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Hi! My name is Tamara. I'm 29 and I live in North Carolina with my husband, our two dogs (Capone-black lab & Montana-chocolate lab), and our potbelly pig, Pancetta. I work as a nanny to two wonderful little girls, and I absolutely love it! I have struggled with my weight since I was a teenager, and I've spent years making excuses and not following through because it was easier to just be lazy than to do the work to take the weight off. I came across Spark People by accident, but I'm really glad I did! I am practically addicted to the site, I'm here every day reading blogs and articles and tracking my food and exercise. I've found that by recording everything I do and eat, I'm holding myself accountable and that helps keep me on track. In the past, I've tried to lose weight because I don't like being heavy and I want to look better. This time is different though; looking better is still something I want, but it's more of a happy side effect than a primary goal. I want to be healthier and more active; when I have children, I want to lead them with a good example, not teach them with a "Do as I say, not as I do" mentality. And sure, I want to be comfortable wearing a bathing suit in public :) Mostly I'm just sick to death of feeling chubby and lazy and I am doing something about it!

Member Since: 2/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 959

My Goals:
My ultimate weight loss goal is to get down to about 140. I have a ways to go, but I'm taking it one day at a time. I am also going to be in my brother's wedding next spring, and I don't want to be the chubby bridesmaid! I want to look pretty in their pictures :) The most important goal for me is to get healthy. I want to start having kids in a couple of years, and I want to set a good example for them (and be able to keep up!).


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I just started my 90 day Body by Vi Challenge, and by day two I have already lost 1.5 pounds! I am so excited to keep working with this great program. Two shakes a day, plus supplements and a Body by Vi Neuro energy drink keep me focused and ready to take on the world. I'm so excited!



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  • v ANJINSGAL
    Hi Tamara,

    I am new to Sparkpeople and saw something you posted in the PCOS forum. It struck me as interesting as to how similar our health issues are. I felt a little bit better about my own situation after reading your post. Thank you for sharing your story.

    Laura
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    1008 days ago
  • v PERFECTVELVET
    Hey there! Hoping you're still doing well! Let me know if you need ANYTHING!

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    2284 days ago
  • v HEHAW007
    Thanks so much for your support, It put a smile on my face! I really appreciate your support!!!
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    2297 days ago
  • v TX.PATRICIA
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    Im just cruising around spreading some motivation!

    Freedom lies in being bold. ~ Robert Frost

    Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller

    If we dont change, we dont grow. If we dont grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. ~ Gail Sheehy

    Have a healthy week!

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    2298 days ago
  • v LOSINGITB430
    Thanks for your kind words! It does look like we have a lot in common... your dogs look like they could be my dogs siblings... love my black lab... who I affectionately call my "wide retriever"

    Keep up the good work! emoticon You are so worth it!
    2305 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/31/2010 8:48:24 PM
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