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268lbs. 84lbs down and 8months in...

268lbs. 84lbs down and 8months in...




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I'm trying to get it right. I will get it right.

My name is Uzo and I am a 31 year old accounting assistant, originally from Nigeria, West Africa and now living in Washington DC. I have been overweight my whole life, it never really bothered me because I have never really been overly conscious of how I look and because I never felt that my weight held me back in any way, I didn't see the need to watch the number on the scale.

In January of this year, I fractured my foot and I could not use my crutches properly because I was too heavy. In April, I finally "womaned" up and weighed myself; I was 353lbs and I was disgusted at what my nonchalant attitude had led to. I was a morbidly obese 30 year old whose idea of exercise was walking from the couch to the fridge. I decided enough was enough and I decided it was time to lose the weight and keep it off once and for all.

For the past eight months I have been diligently staying on track with my weight loss and checking in on sparkpeople, but I had not really opened up about my journey so here I am, pictures and all. The picture part is really important because I never take pictures and when I do no one ever sees them. I figured pictures would be the easiest and most open way to check myself just in case I start to veer off track.

I turn 31 on Monday 12/9/2013 and I have given myself the best gift ever; a new lease on life and I want to make sure I never run out of gas while I am at it.

Member Since: 7/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 39,534

My Goals:
8/31/2013: 303 lbs-50lbs down - Goal Reached 8/18/2013 52lbs down!!!

12/31/2013: 263 lbs - 90lbs down-Goal Reached 12/29/2013.

2014 Goals:
5/31/2014: 221 lbs-40lbs down.

9/31/2014: 191lbs- 70lbs down

My Program:
Trying to workout at least 4 days a week. I want to be realistic with myself

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