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On the Left, me at my heaviest 270.8lbs. On the Right I was at about 183lbs :-)

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I was about 35lbs heavier in this pic...but I absolutely love it...and my boyfriend standing behind me <3

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Hi Everyone, Welcome to my Spark Page. My SparkName is one that everytime I see reminds me not to lose or doubt myself. It's so easy to do that these days and I want to stay True to ME! I've worked too hard not to :-)

I lost 105lbs using the Jenny Craig program about two years ago. I know many people have mixed feelings about the costs and packaged foods...but for ME it was AWESOME. It was the first step I ever took to try to be a healthier me. At 24, I weighted 272lbs. Any step was better than no step. Jenny Craig helped because of the 1 on 1 attention from my consultant, and it showed me that I could eat fun foods, if just prepared with healthier ingredients. This was step 1.

After starting to prepare some of my own foods, and working out faithfully for 2 years I hurt my back at the gym...herniated 2 discs, and it took me a whole painful year of PT, chiropractor and steriod injections to really feel any relief. During this time I pitied myself and was so angry that i stopped being as careful w/ my eating decisions....and i couldn't work out to undo any of it! I managed to put back on 30lbs that year.

Finally, this year I've felt more relief in my back...and am so greatful! I just started working out with my Personal Trainer again, Completed my first 5K in two years and will be playing volleyball this winter!

I took the time this year to try to remind myself and relearn all the healthy foods options I once had worked so hard to understand. The payoff? I'm now 44lbs lighter.

In total I've lost 116lbs. I've been maintaining this loss for 1 month so far. I believe Spark People will be a great tool in ensuring I can maintain for a lifetime.

My goal is to learn how to cook a variety of meals as healthy has they can be...make sure I plan out my meals in advance and have all ingredients on hand, and overcome turning to food as a solution.

I love to challenge myself working out...I feel like I can do anything after a good workout. My workout goals are to continue to work out with my trainer 2x a week, and either walk, jog, hike, or do elliptical at least 1 or 2 times a week.

I'm always here to talk and listen and try my best to pay forward everything I've learned.

Always remember....above all BE TRUE TO YOU!

Member Since: 4/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 4,081

My Goals:
* Experiment with Recipes to find ways of making them healthier

*Maintain my healthy weight range 153-157lb

*Commit to being active at least 3 days this week.

*Learn to put my health first

My Program:
*Daily Affirmations

*Facing cravings head on, recognizing when my "hunger" is just that...a craving...and chasing them away.

*Be open minded to trying new foods and recipes

*2 workouts a week w/ my trainer

* Limiting my starch intake to 1 or 2 a day, focusing on Veggies, Fruits and some Protein to Acheive my Nutrition Goals.

Personal Information:
* In 2004 weighted 270.8

*Have lost 115lbs since then :-)

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