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Been on SP for two years now and love it! First joined just after turning 30 and knowing I needed to change a few things in life, not just diet to lose weight. So, I did. Thanks so SP and had one of the best summers of my life this past year. Had the energy and confidence to go do almost everything I wanted. There just wasn't enough time or money to do it all in one summer. Also, this has inspired me to train for a marathon with 6 other friends. Now to chose which of the worthy causes to run for. I am not running that far just for the "fun" of it.

I started my weight loss journey in my 20's, after getting up over 200lbs, did the Atkins diet and get down to 150, kept it off for 5 years. Then fell back into bad habits during marriage, when I got divorced lost the 40lbs due to lack of appetite and stress to get down to 140. Gained it back after a move to Chicago, and return to poor eating habits. then lost it again thanks to SP, got down to 135 this past summer.

After getting hit by a car I kept with my plans and only gained 10lbs, not a big deal since it is still with in my ideal range. But then in late Oct/Nov I got sick, and thanks to meds and some poor eating choices have gotten back up to 160. I know in the past it would have way worse! But thanks to SP I didn't make nearly as many bad choices as I would have before, and now that working out is possible again, plan to lose it in no time.

Also adjusting to a new career, new room mates, and living life as a single lady the last year have been a bit of a challenge as well. Looking forward to what 2011 has in store for me.

Member Since: 7/22/2009

Fitness Minutes: 13,806

My Goals:
1. Get Healthy

2.Get my massage therapy licence

3. Get massage therapy job

4. Get accepted to a masters program for massage therapy

5. Train for marathon

My Program:
Soccer for 2 hours 3 days a week.

I ride my bike everywhere.

Yoga 5 days a week.

Running (when allowed again) 4 days a week.

Personal Information:
Grew up in small town in western NY along PA border, now I live in NW Chicago.

Love having fun. soccer, gaming, biking, and food. Not always in that order.

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    Hehe I just don't track things like that where I have NO clue and consider it a way to not feel guilty if I went over a couple hundred one day. Sounds like a good time.
    It is kinda frustrating, since we just legitimately reserved court time. PLUS its a crappy Chicago Public Park field! They are 3 millionaires! haha they could've probably found a way to rent out and play at Wrigley field if they wanted! haha We did watch for a while... they were not being entertaining though. Jordan was just standing by 3rd base smoking a cigar!
    4192 days ago
    Thanks for adding me. I did the same. Good luck losing weight!
    4193 days ago
    Welcome to the EE team!!

    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!!

    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post.

    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success!

    You are- WONDERFUL-cuz you’re you!!! BELIEVE IT!!! operationbeautiful-- END THE FAT TALK!!!

    ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!!
    4195 days ago
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    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team. emoticon
    4197 days ago
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