Me two years ago and about 20 lbs lighter

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Growing up, I never really had a problem with weight. I played sports and even earned a volleyball scholarship at an NCAA Division 1 school after high school. I ate (a lot) of junk food with little consequence.

After graduation it was a whole new ball game. After getting married to my high school sweetheart, I landed a public relations job that required me to sit on my butt in front of a computer for most of the day. The pounds crept up slowly and before I knew it, I had gained 40 pounds in three years! Oy!

I tried Weight Watchers, but found myself obsessing over point values and was always hungry. I tried the Miami "Cookie Diet" and lost 25 pounds, only to gain it all back +10 when I started eating real food again. After a some searching, I found SparkPeople.

I know these 40 pounds didn't come on overnight - so it’s not going to disappear overnight. Tracking my calories is going to be very important to my future success. I am looking forward to the journey though!

Member Since: 5/22/2006

Fitness Minutes: 3,052

My Goals:
I want to start my own business - a women's only Bootcamp. I can't coach others about losing weight and getting fit until I do so myself!

My Program:
I am working on tracking my calories everyday (between 1400-1700 is my goal).

I am also training for my first 1/2 marathon!

Personal Information:
I am 26 and recently moved to Austin, TX from Miami, FL. I have been happily married for 4 years and have one really fat cat named Smudge Pretty (aka "Muffin" aka "Meatloaf").

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"Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is to say, 'I don't want to.'"
— Lao-Tzu

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    Congratulations on 2,250 fitness minutes! Totally digging the pic of 5k on South Beach. Looks like it was a lot of fun. =)

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    3334 days ago
  • v MELISSAT229
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    Nice job!!! All that work pays off!!! Awesome!!
    3335 days ago
  • v CARM22584
    Thank you for the nice note on my sparkpage! You're right...our stories are similar. And right now we're about at the same weight with the same to go. We can do this!

    I should update my page because I'm signed up for 2 local 5ks...I have one at the end of April and one at the end of May. I've been doing tons of running and I'm ready for them. You're so lucky your husband will run with you. That's one thing mine won't do.

    Good luck to you on your continued journey!
    3336 days ago
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    3339 days ago
    Thank you for the encouragement. I really needed it. I didn't drink an ounce of water today, which is totally unlike me. Good thing we get a new slate tomorrow!
    3347 days ago
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