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My name is Sara. It's been 6 years since I first join spark and it's been a rollercoaster ride of lessons. I am finally finished with college. I am a proud, independent, single mom. I have a great job, own my own home, and am raising a beautiful, curious, little boy. But I am "mom" all the time. I do not think about myself, my health, or my free-time. I have horrible confidence in my body and fueled my unhappiness in my previous loveless relationship with my son's dad with food. I am severely addicted to sugar to the point where I fear I will develop diabetes very soon. I need a life overhaul or I will continue to gain weight, completely lose myself, be a horrible example for my son, and develop health problems. After eating away a one-sided relationship, I stand at the bottom of a 65 pound mountain, fed-up and steadily climbing one day at a time. I lost 25 pounds in 2008 and kept it off for 3 years. I know I can do this again and keep it going for life.

July 8th 2014
SW: 190.0 lbs
Waist: 37 inches
Hips: 47 inches
Arm: 15 inches
Leg: 27 inches

November 17th, 2014
CW: 186.0 lbs
Waist: 36.5"
Hips: 46.5"
Arm: 15"
Leg: 27"

July 10th, 2015
CW: 171.6 lbs down 19.4 lbs!
Waist: 32.75" down 4.25"
Hips: 44" down 2.5"
Arm: 14" down 1"
Leg: 26" down 1"
Almost 20 lbs lost and 8.75", sugar addiction is gone, and I have ran 1 5k so far this year.

Member Since: 6/23/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,661

My Goals:
To have great confidence in my body and it's ability to amazing things by fueling it properly and pushing it to the limits regularly. I want to be proud of myself regardless of what size I am and a wonderful example of a strong, powerful, caring woman for my son.

My Program:
Reason: to end my body issues once and for all as a great example for my son
Fitness: 30 minutes of a couch to 5k running plan, 3x/week
Food: 1400 calories of high protein, high fat, no sugar, no packaged food

Personal Information:
I'm a mother of a beautiful little boy trying to figure out who I am again. I am an energy engineer and am passionate about saving the Earth, one BTU of gas, kWh of electricity, and gallon of water at a time.

Other Information:
I have an extremely open personality, sometimes I tell people too much about me! I'm very outgoing and love sports, except basketball. I used to play division 1 softball but my life is my family and my career, at the moment.

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  • v HEARTS116
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    227 days ago
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    Happy (early) Birthday, Done Girl! emoticon I hope you have a fabulous day!
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    227 days ago
  • v SHELLE13
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    Happy (early) Birthday, Done Girl! !! Hope you having an amazing day and best wishes for the year ahead! Woot woot!!!
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    228 days ago
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    585 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
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    As a Taurus, you are likely to be very patient, a hard worker, and one of those people who constantly puts forth much sustained effort. The Taurus girl is born to a mother she can never live up to and she always fears her mother's criticism. She is really stubborn because she wants to have some control over her own life because she mother tries to run it for her from an early age. She rebels. She digs in her heals. She can turn to food for comfort, and thus she can have a weight problem.
    Your demeanor is slow and deliberate, and attempts by others to hurry you rarely succeed. You need time to adjust to new ideas and changes. You can be stubborn to the point of becoming rigid, but you are practical and constructive in nearly everything you do. You carefully consider options before starting any action or coming to any conclusion. You function best under conditions where there is predictability, and where you can exercise a degree of control.
    Good-natured and friendly, your placid demeanor rarely shows upset or anger. When you are aroused, as suggested by the symbol of the sign, your reactions are very much like those of the angered bull. This anger can be reckless, and often lingers.
    There is a certain reluctance in the Taurus nature to try anything new or different. You don't take many chances, and you believe in sticking with the familiar and comfortable. There is not much adventure in your soul, and it is probably fair to label you a conservative individual. The danger with Taurus is the tendency to become too narrow-minded, and to dismiss anything that can't be seen, touched, smelled or tasted.
    You are not usually the first to learn a lesson, but when it is mastered, you are not likely ever to forget. Retentive and steadfast, you don't scatter your energies. You may be lazy at times, perhaps not spending any energy at all for extended periods. Yet long term, you are very willing to assume responsibility and shoulder more than your fair share of the load.
    You may be materialistic, often showing interests in money, security, and comforts in life. To those you love, you often show your feelings in a material way, and you appreciate the same in return. The Taurus personality is sometimes too concerned with money and possessions. Perhaps a little indulgent and luxury-loving, you relish creature comforts and appreciate beautiful possessions. Because of these interests, you have good taste in clothing and furnishings. You also may have a talent for landscaping and working with plants and flowers to make your surrounding more pleasant and appealing.

    You may excel as a cook, but even if you don't have the inclination to prepare it, you certainly enjoy food; perhaps too much. Because of this, you may have a battle with your weight. A slow metabolism and lack of interest in exercise often compound this problem.
    A natural interest in art and music often leads to careers or hobby pursuits in some form of art. Taurus is the sign that rules the throat, so you may have a fine singing and speaking voice.
    Love relationships are very important to you. Since you don't like being alone, you may settle for a partnership that is less than ideal, instead of accepting loneliness. Once settled in a relationship, you are very steadfast and dependable. You are exceedingly loyal, and make a very faithful friend. The most appealing aspect of Taurus, that sweet and loving temperament, is the often present when the Sun appears in Taurus.
    The Taurus woman gets along with Capricorn, Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces. She can deal with throat problems and thus her thyroid.
    585 days ago
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