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May 2012: Back at it. I have been away from Spark for some time now. Life and lazyness seemed to get in the way. I've managed to keep my weight around 140 lbs but am back here to focus on my physical fitness. I grew up with exercise induced asthma but managed to dance for 15 years with it. I have not had a serious attack in nearly 4 years now but fear of having one seems to be holding me back. My most recent attempts at moderate exercise resulted in some pretty scary panic attacks which I had not experienced before. I know people with asthma can be athletes. It is just going to be a slow process. I was not ever made to exercise as a teen and was even taken out of P.E. classes by my doctors. I can remember the last time I had to run a mile in junior high and ended up in the E.R. I know that with time and effort my body CAN do it and I may even be able to refer to myself as a runner.

Origional intro from 2009: I am very excited about finding this website. My name is Beth and I am 35. Over the past few years I have developed horrible eating habbits. College set me off on the wrong foot and I have not managed to correct the nutrition wrongs I developed over that time. Prior to joining this site I depended on fast and convenient foods that were providing me with little nutrition. I have many goals but improving my eating habbits is the first one I plan to work on. I have decided to make a weekly grocery run and do my best to stay out of the drive thru.
I am hoping to shed the 20+ extra pounds I have added to my 5'3" frame over the past few years but I am willing to take it slowly. My exercise plan is virtually non existent but I am hoping that I can develope a better one by taking small steps. I know this will improve my energy level and the way I feel about myself. Wish me luck!

Member Since: 3/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 8,985

My Goals:
1.Total weight loss of 22 lbs.
3. Add daily exercise in small amounts (aiming for 45 min of cardio 3 days a week)

10 lbs lost - hand weights
15 lbs lost - new outfit
20 lbs lost - ??? to be determined later

My Program:
No more than 1500 calories daily.
Cardio of varying sorts 3-5 days a week.
Strength training 3 days a week.

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Home town: Lake Charles , LA
Current residence: Sugar Land, TX
Occupation: Veterinary Technician working on my veterinary license.
No children, but happy at home with 3 cats and 2 dogs.

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  • v SONIA260
    hey new friend...I'm excited to start following your journey!
    2207 days ago
  • v LEEPFROG95
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    You always had it...You always had the power....The real secret in within you."
    ~~~~~~~~~from the Good Witch in the Wizard of OZ~~~~~~~~~~

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    Make change happen.....QUICK FIRE Your LIFE!!!
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    3050 days ago
  • v VALERIE5978
    Thanks for the comment on my Fitness minutes, I hadn't even realized! Hope you are doing well, enjoy your staycation!

    3303 days ago
    I totally understand! YOU CAN DO THIS! The way I see it, I cannot let that stupid pill hold me back anymore!
    3347 days ago
  • v VALERIE5978
    Hi Beth! I belong to the WOAM team, too. SparkPeople is a great tool in achieving what you want. Sounds like you're ready for a change and know what you want. Good for you and good luck!

    P.S. Love your cat sketch; I like to sketch and paint.
    3350 days ago
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