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I am sooo DONE and I am WORTH IT!!!

My name is Tricia and I've been overweight my entire life. I've always been very self-conscious about it, but I'm a jeans and sweatshirt kind of girl, so it wasn't really too bad to hide. Then I graduated from college, stopped walking everywhere, and went from 165 to 195 at an alarming rate. It's still pretty easy to hide under jeans and sweatshirts but I'm sick of wanting to hide myself. It's one thing to wear clothes because they are comfy and it's what I choose to wear. It's something ...
My name is Tricia and I've been overweight my entire life. I've always been very self-conscious about it, but I'm a jeans and sweatshirt kind of girl, so it wasn't really too bad to hide. Then I graduated from college, stopped walking everywhere, and went from 165 to 195 at an alarming rate. It's still pretty easy to hide under jeans and sweatshirts but I'm sick of wanting to hide myself. It's one thing to wear clothes because they are comfy and it's what I choose to wear. It's something totally different to be so ashamed of how you look you want to hide under what you wear. I used to love dressing up (when I was 165 and even then I didn't like how I looked) but now every time I have to wear dressy clothes it reduces me to tears until finally I just throw something on and feel horrible about how I look.

Well, I'm done with it all. I'm done feeling ashamed, done not loving the body I live in, and done pretending I'm doing something about it when I'm not really giving getting healthy my best efforts. I don't do anything else half-way, why should my health, my body and taking care of them both be any different? I'm ready to start a new lifestyle on the road to a healthy me!

Also, I just had my 5 year wedding anniversary in March and we are trying to have a second child, so I want to get healthy for that. I want to be able to have another healthy pregnancy without any complications because of my weight. I also want to be able to look nicer for my husband when we are making a baby... I just want to start a healthy lifestyle that I can stick with for the rest of my life so that I can teach my kids to be healthy too.


I am DONE…

… Being the fat girl
… Being the fat friend
… Making excuses
… Having low self-esteem
… Being unhealthy
…Making poor food choices
…Being lazy
…Expecting immediate results
…Getting upset over slow results
… Comparing myself to everyone else
… Feeling uncomfortable in my own body
… Being ashamed of my body
… Feeling like I’m not worth it
… Hating going clothes shopping
… Wearing baggy clothes to hide myself
… Believing other people only see my weight and not me because that’s how I feel
… Feeling uncomfortable in social situations
… Not feeling good enough
… Letting myself go

Rewards:
185 – New pair of jeans

175 (10%) – New pair of running shoes

165 – manicure and pedicure

156 (20%) – New haircut

146 – New pair of cute shoes

136 (30%) – Weekend trip to the Dells with my husband, Dusty

126 – New tattoo

117(40%) - my first ever bikini!

110- second (well first really) honeymoon to Mexico!
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Member Since: 9/9/2008

SparkPoints: 18,721

Fitness Minutes: 15,855

My Goals:
Goals:
1. To get healthy before getting pregnant again.

2. To look better for my husband (especially when trying to get pregnant!)

3. To get to 120 lbs by the end of 2013.

4. To be patient with my weight loss and not expect huge losses every week

5. To not let one failure dictate my day, week, or entire plan to get healthy

6.To make it to the gym 5-6 nights a week. Especially for the Monday night class that is super hard!

7. To stick to my calorie range of 1200-1550

8. To do at least 30 minutes of cardio at least 5 times a week

9. To do strength training exercise at least 3 times a week

10. To log on to spark people every day


My Program:
Do cardio exercises at least 5 times a week - My favorites are taking my dog for a walk, playing Dance Dance Revolution or Wii Fit on my Wii, or swimming.

Do strength training exercises at least 3 times a week.

Log on to spark people every day to log what I eat to keep my calories in control.

Weigh myself every week to keep it in check. If it goes up I will do something about it immediately if it goes down it will be cause for a small celebration!

Personal Information:
I live in Sun Prairie, Wi and love walking my dog so if anyone from here wants to join us we are always looking for new friends, dogs and human!


Other Information:
Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can.


The sun gives us light but the moon provides inspiration. If you look at the sun without shielding your eyes you'll become blind. If you look at the moon without covering your eyes you'll become a poet.

Never confuse a SINGLE defeat with a FINAL defeat!

Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels!

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J0ETTE
1/17/2013 11:45:49 AM

Welcome to the "weekly challenges" team. I am happy you chose us!



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JOYPHOTOG
8/16/2010 12:33:01 AM

Hey, things are going pretty well for us right now! Hubby is working full time at McDonald's, and we're both going to school online, through the University of Phoenix. We will have to move after this baby gets here, but I figure things have worked out in the past, and they'll work out again. God is good like that. haha. I just hit the safe part of pregnancy, the 13 week mark. I'm already getting swollen, and kinda big...so not feeling the "glow" quite yet. I'm thankful that this pregnancy is going so fast though, because soon, it will be over, and I'll be able to get back to my routine...and definitely lose the weight, and stay not pregnant for quite a while. lol.



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8/12/2010 2:14:33 PM

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Hi Friend!! Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt.. Check in daily on your Quickfire Challenge Of The Day! Or sign up for "New Team Postings" to keep up with your daily QuickFire! Also, join in the Individual/Team Goal to track your QuickFire & SparkPoint standings.

We suggest you read over "Your QuickFire Map" & other Sticky Notes; Check out the Tabs at the Top (Announcements, Photos & Links) for additional Information, Tools & Motivation to help You achieve Your Goals!

Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge At A Time!

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JOYPHOTOG
12/2/2009 8:58:18 AM

Hey, wanted to apologize for not doing the challenges on the team. I've been dealing with hubby losing his job (not handling it well at all) but I'm trying to get back to working out. I don't think I'm going to join in on the challenges for a while just so I can get focused and deal with all of the junk going on...but wanted to let you know I'm still here.



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