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After many years of being overweight, and even having lost 100 lbs. (and gaining it all back!), I had almost given up on being able to lose weight. Two years ago, I was feeling lousy all the time- tired, no energy, and everything in my body ached. I decided to join a gym, and started with 30 minute walks on the treadmill and some weight training. Little by little, the weight started coming off. I had lost 40 lbs. until I hit a 3 month plateau. I started to think that diet had something to do with this, and when I was looking for an online calorie counter, I decided to try What a wonderful website! I can't thank everyone at sparkpeople enough for the gold mine of health and inspirational articles, recipes, exercise videos , and nutrition and fitness trackers. I don't have a lot of time to spend with my spark teams and message boards, but I hope to be able to do this when I retire! All of the great advice on this website has given me renewed determination when the weight loss has been slow. I never would have thought 2 years ago that I would be able to lose 78 lbs., run for 30 minutes straight, or be able to enjoy activities like spinning and kickboxing! Thanks for helping me reclaim my health Sparkpeople!

Member Since: 12/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 120,800

My Goals:
I would like to be out of the "overweight " category on the BMI chart. I would also like to achieve my goal of reaching a weight in the 140's.

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I started working out at a gym 2 years ago, but now I enjoy working out at home with Cathe Friedrich's dvds. I do step aerobics and other cardio dvds 6 days a week, and weight training 3 days a week.

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I'm from Pittsburgh, Pa. and have been married to my wonderful husband for 31 years. We have 4 beautiful children. I teach the cello and perform with the Wheeling and McKeesport symphonies.

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