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5/23/09 3rd Place in my age group!

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June 08, Friend sent me this picture to show me my improvement!!!

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Hey, I'm Charlene.

I go to school part time, going for my bachelor in Business Administration at UF online. I work full time at a great company, if it wasn't for the people. :o)

If you ever need anything please let me know. I'm here for you. I really couldn't have lost over half my weight I needed to lose so far if it wasn't for my wonderful family on SP. :o)

(2009) I have started to run the beginning of April. At first it was so tough! I couldn't even run for 30 seconds let alone 1/10 of a mile. I was struggling. But I didn't give up. Now, I can run a 5k without walking! I would have never imagined myself doing that in 1,000 years! I am so proud of myself! I have my first 5k race in a little over a week, then I have my second the week after that! I crave to run sometimes and that's the feeling I've always dreamt of having. Enjoying to run.

I know I couldn't have lost the weight that I had so far without this site. SparkPeople has the motivation you need, the support you need, and most importantly the TOOLS you need to be successful.

So, Keep up the good work! You can do anything you set you mind to!!

Weight Track:

1/1/08 - 250
9/6/08 - 225
9/19/08 - 220
10/4/08 - 215
10/24/08 - 210
3/15/09 - 188.8 - REWARD: Awesome Haircut!
6/7/09 - 178.6 - REWARD: Vegetable Garden!

1/17/10 - Back up to 202.8
3/20/10 - Up to 208.8
3/27/11 - 235.8
4/3/11 - 236.2
4/10/11 - 234.8
4/17/11 - 236.2
5/1/11 - 235.8
5/8/11 - 233.0 ----- 1st week tracking again lost 3lbs!!!!

200 - Just be happy I'm under 200 again.
190 - ???
180 - ???
170- ???
160- Clothes Shopping
150- ???
140- Professional Picture Shoot! I'm gonna be a supermodel for a day! lol.

Member Since: 1/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 24,020

My Goals:
To lose at least 110lbs!
9/6/08 - Lost 25lbs (225)
9/19/08 - Lost 30lbs (220)
10/4/08 - Lost 35 lbs (215)
10/24/08 - Lost 40lbs(210)
1/24/09 - Lost 50lbs (200)
3/15/09- Lost 60lbs (190)
6/7/09 - Lost 70lbs (180)

4/24/11 - gained 55 (235)

My Program:
Eating Healthy. Many Small meals a day. I'm getting in the required fruits/veggies/dairy/grains.

Also- trying to get back up to drinking half my body weight in ounces a day! Slowly but surely I'm making my way back up there!

Personal Information:
I'm from central Florida, where I live with my fiance. I'm attending UF online to obtain a Bachelor degree in Business Management. Started in January of 2010, currently I'm a newbie.

I got married 12/15/11 JOP style but 11/5/11 will be the ceremony for family... and me :o)

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    Just saw the Spark recipe you submitted. Looks good!
    2462 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I found that the trick to sticking to 811 is to buy LOTS of food. This week a bought a box of bananas, 3 huge watermelons, grapes, cherries, other melons...like tons of food. I have had no problem sticking with it. Let me know if you want more support.

    2708 days ago
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    Hi, how are you and your family doing?

    Haven't heard from you in quite a while.

    Are you still on SP

    Did you get married?
    2804 days ago
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    Kudos to you for joining us here on the Raw Foodies Team. This will be one of the best decisions you have ever made. Sparkers come here and join this great team for a multitude of reasons. They may be curious about the health benefits of Raw Food and join to learn all about eating Raw. Many join for the weight loss. Many join the Team for a Detox. There are a great many people who do the Raw Food Diet as a Detox but then they realize how alive they feel and how the pounds melted away so effortlessly they decide to continue to eat this way. There are others who will join this Team for the health benefits of a Raw Food Diet. A diet based on raw food can reverse diabetes, arthritis (I personally have experienced this. I went off all of my arthritis meds after only a few weeks), heart disease, cancer (that is how I became involved with the Raw Food Diet when my sister was diagnosed with Lymphoma), eliminates migraines, the list goes on and on.

    So join us and learn how to make the transition from SAD (Standard American Diet) to a healthy Raw Food Diet. You will be happy you did!
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    2805 days ago
    Hi Charlene - thanks for the add. It is really nice to see local / nearby people on SP. You have had an amazing journey so far! It is inspiring to read!!

    3090 days ago
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