Christmas '06, just starting out at 240 pounds

4th of July 2011 - 225 pounds

July 2011 - 230 pounds - NYC - 27th birthday


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Just looking for the right kind of motivation to turn my lifestyle into a healthy one. I want to stop my bad behaviors before they turn into diseases, such as diabetes or heart failure. The excuse "I'm still young" doesn't last forever...

I just turned 27 years old and I sat down and thought about all the bad habits I've had my entire life so far - I'm not active at all, the food I eat has ZERO nutritional value, and I procrastinate all the time. I feel that now, at 27, it's time for me to start growing up. If I don't start changing the way I treat my body, it's not going to be useful to an old age. It will be a sick, tired, obese body. I need to change the things about me that contribute to poor health. THAT's what is the difference between a diet and a lifestyle change.

***UPDATE 07/27/2011*** I'm trying to change my mentality of losing weight, and since I don't really have any tangible things for a deadline, I want to try to focus more on getting healthy and more active and strong, and letting weight loss be a side effect. I'm 27 now, and I want to start living my life like a real adult, and quit blaming my bad habits on my upbringing.

Member Since: 5/30/2006

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My Goals:
Height - 5'2"
Highest weight - 240
27th Bday (2011) - 230
28th Bday (2012) - 130

*I'd like to reach my goal by my 28th birthday - July 22, 2012*

In May of 2006 I joined SparkPeople, spent most of the time lurking and getting used to the small website, but loved it instantly.

In January of 2007, at 240 pounds, I started my journey to lose weight. By the end of March I was down to 217. Then I lost all motivation.

Between 2007 and 2011 I have been on-and-off-again, but for the most part maintained between 220 and 240 pounds.

Christmas Eve of 2010, I decided to throw out all of my old documentation, because - trust me - there was A LOT!! I took my FINAL set of "STARTING PHOTOS" and measurments.

Now, in 2011 From here on out, I'm not going to go all-or-nothing. I'm not going to "start over" again. This is going to be a constant work in progress until I'm done.

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I have plenty of resources to work with - I have a gym membership at a 24-hour gym, I have *MANY* DVDs and VHS tapes and equipment to use at home, I live very near a paved trail in a safe neighborhood, and I have a Wii Fit. Not to mention the numerous resources on the internet.

The only "plan of attack" I have at this point is to USE THEM! :)

I also am an herbalife product distributor - ask me for details! ;)

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Superior, Wisconsin

5 feet, 2 inches short :o)

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I am 27 years old and work evenings (on my butt, all evening) as a medical transcriptionist. I am currently living in my own house with a roommate and 3(adorable) cats. I have been overweight all my life, and I'm just trying to take control of my size and my health, before it's too late.

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