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rooftop of The Met

sweaty post-workout June 2016

One of my favorite pictures from high school. I would love to get back into this kind of shape.


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I'm 33, and I am currently living in NYC, but from Alabama. I joined a few years ago and it's been hit and miss with me. I then took a 3 year break from Sparkpeople, but now I am back at it. I have a person blog at It has been about a year since I used it, but I am hoping to revive it as well.

Starting Weight-------02/??/09-249.0
First 2010 Weigh In--01/04/10-228.4
First 2011 Weigh In--01/01/11-243.6
First 2012 Weigh In--01/01/12-227.8
First 2013 Weigh In--01/02/13-237.2

Previous Weigh In---- N/A
Current Weigh In------06/27/16- 229

Starting Total Inches--02/??/09-285.00 (only measuring 8 spots)
First 2010 Total Inches-03/02/10-274.25
First 2011 Total Inches-01/01/11-282.25
First 2012 Total Inches-01/01/12-269.0
First 2013 Total Inches-01/02/13-276.5

Previous Total Inches-01/02/13-276.50 (-0.00)
Current Total Inches---02/15/13-277.75 (+1.25)
I measure around my right arm, bust, band, waist, belly button, hips, right thigh, and right calf.

"Eat healthy foods, stop when you feel full, give yourself a treat now and again, stay hydrated, and ENJOY eating." - GAPINTHEVOID

"Running Shoes are Cheaper Than Insulin" - Anthony Reed (a book I read about on ABSOLUTZERO's page)

Ability is what you are capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it. - ZIRCADIA

"Success is the result of what you do when the Whoo Hoo is all through." - ON2VICTORY

"You can't out exercise a bad diet" - Bill Phillips from an article sent by REEKU731

"Keep your meals clean and your workouts dirty" - I can't remember which Sparker's page I saw this on

"Yesterday, you said tomorrow...just do it" - Nike

Member Since: 4/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 19,527

My Goals:
Starting at 260.1 on Jan 2015 size 18

walk/jog a 5k

jog an entire 5k

25 regular push-ups

5k under40 min

jog 10k

walk/jog half marathon

jog half marathon

260-highest (Jan 2015)
out of 240s-4/17/09, 07/16/11
out of 230s- 10/09/09 , 10/21/11, 6/23/16
out of 220s-
out of 210s-
out of 200s-
out of 190s-
out of 180s-
out of 170s-
hit goal of 160-

My Program:
My program is really basic right now.
Cardio 5 times a week
ST 4 times a week
Under 1700 calories
More protein than carbs
Cook at home as much as possible

Personal Information:
Alabama native in NYC

Other Information:
I absolutely love college football, going to the movies, reading, and cooking! ROLL TIDE!!!

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    Hi! You're welcome! I've added you as a friend, if that's okay with you! It's nice to meet you! I lived in New York (Manhattan, Long Island, and Queens) for seventeen years, but I returned to Maryland, where I grew up, and have been here longer than I lived in New York! Time flies!!
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    Happy Belated Birthday. Hope it was wonderful
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    emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday, DONE GIRL

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    Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
    Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding. -
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