SHOOTINGSTARR7   7,379
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At my best friend's wedding in 2007





In 2005, at the start of my weight gain (this was 70 pounds ago)





Again in 2007; this is not a flattering picture of me.



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Finding a Balance

I've always been the curvy one of my friends, so I never worried too much about my weight or how I looked next to my friends. I was a little on the heavier side of average, but that was as much because of genetics as poor habits. So I was quite surprised when I realized just how much weight I'd gained. After ten years of bad habits, I am ready to move on and start living a better life!

Update January 2015:
After spending my 20s gaining weight, I ended my 29th year near 270 ...
I've always been the curvy one of my friends, so I never worried too much about my weight or how I looked next to my friends. I was a little on the heavier side of average, but that was as much because of genetics as poor habits. So I was quite surprised when I realized just how much weight I'd gained. After ten years of bad habits, I am ready to move on and start living a better life!

Update January 2015:
After spending my 20s gaining weight, I ended my 29th year near 270 pounds. At my heaviest, I was 273. I've lost 30 pounds so far, and I'd love to lose another 100 or so. However, focusing on weight itself hasn't been especially great for me in terms of results. So instead, I'm choosing to focus on other goals, like training long-term for a marathon and improving my overall fitness.

Starting weight (5/16/14): 273 pounds
Goal Weight: 136 pounds
Weight as of 1/24/15: 238 pounds

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Member Since: 8/11/2008

SparkPoints: 7,379

Fitness Minutes: 1,362

My Goals:
- Walk 6x a week for a month
- On March 1, 2015, start a 5K training program
- Be able to run a 5K comfortably without stopping by June 30, 2015
- Be able to run a 10K comfortably without stopping by December 31, 2015
- 2016: Train for a half marathon
- 2017: Begin training for a full marathon
- 2018: Run the California International Marathon
- 2019: Run the Big Sur International Marathon
- 2020: Run the Loch Ness and/or Dingle Marathons

My Program:
-Walking daily
-Strength training at the gym 3x a week.
- Switching from processed foods to more healthful alternatives

Other Information:
I'm in the legal profession (though not an attorney) during the day, and I'm an avid reader/cat wrangler by night.

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I_AM_UNSTOPABLE
5/6/2015 7:30:50 PM

ColleenConquers changed her name to Nevr_A_Quitter ... did the 'mostly' conquered part hopefully, no now it is time for a name that fits where i wanna be now and for the rest of my time here, and that is Nevr_A_Quitter, and that i stay and maintain this new lifestyle forever !! so now i wanna be Nevr_A_Quitter .. hope you are having a wonderful and spark'tacular year !! hugs !! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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11/5/2014 5:45:42 PM

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7/31/2014 2:32:51 PM

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7/30/2014 8:56:31 PM

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Those born under the sign of LEO have much in common with the Lion. Leo loves to be the center of attention. She gets along well with Aries, Sagittarius, Libra, Gemini and sometimes her opposite, Aquarius. She should avoid controlling, secretive Scorpio since she must have truth and openness in any relationship. She loves to spend money, but can make a lot of it. She makes a great teacher as she loves to show others. She has few children, but loves children. She can have problems with her heart and her spine.
In Leo, the Sun is magnetic, forceful, and dominate. You possess a good nature that is very generous, allowing you to attract many friends and followers. You can easily become a natural leader because of your demeanor and because you are ambitious, determined, and highly industrious. Self-assurance and dignity are very strong in your nature. Your magnetic personality lets you sell yourself or your ideas easily, and your persistence at doing so further enhances your leadership potential. You are at your best when placed in charge of a large scheme, for you are truly a fine organizer. You enjoy being in a position of authority because you know you were born to rule. Your sunny disposition allows you to be candid, outspoken, and very direct in all matters, without upsetting people. You possess natural leadership ability, and project such confidence and authority that you inspire others to follow you.

The typical Leo is a natural showman, and delights in having a full measure of recognition and admiration. Leo is the most expressive sign in the zodiac. You love to show off. You probably see your role in life as the starring role. Often the Leo personality chooses some artistic form through which to express talent. There is much drama associated with Leo, and the general approach to life is full of emotional exuberance. If you are not careful, these traits can result in too large an ego, which in turn can make you very susceptible to flattery. Though you have a high opinion of yourself, you still need the approbation and appreciation of your friends and followers. Your ego needs constant reinforcement. This helps keep the spotlight focused on your activities.
Naturally emotionally exuberant, you are not only a good actor, but you make a truly outstanding teacher, as well. The Leo association with the fifth house of the chart suggests a strong bond with children. You may consider your children to be expressions of your creativity. Typically, the Leo is very close to children, the loving benefactor and protector.
The lordly Leo sometimes feels there should be an automatic granting of power and authority. Because of this, you may be one of those Leo types who doesn't feel the need to work your way to the top. Though in many ways you show that you are ambitious, you also can be lazy. You may only want to work at jobs that offer prestige, glamour, power or a good time. You exert yourself only in those situations were you can exhibit your star quality, and garner the attention and respect of others.
Your gift is surely the ability that you naturally possess to lead and to inspire. You are at home on the stage or at the podium. Your poorest showing comes when you are unable to control your ego, and you let an exaggerated sense of your own importance get the upper hand. In spite of your self-assurance and dignity, you may have a degree of concern about being laughed at or disgraced in some way. Again, ego is at the base of your nature and being.




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LADYSHERRY
7/30/2014 6:00:16 PM

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was wonderful



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