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Well I'm back with Sparkpeople after a small..or rather a very long break. I moved away from home to Philadelpha in fall 2011 and got busy with life and left sparkpeople behind...but im BACKK! I still remained on the right track throughout the end of the year..and in 2011, i lost almost 40 lbs, im feeling great!!

My name is Shannon and I'm 25 years old. I have my BSW in social work and right now i work with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities..i love my job! I love traveling, the beach, spending time with my wonderful family and friends, and just enjoying my life as it comes.

I've struggled with my weight as long as I can remember. I played sports when I was younger but was never 'skinny'. I was always bigger than all of my friends. Then between my junior and senior year of high school I lose alot of weight and was the thinnest I've ever been...but i'm not sure how the weight came off?! Maybe the combination of always doing something with friends, not overeating as much...i'm not real sure but I was happy with my body at that point.

Then college came...along with being away from home, a bad breakup with a boyfriend, stress of school, eating out and drinking alcohol and a bad roommate situation which lead me to put back on the weight plus more! I can definitely say I am an emotional eater and thats a hard habit to change.

Then I thought okay after college, it's time to change and take this seriously. Then I was in a very stressful miserable job situation where I ate whatever I wanted, i made poor food choices that were just easy not healthy,ate out all the time and put on alot more weight to where I'm at my heaviest now.

Well i'm in a different place in my life right now, removed myself from that situation and much happier and I want to do this for ME!! I want to live a healthier lifestyle and I am done being overweight and miserable about my body. I know I can do this and do it the right way.

I'm excited about my journey, I know it will be hard but i'm so happy for Sparkpeople being there and I hope we all can encourage each other and work together towards our goals!!


Starting Weight : 208ish
Goal Weight- 125-130ish! : )

1/23/11- 204
1/30/11- 203
2/7/11- 201.4
2/14/11- 201.4
2/18/11- 200.6
2/25/11- 199.2 (ONEDERLAND BABY!!!)
3/5/11- 197.6 (10lbs lost....woohoo) ((5% of body weight lost))
3/11/11- 197.4
3/18/11- 195.4
3/25/11- 194.2
4/1/11- 193.4
4/8/11- 191.4
4/13/11- 190.3
4/20/11- 189.8
4/27/11- 190.5
5/4/11- 187.8 ( 20lbs lost!! 10% of body weight lost!)
5/11/11- 186.6
5/18/11- 186.4
5/25/11- 186.6
6/8/11- 184.6 (finally outta that same lbs!)

back on track------
8/2/11- 183.4

BACK on sparkpeople
1/22/12- 169.5

Member Since: 3/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,170

My Goals:
My main goal is to become healthier and maintain that lifestyle.

My nutritional goals are to eat between 1200-1500 calories a day, drink 8 glasses of water a day, incorporate more fruits and veggies in my diet..cutting out fast food and soda completely, no more junk all the time!!

My Program:
I'm doing a variety of programs like chalean extreme, then p90x and turbofire.

Going to the gym for cardio 5x a week.

Fitting in zumba as often as I can!

Personal Information:
I'm from a small town in northeastern PA. I currently have my bachelors degree in social work and plan on starting school for my masters degree this summer if it all works out. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I LOVEE listening to music, love love tattoos- its an addiction, animal lover ( have two dogs: Saint Bernard-MAX, and Mini Pincsher/Jack Rusell Mix-RUSTY), I like to read, traveling is awesome and i LOVE the beach!

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    3059 days ago
    Good Luck on your new job and new journey!!!!!Love Ya emoticon
    3143 days ago
    Happy Monday!! I know really monday.. OK Happy glad Monday is over! I have been reading your sparkspage and you remind me alot of me. I started out on my life change journey at 206, I love to read and I love the beach. I was an emotional eater and have learned that is not the answer.

    I know if I can travel this journey and win so can you! You have ambition and drive and you want this. Keep up the great work and know you don't walk this journey alone. YOU ROCK!!!
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    3213 days ago
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    Hey, hope things are going better for you. Glad your getting your mojo back.Joyce
    3216 days ago
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    We can learn a lot from the turtle! He only makes progress by sticking his neck out! To get different results we have to be willing to stick our neck out and try something different!

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    3234 days ago
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