football, with the boys.) My mom said I could do it as long as I paid for it, and I did. I went through an entire season and was ready for another one until I got caught up with crystal meth. I started to get addicted and I felt there was no way out of the addiction, except to change schools.
When I changed schools, I tried to be able to play football at the other school I was transferred to. The coach made the excuse, on my senior year, that I had to do a whole bunch of stuff before I joined their football team. In order to accomplish what he wanted of me, the time would take until the season was over, but I knew that is not the reason why he didn't want me on the football team. It was because I was a woman, no doubt about it. Tons of women try to play this sport every year and they get shot down by coaches that I encountered.
So there is the end of my sporting career, I couldn't try out for anything else.... and then back to the drugs I go. I was losing weight the unhealthy way and deteriorating my body even worse and living out in the streets.
Finally, one day I snapped and changed. I quit the drugs and regained my life back along with over 100 pounds. I became lazy, tired, moving from job to job because I was unhappy all the time and wasn't doing much of anything.
And again, I snapped and changed one more time, I started sparkpeople to change my life around and lose weight the healthy way. I am happy once again, I feel great, and I am a lot more active than I once was. I can't wait to reach my goal and when I do, I am going on a shopping binge at Macy's. All new clothes baby!!!
My goal is to become a healthier person. Diabetes and Heart Problems run in my family and I don't want to be the one to get it.
Stay focused, stay on track, and be all that I can be.
I am born in Santa Rosa, CA, raised in Petaluma, CA, and for my eighteenth birthday moved to my birthplace. I am a very happy-go-lucky kind of gal and I love a social environment.
I love to watch movies; my boyfriend and I watch them all of the time (and exercise together of course). My favorite movies are The Devils Advocate, Double Jeopardy, The Prince of Egypt, Lilo and Stitch, Finding Nemo, Akeelah and the Bee, and much much more.
| Pounds lost: 29.0