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Me hiking "Old Rag" in the Shenandoahs on my 22nd birthday!

Christmas break! Here, I'm with my good friend Stef- one of my biggest encouragements!




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Through seeing how being overweight has affected my health and my family's health, I've decided to really commit to lose weight. I really want to live a healthier lifestyle and feel better. It's funny- now that I'm more comfortable with my body than I've ever been, I'm actually ready and able to lose weight.

Weight loss progress:
8/27/07 Start weight: 170.5 lbs.
9/3/07 Week 1: 168.5 lbs.
9/10/07 Week 2: 165.5 lbs.
9/17/07 Week 3: 163.5 lbs.
9/24/07 Week 4: 164.0 lbs.
10/1/07 Week 5: 165.5 lbs.
1/4/08 Start weight: 165.5 lbs.
1/11/08 Week 1: 163 lbs.
1/18/08 Week 2: 161 lbs.
1/25/08 Week 3: 158 lbs.
2/1/08 Week 4: 157 lbs.
2/8/08 Week 5: 159 lbs.

3/30/09 Start week: 174 lbs.
4/7/09 Week 1: 175 lbs.
4/12/09 Week 2: 173 lbs.
4/19/09 Week 3: 172 lbs.
4/26/09 Week 4 (sp start week): 173 lbs. (Got back on Sparkpeople on the 27th)
5/3/09 Week 5 (sp 1): 169 lbs.
5/10/09 Week 6 (sp 2): 167 lbs.
5/17/09 Week 7 (sp 3): 163 lbs.
5/24/09 Week 8 (sp 4) 162 lbs.
5/31/09 Week 9 (sp 5) 160 lbs!
6/7/09 Week 10 (sp 6) 158 lbs.

2/18/10 Start week: 174 lbs.- ugh.
Don't know what happened there...
5/18/10 Here we go again!

1/19/08 I ran and walked about 9 miles in 116 minutes- I've never covered that much ground in that little time before!
1/26/08 I went the same distance as last week, but beat my record by 5 minutes! (9 miles in 111 minutes!)
2/8/08 I didn't give up when I gained 2 pounds!
2/9/08 I went 11 miles in 170 minutes. I walked most of the first half, so I know I was really booking it on the way back! I'm proud of the distance on this one more than anything.

Member Since: 9/2/2007

Fitness Minutes: 5,385

My Goals:
-To fit into my bridesmaid dress for my sister's wedding on the 4th of July (Did it!)

-I might make another small goal after reaching 135, but we'll see how I look and feel then.

My Program:
Tracking my nutrition on SP and staying within recommended calories, eating foods I found I like but don't normally eat- such as certain vegetables and fruits. Also trying a lot of new foods so I don't get bored, which can lead to cravings.

Getting in walks with the dog, Random workouts with friends, Occasional elliptical and American Idol... haha I need to work on my program, as you can see.

Personal Information:
I rejoined this site, because the only time I've had successful weight loss and health improvement was while on SP.
I'm currently a nanny.
I'm 24, and I've slowly but surely kept gaining weight since I can remember. I may not look terribly overweight (even though I'm in the top of the "overweight" category, almost obese), but I can definitely feel a big difference in my health and energy levels. Most of my large family is overweight too. I'd like to reverse the trend. :)

Other Information:
I like walking/ running and playing DDR. I sing, play guitar, and write songs. I love viewing and creating all kinds of art. I really, really like ice cream and dark chocolate. I also love the whole "Biggest Loser" phenomenon.

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    Thank you for the comment on my page. I have made a lifestyle change and will never go back to my old habbits. If you would like support, suggestions or have any questions feel free to ask.
    3312 days ago
    We actually encourage one another!!

    3314 days ago
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    Let's go RED team!! Only 2 more days until the Biggest Loser! I can not wait!! I did go watch the sneak preview and it looks like it is going to be a great season!!! Can't wait to talk to you all on the blogs!
    3539 days ago
    Actually... I'm in the same boat that you are! I have been working out. Putting in up to 9 mile runs... starting my strength training again... etc. But I have been eating crap. If i keep feeding myself crap I'm going to keep looking like crap. So... yeah. And I've gained 3 lbs, so my ticker is actually lying... but today I'm going to start a new beginning. I'm going to track my food (that totally makes me lose weight! Even though it takes a lot of time and patience) and I'm going to go running. RIGHT NOW. I have to get to the 140's my graduation (mid-May)!!! Glad to know I'm not the only one that hitting bumps in the road to my goal! :) Write back soon, girl! Tell me how it's going!
    3707 days ago
    Are you making any progress? I'm really not... but give it a few weeks. I've been really hard headed lately so hopefully a few will come off...

    Oh and i ran a 10k out of the blue without training for it. Man running really is 90% mental. I totally ran WAY faster than I ever thought I could! My roommate ran with me (and beat me) but we got 2nd and 3rd place! It was pretty exciting!

    3747 days ago
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