This is me and my Ken. Not a very flattering picture of either of us, but it is a full body shot.

Easter, 2012. Coloring eggs with the kiddos. <3


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So, here I am... starting again, bigger this time than last time. I have had a hard time with weight loss. I lose 10 pounds and then gain 11 back. I know what I need to do. I know what it takes to lose weight. I just can't seem to find the determination to stick with it. I hope this time will be different. I have recently had to buy new pants. I am up to a size 24 now which is the biggest I have ever been. My first goal is just to get back into my old clothes. I am turning 30 in August, and I am about 130-150 pounds overweight. It will probably take losing 20 or so pounds to fit back into my clothes, so.... 20 pounds by my birthday to start with. Baby steps.

I probably have a couple other profiles on here, but I can't remember the usernames and/or passwords for them (and the recover password tool doesn't want to work for me) so I just made a new one again. :-/

Member Since: 5/31/2012

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My Goals:
My first goal is just to fit into my old clothes by the time I turn 30 on August 23rd. I think if I lose 20 pounds I will be able to do that, so that is where I will start.

My Program:
I have started walking on my breaks at work and I am trying to take the stairs more often. I plan to get at least 20 minutes of walking every day. Exercise is very painful for me but I am building up slowly.
I try really hard to avoid bad carb foods like white bread, rice, etc. I find I feel better and lose weight easier if I cut out white foods.

Personal Information:
I am from Salt Lake City and work a desk job at a local hospital. I like art and crafting (drawing, sculpture, sewing, crochet, etc.)

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"The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself."

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    emoticon on taking the first steps to a healthier you. A emoticon toast to a healthier and more enjoyable life! emoticon emoticon emoticon And emoticon prayerfully you will find that you can enjoy it more than you would ever imagine!!!
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